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Montrose, Earl of (S, 1503)

 

Creation: let. pat. 7 Jul 1503

 

Family name: Graham

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Arms:

See Duke of Montrose

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William [Graham], 3rd Lord Graham later 1st Earl of Montrose

1st son of William [Graham], 2nd Lord Graham, by his wife Lady Helen Douglas, only dau. of William [Douglas], 2nd Earl of Angus

born

mar. (1)

25 Nov 1479 Annabella Drummond, 4th dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Crawford, sister of David [Lindsay], 5th Earl of Crawford later 1st Duke of Montrose, and only dau. of Alexander [Lindsay], 4th Earl of Crawford

children by first wife

1. Hon William Graham, later 2nd Earl of Montrose

2. Hon Walter Graham of Cairnie (d. after 8 Jan 1542/2), mar., and had issue

1. Lady Helen Graham, mar. after 13 Jul 1509 Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss (d. Jan 1537/8), and had issue

2. Lady ..... Graham, mar. David Graham, 3rd of Fintry

3. Lady Elizabeth Graham, mar. Feb 1513/4 her cousin Hon Walter Drummond, Master of Drummond (d. 1518), 1st son and heir of William Drummond, Master of Drummond (by his first wife Lady Isabel Campbell, 2nd dau. of Colin [Campbell], 1st Earl of Argyll), 1st surv. son and heir ap. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, only dau. of Alexander [Lindsay], 4th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 3 Mar 1504 Janet Edmonstone (dspm. bef. 15 Apr 1506), 1st dau. of Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath, by his wife Janet Schaw

only child by second wife

4. Lady Margaret Graham, mar. after 10 Jul 1510 Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan

mar. (3)

bef. 12 Jul 1509 Christian Halyburton (widow of (1) Andrew Mowbray, of Edinburgh, and (2) Patrick [Halyburton], 6th Lord Dirletoun), dau. of Thomas Wawane of Stevenstoun

only child by third wife

3. Hon Patrick Graham of Inchbrakie (d. after 20 Jun 1513), mar., and had issue

died

9 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden

created

7 Jul 1503 Earl of Montrose

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his father 1472 as 3rd Lord Graham

 

William [Graham], 2nd Earl of Montrose

born

mar.

Dec 1515 Lady Janet Keith  (d. bef. 25 Aug 1547), 1st dau. of William [Keith], 2nd Earl Marischal, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Gordon, dau. by his third wife of George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly

children

1. Hon Robert Graham, Master of Graham (d.v.p. 10 Sep 1547 at the Battle of Pinkie), mar. Hon Margaret Fleming (mar. (2) 30 Jan 1548/9 Hon Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine, 2nd son and eventual heir ap. of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 17th Earl of Mar, and (3) John [Stewart], 4th Earl of Atholl; d. bef. 15 Mar 1586/7), 4th dau. of Malcolm [Fleming], 3rd Lord Fleming, by his wife Lady Janet Stewart, illegitimate dau. of James IV, King of Scotland, and had issue:

1a. Hon John Graham, later 3rd Earl of Montrose

2. Hon Alexander Graham of Wallacetown, mar. bef. 24 Mar 1552/3 Hon Mariota Montgomerie (former wife of (1) Hon Thomas Borthwick, Master of Borthwick, 1st son and heir ap. of William [Borthwick], 4th Lord Borthwick; and (2) her third cousin Hugh [Montgomerie], 2nd Earl of Eglinton; d. betw. 1558 and 30 Sep 1561), only dau. of George [Seton], 3rd Lord Seton, by his wife Lady Janet Hepburn, 1st dau. of Patrick [Hepburn], 1st Earl of Bothwell

3. Hon William Graham of Killearn, Canon of Glasgow Cathedral, Rector of Killearn (d. c. 1597)

4. Hon Mungo Graham of Orchill, Master of the Royal Household (d. bef. 15 May 1590), mar. after 26 Mar 1571 Marjorie Edmonstone (mar. (2) after 17 Sep 1592 Sir John Maxwell of Pollock), dau. of Sir William Edmonstone of Duntreath, and had issue

1. Lady Margaret Graham, mar. after 17 Feb 1534/5 Hon Robert Erskine, Master of Erskine (dsp. legit. and vp. at the Battle of Pinkie 10 Sep 1547), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 17th Earl of Mar, by his wife Lady Margaret Campbell, 1st dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll

2. Lady Elizabeth Graham  (d. bef. 4 Apr 1576), mar. after 4 Apr 1576 George [Sinclair], 4th Earl of Caithness, and had issue

3. Lady Nicolas Graham, mar. after 11 Feb 1539/40 John Moray of Abercairny, and had issue

4. Lady Agnes Graham, mar. after 15 Apr 1547 Sir William Murray of Tullibardine, and had issue

5. Lady Janet Graham, mar. after 28 Sep 1542 Sir Andrew Murray of Balvaird, son and heir of Sir David Murray of Arngask, and had issue

6. Lady Christian Graham, mar. after 7 May 1552 Robert Graham of Knockdolian, and had issue

died

24 May 1571

suc. by

grandson

note

a Commissioner of Regency 1536-37;  joint Keeper of Stirling Castle and of the person of Mary, Queen of Scots 1543;  member of the Queen's Council 1561

 

John [Graham], 3rd Earl of Montrose, PC

born

1547

mar.

after 24 Aug 1563 his second cousin Hon Jean Drummond (d. Mar 1567/8), 1st dau. of David [Drummond], 2nd Lord Drummond, by his second wife Hon Lilias Ruthven, 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 2nd Lord Ruthven

children

1. Hon John Graham, later 4th Earl of Montrose

2. Hon Sir William Graham of Braco, 1st Bt. cr. a Baronet of Nova Scotia 28 Sep 1625 (d. bef. 23 Jan 1636), mar. (1) Lady Mary Keith, dau. of Hon William Keith, styled Lord Keith, and (2) after 1609 Mary Cunningham (widow of John Cunningham of Cunninghamhead), dau. of Sir James Edmonstone of Duntreath, and had issue by his second wife

3. Hon Sir Robert Graham of Scotston (dsp. 1617), mar. Hon Anne Lindsay, 1st dau. of Alexander [Lindsay], 1st Lord Spynie, by his wife Hon Jean Lyon, 2nd dau. of John [Lyon], 8th Lord Glamis

1. Lady Lilias Graham, mar. after 13 Jan 1585/6 John [Fleming], 1st Earl of Wigtown, and had issue

died

9 Nov 1608

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1569, 1571 and 1577/8;  Lieutenant General of the Borders 1581;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1584-86 and 1591-96;  Lord High Treasurer of Scotland 1584-85;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1598/9-1605;  Viceroy of Scotland "Supremus regni Scotiae procurator" 1604

 

John [Graham], 4th Earl of Montrose, PC

born

1573

mar.

after 12 Dec 1593 his second cousin Lady Margaret Ruthven (bur. 15 Apr 1618), 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 1st Earl of Gowrie, by his wife Hon Dorothea Stewart, 4th dau. by his second wife of Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven

children

1. Hon James Graham, later 5th Earl of Montrose later 1st Marquess of Montrose

1. Lady Lilias Graham, mar. after 6 Jul 1620 Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, 1st Bt., and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Graham (d. an infant)

3. Lady Margaret Graham (d. c.1628), mar. after 15 Apr 1619 Archibald [Napier], 1st Lord Napier of Merchistoun, and had issue

4. Lady Dorothea Graham (dsp. 16 May 1638), mar. Apr 1628 Sir James Rollo, Yr. of Duncrub

5. Lady Katherine Graham

6. Lady Beatrix Graham (bapt. 7 Mar 1615; d. 7 Nov 1691), mar. after 10 Dec 1641 as his second wife David [Drummond], 3rd Lord Maderty, and had issue

died

14 Nov 1626

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1604;  High Commissioner in the General Assembly 1616;  President of the Council in Scotland 1626

 

James [Graham], 5th Earl of Montrose later 1st Marquess of Montrose

created

6 May 1644 Lord Graham and Mugdock, Earl of Kincardine and Marquess of Montrose

 

The Earldom of Montrose has been held by the Marquesses of Montrose since 6 May 1644 and by the Dukes of Montrose since 24 Apr 1707

 

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