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Preston, Viscount (S, 1681 - 1739)

 

Creation: let.pat. 13 May 1681

 

Extinct: 23 Feb 1738/9

 

Family name: Graham

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Or on a Chief Sable three Escallops of the field (Graham);  2nd and 3rd, Or a Fess chequy Azure and Argent in chief a Chevronel Gules (Stewart of Strathearn);  in the centre of the quarters a Crescent Gules

Crest:

A Demi Vol proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  an Eagle Ermine ; Sinister:  a Lion Ermine, both armed Gules and ducally crowned Or

Motto:

 Reason Contents Me

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Richard [Graham], 1st Viscount Preston, PC

1st son and heir of Sir George Graham, 2nd Bt., of Esk, co. Cumberland, by his wife Lady Mary Johnstone, 2nd dau. of James [Johnstone], 1st Earl of Hartfell

born

24 Sep 1648

mar.

2 Aug 1670 Lady Anne Howard (d. after 5 Feb 1706/7), 2nd dau. of Charles [Howard], 1st Earl of Carlisle, by his wife Hon Anne Howard, only dau. of Edward [Howard], 1st Baron Howard of Escrick

children

1. Hon Charles Graham (bapt. 24 Jul 1672; bur. vp. 17 Jun 1685)

2. Richard Graham (b. 1676; dvp. 1676)

3. Hon Edward Graham, later 2nd Viscount Preston

1. Anne Graham (bapt. 2 Jan 1673/4; bur. vp. 13 Jul 1674)

2. Mary Graham (bur. 27 Oct 1753)

3. Hon Catherine Graham (bapt. 18 Sep 1677; dsp. 11 Dec 1757), mar. c. Jul 1718 as his second wife William [Widdrington], 4th Baron Widdrington

4. Hon Susanna Graham (d. after 3 Feb 1706/7)

bur.

22 Dec 1695 (bur. at Nunnington, co. York)

created

13 May 1681 Lord Graham of Eske and Viscount Preston

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 19 Mar 1657/8 as 3rd Baronet of Netherby; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Cockermouth 1675-81 and for Cumberland 1685-87; Envoy Extraordinary to France 1682; Privy Councillor [E] 1685; Chancellor to the Queen Dowager 1685; Master of the Great Wardrobe 1685 ; Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland 1687; Secretary of State for the North 1688; cr. an English peer by letters patent dated at St Germain-en-Laye 21 Jan 1688/9 as Baron of Liddall, in the County of Cumberland, and Viscount Preston, in Amoundernesse in the County of Lancaster - this patent was held to be void by the House of Lords as the creation had taken place between the date of King James II's flight from England (11 Dec 1688) and the dated when Parliament declared (the House of Commons on 28 Jan 1688/9 and the House of Lords on 6 Feb 1688/9) that he had abdicated on that day; between May 1689 and Oct 1689 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London charged with treasonable activities; released on bail but again arrested and sent to the Tower of London; he was tried for treason on 16 Jan 1690/1, found guilty and condemned to death on 19 Jan 1690/1 but later pardoned

 

Edward [Graham], 2nd Viscount Preston

born

c. 1680

mar.

5 Jan 1702/3 Mary Dalton (b. c. 1681; bur. 11 Jan 1759; bur. at Nunnington, co. York), 2nd dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Sir Marmaduke Dalton, of Hawkswell, co. York, by his wife Barbara Belasyse, 7th dau. of Hon Henry Belasyse MP (by his wife Grace Barton, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Barton, of Smithells, co. Lancaster), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Belasyse], 1st Viscount Fauconberg

children

1. Hon Charles Graham, later 3rd Viscount Preston

1. Hon Anne Graham (bapt. 1 Oct 1703; bur. 15 May 1706)

bur.

6 Mar 1709/10 (bur. at Nunnington, co. York)

suc. by

son

note

his forfeited estates were restored to him in 1696

 

Charles [Graham], 3rd Viscount Preston

born

25 Mar 1706

mar.

Anne Cox (d. 11 Feb 1744/5), dau. of Thomas Cox, wholesale grocer, of Aldersgate Street, London

died

s.p. 23 Feb 1738/9 (bur. at Nunnington, co. York)

note

 

On the death of the 3rd Viscount Preston the Viscountcy of Preston became extinct and the Baronetcy of Graham of Esk, co. Cumberland, passed to a second cousin.

 

 First written 22 May 2003

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