William DE GRAHAM, ,of Abercorn and Dalkeith

Male Bef 1127 - 1147  (~ 20 years)

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  • Name William DE GRAHAM 
    Suffix ,of Abercorn and Dalkeith 
    Born Bef 1127 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1147 
    • There is a legend that says the Antonine Wall was broken by Greme, a great Caledonian chief, as he drove the Roman legions out of his country. This, unfortunately, might never be proven.

      From the records available, the first Graham known in Scotland was Sir William de Graham, a knight who accompanied David I, England's premier baron, on his journey north to claim the Scottish crown.

      In 1128 he witnessed the foundation charter of the Abbey of Holyrood. Sir William's name can be traced back to the English manor of Grey Home, which is recorded in William the Conqueror's Doomsday Book..

      John Stewart,in his book "The Grahams" wrote, It is remarkable that the early Grahams were one and all exceedingly capable men. In an age when the reputation of many great public figures, alas, that of most of the Scottish nobility, were sullied by deeds of violence, and often deeds of blackest treachery, it is refreshing to find that the Grahams stand out as loyal and true to the causes they espoused. Their story is not one of rapid rise to power through royal favour, or even at the expense of their peers, but rather a gradual steady rise based on their undoubted ability and worthiness which seems to have endured from one generation to another..

    Person ID I7837  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

     1. Peter DE GRAHAM, ,of Dalkeith,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John DE GRAHAM, (Alan),   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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