Sir Robert GRAHAM, of Kilpont

Male - 1437


Personal Information

  • Name Robert GRAHAM 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix of Kilpont 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1437  Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • An unfortunate episode began in 1413 after his brother, Patrick , was murdered by the Drummonds. He had been created Earl Palatine of the royal Earldom of Strathearn after marrying the grand-daughter of Robert III, and had acquired the vastly rich estates.

      He had left his infant son in the care of his younger brother, Sir Robert.
      In 1427 King James I seized the wealthy earldom and gave the boy only the poor Highland parish of Aberfoyle and the empty title of Earl of Menteith.
      He also sent the unfortunate child as a hostage to England where he was imprisoned for nearly twenty five years.

      The Grahams always resented injustice and Sir Robert Graham of Kilpont protested loudly. He tried to arrest the king in Parliament, and then publicly renounced his allegiance to a tyrant.

      On February 21, 1437, Sir Robert led a band of Highlanders to Perth where they trapped the King in the cellar of the Blackfriars Monastery and stabbed him to death. For this crime Sir Robert and his sons were tortured and executed in a most horrible manner at Stirling.
    Person ID I7867  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    Father Sir Patrick GRAHAM, ,of Kincardine and Dundaff,   d. Abt 1404 
    Mother Eupheme STEWART, (Egidia)of Ralston,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mariot OLIPHANT, daughter of Sir John Oliphant of Aberdalgy,   b. 1365, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1399 
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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