James GRAHAM, ,1st Marquess of Montrose

Male 1612 - 1650  (38 years)

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  • Name James GRAHAM 
    Suffix ,1st Marquess of Montrose 
    Born 1612 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1650  Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (Research):James also carried the titles Earl of Kincardine ,Lord Graham and Mugdock.

      Initially a Covenanter but imprisoned by Covenanters in Edinburgh Castle June-Nov 1641 for maintaining links with CHARLES I, at whose HQ of Oxford he arrived Aug 1643 after withdrawing from public life for a while following his release from prison. Lt-Gen royalist forces Feb 1643/4, Capt-Gen and Commander in Chief of royalist forces Scotland from May 1645, winning against heavy odds victories of Tippermuir and Aberdeen Sept 1644, Inverlochy Feb 1644/5, Auldearn May 1645, Alford July 1645 and Kilsyth Aug 1645, following which Edinburgh and Glasgow capitulated, but was defeated at Philiphaugh 13 Sept 1645; settled for a while on the Continent, and later returned to Scotland via the Orkneys 1649 with a force of foreign troops.

      Defeated at Carbisdale, Ross and Cromarty, but remained at large for a while until handed over by Macleod of Assynt to the authorities, by whom he was hanged, drawn and quartered at Edinburgh 21 May 1650, his quartered remains being exposed then buried under the gallows (they were reinterred in St Giles's Cathedral 14 May 1661).
    Person ID I8110  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    Father John GRAHAM, ,4th Earl of Montrose,   b. 1573,   d. 14 Nov 1626  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Lady Margaret RUTHVEN, ,eldest daughter of 1st Earl of Gowrie,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Dec 1593 
    Family ID F2813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalen CARNEGIE, ,daughter of David Carnegie, 1st Earl of Southesk,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 10 Nov 1629 
     1. John GRAHAM, Earl of Kincardine,   b. 1630,   d. 1645, the Bog of Gicht Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     2. James GRAHAM, ,"The Good",2nd Marquess of Montrose,   b. 1633,   d. 1669  (Age 36 years)
     3. David GRAHAM,   c. 8 Jan 1638,   d. 1641  (Age ~ 2 years)
     4. Robert GRAHAM,   d. 1666
     5. Jean GRAHAM,   d. 1686
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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