James Graham1

#2947, (1694 - )
FatherJohn Graham1 (s 1660 - )
ChartsJames Graham & Agnes Finlayson - collapsible 7-generation descendant chart
Ancestors of James Stirling Kinross

Children of James Graham and Agnes Finlayson

Life Events

Research Note In the year 1610 James Graham, a descendant of the Menteith Grahams, had a lease from Sir James Chisholm, of the farm of Cromlix in Dunblane parish, and settled there, and son succeeded father in the old place for nearly two hundred years in an unbroken line.

In 1715 the James Graham, then tenant of Cromlix, witnessed the battle of Sheriffmuir from his own door. He had five sons and two daughters by his wife, Agnes Finlayson. The third son, James, was minister of Killearn; the fourth, William, succeeded his father in Cromlix; and the fifth, Thomas, was the ancestor of the Ballewan family.2
BaptismJames Graham was baptized on 25 Feb 1694 in Dunblane, Perthshire. Probably the correct baptism -- the only James, son of John for many years.1 
MarriageHe married Agnes Finlayson.2
Note.Witnesses for his children's baptisms included Thomas Grame (in Cromlix, 1737, 1741), 1748; Robert & Wm Stirlings elders (1729); Robt McFarlane (1737).1 
OccupationJames Graham was a tenant farmer in Cromlix.3 
Research Note According to Fasti, James [born 1737] is the third son of James, tenant in Cromlix [born 1694] - if Fasti is correct, there is another son to be found, perhaps in the gap between John & Margaret.3 
Last Edited16 Jul 2012


  1. [S161] Microfilm of the Old Parochial Register of Dunblane, Perthshire, 1653-1859 (Family History Library, 1040065 & 1040066).
  2. [S508] John Guthrie Smith, The parish of Strathblane and its inhabitants from early times: a chapter in Lennox history (Glasgow: J. Maclehose and sons, 1886). Chapter 5: Ballewan. Digitised copy viewed at Internet Archive.
  3. [S351] Hew Scott, Fasti Ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1915), FHL microfiche #6026402, James Graham, 1737-1821.