John Graham1

#2957, (s 1660 - )
RelationshipFather of James Graham
ChartsAncestors of James Stirling Kinross

Children of John Graham

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
BirthJohn Graham was born say 1660.
OccupationHe was a tenant farmer. 
Research Note In the Dunblane parish register there is a 1694 baptism for James, son of John, no place recorded. This John is likely James' father because he is in Cromlix which is where James also was a tenant farmer. James first son is named John. John also has a son Thomas who witnessed baptisms of James' children.1 
(Witness) Note. John Grahams elder & younger in Cromlix were witnesses to John Reid's daughter's baptism in 1706.1 
Last Edited16 Dec 2014


  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.