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Richard Graham

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Birthplace: Esk, Netherby, Cumberland, England
Death: Died in North Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Fergus Graham of Plomp and Sybil Graham
Husband of Katherine Graham
Father of Mary Musgrave; Sir George Graham of Esk and Netherby, 2nd Baronet; Elizabeth Graham; Sir Richard Graham, 1st Baronet of Norton Conyers; Susan Carnaby and 2 others
Brother of William Graham of Plomp; Reginald Graham of Nunnington; Francis Graham and Matthew Graham

Occupation: Gentleman of Horse to King James I, MP for Carlisle (1626) and Carlisle (1628 to 1629), 1st Baronet Graham, of Esk, Cumberland (1629)
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About Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Baronet

Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Baronet. was the son of Fergus Graham of Plomp and Sybil Bell. He married Catherine Musgrave, daughter of Thomas Musgrave, before 1624. He died on the 28th of January 1653/54. He was Gentleman of Horse to King James I. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Carlisle in 1626. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Carlisle from 1628 to 1629. He was created 1st Baronet Graham, of Esk, Cumberland [England] on 29 March 1629. He fought in the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, as a royalist.


The Graham Baronetcy, of Esk in the County of Cumberland, was created in the Baronetage of England on 29 March 1629 for Richard Graham. He represented Carlisle in Parliament, was a Gentleman of the Horse to King Charles I and fought at the Battle of Edgehill in 1642. (1) He fought in the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, as a royalist.

sources

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Baronets
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 331. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1620.
  4. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 70. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  5. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume IV, page 147.
  6. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1622.
  7. [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume III, page 262.

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Sir Richard Graham, 1st Baronet

Sir Richard Graham, 1st Baronet (c. 1583 - 28 January 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1626 to 1629. He fought in the Royalist army in the English Civil War.

Graham was the son of Fergus Graham, or Grahme, of Plomp, Cumberland, and his wife Sibill Bell, daughter of William Bell, of Godsbrigg, in Scotland. He was Gentleman of the Horse to James I. In 1626, Graham was elected Member of Parliament for Carlisle. He was re-elected MP for Carlisle in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. He was created baronet of Eske, Cumberland on 29 March 1629.[1]

Graham was a faithful supporter of the Royal cause in the Civil War. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Marston Moor on 2 July 1644. He purchased the estate of Netherby and the Barony of Liddell in Cumberland.[1]

Graham died in 1654 and was buried at Wath, Yorkshire on 11 February 1654.[1]

Graham married in or before 1624, Catharine Musgrave, daughter of Thomas Musgrave, of Cumcatch, Cumberland and his wife Susanna. She died on 23 March 1649 and was buried at Wath, at the age of 47.[1]

References

  • 1. George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage Volume 2 1900

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Richard_Graham,_1st_Baronet

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  • Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Bt.1
  • M, #137995, d. 28 January 1653/54
  • Last Edited=2 Jul 2011
  • Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Bt. was the son of Fergus Graham of Plomp and Sybil Bell.1 He married Catherine Musgrave, daughter of Thomas Musgrave, before 1624.2 He died on 28 January 1653/54.3
  • He was Gentleman of Horse to King James I.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Carlisle in 1626.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Carlisle from 1628 to 1629.2 He was created 1st Baronet Graham, of Esk, Cumberland [England] on 29 March 1629.2 He fought in the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644, as a royalist.2
  • Child of Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Bt.
    • Mary Graham+4
  • Children of Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Bt. and Catherine Musgrave
    • Sir George Graham, 2nd Bt.+2 b. c 1624, d. 19 Mar 1657/58
    • Sir Richard Graham, 1st Bt.+5 b. 11 Mar 1635/36, d. c Dec 1711
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 331. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 70. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume IV, page 147.
  • [S15] George Edward Cokayne, The Complete Baronetage, volume III, page 262.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p13800.htm#i137995

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  • GRAHAM (GRAHME, GREAMES, GRIMES), Richard (c.1583-1654), of Cannon Row, Westminster; Norton Conyers, Wath, Yorks. and Netherby Hall, Kirkandrews-upon-Esk, Cumb.
  • b. c.1583, 2nd s. of Fergus Graham (d. 15 Apr. 1625)1 of Plump, Kirkandrews-upon-Esk and Sybil, da. of William Bell of Scotsbrig, Middlebie, Dumfries; bro. of Ranald Grahme†.2 m. 1624, Catharine (d. 23 Mar. 1650),3 da. of Sir Thomas Musgrave of Norton Conyers, 2s. 5da. (1 d.v.p.).4 kntd. 9 Jan. 1629;5 cr. bt. 29 Mar. 1629.6 d. 28 Jan. 1654.7
  • Offices Held
    • Groom to George, 1st mq. (later duke) of Buckingham by 1617, gent. of the horse 1619-28;8 jt. clerk of customs bills 1619-21;9 equerry, King’s Stables 1629-?44; master of the harriers 1644-6.10
    • Kpr. Middle Park, Hampton Court, Mdx. 1622-31, jt. warrener 1627-31;11 customer, Carlisle, Cumb. 1623-31,12 freeman 1625, alderman by 1634-7;13 j.p. Cumb. 1628-45;14 member, Council in the North 1629-41;15 commr. swans, Cumb., Westmld., Northumb. and elsewhere, 1629,16 oyer and terminer, Cumb. 1630, Northern circ. 1632-41,17 piracy, Cumb. 1631,18 border malefactors 1635,19 array, Cumb. and Yorks. 1642.20
  • Graham came from one of the more obscure branches of a border clan, notorious for its participation in violent raiding, that settled at Plump by the middle of the sixteenth century.21 His elder brother was deported to the Low Countries after a particularly audacious week of pillage in 1603, and his ‘debatable lands’ were granted to George Clifford, 3rd earl of Cumberland.22 Graham himself ‘came on foot to London and got entertained into ... Buckingham’s service, having some spark of wit, and skill in moss-trooping and horse-coursing’.23 Despite a temporary loss of office in 1620 after a duel with his employer’s kinsman, a younger son of Basil Feilding*, he was able to lay out £3,955 on the purchase of property in Lincolnshire in 1621-2.24 As a part-time resident in Cumberland, he endeavoured to reform vice there by building a church and educating the young.25 Appointed customer of Carlisle in 1623, he was granted permission to execute the office by deputy on account of his attendance at Court.26 In the same year, with Sir Francis Cottington* and Endymion Porter†, he accompanied Buckingham and Prince Charles on their ill-fated journey to Spain.27 In 1624 he bought Norton Conyers from his wife’s family, the Musgraves, for £6,500.28 During the autumn he fought a duel with another follower of Buckingham, Sackville Crowe*, but again escaped serious consequences.29 Graham took the credit for persuading Lord Robartes to buy a peerage for £3,000 in 1625, and Edward Clarke* heard that he had been rewarded with a suit valued at £500 a year.30
  • Graham was first elected for Carlisle, ten miles from his Cumbrian estate, in 1626, during the mayoralty of his kinsman Edward Aglionby*, who acted as returning officer. He left no trace on the records of the second Caroline Parliament, though he may have heard his transaction with Robartes mentioned in Sir John Eliot’s* report on 24 Mar. 1626 of the charges of corruption levelled against Buckingham.31 Graham attended his master on the expedition to the Ile de Ré in 1627, and with John Ashburnham* helped to rally a faltering regiment at the landing.32 He was re-elected in 1628, but again went unnoticed in the parliamentary records. On 8 July he re-purchased Nicholl Forest and other ‘debatable lands’ formerly confiscated from his family, from the Cliffords at the favourable price of £7,050.33 After his patron’s assassination he was granted a market and fair on his Cumberland estate, and rebuilt Kirkandrews church in 1637, though in a thoroughly shoddy manner.34
  • Graham kept in touch with his constituency through Aglionby; but to his surprise and dismay the corporation rejected his claims as freeman, benefactor and former Member to represent them in the Short Parliament.35 Wounded in the royalist army at Edgehill (1642), he resided in the York garrison until its surrender.36 Taken prisoner while on his way from Oxford to Newark in November 1645, he promptly submitted to Parliament and was thus able to compound for his delinquency at a favourable rate, paying £2,385 on an estate of just under £1,250 a year.37 He made his will on 26 Mar. 1653, leaving a portion of £1,500 for his only unmarried daughter, who was named after the queen, and an annuity of £20 for a cousin, at whose house in Newmarket Graham died on 28 Jan. 1654. He was buried in his own chapel at Wath.38 His Cumberland property had been settled on his elder son, who died before the Restoration; his grandson Sir Richard Grahme was given a Scottish peerage and represented the county under James II. Graham’s younger son founded another branch of the family at Norton Conyers.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/graham-richard-1583-1654
  • http://thepeerage.com/p13800.htm#i137993
  • page 535 of A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of ..., Volume 1 By John Burke
  • page 69 of George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage Volume 2 1900
  • Stirnet Genealogy, Peter Barns-Graham, Graham12 subscription required to view
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Sir Richard Graham of Esk, 1st Baronet's Timeline

1590
1590
Esk, Netherby, Cumberland, England
1617
1617
Age 27
1618
1618
Age 28
Arturet, Cumberland, England
1619
1619
Age 29
Esk, Queensland, England
1620
1620
Age 30
1624
1624
Age 34
Esk, Netherby, Cumberland, England
1635
March 11, 1635
Age 45
Norton Conyers, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1654
January 28, 1654
Age 64
North Yorkshire, England
February 11, 1654
Age 64
Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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