Col James Graham, of Levens

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Col James Graham, of Levens

Birthplace: Esk Netherby, Cumberland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: January 26, 1730 (80)
Charlton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir George Graham of Esk and Netherby, 2nd Baronet and Mary Johnstone
Husband of Dorothy Graham and Elizabeth Graham
Father of Richard Graham; Mary Graham; Henry Graham; Capt. William Graham and Catherine Graham
Brother of Lord Richard Graham, 1st Viscount Preston, 3rd Baronet; Fergus Graham; Very Reverend William Graham, D.D.; Reginald Graham; Margaret Fenwick and 5 others
Half brother of Lucy Fletcher; Alice Fletcher; Richard Fletcher; Philip Fletcher; Catherine Fletcher and 4 others

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About Col James Graham, of Levens

He had two wives:

Dorothy Howard and Elizabeth Barton.


Grahme was twice married, first at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, London, by license dated 22 November 1675, to Dorothy (d. 1700), daughter of William Howard, fourth son of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire. They had three sons and two daughters. Of the sons, Henry Graham was M.P. for Westmoreland, William (d. 1716) rose to be a captain in the navy, and Richard died prematurely in 1697 as a commoner of University College, Oxford. A series of letters from him and his tutor, Hugh Todd, describing his college life and last illness, was, with altered names of persons and places, published by Francis Edward Paget in 1875, with the title A Student Penitent of 1695. Grahme's eldest daughter, Catherine (d. 1762), was married on 8 March 1709 to her first cousin, Henry Bowes Howard, 4th Earl of Berkshire, who succeeded, in right of his wife, to the Levens estate; the youngest daughter, Mary, married John Michell of Richmond, Surrey, from whom she was separated, and lived until her death about 1718 with her father.[1]

Grahme married secondly at St. Olave's, Hart Street, London, by license dated 4 March 1701-2, Elizabeth, widow of George Bromley of the Middle Temple, and daughter of Isaac Barton, merchant, of All Hallows Barking, London. She died in September 1709, leaving no issue by him.[1] Notes

    Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Graham, James (1649-1730)". Dictionary of National Biography 22. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

External links, Grahme (Graham), James (1650–1730), of Levens Hall, Westmld.


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Col James Graham, of Levens's Timeline

March 1649
Esk Netherby, Cumberland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Norton, COnyers, Yorks, England
January 26, 1730
Age 80
Charlton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom