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  • ID: I888
  • Name: William Graham
  • Suffix: 3rd Earl of Menteith
  • Sex: M
  • Death: BEF 23 JAN 1544 1
  • LVG: 1519
  • Cause: Killed in a clan fight
  • Note:

    On 20 May 1527 as Master of Menteith, he ran away fom the King's army at Solway, but was pardoned despite it being considered an act of treason. He became the third Earl, receiving sasine of the Earldom on 16 May 1537.
    After the death of King James V in 1542, Menteith was an opponent of the English interest in Scotland and on 24 July 1543 he signed a bond made by Cardinal Beaton to stop King Henry VIII of England from getting possession of Mary, Queen of Scots.
    Menteith was killed in a clan fight some time in Autumn 1543 but certainly by 23 January 1544; some sources state that he was killed in October 1543 by Tutor of Appin (a member of the Stewart family), after the Stewarts and their army ate a wedding feast to which the Earl had been invited.
  • _UID: 306D3247A4F94B20BCBAF5DE9045F73E7170
  • Change Date: 30 JUN 2011

    Father: Alexander Graham b: ABT 1472
    Mother: Margaret Buchanan

    Marriage 1 Margaret Moubray
    • Married: BEF JUN 1521 1
    1. Has Children John Graham
    2. Has Children Mary Graham b: 1522

    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
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