Richard Graham1

(circa February 1743 - )
FatherStephen Graham1,2,3 (say 1705 - bet. Jun 1757 - Oct 1757)
MotherAbigail Rea (cir. Oct 1709 - aft. 1789); relationship assumed1,3
Relationship5th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Richard Graham was born cir. Feb 1743 Fauld, nr Longtown the baptism entry for 27 Feb 1742 reading: "Richard son of Stephen Graham of Fauld bapt" (old style date, so 1743 in the current calendar) Par. of Arthuret CUL ENG.1,4
     Richard Graham married Elizabeth UnknownSurname bet. 1760 - 1804 ?CUL or ?LND, ENG.3,5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Richard Graham lived bef. 1808 London, LND, ENG.3


     Mary, David, Richard, Stephen, Grimston, William and Jane were beneficiaries in the 8 Jun 1757 will of their father Stephen Graham Fauld, nr Longtown, Par. of Arthuret, CUL, ENG.2
     Richard Graham Turnmill Street, Par. of Saint James, Clerkenwell, MDX, ENG, wrote a will on 9 Apr 1804 appointing Elizabeth Graham as executor(s) This is the last Will and testament of me Richard Graham of Turnmill Street in the parish of Saint James Clerkenwell in the County of Middlesex victualler. I give and bequeath all [??] monies in the public stocks or ffunds at the Bank of England which I shall be possessed of at the time of my Decease unto my wife Elizabeth Graham and Thomas Hamilton of Gloucester Buildings Wolworth in the County of Surrey & [??] their executors administrators and assigns upon Trust that they shall and do [??]out pay within six months next after my decease unto my Brothers David Graham of the ffauld Cumberland ffarmer and Grimstone Graham of the same place if they shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of one hundred pounds a piore [?] and also Jane Graham widow of my brother Andrew Graham late of Moorhouse Cumberland if she shall be living at the time of my decease but [???] shall be then dead unto her daughter Abigail Graham if she shall be then living the sum of one hundred pounds and I do declare that the said last mentioned Sum of one hundred pounds shall be paid into the hands of the said Abigail Graham for the use and benefit of her said Mother if she shall be living as aforesaid and the receipt of the said Abigail Graham shall be a good and sufficient discharge for the same and upon trust Subject to the payment of the aforesaid Legacies [??] it and suffer my said wife Elizabeth Graham from and [??] ately after my decease to receive and take all the Dividends & interest and annual produce of the said Trust monies for and During the term of her natural for her own sole and separate use independent of any husband she shall happen to Marry and I do declare that the receipt and receipts fo my said wife Elizabeth Graham shall notwithstanding any future [??] be a good and sufficient Discharge and good and sufficient Discharge for the said dividends Interest and annual produce or so [??] thereof as in such receipt or receipts shall be [??] to be received and from and after the Decease of my said wife upon trust to pay out of the said stocks and funds the sum of ffive hundred pounts in monies following (that is to say) two hundred pounds part thereof unto my Nephew William Scaife (if he shall be then living) at his age of twenty one years and in case he shall be then dead or die before he attains the said age of twenty one years the said sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to his sister Abigail Scaife (if she shall be then living when she shall attain the age of twenty one years or day of marriage which shall first happen and in case both of them my said nephew and niece shall happen to die in the life time of my said wife then the said sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to Stephen Graham David Graham and Jane Graham in the same manner and form as the sum of one hundred pounds hereinafter given to them the further sums of one hundred pounds apiore unto my said brothers David Graham and Grimstone Graham if they shall be living at the time of the decease of my said wife and the remaining Sum of one hundred pounds to be equally divided between Stephen Graham David Graham and Jane Graham children of my sister in law aforesaid Jane Graham or such of them as shall be living at the decease of my said wife share and share alike and I so declare that the several Lagacies before by me given to my said sister Jane Graham my said nieces Abigail Graham Aibgail Scaife and Jane Graham are to be for their several and respective uses and benefit independent of any husband or husbands they or either of them shall or may marry and for their and her receipts and receipt shall from time to time whether concert? or Solo be good and Sufficient [??] and [??] for the same? and as to all the rest residual and remainders of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same unto my said wife Elizabeth Graham her Executors administrators absolutely to and for her own use Solo and Separate use and benefit as aforesaid and I so hereby nominate Constitue and appoint my said wife and the said Thomas Hamilton Exectrix and Exector of this my will and I decalre that it shall and may be lawful for them and each of them to deduct and retain their Costs Charges and Expenses to be by them respectively incurred or Sustained in their execution or performance oft his my Will or in any wise relating them to and that they shall not be Chargeable or accountable [??] for the other of them I revoke all former wills and declare this to be and [??] my Last Will and Testament In witness whereto I the said Testator have to this my Last will an Testament Contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and Seal this Ninth day of April one thousand Eight hundred and ffour Richd Graham (LS) Signed Sealed published and declared? by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto
Memorandum I the above named Richard Graham do hereby declare that I have by mistake called one of the above Legatees Jane Graham instead of Margaret Graham and I do hereby give and bequeath all [??] legacy and Interest herein before by me given to Jane Graham as the daughter of my sister Jane Graham to Margaret Graham the daughter of the said last mentioned Jane Graham in manner and upon terms and conditions as aforesaid as witness my hand this first day of May 1804 Richd Graham Witness Richd Pollsin? J W Williams.5 His estate was probated on 30 Jun 1804 London, LND, ENG; "This will was proved at London ... prorogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constitued by the Oaths of Elizabeth Graham widow the relict of the deceased and Thomas Hamilton Esqr the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted ...5

All the other info

     Richard Graham witnessed the marriage of John Scaife and Jane Graham on 15 Mar 1781 St Benet, Gracechurch St, LND, ENG.3,5,6,7


Elizabeth UnknownSurname (say 1742 - aft. 1808)
Last Edited28 Jun 2007


  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1742 Richard to Stephen GRAHAM, batch C042991 Arthuret, CUL, extracted Feb 2007.
  2. Will 1757: Stephen GRAHAM (8/6/1757) Proven Oct 1 1757: Copy rcvd Apr 2007.
  3. Will 1808: Grimston GRAHAM (8/11/1808) W801: Copy rcvd Apr 2007.
  4. Bishop's Transcripts: births burials marriages, Arthuret, CUL, ENG, Baptisms to Stephen & Abigail GRAHAM, of Fauld, extracts rcvd from Carlisle RO, Apr 2007.
  5. Probate 1804 Richard GRAHAM of Turnmill St, Clerkenwell, MDX, proved London, 30 Jun Probate 11/1410, copy d/loaded Apr 2007.
  6. Geoff SCAIFE, "EM GRAHAM/SCAIFE ex Geoff S," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. 15 Sep 1781 John SCAIFE & Jane GRAHAM, St Benet, Gracechurch St, London, rcvd Sep 2008.
  7. online at, Marr. 11 Mar 1781 John SCAIFE & Jane GRAHAM, from Guildhall, St Benet Gracechurch, Register of marriages 1754 - 1812 and banns 1754 - 1799, 1754 - 1812, P69/BEN2/A/01/Ms 17611/1, extracted Nov 2009.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.