William Graham1

(circa October 1777 - before 1804)
FatherAndrew Graham (cir. Apr 1736 - cir. Apr 1801); the link to this particular Andrew & Jane as William's parents is circumstantial. The dates could fit a move from Bewcastle to Kirklinton, and sister Margaret is mentioned in an uncle's will1,2
MotherJane Graham (say 1736 - aft. 1804); the link to this particular Andrew & Jane as William's parents is circumstantial. The dates could fit a move from Bewcastle to Kirklinton, and sister Margaret is mentioned in an uncle's will1,2
Relationship4th great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Graham was born cir. Oct 1777 Great Astenby the baptism entry reading: "William son of Andrew Graham of Great Astenby husbandman and Jane his wife bapt" Par. of Kirklinton CUL ENG.1,2
     William Graham was assumed to have died bef. 1804 ?Astenby, Par. of Kirklinton, CUL, ENG, purely because, if he does really belong to this family then he wasn't mentioned in Uncle Richard's will, but sister Margaret and brother's David and Stephen were.3

All the other info

     I have yet to conclusively prove that the William and Margaret baptised in Kirklinton to an Andrew and Jane (of Astenby) are children of the same Andrew and Jane Graham who had Richard and Stephen in Bewcastle. This latter Andrew is the one connected to Fauld and therefore my direct line. Margaret almost certainly does belong as she is mentioned in an uncle's will.
NB On a 1774 map of Longtown, Astenby seems to be Asenby, and on later survey maps the same general area has both Lower and High Alstonby, so I have assumed the names are vaguely inter-changeable.3,4
ChartsAncestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
GRAHAM
Last Edited14 Sep 2007

Citations

  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1777 William to Andrew & Jane GRAHAM, batch C057991, Kirklinton, CUL Film 6904805, extracted Feb 2007.
  2. Baptisms marriages burials: Kirklinton, CUL, ENG, Baptisms to Andrew & Jane GRAHAM, of Astenby, extracts rcvd from Carlisle RO, Apr 2007, JAC1147.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Apr 2007.
  4. Delia R, "EM GRAHAMs of CUL, ex Delia R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, 1824 Survey map, extract rcvd Apr 2007, (might be 1864, the date changes in the email).

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.