William Graham1

(circa 1722 - 14 August 1808)
FatherEdward Graham1 (cir. 1690 - cir. 1752)
MotherDucibella Graham1 (cir. Jun 1695 - bet. 1765 - 1772)
Relationship1st cousin 6 times removed of Lorna Henderson
Firbank, Cumberland, home of William GRAHAM, d. there 1808
From David THOMPSON, Oct 2011

Intro

     I've brought this chap in from the cold having decided that the William, beneficiary of his mother's will, and William in the row of headstones in the Kirklinton Churchyard of an age to be Dulcibella's son are highly likely to be one and the same person.
Certainly there is a court case reported in the Carlisle Journal that shows his sons David and George arguing over £150 of stock from Firbank or Moorhouse farms, which neatly ties in with the headstones. All circumstantial however.
David T has kindly provided a photo, taken Jan 2003 of Firbank - looks an imposing farmhouse.2,3,4

BMDB data

     William Graham was born cir. 1722 Moorhouses?, Par. of Kirklinton, CUL, ENG.5,6,7 He married Eleanor Murray on 18 Dec 1752 St Mary's, Carlisle, CUL, ENG; (only William /Eleanor marriage on IGI is to Eleanor MURREY and 1752 St Mary, Carlisle, which didn't "feel" right - but David T has proven me wrong by providing the following marriage bond information)
William Graham of Moorhouses, Parish of Kirklinton, single man, yeoman and Eleanor Murray, Boghall, Parish of Kirklinton, single woman, The Bondsman is Thomas Murray, butcher, of Carlisle, who is her brother. [Direction: Kirklinton or St. Maries (sic), Carlisle.]7,8
     William Graham died on 14 Aug 1808 Firbank, Par. of Kirklinton, CUL, ENG; aged 86.6,7 He was buried with Eleanor Murray Kirklinton, CUL, ENG, H/stone: IMO William son of William Graham of Firbank who died February the 29th 1789 aged 26 years. Also Margaret his daughter who died December the 29th 1802 aged 37 years. Also David his son who died 9th June 1813 aged 55 years.
Reverse: William Graham Firbank died August 14th 1808 aged 86 years. Also Eleanor his wife died Sept 9th 1783 aged 54 years. Also Mary their daughter died Sepr 23rd 1820 aged 65 years (previous stone Edward Graham of Moorhouses d 1753, next stone Richard Graham of Firbank d 1877 aged 79.)9,10,7

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     He was living Moorhouses, Par. of Kirklinton, CUL, ENG, in Dec 1752.8

Wills/bequests

     Andrew, William, George and Ducibella were beneficiaries in the 10 Feb 1765 will of their mother Ducibella Graham Moorhouse, Par. of Kirklinton, CUL, ENG.1

Family

Eleanor Murray (cir. 1729 - Sep 1783)
Children
  • Mary Graham7 (cir. 1755 - Sep 1820)
  • David Graham11,9 (cir. Mar 1758 - Jun 1813)
  • George Graham3 (cir. Jul 1760 - Apr 1813)
  • William Graham5,12 (cir. Jan 1763 - Feb 1789)
  • Margaret Graham9,13 (cir. May 1765 - Dec 1802)
ChartsGRAHAM
Last Edited9 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. Delia R, "EM GRAHAMs of CUL, ex Delia R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Will 1765 Ducibella GRAHAM of Moorhouse, Kirklinton, proved 1772, extract rcvd Apr 2007.
  2. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Nov 2007.
  3. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Carlisle Assizes, GRAHAM v GRAHAM as reported Carlisle Journal Aug 24th 1805, extract on http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/longtown19/…, extracted Nov 2007.
  4. Dr David THOMPSON, "EM GRAHAM/CARRUTHERS ex David T," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Photo Jan 2003 Firbank, Kirklinton, rcvd Oct 2011.
  5. Gwynneth RIMMER nee DAVIES, "EM GRAHAM/CARRUTHERS, George & Easet ex Gwynneth R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Photo H/stone William s/o William GRAHAM of Firbank, Kirklinton, rcvd Oct 2007.
  6. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, H/stone William GRAHAM of Firbank and family, Kirklinton, (A75 reverse), transcr. rcvd Nov 2007.
  7. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, H/stone Wiliam, Ellanor and Mary GRAHAM, Kirklinton, transcription on http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/longtown20/…, extracted Nov 2007.
  8. Dr David THOMPSON, "EM GRAHAM/CARRUTHERS ex David T," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Marr. bond 18 Dec 1752 William GRAHAM (Moorhouses) & Eleanor MURRAY (Boghall) from "Diocese of Carlisle Marriage Licence/Bonds", Vol II, 1740-1752, published by Cumbria Family History Society and Cumbria Archive Service, 1998, page 190, as posted in my Guestbook, Oct 2011.
  9. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, H/stone William GRAHAM of Firbank and family, Kirklinton, (A75), transcr. rcvd Nov 2007.
  10. Gwynneth RIMMER nee DAVIES, "EM GRAHAM/CARRUTHERS, George & Easet ex Gwynneth R," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Photo H/stone William s/o William of Firbank, Kirklinton, rcvd Oct 2007.
  11. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1758 David s/o William GRAHAM, batch C057991, Kirklinton, CUL, extracted Nov 2007.
  12. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1763 William s/o William GRAHAM, batch C057991, Kirklinton, CUL, extracted Nov 2007.
  13. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Bap. 1765 Margaret d/o William GRAHAM, batch C057991, Kirklinton, CUL, extracted Nov 2007.

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.