Sir John de Graham of Dalkeith, Abercorn and Eskdale

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Sir John de Graham, of Dalkeith, Abercorn & Eskdale

Birthplace: Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
Death: April 25, 1337 (62-71)
Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas de Graham of Dalkeith, Abercorn and Eskdale and Mary, of Strathearn
Husband of Isabella de Graham
Father of Isabel de Graham, of Abercorn; Margaret Graham, of Abercorn; Sybilla Graham of Abercorn; Agnes Graham, Heiress of Dalkeith; Margaret Graham and 1 other

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About Sir John de Graham of Dalkeith, Abercorn and Eskdale

John de GRAHAM of Dalkeith and Abercorn 1 2

  • Birth: ABT 1270 in Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
  • Death: 25 APR 1337
  • Father: Nicholas de GRAHAM of Dalkeith b: ABT 1248 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
  • Mother: Mary de STRATHEARN b: ABT 1250 in Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland



  1. Isabella b abt 1275


  1. John Graham of Dalkeith b: ABT 1295 in Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
  2. Margaret Graham b: ABT 1302 in Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
  3. Agnes Graham b: ABT 1308 in Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
  4. Isabel GRAHAM b: ABT 1300 in Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
  5. Unknown de Graham b: ABT 1310 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland


From John P. Ravilious -soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - Repository: Name: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - Note: Source Medium: Internet Page: 11/16/2005:

6 Sir John de Graham. died on 25 Apr 1337, he was 58.[1],[10] born bef 19 May 1278.[1] laird of Dalkeith b. before 19 May 1278 [an inquisition of 19 May 1306, concerning the Muschamp inheritance, found that he was 28 years of age [SP VI:195[1], cites Cal. Doc. Scot., iii. 392] supporter of King John (Baliol), capitulated to King Edward I with John Comyn at Strathord, 1303/04 joined with King Robert the Bruce confirmed grants by the Avenel tenants of Eskdale to Melrose Abbey (confirmed by King Robert I, 25 Dec 1316) [SP VI:196[1 ' John de Graham ', a Surety of the Arbroath Declaration, 6 April 1320 (Barrow pp. 424-8)[11] cf. SP VI:195-6[1] Sir John married Isabella.


  1. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage/Landed Gentry/ Scotland/Ireland/United Stated Website Page: MONTROSE, CHIEF OF GRAHAM Text: John (Sir), of Dalkeith and Abercorn; confirmed predecessors grants to Melrose Abbey
  2. The Arms of the Nobles of Scotland who were the signatories to the 1320 Letter to the Pope at Avignon now commonly known as "The Declaration of Arbroath" "These are the arms of the Scottish nobles whose names appear on the copy of the Arbroath letter now held in the Scottish Archives at Register House in Edinburgh. There are thirty-nine names within the body of the text and and seven others inscribed on the seal tags, although one of these is illegible. Nineteen of the original forty six seals are still attached to the letter. This page attempts to identify the coats used by the signatories in 1320.". Probably John de Graham of Dalkeith and Abercorn son of Nicholas of Dalkeith.


IDENTITY: Having joined the fortunes of Bruce, Edward II., twelve days before the battle of Bannockburn, granted to his favourite, Hugh le Dispenser, and Alianora his wife, a charter of all the lands and tenements in Scotland forfeited by John de Graham, the King's enemy and rebel. At first at feud with the monks of Melrose, he eventually granted to them full confirmation and an enlargement of the original grants by the Avenel family of their lands in Eskdale, which confirmation was ratified by King Robert, by charter dated 25 December 1316. Along with his kinsmen, Sir David de Graham and Sir Patrick deGraham, he affixed his seal to the celebrated letter of the Scots Barons to the Pope, asserting the independence of their country, 6 April 1320. His estates were forfeited to Edward III.


  1. 189 The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, with Armorial Illustrations (1904-1914), Paul , Sir James Balfour, (9 volumes. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1904-1914), FHL book 941 D22p; FHL microfilms104,157-104,161., vol. 6 p. 196.
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Sir John de Graham of Dalkeith, Abercorn and Eskdale's Timeline

Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland
Abercorn,,West Lothian,Scotland
Abercorn, Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Abercorn, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland
Abercorn, West Lothian, Scotland
April 25, 1337
Age 67
Abercorn, Linlithgow, Scotland