GRAHAM FAMILY CONNECTIONS 

WITH THE SCOTTISH AND ENGLISH ROYALS

By: Wanda Bostic Dunlap

May 2009

Graham - Stewart -Bruce Connection:

A series of events that led to the formation of the UK:  Wales, Scotland, and England:

In 1189 the Normans first arrived in Ireland; they were to have a lasting effect upon that country as they had already done in Wales and Scotland.

In 1282 the Welsh Parliament, led by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, declared war on England. Llywelyn was killed  at Cilmeri, Powys on Dec. 11, 1282; the last legitimate Prince of Wales.  His son Prince Dafydd was executed by the English Crown in 1283.

On March 3, 1284, following the defeat of the Welsh Princes, Edward 1st established English rule over Wales by the Statute of Rhuddlan.  In April 1284, Edward 1st declared his son to be the "Prince of Wales".

The first Scottish Parliament met at Scone in 1292. 

William Wallace of Scotland won the Battle of Stirling Bridge on Sept. 1297.

On March 24, 1306; Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scotland at Scone.  Robert died June 7, 1329 after giving his country complete independence from England.  His great victory at Bannockburn over the English army under Edward II took place on June 1314.  1400 Owain Glyndwr of Wales began his revolt against English rule.    James V, the last king of an independent Scotland died on Dec 1542. 1602 saw the end of the old Gaelic order in Ireland with the defeat of Hugh O'Neill at Kinsale. 1603 James VI of Scotland banned the Clan MacGregor and the Celtic fight to survive as a cultural entity.  The Battle of Culloden saw the defeat of the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the end of the Gaelic way of life in much of Scotland.  June 1639 Charles I of England was forced to recognize an independent Scottish Parliament. On December 1707 the Scottish Parliament reluctantly assented to union with England and Wales.

The recorded history of the family of Stewart began after the "Norman Conquest" the Castle of Oswestry, Stropshire was granted to Alan FitzFlead (b1070).  Alan's son  Walter Fitzalan,(b1160)( native of Salop) became the High Steward of Scotland 1st.

Walter (b1160) married Eschina Londoniis:  Their son was Alan FitzWalter (d 1204) also High Steward's of Scotland 2nd..

Alan Fitzwalter married  Alesta MAR.  Their first son was Walter FitzWalter  High Steward of Scotland 3rd;  their second son was David Stewart.

From this point on the High Steward's of Scotland assumed the Stewart name; and the merging of the Graham, Bruce and Stewart families began:.

Walter FitzWalter married Jean Macrory.  Their Son Alexander Stewart became the High Steward of Scotland 4th. Their descendents (grandson): Sir John Stewart was the son of the High Steward of Scotland 6th:  parents of Walter Stewart (b1293).  Walter's wife;  Isabel Graham; parents of Sir John Stewart of Rallston.

Ancestor of the "Duke of Montrose"; Lord William K. Graham  married  into the Stewart family in the eleventh century.William married the daughter of Sir John Stewart of Rallston, 7th High Steward of Scotland.  (Egidia Stewart)

Walter Stewart's first married:  Princess Majorie Bruce (b1297); (daughter of the King of Scotland;  Robert Bruce (d1304) Marjorie Carrick married at  Turnberry Castle in 1271).. Robert and Marjorie's son was Robert Bruce I (b1274) King of Scotland.  Their second son Edward Bruce (b1316) was the King of Ireland. Their other sons Thomas and Alexander Bruce of Carlisle Castle were executed by the English in 1306/07.  Their daughter Christina Bruce married Andrew Murray of Bothwell. Christina Bruce and Andrew Murray's son John Murray; married in 1348 to Mary Margaret Graham.  After the death of John Murray, Margaret Graham married Robert Stewart/Stuart (b1339) of Fife, Duke of Albany in 1361.

Mary Margaret Graham (b 1334) was the daughter of Sir John Graham of Abercorn, Brothwell, Earl of Menteith.  Margaret's husband Robert Stewart/Stuart of Fife, of Stirling Castle, Duke of Albany was the Governor of Scotland, Regent to James I, and Prime Minister to Robert III.

Robert of Fife's parents were: Robert Stewart II (b1316)  King of Scotland. and Elizabeth Mure (daughter of Adam Mure and Joan Cunningham Mure of Rowallen, Ayrshire.)    (We have Elizabeth Mure in the Dunlap ancestry connection)

Robert II and Elizabeth Mure Stewart's son:  Robert Stuart III (b1337) King of Scotland; married Annabella Drummond. Their daughter Margaret Stewart/Stuart (b 1370) married Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas, and their Archibald 5th married Euphemia Graham, Countess of Stratherne.(d 1468);  (Daughter of Patrick Graham, Earl of Strathearn 2nd.)  Euphemia's grandmother was Euphemia Stuart, Countess of Strathearn, daughter of David Stuart.                                                       David was the son or Robert Stewart II, King of Scotland.

SOURCES:  "Dynasty's of the World" by John Morley, Printed at Oxford

                     "The Royal Line of Sucession" by. Patrick W. Montague-Smith

 

Graham Family of Horry County, S.C.

By: Wanda Bostic Dunlap Jan. 2009

William’s father and grandfather both were named “WILLIAM” and both were born in Scotland 1660 and 1680.

My ancestors originated in Scotland in 1660, left for Ireland prior to 1720, left for America in prior to 1737; and William was granted 450 acres of land in Williamsburgh Town'p in 1747.

My maternal grandmother was Sallie Frances Graham b. 19ll. Her ancestors Originated from Linlithgrow, Scotland in 1660, migrating to Northern Ireland prior to 1720; immigrated to Williamburgh Township in 1747; and settled in Horry County, S.C.

Maternal great grandfather:  Waterman Evander (BUD) Graham , Sr. b: 20 FEB 1875 Death: 15 APR 1938; Married Sarah Frances Graham; and are buried at Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Horry County, S.C.

Maternal great great grandfather: Daniel Graham b:4 FEB 1854 d.23 FEB 1923; Married: 1874 Charlotte Marian Grainger b: 2 AUG 1859 d.3 JUN 1936 (d/o: Waterman Grainger b:10 NOV 1835 AND Nancy E. Williamson b: 1836). Daniel and Charlotte are buried at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Aynor, Horry Co., S.C. They resided in Conway and Aynor, S.C.

ggg grandfather: Alpha Alford Graham b: 22 JUN 1826 d.28 JUN 1900 Married:1847 Helon Alice Johnson b: 6 JUL 1826 Death: 11 SEP 1881 (d/o Meshac Johnson b: 1795  AND Rebecca Rhea b: 1806 in N.C) Buried: Rehobeth Methodist Church, Aynor, SC Horry co They resided at Gallivants Ferry, S.C.

gggg grandfather: Joseph Graham b: 1794 d: AFT. 2 OCT 1850

          Wife: Clare Unknown

ggggg grandfather: John Graham b: BEF. 1765 Death: AFT. 14 MAY 1811

     Wife: Martha Unknown

gggggg grandfather: William Graham b: ABT. 1748 in Argyll Scotland Death: 14 JUL 1824 in Horry Co, SC; married  Elizabeth Bellamy b: 1759

ggggggg grandfather: John Graham b: ABT. 1720 in Northern Ireland

Death: BEF. 7 OCT 1780 in Horry Co, SC; married  Margaret Johnston

 

Here is their story:

MOM'S GRAHAMS:

 

SOURCE:  "The Original Scots Colonists of America"  David Dobson's Supplement: 1607-1707"

 

  William Graham, of Linlithgow, a Covenanter imprisoned in Linlithgow Tolbooth, transported from Glasgow  May 2, 1684 possibly on the (ship) "Pelican of Glasgow", master James Givson,to Carolina. [Privy Council Vol. 8]

 

[1] William Graham Birth: 1660 in Linlithgow, Scotland Death: 1690 

                  Imprisoned for his belief in Christianity and the Protestant Movement across Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

   + Spouse Unknown

 

  [2] William Graham b: ABT. 1680 in Scotland Death:

        BEF. 1750 in Williamsburg Twshp

       + Jane  Neilson

 

SOURCE:   "South Carolina Council Journal Pages 100-101"

 

Meeting of Wednesday A. M. the 20th May 1747

Read the Petition of Will'm Graham, Planter, humbly shewing that the Pet'r and his family arrived here from Ireland ab't Eleven years ago, (1736); in the Ship called the "New Built [sic] of Liverpool".

That on application to the then lieu't gov'r for land, 450 acres were ordered to be laid out to him in Williamsburgh Town'p by virtue of family right; . . . whereupon y'e following certificate of the Surv'r Gen'r was produced and read.

So. Carolina. I hereby certify that William Graham with 60 other persons obtained a warrant of survey directed to James St. John Surveyor Gen' dated 25 Aug 1736, the quantity assigned to the said Graham 450 acres in Williamsburg Town'p.. . thereof the Survey'r May y'e 29th 1747. G. Hunter Serv. Gen'l.

 

[1] William Graham Birth: 1660 in Scotland Death: 1690    

               + Spouse Unknown

         Linlithgow,  Scotland; a Covenanter imprisoned in Linlithgow Tolbooth, transported from Glasgow May 2, 1684 possibly on the Pelican of Glasgow, master James Givson, to Carolina. [Privy Council Vol. 8] 

[2] William Graham b: ABT. 1680 in Scotland Death: BEF. 1750 in Williamsburg Twshp

                            + Jane  Neilson

       [3] William Graham b: ABT. 1720 in Northern Ireland Death: 14 JUL 1824 in Horry Co, SC

                            + Elizabeth Bellamy b: 1759

                           [4] Eliza Ann Rebecca Graham

                           [4] Peggy Ann Graham

                           [4] William Bellamy Graham b: 11 OCT 1792 in Loris, Horry Co., SC

                           [4] Abraham Jordan Graham b: 8 MAR 1801 in Horry Co, SC

                           [4] Susannah Graham b: 1803

      [3] Neilson Graham b: ABT. 1720

      [3] Hugh Graham b: BEF. 1713

      [3] John Graham b: ABT. 1720 in Northern Ireland Death: BEF. 7 OCT 1780 in Horry Co, SC

                         + Margaret Johnston

                         [4] Joseph Graham

                         [4] William Graham b: 3 DEC 1748 in Argyll District, Scotland Death: 14 JUL 1824 in Horry Co, SC

                                     + Elizabeth Bellamy b: 1759

                         [4] Gilbert Graham b: ABT. 1750

                         [4] John Graham b: BEF. 1765 Death: AFT. 14 MAY 1811

                                           +Martha Graham

                                (5) Joseph Graham , Jr. b: 1794 in Horry District, SC Death: AFT. 2 OCT 1850

             Horry County Courthouse Probate Judge Office, box 3, #21.

                       dated 14 May 1811.In the name of God, Amen

WILL OF JOHN GRAHAM:  (born 1765)

 

          I, John Graham, Sr., being infirm in Body, but of sound Memory and understanding, do make this my last Will and Testament. First,

I give my Soul to God who gave it and my Body to the dust. And as for such worldly goods as it pleased God to bless me with, I will and bequeath as follows:

 

Item I, I give unto my beloved wife, Martha Graham, and my son, Joseph, and two daughters, Jennet and Margaret, my two Negroes, Walley and Rose and the use of my grist mill

plantation and plantation tools together with all my household furniture and stock of cattle, hogs, equally to each and every of their uses, and benefit, until my daughter Margaret comes of age or marries, at which time, I allow my Negro man, Walley and Rose and all the surviving part of my stock of cattle, hogs, household furniture and plantation tools, to be equally divided between my wife and son, Joseph, and two daughters, Jennet and Margaret or those of them  who may survive, I allow, that the decease of my wife her part of my estate, above mentioned in conjunction with my

children, return to my daughters, Jennet and Margaret.

 

Item II, I  give unto my son Joseph my bald face Filly, and my  plantation and Mill

after my daughter Jennet comes of age or marries or in case of her death until my daughter Jennet comes of age, marries or dies. I allow my Roan Mare for the use of my wife and three children above mentioned.

When my daughter Margaret comes of age, I allow said Mare to be equally divided between her and my daughter Jennet. If there is more money due my Estate than will satisfy my just debts, I do allow it to be equally divided between my wife and children  above named.

 

Item III, I give to my sons John and William, one shilling each in addition to what they have already had.

Item, I give unto my daughter Elizabeth one shilling in addition to what she has had. Item, I give unto my daughter Mary, one shilling in addition to what she has had with allowing her a privilege to live on my land and lending a part of it for her support.

 

      I do appoint my son, Joseph Graham,(b1794) and William H. Grice, Executors of this my last will and Testament, revoking all former wills and bequeaths by me made.

 

Witness my hand and seal this 14th day of May in the year of our Lord, one

thousand eight hundred and eleven.

 

Signed in the presence of

William Grice

John Graham, Sr.

Jane Graham

Betsy (her X mark) Murphy

South Carolina, Horry District} Henry Durant, Esqr. Ordinary of said District - Personally appeared before me,

Jane Graham, who being sworn by me on the Holy Evangelist of the Almighty God, doth make oath and say that she saw John Graham, Sr., sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the within Instrument of Writing to be and contain his last Will and Testament and that the said John Graham was then of sound and deposing mind, memory and understanding

to the best of the deponent's knowledge and belief: and that she, the said Jane Graham, did sign her name a witness thereto at the Request of the Testator in his presence given under my hand this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

Sworn before me the date above written

Henry Durant, Ordinary

Jane Graham, Witness

Justice of the Quorum 1804

 

[1] William Graham Birth: 1660 in Scotland Death: 1690

   + Spouse Unknown

The Original Scots Colonists of America David Dobson's Supplement: 1607-1707. William Graham, of Linlithgow, a Covenanter imprisoned in Linlithgow Tolbooth, transported from Glasgow May 2, 1684 possibly on the Pelican of Glasgow, master James Givson, to Carolina. [Privy Council Vol. 8] [1] William Graham Birth: 1660 in Scotland Death: 1690 + Spouse Unknown

[2] William Graham b: ABT. 1680 in Scotland Death: BEF. 1750 in Williamsburg Twshp

    + Jane  Neilson

 William Graham (immigrated to colonies in 1741 with brother John from Donegal , Ireland from Scotland ). William immigrated with wife Jane(?) and 2 sons

William Graham b: ABT. 1680 in Scotland Death: BEF. 1750 in Williamsburg Twshp + Unknown Neilson NOTE; South Carolina Council Journal Pages 100-101. Meeting of Wednesday A. M. the 20th May 1747 Read the Petition of Will'm Graham, Planter, humbly shewing that the Pet'r and his family arrived here from Ireland ab't Eleven years ago, in the Ship called the new built [sic] of Liverpool, that on application to the then lieu't gov'r for land, 450 acres were ordered to be laid out to him in Williamsburgh Town'p by virtue of family right, whereby a precept from the Survey'r General's office issued to Anthony Williams for running out the said Tract, the charges to be made by the Public, as it was on y'e survey in favour of the Petitioner, notwithstanding he was very often solicited so to do, but never complied with the Survey'r Genl's order there, notwithstanding y'e Pet'r from the Encouragement he had of obtaining a Grant from the Hon'ble Board, did settled [sic] and improve the said land, and at present lives on it. The Pet'r therefor humbly prays that he has five or six times traveled down ab't 60 miles on foot to Chs Town in order to have this affair executed, occasioned always by the false misrepresentations of the s'd Williams, that at last yr' Excell'cy & Honors may compel y'e s'd William's to do y'e Pet'r Justice and that he make a return of y'e Surveyor so that a grant may pass, whereupon y'e following certificate of the Surv'r Gen'r was produced and read. So. Carolina. I hereby certify that William Graham with 60 other persons obtained a warrant of survey directed to James St. John Surveyor Gen' dated 25 Aug 1736, the quantity assigned to the said Graham 450 acres in Williamsburg Town'p and y't no return of a Plat thereof had been ever made to the Survey'r Generals Office; to my knowledge by Anthony Williams who surveyed y'e same many Complaints of S'd Williams neglect of duty in such cases are dayly made, by people who apply to me for their plats, upon his information them that he returned them to me, when last in Charles Town, that I have not seen him these 5 years past; a Summons was ordered by his Excell'cy and Hon'ble Council for his attendance to answer y'e Complaint of Archibald Campbell for whose Brother William y'e said Williams surveyed some lands but after the death of s'd William Campbell Williams returned a plat of different lands by Archibald Campbell guardian to his Brother William's children. May y'e 29th 1747. G. Hunter Serv. Gen'l.

 

[3] John Graham b: ABT. 1720 in Northern Ireland Death: BEF. 7 OCT 1780 in Horry Co, SC

                         + Margaret Johnston

      (4) Joseph Graham 

       [4] William Graham b: 3 DEC 1748 in Argyll District, Scotland Death: 14 JUL 1824 

            in Horry  Co.,  SC   Wife: Elizabeth   Bellamy b: 1759 

      [4] Gilbert Graham b: ABT. 1750 

      [4] John Graham b: BEF. 1765 Death: AFT. 14 MAY 1811

      [4] John Graham b: BEF. 1765 Death: AFT. 14 MAY 1811

             + Martha Unknown

John Graham, surveyor, of Virginia and Kentucky (1765-1811). He was the grandson of William Graham (immigrated to colonies in 1741 with brother John from Donegal , Ireland from Scotland ). 

                 [5] Mary Graham

                 [5] Elizabeth Graham

                 [5] John Graham

                 [5] William Graham

                 [5] Jennet Graham

                 [5] Margaret Graham

                 [5] Joseph Graham , Jr. b: 1794 in Horry District, SC Death: AFT. 2 OCT 1850

                              + Clare Unknown

                         [6] Isabella GRAHAM b: 1818

                         [6] Joseph Isaiah Graham b: 26 Jun 1825

                         [6] Alpha Alford Graham b: 22 JUN 1826 Death: 28 JUN 1900 :Buried:

                                Rehobeth Methodist Church, Aynor, SC Horry co.

                                Married:1847 Helon Alice Johnson b: 6 JUL 1826 Death: 11 SEP 1881

                                     d/o Meshac Johnson b: 1795 

                                 AND Rebecca Rhea b: 1806 in Granville Co., NC Married:1882 

                              (7)  Elizabeth C. Jordan b: 16 APR 1843 Death: 21 SEP 1906 :Rehobeth

                               [7] Cornelius J. Graham b: 8 JAN 1848 in Horry Co., SC d.24 Feb 1897

                                    +Mary Jane Dorsey [w/o Cornelious Graham] 8 Nov 1855 - 27 Aug 1916

                                      [8]Helen Graham d.June 19, 1959. She was 78

                                             +James T. Johnson

                                              [9] Mrs. T. L. Alford of Marion,

                                              [9] Mrs. Thurmond Allen of Aynor

                                              [9] Mack D. Johnson

                                              [9] Andrew C. Johnson,

                                              [9]Thorey W. Johnson,

                                              [9]W. Truluck Johnson        

                                              [9]John T. Johnson of Loris            

                                              [9] H. Light Johnson of Galivants Ferry

                                [7] Lewis Graham b: ABT. 1850

                                [7] Evander Graham b: 30 OCT 1852 d.18 Aug 1921

                                        + Euza Beth [w/o E. Vander Graham] 31 Jul 1846 - 21 Nov 1910

                                [7] Helen A. Graham b: ABT. 1855

                                [7] Adeline Graham b: 22 MAR 1855

                                [7] William Graham b: ABT. 1858

                                [7] David Walker Graham b: 26 OCT 1861 in Horry Co., SC

                                [7] Florence Graham b: 23 DEC 1863

                                [7] Alva Graham b: 8 JAN 1866 d:8 Dec 1923 GETHSEMANE

                                             +Susie [w/o Alva Graham?] 15 Jun 1874 - 7 Nov 1925

                                [7] Waterman Graham b: 10 MAY 1867 in Horry Co, SC d.6 Mar 1943

                                        +Nora [w/o Waterman Graham] 30 Apr 1876 - 21 Dec 1945

                                [7] Covington Graham b: 11 JAN 1869

                                [7] Laura J. Graham b: 28 JUL 1870

                                [7] Daniel Graham b: 4 FEB 1854 Death: 23 FEB 1923

                                    Married: 1874 Charlotte Marian Grainger b: 2 AUG 1859 Death: 3 JUN 1936

                                                d/o: Waterman Grainger b: 10 NOV 1835

 AND Nancy E. Williamson b: 12 FEB 1836

                                        [8] Nancy Elizabeth Graham b: 12 JUN 1877

                                        [8] Alpha Allen Graham b: 18 DEC 1878 d;13 Nov 1944

                                                +Mary W. [w/o Alpha A. Graham] 6 Jun 1881 - 3 Dec 1931

                                        [8] George Emory Graham b: 2 AUG 1880

                                        [8] Hellon Glena Graham b: 15 MAY 1883

                                        [8] Walter Homer Graham b: 11 MAR 1884

                                        [8] Samuel Walter Graham b: 26 MAY 1885    

                                        [8] Quince Daniel Graham b: 30 DEC 1886

                                        [8] Curtis Asberry Graham b: 10 APR 1889

                                        [8] Abram Tillman Graham b: 26 FEB 1891

                                        [8] Lissie Viola Graham b: 3 MAY 1892

                                        [8] Julius Pink Graham , Sr. b: 23 DEC 1893

                                        [8] Charley Hesicar Graham b: 11 OCT 1895

                                        [8] Purley Luther Graham b: 3 SEP 1898

                                        [8] Waterman Evander(BUD) Graham , Sr. b: 20 FEB 1875 Death: 15 APR 1938

                                                       Married Sarah Frances Graham

                                                   Marriage 2 Kitty Dudley

                                             [9] Corene Graham b: in Horry Co, SC died May 2, 1963.

                                                  + ? Collins

                                                  +G. Dewey Frye

                                                      [10]Clayton W. Collins

                                                      [10]Clemson H. Collins

                                             [9] Thorn B. Graham

                                             [9] Zebbie D. Graham

                                             [9] Daughter Graham

                                                              +Robert W. Barnhill

                                             [9] Daughter Graham

                                                             +H. P. Granger

                                             [9] Sallie Frances Graham b.1911

                                                     + Samuel Lex Collins

                                                      [10] Odessa married Charles Thompson

                                                            (11) Carolyn Faye Thompson   Spouse:  Charles Williams

                                                      [10] Dorothyrene married Milton B. Bostic

                                                              (11) Ronald Wayne Bostic  d. 1950

                                                              (11) Wanda Karyn Bostic b. 1952

                                                                       (12)  Rachel Lea Carlile b. 1981

                                                                               (13) Xavier Andreas Carlile b. 1998

                                                                        (12) Ross Cooper Carlile b. 1985

                                                                        (12)  Caitlin Marie Carlile b. 1988

                                                              (11)  Cheri Loretta Bostic b. 1955

                                                                        (12)  Danny Lee Ottaway, Jr.

                                                                                (13)  Skyler Ottaway

                                                                                (13)  Damian Ottaway

                                                                        (12)  Leland L. Galt III

                                                               (11)  Randall Milton Bostic b.1958

                                                               (11) Jodie Vadina Bostic b. 1965

                                                                        (12)  Amber June Hall b 1989

                                                                        (12)  Micheal Elijah Hall b. 1991

 

                                                      [10] Samuel Lex Collins, Jr. married Josephine

                                                               (11)  Timothy Collins

                                                                        (12)  Bradley Collins

                                                                        (12)  Ashley Collins    

                                                               (11)  Allen Collins

                                             [9] Mary Graham

                                             [9] Daugher Graham

                                                             +Raleigh Graham

                                             [9] Waterman Evander Graham , Jr. b: 1907

                                             [9] ADELL Graham b.4-24-1901 d.2-21-1976  buried at Rehobeth

                                                    Married  Mack D. Johnson b. 12-28-1900 d. 12-29-1972 buried at Rehobeth

                                            

SOURCE:  "The Original Scots Colonists of America"  David Dobson's Supplement: 1607-1707"

 

Written and Posted  Jan. 2009 by:  Wanda  Karyn Bostic Dunlap

Daughter of:  Milton B. Bostic and Dorothyrene L. Collins b. 1936

Grand Daughter of:  Sallie Frances Graham  b. 1911 and   Samuel Lex Collins