NameThomas (vi) Henry Graham , GGGG Uncle
Birth25 Jun 1793
Death5 Feb 1881
FatherThomas (v) Graham (1751-1813)
MotherElizabeth Susanna Davenport (1764-1844)
Spouses
Birth5 May 1793, Kinnaird
Death22 Nov 1877
Marriage6 Mar 1829, Edmond Castle
Notes for Thomas (vi) Henry Graham
J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1824, M.A. Trinity Coll. Camb., F.S.A. Died d.s.p. (without children) and was succeeded by his nephew, the eldest son of his brother, John. He had no children with Mary.

Born in 1793, he inherited the Edmond Castle estate when Thomas (v) died in 1813, and so at the time of the Family Chronicle (when he was 25) he was already independently wealthy (or so I assume). One of the authors and Editors of the Chronicle, he appears in it regularly as “Theodore", and comes across as a serious young man, not all that good at writing doggerel, patriotic, proud of being presented at Court, prone to be teased by his siblings, but putting up with it in a goodnatured way. He wasn't all that serious as he did once dress up as a lady and play the fool, but he was clearly more interested in art and antiques.

He lived down south (paying visits to Edmond Castle, but not living there. The Family Chronicle has a detailed description of one of his trips up north, with his sister Maria) until some time between 1819 and 1829, when he married Mary Carnegie (who was probably super wealthy). He did extensive rebuilding of Edmond Castle from 1825-1829, finally moving up there to live with his new bride. They had no children, but I get the strong impression that they loved children, and wanted some. They were great benefactors (although pompous ones) of the Hayton church, and were clearly devoted to charitable works.

He died in 1881 up at Edmond Castle. A portrait of him survives, and is attached here, in the multimedia button.

A plaque in Hayton church [16] is so sickly sweet that I think he must have given them a lot of money. Devoted to the service of God, self-denying and unwearying efforts for the spiritual welfare of the young, etc etc. On a different plaque in Hayton church [16] it says how he built and endowed Talkin Church and Hayton schools and built the chancel of the church. No wonder they gave him a lovely plaque. It also mentions how his wife was the aunt of the 9th Earl of Southesk. Oh dear, as if the fact that she was aunt to some Earl was the most important thing about her, while her husband gets lauded to the skies. Bloody hell.

On an external wall of Edmond Castle (which I photographed in 2005) there is a coat-of-arms below the inscription TH 1829 MG(C?). I reproduce the photograph in my article on the Grahams of Edmond Castle and discuss it more there. It presumably commemorates the marriage of Thomas and Mary (one side of the coat-of-arms is the Carnegie eagle), but is a strange version of the Graham coat. I don’t understand why. On the plaque in MMC [16] appears just the Graham three scallops, but with the tower as crest and the motto N’Oublie. Yet another version of his arms. I don’t get it.
Notes for Mary (Spouse 1)
Eighth daughter of Sir David Carnegie, 4th Bt., grandfather of sir James Carnegie, 6th Bt. and 9th Earl of Southesk. See what I mean about all the details, when a title is involved. Yukkity doo da.

Sir David Carnegie (E001, by D003) was born about 1754, the fourth Baronet and seventh Earl of Southesk. He succeeded his father at age twelve. David was educated at Eton, St. Andrews, and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was distinguished for his literary attainments.
    The trustees paid off all his father's debts, and the estates were conveyed to him free of burdens. He purchased the lands of Arnhjall and Leuchars, but later sold these. He rebuilt Kinnaird in 1791 and 1792.
    In 1784 David was elected Member of Parliament for the Montrose Burghs; in 1796 he was elected for the county of Forfar, which he represented until his death.
    David married Agnes Murray Elliot on a contract dated 29 Apr 1783 at Edinburgh. Agnes was 16 Dec 1763 in Edinburgh, the daughter of Andrew Elliot of Greenwells and Elizabeth Plumstead. Agnes died 9 June 1860 at Leamington.
    David died 25 May 1805 in London; he was buried in the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
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