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Graham

Family
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Greenock, Scotland

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From the book John Macfie of Edinburgh and his family, it is indicated that John Graham was a Captain of a sailing vessel yet as of 2016 we have been unable to establish his place of residence.

The first records available have been the 1815 Greenock Postal Directory showing John Graham - Feuer and shipmaster living at 6 Black hall st

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Mary Macfie
1780-1853

Married
January 11,1808
Greenock Scotland
John Graham (i)
1774-1830

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John Graham (ii)
1811-1892
Mary Graham
1813-1899
Robert Graham
1815-1836
Jessie Johnstone Graham
1817-1892
Duncan Graham
1819-1840
Eliza Ann Graham
1820-1899

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In 1828 Captain John Graham, was considering the future of his eldest son John, now in his 17th year and with this in view was contemplating taking a share in a proposed Paper Mill on Shaws  Water..

At Greenock Captain John Graham died on the 11th Feb 1830. He had been  in ill health for some time and in the previous August had visited Bridge of Allan to drink the waters.

 His son John was at this time, employed in the offices of Messrs A Wilson & Co, but soon afterwards went into partnership with John Orr in a business in Greenock.

Robert Graham, the young brother of John  entered the Greenock sugar house about the middle of December (1831).

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About October 1835 Robert Graham, the younger brother of John became seriously ill. It was suspected that he had tuberculosis and therefore a month later he was sent to Jamaica to escape the Scots winter. On 4th of March Robert Graham died at Kingston. He had reached Jamaica safely the previous January, after a voyage lasting forty five days, but had not benefited in health and after landing, as letters from Colin Campbell  ( James Macfie 's partner) show, had failed rapidly. He was only 20 years of age ' a very fine lad and deservedly a universal favourite"

Duncan Graham died 29 Apr 1840

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Mary (Macfie) Graham we find living at the same address as her eldest son John's family at - 8 Grey Place

Miss Eliza the straw hat maker and , Miss Janet dress maker, may or may not be her daughters

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 The house at Grey Place may have had two separate dwellings as  the census takers listed both Mary the mother and John the son as individual families

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 Family Stone in Greenock


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John Graham(ii)
1811-1892
Married
December 11 1838
Edinburgh, Scotland
Penelope Clarkson
1812-1886

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Penelope Clarkson Graham
1839-1930
Mary Macfie Graham
1841-1908
John Graham(iii)
1843-1921
Jessie Eliza Graham
1845-1932
Donald Shaw Graham
1847-1891
Eliza Ann Graham
1849-1931
Christina Alexis Graham
1852-1854
Williamina Graham
1855-1932


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A dyewood mill was started this year (1833) as a subsidiary of ''Macfie , Lindsay & Co."


John Graham was put in charge of this new venture, which traded under the name of " Graham , Linsdsay & Co."

1841 Greenock census shows John and family living at Grey Place

Andrew Lindsay retired from Macfie , Lindsay & Co in April 1842, John Graham thus became manager and after the formal dissolution of partnership (28 Feb 1843), the name of the firm was altered to Macfie ,Graham & Co.




John Graham had not long been in charge of Macfie,Graham & Co before he advocated a radical change of policy. Owing to developments in Glasgow the shipping business in Greenock was declining, so he urged the necessity of establishing a branch in Glasgow, for export goods and ship's stores, if their trade were to be maintained. This was agreed upon in April (1843) and in May an office was taken in St Enoch Square. William Andrew Macfie turned to the business for a time and took charge of the Greenock office while John Graham was opening up the Glasgow branch. John Graham was much involved with ships, the Hannah Ker, being the first, and then two other the Robert Benn which traded with Bombay and the Palmyra

1844 Glasgow street guide showing Macfie & Graham  having set up a two different locations


John Graham and his wife visited London in April in search of bargains in tea. (1846) While he was there he saw Ellison and Ann at their school. He also heard of a good British built ship that was for sale and after his return to Greenock he arranged to purchase her. Macfie  Graham & Co taking one half share. The Hannah Ker had not yet ceased to trouble him, In 1847 she came into collision with another ship the Ann on he homeward voyage from Quebec, while she was still the property of her late owners. At the end of December the Robert Benn was lost in the Bay of Biscay. Her master Capt Ritchie and all the crew were saved, but her cargo a rich one valued at 80,000 was lost.

1845-1846 Greenock Shipping register|
 Ship Type  Captain  Tonnage  Owner
 Hannah Kerr
 Sloop  Don McKinlay
 600  Macfie , Graham & Co
 Palmya Sloop
 Arch Campbell
 400  Macfie ,  Graham & Co
 Robert Benn
Sloop  Alex Ritchie
 809  Macfie , Graham  & Co
Sappho
Bark
George Dunlop
446
 Macfie, Graham & Co



John Graham at one time took possession of a lot of railway sleepers sent to him by William Andrew Macfie of Sweden, but they proved difficult to dispose of and notwithstanding William 's permission to " make a Kirk or  a Mill" of it, the lot had to be sold at a loss. In 1847 the Macfie family was considering reopening the Edinburgh sugar house and offering the manager-ship to John Graham, who had now been working for Macfie, Graham & Co for some time but who was not now richer than he was some 5 or 8 years earlier.

In 1849 at the end of February, the entire business of Macfie , Graham & Co. was handed over to John Graham on very favourable terms . So 80 years after its founding by Robert Mcfie , Willam Macfie, Robert's son wrote is his memos , " I hope and trust , John Graham will make it a tolerable business for himself and he will deserve it "

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A presentation of plate was made to John Graham in April 1852, it was to commemorate either the alteration in the constitution of Macfie, Graham & Co or the 25th year of his association with that firm. The presentation was made by Provost Martin at a party at which there was a large muster of the connection ( Macfie family members)

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1851 Greenock Census


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John Graham was appointed manager of the Liverpool refineries in January 1853., he was afterwards made a partner, he gave up his position in Macfie Graham & Co to James Macfie. which brought tea silk and bullion from China.

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1861 census

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1871 census

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1881 Census  Dwelling place  77 Edge Lane  West Derby, Lancashire, England

Household
 Name       
Relation
Marital
 Status  

Gender
Age
Birthplace              
Occupation  
John GRAHAM Head  
M
 Male
69
Scotland  
Managing Dir Of
 Sugar Refinery
  (Employ 200 Men)    

Penelope GRAHAM
Penelope C GRAHAM
Mary M GRAHAM
Jessie E GRAHAM
Williamina M GRAHAM
Wife
Dau
Dau
Dau
Dau
M
U
U
U
U
Female
Female
Female
Female
Female
68
41
39
35
25
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
Liverpool

Eliza Ann MARTIN    
John G MARTIN     
James G. MARTIN      Penelope  MARTIN  
Jessie J GRAHAM


 Dau  
Gr Son
Gr Son
Gr Dau
Sister
M



U
Female
Male
Male
Female

Female
31
6
6
5

64
Scotland
West Derby
West Derby
West Derby

Scotland
.
Scholar

Domestics
Margaret MCKELLAN
 Serv
W  
 Female
70  
 Scotland  
 Housekeeper
Elizabeth  CALDER
Serv
U
Female
41
Scotland
Domestic Serv
Mary JONES
Serv
U
Female
36
Liverpool
Domestic Serv
Mary CRAWFORD
Serv
U
Female
23
Scotland
Domestic Serv
Catherine MEEK
Serv
U
Female
22
Scotland
Domestic Serv

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Photo kindly provided by James Irvine Robertson showing John Graham and Penelope at the beach with their grandchildren

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John Graham(iii)
1843-1921
Married
January 15 1873
Greenock , Scotland
Mary Glikison Allan
1851-1918
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Eleanora Allan Graham
1873-1954
John Graham(iv)
1877-1914
Mary Allan Graham
1880-1969
Allan James Graham
1883-1941

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(An attempt to locate the marriage notice in the Greenock newspaper has met failure as of 2016)

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John Grham jr.,  partner Macfie & Sons



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Various notes found regarding  John Graham jr




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Notes in Lady McLure's register states that John (iv)the son, was a Captain in the Liverpool Scottish, and was killed at Hill 60, in the German War of 1914

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Allan James Graham
1883-1941
Married
1913
Liverpool , England
Norah Russell  Delafield
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Allan Delafield Graham
19xx-1944

Allan James is a solicitor in Liverpool

Allan Delafield is buried in Cyprus where his plane was shot down|


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Donald Shaw Graham
1847-1891
Married
October 4, 1871
Liverpool, England
Elizabeth Anderson Clint
1851-xxxx

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Robert Francis Graham
1872-1965
John Graham Graham
1874-xxxx
Elizabeth Graham
1876-xxxx
Penelope Graham
1878-1941
Donald Claude Graham
1882-1882

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Robert Francise Graham
1872-1965
Married

Liverpool, England
Eliza mcEwan
18xx-1938

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Unknown Graham
19xx-xxxx


Notes in Lady McLure's register states that Francis Graham was Engineer Commander,R N ," HMS Undauntted ,  German War 1914 , later promoted to Engineer Rear Admiral


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Elizabeth Graham
1876-xxxx
Married
October 31, 1907
Buenos Aries , Argentina
Charles Sandon Powell
1876-xxxx

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Geoffrey Graham Powell
1908-xxxx
Mary Guinevere Powell
1910-xxxx


Charles Powell was a corn merchant in Liverpool and ran in to some financial difficulties|


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Penelope Graham
1878-1941
Married
December 29,1908
Liverpool, England
Bertram Wood-Jones
1873-1956

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Penelope Irene Wood-Jones
1909-xxxx

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Eliza Ann Graham
1849-1931
Married
October 9, 1873
Liverpool, England
William Rose Martin
xxxx-1883

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John Graham Martin
1874-1951
James Douglas Martin
1875-xxxx
Penelope Clarkson Martin
1877-1968

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William Rose Martin, was a Stock and Share  Broker|


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John Graham Martin
1874-1951
Married
September 20,1904
Liverpool, England

Gertrude  J Montgomery
18xx-19xx

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Hugh Noel Graham Martin
19xx-19-xx

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Hugh Noel Graham Martin
1900-xxxx
Married
June 11, 1945
Srinagar, Kashmir

Cynthia Brooke McVeagh
19xx-xxxx

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Notes in Lady McLure's register state that John received his M B Bac Surgery, Victory University, Liverpool, and that he served as a Major in the German War of 1914. John became a Colonel  by 1945 . Hugh Noel  who was a lance Corporal  was promoted to 2nd  Lt  in 1943 and attained the rank of  Captain  by the time he was  married  he was with  the 2nd K.E.O. Gurkha Rifles  in  India 

Cynthia was daughter of Major Ferdinand A McVeagh and Mrs H A Marks

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Penelope Clarkson Martin
1877-1968
Married
March 8, 1907
Liverpool, England

Cecil Raikes Stavert
1883-1974
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Phyllis Raikes Stavert
1908- xxxx
Joyce Graham Stavert
1910-1991
Cecil Raikes Stavert (jr)
1912-1912
Audrey Raikes Stavert
1914-2001
Cecily Mary Stavert
1918-xxxx


Notes in Lady McLure's register states that Cecil Stavert, served in the German War of 1914

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Williamina Graham
1855-1932
Married
November 17,1881
Liverpool, England
James William Drummond
1850-1934
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Henry Claude Drummond
1883-1916
John Graham Drummond
1884-1958
Norah Blackwood Drummond
1886-xxxx
Winifred Penelope Clarkson Drummond
1888-xxxx
Dorothy Mary Drummond
1893-1893

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Henry Claude Drummond
1883-1916
Married
1911

Kathleen Drummond
xxxx-xxxx

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Henry James Hamilton Drummond
1912-1989

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Notes in Lady McLure's register, state that Henry was a Lt in the Argyle &  Sutherland Highlanders, ,  served in German War 1914,,  was killed in  action 1916 at Picardie  

It was at the  battle of the Somme, by then Henry was a  Captain   ,  he died the  24 of July 1916

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John Graham Drummond
1884-1958
Married
 1912

Clarina Duncan Hogarth
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John was with the ICS office in Bengal , India in 1908 . He died in Averdeen Scotland 19 Apt 1958

he translated the letters of Rabindranath Tagore  in to English   and   his own book "   '  published in 1937


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Norah Blackwood Drummond
1886-xxxx

Married
1913
Stirling, Scotland
Douglas Walker
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Winifred Penelope Clarkson Drummond
1888-xxxx
Married
1912

Duncan Irvine Robertson
xxxx-xxxx

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Mary Graham
1813-1899
Married
Feb 07, 1837
 Greenock, Scotland

James  Macfie
1801-1856

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Dugald Macfie
1837-1894
Mary Graham Macfie
1839-1874
John Graham Macfie
1841-1916
James Macfie
1843-1860
Margaret Ann Macfie
1845-1854
Jessie Barbara Macfie
1847-1930

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Early in the year 1836 James Macfie decided not to go back to Jamaica, and arranged with his partners to take up a post at Glasgow. In November he became engaged to his cousin May Graham and they were married on the 7th of Februrary 1837..

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Dugald Macfie
1837-1894
Married
Sept 20 1866
Manchester, England 
Agnes Fleming
1844-1928
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Elizabeth Macfie
1867-1940
James Macfie
1869-1946
David Fleming Macfie
1870-1945
Agnes Violet Mary Macfie
1872-1940
Douglas Graeme Macfie
1874-1923
Morna Graham Macfie
1876-1944
Agnes Margaret Gladys Macfie
1879-1943


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Jessie Barbara Macfie
1847-1930
Married
October 23 1872

William Macfie Campbell
1848-1928

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Mary Graham Campbell
1873-xxxx
Margaret Macfie Campbell
1875-1890
Jessie Graham Campbell
1878-1880
Ethel May Campbell
1880-xxxx
Duncan Alexander Campbell
1886-1914


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