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The


Graham

Family
of
Greenock, Scotland

From the book John Macfie  of Edinburgh and his family, it is indicated that John Graham was a Captain of a sailing vessel.
Mary Macfie
1780-1853

Married
 January 11,1808
Greenock Scotland

John Graham (i)
1774-1830


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

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 prevois 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).

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 Lindsay&Graham.


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



John Graham(ii)
1811-1890
Married
December 11 1838

Penelope Clarkson
-1886


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


John Graham was married to Penelope Clarkson on 11 December 1838.



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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 thier 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 truened to the business for a time and took cahrge 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

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 thier 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 Bicay. Her master Capt Ritchie and all the crew were saved, but her cargo a rich one valuded at £80,000 was lost.

John Graham took charge of of a cargo 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 mangership 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.

1849 at the end of  Februrary the entire business of Macfie Graham & Co was handed over to  John Grham " on very favorable terms"  so 80 years after its founding by Robert Macfie . William Macfie , Robert's son wrote in his memos " I hope and trust John Graham will amke it a tolerable business for himself and he will deserve it"

A presentation of plate was made to John Graham in April 1852, it was to commemorate  either the alteration in the sonstitution 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 connextion ( Macfie family members)"

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.

Photo kindly provided by John Irvine Robertson showing John Graham and Peneople at the beach with thier grandchildren

 


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


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








John Graham(iii)
1843-1921

Married
January 15 1873
Greenock , Scotland

Mary Glikison Allan
1851-1918


Eleanora Allan Graham
1873-
John Graham(iv)
1877-1914
Mary Allan Graham
1880-
Allan James Graham
1883-


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

Allan James Graham
1883- 
Married
1913 

Norah Delafield

Donald Shaw Graham
1847-1891

Married 
October 4, 1871
Liverpool, England

Elizabeth Anderson Clint
1851-

Francis Graham
1872-
John G Graham
1874-
Elizabeth Graham
1876-
Penelope Graham
1878-
Donald Claude Graham
1882-1882 


Notes in Lady McLure's register states that Francis Graham was Engineer Commander,R N ,  HMS Undauntted ,  German War 1914

Elizabeth Graham
1876-

Married
October 31, 1907

Charles Sandon Powell

Geoffrey Powell
1908-
Mary Guinevere Powell
1910-

Penelope  Graham
1878-

Married
December 29,1908
Bertram Wood-Jones

Penelope Irene Wood-Jones
1909-


Eliza Ann Graham 
1849-1931

Married
October 9, 1873
Liverpool, England
William Rose Martin
 -1883


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



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John Graham Martin
 1874-

Married
September 20,1904
Liverpool, England

Gertrude Montgomery-

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

Penelope Clarkson Martin
1877-1968

Married
 March 8, 1907
Liverpool, England

Cecil Raikes Stavert
1883-1974


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


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






Williamina Graham 
1855-1932

Married
November 17,1881
Liverpool, England 

James William Drummond
1850-

Henry Claude Drummond
1883-1916
John Graham Drummond
1884-
Norah Blackwood Drummond
1886-
Winifred Penelope Clarkson Drummond
1888-
Dorothy Mary Drummond
1893-1893






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Henry Claude Drummond
1883-1916

Married
1911

Kathleen Drummond

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

John Graham Drummond
 1884-

Married
 1912

Clarina Hogarth



Norah Blackwood Drummond
 1886-

Married
1913

Stirling, Scotland
Douglas Walker


Winifred Penelope Clarkson Drummond
 1888-

Married
 1912

Duncan Irvine Robertson






Mary Graham
1813-1899

Married
Feb 07, 1837
 Greenock, Scotland

James  Macfie
1801-1856


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

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.. In June William Andrew Macfie expressed a desire to retire from Macfie Lindsay & Co, his placed was taken by  John Graham , who had just given up his mill.

Dugald Macfie
1837-1894

Married
Sept 20 1866
Manchester, England 

Agnes Fleming
1844-

Elizabeth Macfie
1867-
James Macfie
1869-
David Fleming Macfie
1870-
Agnes Violet Mary Macfie
1872-
Douglas Graeme Macfie
1874-
Morna Graham Macfie
1876-
Agnes Margaret Gladys Macfie 1879- 







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Jessie Barbara Macfie
1847-1930

Married
October 23 1872

William Macfie Campbell
1848-1928


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



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