Record

CodeNA9830
Dates1717-
Person NameGraham; family; of Airth
Epithetfamily
ActivityThe lands of Airth were acquired in 1717 by James Graham, Judge Admiral. He was succeeded by his son, William Graham, agricultural improver, in 1746: he died in 1790 and was succeeded in turn by his son, James Graham. He was an Indian civil servant, married to Caroline Home, and trustees, including the estate's neighbours, Higgins of Neuck, were appointed to run the estate until his return, but he died in 1806 without surviving issue and the estate fell to his brother, Thomas Graham Stirling, himself the captain of an East Indiaman. Thomas and James' mother had been of the family of the Stirlings of Ardoch, and Thomas inherited the estate of Strowan in Strathearn through her, taking the additional name of Stirling. He dealt with the estate of Airth himself and was also involved in the guardianship of three young Stirling cousins who owned property in Jamaica. He died in 1836 and was succeeded by his son William. William, whose wife was Elizabeth, ceased to manage the estate himself in the 1840s, but his son, Thomas Philip Graham, succeeded him in the title.
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