From the Book of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513 to 1885.

William Graham of Claverhouse - 25th July 1602

 

WHICH DAY WILLIAM GRAHAM OF CLAVERHOUSE IS ADDED TO THE NUMBER OF BURGESSES AND BRETHREN OF THE GUILD OF THE BURGH OFDUNDEE, FOR HIS MANY SERVICES TO THE COMMONWEAL.

SIR WILLIAM GRAHAM of Claverhouse was the Son of JOHN GRAHAM of Claverhouse, and of ANNE, daughter of ROBERT LUNDIN of Balgonie. He succeeded to the estate on the death of his father, circa 1580. He was descended from WILLIAM, LORD GRAHAM of Kincardine, and his wife, LADY MARY STEWART, daughter of KING ROBERT III., and was closely related to the well known family of the GRAHAMS of Fintry, who long held important offices in the municipal government of Dundee. SIR WILLIAM was married to MARIA, daughter of THOMAS FOTHRINGHAM of Powrie, and was ancestor of JOHN GRAHAM, VISCOUNT DUNDEE, and of the GRAHAms of Duntrune. He represented Forfarshire in the Parliament of 1628 33, and died in October, 1642. He was succeeded by his eldest Son, GEORGE GRAHAM, who was admitted a Burgess of Dundee on 30th March, 1620.