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

Walter Graham of Duntrune - 20th February 1650.

 

THE QUHILK DAY WALTER GRAHAM OF DUNTRUNE, LAWFUL SON TO UMQLL Sir Wm GRAHAM OF CLAVERHOUS, COMPT AND ADMITTIT BURGESS AND BROTHER OF THE GUILD OF THIS BURT BE REASOUNE OF THE PRIVILEGE OF HIS FATHER BEING NOW BURGESS.

WALTER GRAHAM of Duntrune was the second son of SIR WILLIAM GRAHAM, who was admitted a Burgess of Dundee on 25th July, 1603 (vide page 96), and of MARIA, daughter of THOMAS FOTHRINGHAM of Powrie. His elder brother, GEORGE GRAHAM of Claverhouse, the ~father of VISCOUNT DUNDEE, was also enrolled as a Burgess on 30th March, 1620 (vide page 113). WALTER GRAHAM acquired the lands of Duntrune from the SCRYMGEOUR family previous to 1629, and founded the family of the GRAHAMS of Duntrune, a race distinguished for their consistent loyalty to the STEWART dynasty. He was married in 1630, to ELIZABETH, sister of ALEXANDER GUTHRIE, and had four sons, two of whom were admitted Burgesses of Dundee on 22nd September, 1662. The date of the death of WALTER GRAHAM is not recorded, but his name appears as godfather in the Register of Baptisms in the Parish of Dundee, under date 18th August, 1663. He seems to have survived even this date, as the following entry from the Register of Marriages in Dundee, referring to his eldest son, clearly implies:
"1666. May 23rd. William Graham, Fiar of Duntroone and Euphain Durham, lawfull daughter to William Durham of Grange of Monifieth, to be proclaimed."

WALTER GRAHAM was succeeded by his son DAVID, who died in 1706.