The Wills and Testaments of various Grahams and Grahames with those of other Families mentioned
in "Or and Sable"
FROM EDINBURGH COMMISSARIAT OF WILLS.
26 Nov. 1576. Margaret Grahame, daughter to Robert Grahame of Gartmore, administered by her
Aunt Christian Grahame, Lady Kilsyth and her husband Sir William Livingstone of Kilsyth.
19 Oct. 1582. Will of Alexander Graham, Dundee, given up by his bairns, William, Grizell,
10 March 1592. Will of Margaret Grahame, spouse to Jh Stirling of Craigbarnet for their bairnes,
William, Ed., Henro, Andro, Louie, Margt., John, ? and Elspeth Stirling.
22 July 1595. Geillis Caw, relict of William Graham of Claverhouse, Parish Moness Forfar
angus. (Long letter will.)
19 Dec. 1595. Will of Robert Murray of Abercairny, "ane right honorable man" who deceist
29th Sept. 1594, given up be Nicowen (or Nicholas) Murray his spouse.
4 Feb. 1595. Will of Helen Millar, spouse of James Graham, Merct, Burges of Edinburgh, given
up by her husband James Grahame for their children for James Patk Marion and John Grahame. (There is a very long lists of
debts and "soumes" of money and many names, but the above appear to be all the Grahams mentioned.)
11 March 1597. Will of Helen Grahame, spouse to Robert Watson Mylne of Aberuthven, who died
in the month April 1596. Letter will made at Milne of Aberuthven, seven March 1597, when sick in body but whole in spirit.
In the first, the said Helen leaves to John Graham in Foloew (?) her brother ane hundred merks to John Grahame, sone to the
Umquhile Robert Graham; to William Grahame, sone to Umquhile Patrick Grahame, to Jonet Grahame, daughter of Umquhile Pat.
Grahame, her brother, to Hellen Grahame her sister to Hellen Grahame dogt. to Robert Grahame, to Mary Grahame, doghters of
Umquhile Patrick Grahame to each ane of them. To Robert Grahame, son to Robert Grahame in Strathuboure to James Grahame sone
to James Grahame in Conwie ?
To Andro, sone to the said John, her brother, and for the better payment of the said soumes left,
be the said Helen?,the twa hundred lying on land in the hands of John Grahame of Balgown. This is a long letter will
and she seems to have had no children of her own. (L. G. G.) 27 May 1624. Will of James Grahame, Merect Burgess of Edinburgh,
who deceast (month omitted) 1623, faithfully made and given up by himself on 7 July 1623, given up by Jonet Law his relict,
and be John Grahame, brother to the said James, Tutors Testament to Jonet Graham's minoritie lawful dochter to the defunct.
See March 18th, 1642. (A very long inventory follows, curious from its contents.)
Hat band of gold and silver; "Gartannes pearlet with silver, twenty merks a pair." Long lists of
monies owing to him by the gentry many Grahames mentioned, Fintray, Claverhouse, etc., but none directly connected with this
work. Small column of debts of his own. His letter will is very long; he nominates his only lawful dochter Jonet
Grahame his heir, and Jonet Winlaw (?), my spouse, and John Grahame, my brother his extors. beyond a sister Nicholas Grahame,
no other relation appears to be mentioned.
26 Jan. 1642. Will of John Grahame, Merchant Burgess of Edinburgh, died July 1641.
Will made and given up himself and Inventorie after his death by Jonet Hill his relict. In his letter will, his loving
spouse Jonet Hill is sole Ex. for James, Jonet and Euphemia Graham his lawful bairnes, mentions a David Graham, Merchant Burgess
in Edinburgh, and speaks of his late Umquhile brother James Grahame.
His wife, Jonet Hill's will is given up on 7 Feb. 1643 by William Graham of Hilltoun to the same
children mentioned above. 22 Apr. 1665. Will of George Graham, servitor to the Marquiss of Montrose, given up
by his sister Isobell Graham.
26 Dec. 1699. Will dative of James, lawful son to deceist James Graham, sometime Chamberlayne
to Claverhouse, he died in England in March 1694, faithfully made and given up by Christiane Graham spous to Rob (?) Graham,
younger of Duntroon, sister Germane to the deceist. Debts due from persons at Durham. David Graham of Duntroon,
Mr George Graham, minister Innerarity, John Graham, late baillie of Dundee, and Mr Pat. Graham of?, curator to and in name
of the said Umqh James Grahame and Xtian Graham, his sister.
15 Apr. 1700. Will of Dame Grizell Graham, spouse to Sir James Keith, Powburn, Ex,r Margaret
and Lillias Graham, her sole exs. and lawful daughters.
27 May 1700. Will of Henrie Graham, Writer to the Signet, given up by his relict spouse Marion
Hamilton, their marriage contract date 22nd Feb. 1677.
26 Sept. 1705. Will of Mr James Grahame, Merct in Edinburgh, given up by James Graham, Advocate,
eldest lawful son to deceist. Reall insight and plenishing of his dwelling house. Inventaried and valued by knowing
persons œ1157 Scots. His three shares in the Bank of Scotland, £360 Scots and profits thairof.
18 June 1718. Thomas Grahame, Surgeon in Edinburgh, Jonet Milne his wife; date of contract
of marriage 18th April 1716, no children. The Eik 1726 speaks of debts Walter Graham in Glen Lyon, Walter Graham Park
head Monteith, Wlm. Graham, Driver in Couall and Thomas Graham of Dale. 25 March 1720. Will of Dame Helen Graham,
relict of Sir Alex. Falconer of Glenfarquhar, Will made by her in September 1718, given up by Lieut. George Graeme of the
Marquiss of Montrose's late Regt. designed in the letter will as lawful son to the deceast Robert Graeme of Craigie brother
Germane to the said Miss Helen Graeme. Plenishing and furniture of her dwelling house in Edin. and house in Montrose,
her books valued at 20-33 Golden Guineas, one-half seven Carolus, half a Jacobis, a Moydore, a quarter Moydore, three Pistoles,
a Portugese Noce and some silver coins, a Cornelian broken ring, Coral neclace; The Great Marquiss Picture sett in a small
gold frame, one pair of gold buttons, some curiousities and medals of small value £84, repeating gold watch seall and chain
30 lb. Strlg. a breast Jewel, a Diamond ring and the Pretender's picture set in a small silver frame gilt12 sterlg.
Pearl neclace, 2 Diamond rings, small gold watch seal and chain, various other articles and a ring sett with the Pretender's
hair and 3 small diamonds.
There was owed crops of Powburn and Scotstoun in the parroch of Conwath and shire of Kincardine
besides crops off Glenfarquhar. The letter will is very long, appoints her nephew George Graeme of Craigie Ext. and
following legacies to Mrs Helen Graham her niece daughter of deceast Rob. Graham of Craigie, to my niece Mrs Lilias Graham,
to her nephew Alex. Graham Ensign, and lastly to Alex. Gordon lawfull son to Capt. Charles Gordon of Abergeldy my grandnephew.
The repeating gold watch and seal, the Diamond ring with 13 stones, ane brest jewell with Diamonds
and the King's picture to her said nephew George. The gold watch and other jewellery amongst her nieces. (No further mention
is made of the Great Marquiss' picture.)
27 April 1720. Will of Elizabeth Graham sister to Colonel W. Graham of Bowhaple and Marion
Graham relict of ?Boyle.
16 Oct. 1733. The Testament Dative of William Grahame second lawfull son of the deceast W.
Grahame, Merchant, Esq. who d. in the month of 27 years, given up by James Grahame, Writter in Edin., son lawfull to the said
deceased W. Grahame for himself and also having power from Elizabeth, Mary and Margaret Grahame's his sisters Germane and
Alexander Brownlie, Watchmaker in Edin., Husband to Margt Dated 27 Jan. 1729. Alexander Grahame Mercht in Edinburgh,
formerly Tutor in law to them.
3 Feb. 1738. Ensign Alexander Grahame's Testament Dative of Colonel Nassau late Regt. of
Foot (with 2 Eiks the second dated 26 June1740) deceased November 1737, given up by?Grahame Relict of deceased and David
Scot, Advocat. His sister Germane Eupham Graham the only ex. and nearest of kine. (A good many clothes are left
and two Bibles in Octavo, 1 prayer book, etc. which goods were valued by Margt. Cockburn, wife of the servant of Lieut. George
Grahame brother to the defunct. Silver valued by Lawrence Oliphant, Goldsmith in Edin. œ141. Amongst his debts
he owed money to James Grahame, Writer in Edin. His half pay that was due was paid to his sister E. Grahame.)
23 Mch. 1738. Testament Dative of Andrew Grahame, Writter in Edin. and also of Mary Chalmers
his wife; given up by Mungo Grahame, Writter in Edin. their lawfull son and nearest of kin . . . Mary Chalmers, daughter of
late Patrick Chalmers Wright, burgess in Edin. Causioner William Grahame, Senior Merchant in Edin. James Graham of Braco owed
23 July 1755. Testament Dative of Lieut. George Graeme, Residenter in Edin. given up by James
Guild, Writer in Edin. only Ex. dative qua Creditor decerned to the said Lieut. G. Graham who owed him some money, arrears
were due to Lieut. George Graeme of half pay from George Ross, Esq. at the rate of 2s. 4d. per day.
12 Mch. 1776. Testament Dative of Peter Grahame, Overseer in Windser Plantation, Jamaica,
on behalf of Margaret Graham, sister Germane, married to Alexander Buchannan Ferment in Portnellor in Strathgartmay, who had
best knowledge (i.e. A.B. so he gives up the will).
COMMISSARIAT OF PERTH AND DUNBLANE WILLS.
(followed by date confirmed)
Will of Thomas Grahame in Innerdame (?) with in the parish of Port (?) com. of Dunblane tyme of
his deceas July 1672 given up by thair McFarlane his relict in name of Baldwin Rob., Wm., Thomas, Isobell, and Grizel Grahams
his lawful bairns 14 Aug. 1673
Will of a Magdalen Graham relict of Will her, beltmaker. (Very curious and detailed Inventory of
Cuts of Linen, Ham cloth, Broad cloath, Blankets, Linen sheets, Feather beds, light blue bolster, covering of Divers colors,
a Double Playd, etc. etc., and numerous utensils.)
James Stirling of Keir, John Grahame of Glendoig, etc. etc. all owed
her money . 9 Apr. 1729
The Testament dative and Inventory of the goods, gear, Habilliments and others which belonged to
the deceased Lieutenant James Graham of the Royal Regt. of the North British Pheusileers who died within the parish of Aberfoyle
in 172.. years made and given in by Patrick Graham of Badavow (?) as debtor for defunct's funeral, etc. . 6 Mch. 1729
Testament of Capt. John Grahame, Uncle to Laird of Gartur, d. June 1712, given up by John Graham
of Mackeanstoune, his nephew having right of assignation from John Ramsay of Ochtertyre, Margaret Ramsay his sister, wife
to James Paterson portioner of Corntoune with consent for his interest Hugh Paterson, Writer, and Isobel Paterson, his sister
Agnes Grahame, spouse to John Campbell of Ferrie all brothers and sisters, children to the deceist. Inventor. The defunct
had no goods or Bier except some arms with a horse, furniture and the abulyiements of his own bodie with silver plate and
buttons. But payments for a number of lands were owing to him 28 Aug. 1712
Will of Andrew Beane of Findell, given up by Agnes Graham his spouse for their children John, Margt.,
Jeane and Agnes. Debts were owed him by several persons of good standing. Adam Bishop of Dunblane, etc. and the cautioner
for his wife's intromission is John Grahame her brother, burgess of Odil (?) 22 Feb. 1620
George Graham of Balwhopple's Will. Many children. 30 Oct. 1620
Will of David Grahame in Monzievaird, died July 1684, his Inventor given up by Patrick Robertson
his nearest of kin, sister's son to the deceist 30 July 1685
Will of Lawrence, eldest lawful son to the deceist Mr Lawrence Oliphant of Gask died Feb. 1684.
given up by ..? (James) Oliphant now of Gask, his brother Germane 17 Dec. 1685
Will of George Oliphant of Gask died Nov. 1684, given up be W. Olyphant now of Gask. He leaves
debts owing to Joan his only lawful dau. to George Olyphant and Mistress Joan Balfour his second spous; Anna and Catherine
Olyphant his sisters 17 Dec. 1685
Will of Wlm. Lord Strathallan died March 1688. Inventorie by his son Wlm, now Lord Strathallan
13 pairs of horses. Owed money by a large number of Drummonds and other Lairds, Maxtone of Cultoquhey and Sr. Robert Morai
of Abercairney amongst them 13 Sept. 1688
Will of Lawrence Oliphant of the Orchard Milne of Gask died May 1688, appoints his wife Catherine
Moray Ex. leaves money to Lillias and Margaret Oliphant daus. of first marriage and Will Oliphant of Gask and Wlm. Stewart
in Methven "my son in law" to be advisers to his spouse. Witnesses, Wlm. Oliphant of Gask, James Oliphant of Williamstoun
Will of Erle Monteith to John Graham of Gartmore, his Ex. and air to the deceist Sir John Grahame
of Gartmore. John Grahame of Duchray is mentioned, also Bucquapple 2nd Feb. 1695
Will of William Cunninghame of Coull, given up be his son John Cunningham of Cooll. Nothing
but various items of dress mentioned 7th Nov. 1728
Will of James Oliphant of Gask, died April 1732, by his eldest lawfull son Lawrence Oliphant now
of Gask. Follows an Inventory of all the furniture and silver:
a large Dividing spoon.
18 broth spoons.
18 Silver halted knives.
18 Silver forks.
Silver salts and spoons.
2 Silver salvers and a small one.
1 Silver Tankars.
3 Silver Casters.
Silver jugs 2 dram jugs.
Then a list of napery.
9 Horses 3 Mare. Live stock.
Large number of small sums owed by tenants, and he was owed money by James, Duke of Atholl, Berthia
Oliphant, dau. to deceased Oliphant of Condie, James Grahame of Braco. He kept a large number of servants as shown by wages
due, man cook, butler, etc. 25th July 1734
Note by L. G. G. This was the father of the "Jacobite Laird Mr Brown," the Oliphants were
very wealthy, and the inventory of silver is unusually large.
Will of Andrew Graham, Gartmore, faithfully given up be John McQueen in Gartmore, for the interest
of Agnes Graham only discerned dau. and nearest of kin to her father Andrew 13 Jan. 1737
Will of Grizel Grahame, relict of deceased Robert Stewart of Inverdunning, made and given up by
Robert Graham of Garvock, ex. Dat., for payment to him of lib. 73 odd for medicines to the defunct during her sickness, and
cost of her funeral 13 Aug. 1741
Note: Mrs Grizel may have been Robert Graeme's aunt or sister (L. G. G.). Will of Thomas Grahame,
ffeuar in Buchlyvie, given up by his dau. Mary Grahame as nearest of will. Small estate 10 Dec. 1741
Will of John Grahame of Drunkie, his will granted to Dougal
Graham in Downan, in name of his
spouse Katherine Graham, and to Alex. Buchanan in Garrchome (?) in name of Margaret Grahame, his spouse, which Kathn and Margt
are discerned only nearest of kin 20 Feb. 1755
Will of Mrs Mary Drummond, daughter of decd David Drummond, brother Germane to Colquhalzie, who
resided and died at Gorthie, given by Mrs Grizel Drummond, sister Germane to deceased and relict of Duncan Stewart, brother
Germane to Alex. Stewart of Glenbuckie 3 Feb. 1774
Will of Lt. Wlm. Grahame, 79th Regt. in Parrish of Callander, given up by Robert, John, and
James Grahame, his brothers Germane and nearest of kin 5 July 1800
INDICES OF THE DUNBLANE AND PERTH COURT OF WILLS. 1545-1679.
4. Katherina Grahame.
6. Robertus Grahame.
7. Alexander Grahame.
11. Margreta Grahame.
19. Willimus Grahame.
21. Patricius Grahame.
24. Margareton Grahame. 14 July 154-
Agneta Grahame apud Boidhill . 15 Jan. 1546
Cristina Grahame apud Rosse 13 Apr. 1554
Margrat Graham, spouse to Ninian Caddell 16 Apr. 1606
George Grahame in Dounance 3 Feb. 1628
Harie Grahame in Arthey 23 Mar. 1618
William Grahame in Parkzett
George Grahame of Baquhoppell 20 Oct. 1620
Ane honorable Dame Marie Grahame, Lady Buchanan, elder 21 Aug. 1621
Marjorie Graham, relict of John Morisone in Kincardin 14 Feb. 1623
Jonet Grahame, spous to John Ker, Bridgend of Dunblane 7 Apr. 1629
Rosina Grahame, relict of John Drummond of Kirkhill Elizabeth Maksloune, spous to Finla Sherar
in Abercarnie 1 June 1630
David Graham in Rednoch 8 Sept. 1631
William Graham, maltman, Auchterarder 10 Dec. 1632
William Graham in Dunning 23 Nov. 1661
James Graham, buyers in Auchterarder 17 Dec. 1661
Helini Scobie, spous to John Maxtone, Cultoquhey 12 Feb. 1663
James Grahame in Calziemuck 13 May 1663
James Pierson of Kippenross 18 June 1663
Dame Helen Bruce, Lady Abercairny 20 Aug. 1663
Annas Grahame, spous to John Chrystisom in Spittall 25 Feb. 1664
James Grahame, indweller in DunblaneAndrew Angus in Moore of Duncrub,
Marion Graham, his spouse 17 Mar. 1664
Isobell Graham, spous to Alex. Robertson of Inwar, par. Foulis 28 Apr. 1664
Anna Buchanan, spouse to Alex. Graham of Druncie, par. of Port 5 May 1664
Marione Graham in Glashort-Aberfoyle 5 May 1664
John Grahame in Cromlex 18 Aug. 1664
Margaret McAra, spous to John Maxtoun in Cultoquhey 3 Nov. 1664
Cristan Annand, spous to Ninian Grahame in Baldinness Donying 10 Nov. 1664
George Graham, fiar of Glenny Port 16 Mar. 1665
Andrew Toschcoch of Monievaird 20 Apr. 1665
Grizel Sterling, spouse to Walter Graham of Glenny-port 11 May 1665
John Graham of Urchill Feb. 1666
Katherine Grahame, spous to John Graham in Overonnans, Blackford 22 Mar. 1666
Margeret Graham, spous to Andre Whyte in Bedhill 17 May 1666
Malcome Grahame in Mijar, par. of Strowean 18 Oct 1666
Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre, and Mary Morray his spouse 2 Apr. 1668
Andrew Rollo, minister at Duning 22 Oct. 1668
Mungo Graham of Gorthie 1 June 1671
Patrick Graham, his brother 2 Nov. 1671
Duncan Grahame in Mijor Comrie 28 Nov. 1672
Margeret Graham in Milltown (Auch) 14 Aug. 1673
Janet Mitchell and Harry Graham, par. of Kincardine 11 Oct. 1677
Laurence Oliphant, Orchand Milne of Gask 8 Nov. 1688
James Grahame in Eldie, and Catherine Pierson, his spouse 8 Nov. 1688
Sir W. Graham, Gartmore 4 Apr. 1689
John Graham, Clerk in Chancellory May 1702
Mary, his relict 10 Jan. 1706
John G., Alias Gregor Roy McGregor in Calichran, par. Callender 20 Sept. 1716
William Cunningham, lawfull son of C. of Coull 7 Nov. 1720
James Oliphant of Gask 25 July 1734
John Grahame, Cloak at Milne Gask 26 Feb. 1736
Andrew Graeme, Gartmore 13 Jan. 1737
Grizell Graham, relict of Robert Stewart of Inverdunning 13 Aug. 1741
Thomas Graham in Buchlivie 10 Dec. 1741
Mrs AEmilia Murray, Lady Strowan, parish of Lecroft 20 July 1741
John Graham of Drunkie 20 Feb. 1755
Mungo Graham, Auchterarder 23 Apr. 1766
Mrs Mary Drummond, daughter of late Mr Drummond, brother Germane to Colquhalzie, who received a
Gorthy Fouls 3 Feb. 1774
David Graham in Auchterarder 25 Sept. 1780
Thomas " " 14 Dec. 1780
James " " 31 Jan. 1781
John " " 31 June 1781
Isobel " " 23 May 1781
Alex. Graham, sometime in Easter Lundie then in Dunblane 7 Nov. 1793
William Graham of London, residing at Banks, parish of Lecroft 26 Nov. 1794
John Graham, merchant at Dunblane, late of Parish Logie 20 Oct. 1798
Lieutenant William Graham, 79 Regiment, in parish of Callender 5 July 1800
David Graham, residing in Frein (?) parish of Kilmadock 1 May 1815
Mrs Euphemia Drummond of Keltie 26 May 1817
COMMISSARIAT OF THE ORKNEY AND ZETLAND WILLS.
REGISTER HOUSE, EDINBURGH, 1611-1684.
Marcome Graham, spouse to Andro Tailycor in Stromness, within the parochin of Quhytnes in Zetland,
vol. 3 of Tests 12 Sept. 1629
Marion Creightoun, spous to ane reverend father in god, George Bischope of Orkney & Zetland,
vol. 3 26 Apr. 1633
Robert Smyth, son larfull to Patrick Smyth of Braco, Orknay, vol. 7-2 22 Feb. 1665
George Smyth of Rapness, in Orkney, vol. 8 1667
Andron Smyth " " vol. 8 17 Sept. 1669
Margarit Grahame, relict of John Smith of Houp in Orknay, vol. 9 1681 (or 2)
George Grahame, late minister at Stronsay of Ettay in Orknay, vol.9 21 Apr. 1684
COMMISSARIAT OF INVERNESS WILLS, REGISTER HOUSE, EDINBURGH.
William Grahame, burgess of Inverness 30 Aug. 1634
COMMISSARIAT OF STIRLING WILLS, REGISTER HOUSE, EDINBURGH.
Jonet Bruce, relict of Mr James Graham in Achtiradowe (in Sterling (&) dioc. of St Andrewis),
vol. 4 22 Oct. 1616
Walter Grahame of Meikill-wood, within the par. of Gargunok & Dioc. of Sanct-Andros, vol. 4 2
Elspet Grahame, spous to Johne Harvie in Arins of Gargunok, within par. thereof, vol. 4 5
Robert Grahame in Somerstoun, within the par. of Eister-Culpatrick, vol. 5 14 Mar. 1656
Captain David Grahame, vol. 6 6 June 1656
Agnes Grahame, spous to Henck Napper, burgess of Sterling, vol. 6 12 July 1661
Lilias Grahame & John Watt hir husband, in Abotesgrange, within the par. of Falkirke, vol.
6 6 Dec. 1661
Jonet Grahame, spous to William Laying in Bantone, within par. of?, vol. 6 7 Mar. 1662
John Grahame of Meiklewood, within the par. of Gargunnock & Dioc. of Edinburgh, vol. 6
27 May 1664
Walter Grahame, wryter in Stirling, within the par. thorof & dioc. of Edin., vol. 6 1
Iosebell Grahame & John Hardie in Flechanus of Gargonack, her husband, in par. & dioc.
Edin. 11 July 1688
William Graham in Thomastoune, par. of Dennie & com. of Stirling 20 Nov. 1695
Robert Grahame in Helenbush, par. Dennie and com. of Stirling 20 Aug. 1703
James Graeme, Gunner in the Castle of Stirling, within the par. and Corn. thereof 13
David Graeme, Merch. in Stirling 19 Apr. 1732
David Graham, Merch. in Stirling 13 Oct. 1753
John Graeme, Farmer in Abbotshaugh, in the par. of Falkirk 7 Feb. 1764
Mrs Jean Graham, relict of the deceased John Don of Seabeys, in par. & Com. Stirling 3
John Graham, residenter in Stenhouse-muir, within Com. Stirling 13 Feb. 1781
Ann Grahame, residenter in Stirling 19 Jan. 1792
William Graham, residenter in Airth 15 June 1813
COMMISSARIAT OF ST ANDREWS, REGISTER HOUSE, EDINBURGH.
David Grahame, Cinis Cinitatis sanctiandreve (par.) Sanctandrois 25 Apr. 1551
Mergaret Grahame in Steryne, within the par. of Kilmanie & Shonfd.of Fyff 26 July 1599
Andro Smyth in Kiddynnie, within the par. of Fortiviot & Sherif of Perth 30 Jan.
Jane Toschek in Balgown, within par. of Methven & Sh. of Perth 12 Aug. 1614
Elizabeth Grahame, relict of Johnne Aberthnot of Mondynes, Within par. of Fordoun & Sh. of
Kincardin 25 Aug. 1614