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Graham, Thomas, 1748-1843 (1st Baron Lynedoch)



  • Existence: 1748 - 1843


Graham was the third and only surviving son of Thomas Græme of Balgowan, in Perthshire and Lady Christian Hope, daughter of the 1st Earl of Hopetoun. He was educated at Christ Church. He inherited from his father in 1777 and, in 1785, went on to purchase the estate of Lynedoch. He married the Mary , daughter of Charles Cathcart, 9th Lord Cathcart who was British Ambassador to the court of Catherine the Great. In 1814, he was raised to the peerage.

His career was encompassed the management of his estates and extensive military service. In later life he served as Rector of the University of Glasgow and as Governor of Dumbarton Castle. He died at his London home in Stratton Street on 18 December 1843, aged 95.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Letter Book of Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch

 Collection — Volume Gen.721
Identifier: Coll-1676
Scope and Contents Volume containing summaries of outgoing correspondence from Lord Lynedoch for 1830. A typed sheet inside the front cover lists recipients as: Beford (Duke of), Beresford (Lord), Cathcart (Earl of), Dacre (Lord), Dacre (Lady), Farquhar (Sir T.), Fleming (Admiral), Gardiner (Sir R.), Graham (Robert), Haddington (Earl of), Hare (Colonel), Harrington (Lord), Hill (Lord), Hill (Sir Rowland), Hope (Sir A.), Hope (Sir J.A.), Keith (Lady), Macdonald (General), MacGrigor (Sir J.),...
Dates: 01 Feb 1830 - 20 Sep 1830