DE GRAHAM, David of Dundaffmuir, Sir 1
- Born: About 1195
- Marriage (1): Unknown
User ID: V446.
"SIR DAVID DE GRAHAM, the real founder of the house of Montrose."
"There is also extant a prior confirmation by Alexander II., dated 23 October 1237, of the charter by the Earl of Dunbar, bearing to be granted to David de Graham for his homage and service, of the whole waste lands of Dundaff and Strathcarron, which was the King's forest, in excambion for the lands of Gretquerquer in Galloway, which the Earl by his charter had formerly conferred on David. This is the original grant of the barony of Dundaffmuir, the oldest existing possession of the house of Montrose. The grants by the Earl of Lennox and his son of the lands of Mukraw, Killearn, and Strathblane recorded in the Chartulary of Lennox were the nucleus of their barony of Mugdock. Towards the close of his life Sir David obtained from Malise, Earl of Strathearn, a grant of the lands of Kincardine, Coul, Olune, Poswell, Pirny, and Berdrals in Perthshire, out of which was formed the
barony of Kincardine."
from Scots Peerage 1
"The orthography of the name, in view more particularly of the standing diversity of usage between 'Graham' and
'Graeme,' also requires a foreword. The name first appears in writing in the monastic chartularies; and there, in writs dating from the beginning of the twelfth to the middle of the thirteenth century, the form is invariably 'de Graham.' "
from Scot Peerage 1