Its membership is made up of those Grahams who know and who propagate the very distinguished accomplishments and honorable ideals of the Grahams, past and present. Because of the large number of Grahams in Scotland, their wide dispersion all along the Highland line was from Montrose on the North Sea to Loch Lomond (and further west) down past Glasgow through the Lowlands to Carlisle on the Border
James Graham: The Great Marquis
The most famous Graham associated with Mugdock was James Graham (1612-1650), who inherited the Earldom in 1626. He was the first signatory of the Scottish Covenant of 1638 but, although opposed to the introduction of Anglicanism in Scotland, believed in the divine right of kings and therefore supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. He was created Captain General of Scotland in 1643 by Charles I and was given the title Marquis of Montrose the following year. He won many victories against the King’s adversaries including the Battle of Inverlochy in 1645 but was defeated at the Battle of Philiphaugh the following year and spent the next three years in exile. Charles I was executed in 1649 and the rule of Cromwell’s Commonwealth began.
Montrose returned to Scotland in 1650 and raised an army with the intention of restoring the Monarchy. He made his last stand at the Battle of Carbisdale in 1650 but was defeated and captured. Montrose was taken to Edinburgh where he stood trial for treason and was found guilty. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at the Mercat Cross on 21st May 1650.
For more info go to the Clan Graham website.