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 John Graham

John Graham

Birth
Glamis, Angus, Scotland
Death 27 Jul 1689 (aged 40–41)
Killiecrankie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Burial Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Memorial ID 11387 · View Source
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1st Viscount Dundee. Born the eldest son of Sir William Graham of Claverhouse and Lady Madeline Carnegie. His father died about 1652 and he and his younger brother were fostered by their uncles. After coming in his estate, he was appointment a Commissioner of Excise and a Justice of the Peace in 1669. In 1672 he served as a Lieutenant in Sir William Lockhart's Scots Regiment. By 1674 he was serving in William of Orange's guards. After leaving the Low Countries, he served Charles II who appointed him captain to serve in Scotland. Beginning in 1678 he acted on orders to suppress Covenanters with such vigor as to earn the nickname, Bloody Clavers. His dragoons were routed, however, at the Battle of Drumclog in 1679 and he was forced to flee. By the end of June, reinforced by the Duke of Monmouth, his militia, and two regiments of dragoons, they returned to the field and crushed the Covenanters. In January 1681 he was appointed as the Sherriff of Wigtown, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright and Annandale. He married Jean Cochrane, daughter of William, Lord Cochrane and Lady Catherine Kennedy in May 1684; the couple had at least two children. In 1688 he gained the title of 1st Viscount Dundee. After James II was deposed in the Glorious Revolution, Dundee rallied to the Stuart cause and raised a Highland force under the standard of James II in the first Jacobite rebellion. In July 1689, a government force intercepted the rebels just to the north west of the Killicrankie Pass in Perthshire. Dundee led a charge that would rout the government forces, the victory, however, was Pyhrric. Dundee was mortally wounded, and a third of his men killed. Among Jacobites he came to be known as Bonnie Dundee.

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Within The Vault Beneath
Are Interred The Remains Of
JOHN GRAHAM Of Claverhouse
Viscount Dundee
Who Fell At The Battle Of Killiecrankie
27th July 1689 Aged 46
This Memorial Is Placed Here By
JOHN 8th Duke Of Atholl, K.T.
1889


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  • Added: 1 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Graham (Jul 1648–27 Jul 1689), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11387, citing St Bride's Kirk, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .