James Graham

James Graham

Male 1775 - 1850  (75 years)

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  • Name James Graham 
    Born 1775 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1850  Hornbank, Govan Road, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Mar 1850 
    Person ID I4215  Fassifern Direct
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2012 

    Family Janet Robertson 
    +1. John Graham,   b. 22 Apr 1812, Hornbank, Glasgow, Lanark, SCOTLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1850, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F1387  Group Sheet

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    • DeathBurial Entry: On File

      Transcribed from CO53/9 at the National Archives in Kew, London
      James GRAHAM Esq in the 75th year of his age: Died suddenly at Hornbank,
      Govanroad, Glasgow on the 18th March 1850.
      The Late Mr. GRAHAM of Hornbank
      In our obituary of today we observe the name of James GRAHAM Esq of
      Hornbank, one of our oldest and most valued citizens. Mr. GRAHAM settled in
      Glasgow in 1793 and commenced business at the beginning of the present
      century. During the thirty years in which he was thus engaged he maintained
      a high character for uprightness and integrity; but his activity took a
      wider range of usefulness. For a series of years he was connected with the
      Incorporation and Town Council, and he filled successively the important
      offices of Magistrate of the River, Chief Magistrate of the Gorbals, and a
      Magistrate of the City. He was also the first convenor of the Trades House,
      elected under the Burgh Reform Act. Having thus passed through a long and
      honourable career, Mr GRAHAM about fifteen years ago withdrew himself from
      active labours and spent the remainder of his days in that tranquillity and
      retirement to which a life of industry and usefulness so well entitled him.
      Indeed few of our fellow citizens have ever passed from among us enjoying
      more of the confidence and esteem of their fellow men, and more widely and
      sincerely lamented.
      Glasgow Citizen, 23rd March 1850

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