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Malise Graham, Earl of Strathearn, later 1st Earl of Menteith[1]

Male 1407 - Bef 1490  (83 years)


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  • Name Malise Graham  [2
    Suffix Earl of Strathearn, later 1st Earl of Menteith 
    Born 1407 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 14 May 1490 
    Person ID I1311  Ghillebride
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2019 

    Father Sir Patrick Graham, of Dundaff and Kilpont, Earl of Strathearn,   d. 10 Aug 1413, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Euphemia Stewart, Countess of Strathearn and Caithness,   b. Bef 1377,   d. Oct 1415  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married Bef 1406 
    • 4. Peerage & Baronetage, Burke's, ca. 1921.
    Family ID F582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne de Vere,   d. 1490 
    Married Between 1427 and 1453  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Patrick Graham, of Kilpont, Craiguchty and Auchmore,   d. Abt 1488, Dvp - Predeceased His Father Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alexander Graham,   d. Bef 19 Apr 1471, Dvp - Predeceased His Father Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Euphame Graham,   d. Abt 1495
     4. John (of the bright sword) Graham, of Kilbride,   b. Abt 1427, Kilbride, Nr. Doune, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1488  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1770  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane de Rochford,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mariota Campbell,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F1933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1 - 1st Earl of Strathearn-Menteith Created 1st Graham Earl of Menteith 1427
      The later earldom, which was created by James the First in the fifteenth century in favour of Malise Graham, formerly Earl of Strathern, did not include all the lands of the original earldom which had been forfeited by Murdach Duke of Albany as Earl of Menteith; on the contrary, the charter of creation of the new territorial earldom of Menteith reserved to the king the other portions of it.
      Among the places thus reserved was the Castle of Doune, which was the principal messuage of the ancient earldom at the time of the forfeiture.
      Malise inherited the title of Earl of Strathearn/Strathern from his mother but King James I conferred that title upon his uncle Walter and replaced Mailse's earldom with that of Menteith (often spelled "Monteith"). Malise's first wife is named as Ann Vere by Burkes Extinct Peerages 1883 (Graham of Strathern , etc) but as Jane de Rochford by The Scots Peerage (Menteith). Burkes Extinct 1883 identifies Alexander, John and Walter as being by Ann Vere. We show that Euphame was by her as well but that is an assumption. We show the second John and Walter as by his second wife following an indication to that effect by The Scots Peerage.

      2 - Malise Graham, had the earldom of Stratherne removed from him by King James I and given to his uncle, Robert Graham, on the grounds that his mother should not have inherited a title whose descent was strictly through the male line, but received the earldom of Menteith instead.
      Malise, also known as Earl of Strathearn. It was he whom King James I. deprived of the earldom, on the plea that it was a male fief, and made Earl of Menteith instead; and it was this action which moved the Earl's uncle, Sir Robert Graham, to renounce his allegiance, and to plot and carry out the assassination of the King at Perth. It should be remembered, however, that in this plot Earl Malise himself seems to have had no share. He lived till 1492, and left three sons, from the eldest of whom descended the Earls of Menteith and Airth,
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  • Sources 
    1. [S484] The Lineage of the Royal Princes of England.

    2. [S46] www.electricscotland.com, http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/dtog/graham2.html.