Christine Gill writes: "When I myself looked through these old records I found a scrap of paper (and I mean literally a scrap) which read:
|This James Grame or Graham was the father of Wm. Graham who heads the will of 20th Oct. 1721 & grandfather to Geo. Graham who suffered the recovery in Easby.|
In "The Population of Cumberland 1641/42" there are 5 Grahams listed in Scaleby: Francis, George, John (2) and Peter. One of these may have been the father of James Graham.
Contributed by Alma Rasheed of the Faugh, Cumbria
Cumberland Hearth Tax Returns, 1664: Scaleby
Transcribed by Tony Powley
Inventory for James Graham, Scaleby 1672
This inventory gives no family information, but if it is the inventory for the James Graham we are interested in, it would provide his date of death. It introduces a Humphrey Graham as a debtor of James Graham.
The Inventory is held at the Cumbria Record Office, The Castle, Carlisle
|Note Contained in the Deeds of Scaleby Hall (DX 56/1) are Deeds between William Musgrave Esquire, Lord of Scaleby, and Walter Bell, 1626. From information in a Customary Deed it appears that the Grahams took over the customary tenancy probably through purchase.|
Married to Jane
The Bishops' Transcripts for Scaleby are defective, with many years missing. The only christenings recorded are those of David & Margrit. The rest are taken from the reverse side of the Customery Deed (Deeds Scaleby Hall DX 56/1). Of the sons, only George, William, Richard and David are mentioned in William's will. A James and a John Graham are witnesses to the will, but we cannot be certain that they are the children of William and Jane
George was a bachelor. We have no information about any heirs for William. Richard inherits the messuages one at Brighting flatt, and the other in the township of Scaleby, on the death of George in 1772.
Died July 22, 1779
Married to Eleneor Gibson on 19 Feb., 1739
Richard, in his will of 1778 leaves to eldest son, George Graham, all freehold messuage, lands and tenements situated in township and fields of Scaleby. (Assuming Scaleby Hall).
To younger son, William Graham, all messuage, lands and tenement situated at Brightingflat
George Graham dies in 1802, and as he is a bachelor leaves all messuages, lands and tenements situated at Scaleby to his sister Margaret, and then to brother William and his heirs.
Margaret, a spinster, dies in 1827, and this leaves William in possession of both the Brightonflatt and Scaleby Hall.>
Died 25 November, 1831
Married to Ann Blenkinsop on 21 March, 1781
By his will of 1828 William Graham left his property at Scaleby to his son, William, subject to life estate of wife Ann.
William, a bachelor, died in 1874, leaving all his property to his nephew James Watson Graham, the son of his brother Richard Graham.