Col George Edward Graham
Of Chayley, Sussex and Bryanston Square
Born: 1 Sept 1774 in Calcutta or 1771, died 1831.
Son of: John Graham (1741-1775) and Mary Graham nee Shewen (1737?-1798).
1. William Graham (born 13 January 1774 in Calcutta).
2. Mary Helen Lady Dashwood (1763-1796) who married Sir Henry Watkin Dashwood , 3rd Bart, of Kertlington, Oxon.
3. Frances Marsh (1770-1805) nee Graham who was the second wife of William Marsh (1755-1846).
4. Possibly two other brothers.
George married: Mary (17??-1858) daughter and heir of John Foster DD and his wife Miss Pigott.
George and Mary do not appear to have had any children.
Col George Edward Graham Foster Pigott: An Overview
We know of Georg from the following sources:
1. Heath-Caldwell family archive. Notes relating to William Marsh the Banker.
2. A note in the 'Book of the Graemes and Grahams' by Louisa Grace Graeme.
3. The Graham family website (http://www.inchbrakie.com ).
George was a partner together with his brother in law William Marsh in the banking firm of Marsh Sibbald & Co.
From the Book of the Graemes and Grahams by Louisa Grace Graeme we have as follows:
George was the third son of John Graham of Yatton and Mary Shewen; he was educated at Harrow, and entering the 3rd Dragoon Guards he served in Holland. When covering the Duke of York's retreat there, his captain, Granado Pigott, received a mortal wound; George Graham gallantly carried him off the field, and after Captain Pigott's death Graham, according to a special request, took home his effects to his sister who was the sole heir to the Abingdon Pigott estate, Co. Cambridge; this lady was married to Dr Foster, Fellow of Eton and owner of Merryworth in Kent. Colonel George Graham married Mary, only daughter and heir of John Foster, D.D., and his wife Miss Pigott, and the Abingdon estate fell in to her in 1827, when George Graham and his wife added (by royal licence) the surnames of Foster-Pigott to that of Graham. Colonel George Edward Graham Foster-Pigott purchased the estate of Chayley in Sussex and was Colonel of Militia in that county; on his death he was buried at St Peter le Poer, London, where his father was also interred. On the death of his wife, Mary Graham Foster-Pigott in 1858, the Graham pictures passed to the son of her husband's youngest brother (Graham of Cossington). The line of George Edward Graham is represented by his grandson, William Graham Foster- Pigott of Abingdon - Pigotts, Rector of that parish, who represents the eldest surviving male line of John Graham of Kernock descended of Montrose through George Graham, brother of the first Earl of Montrose.
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