Friday, 21 December 2018

The Graham Baronets

THE GRAHAM BARONETCY, OF DROMORE, COUNTY DOWN, WAS CREATED IN 1964 FOR SIR CLARENCE JOHNSTON GRAHAM


This is the most recent baronetcy to be created in Northern Ireland.

JOHN GRAHAM JP (1861-1924), of Dromore House, County Down, married Sarah Porter, and had issue,
James Porter (1893-1968);
CLARENCE JOHNSTON, of whom hereafter.
Mr Graham's younger son,

CLARENCE JOHNSTON GRAHAM (1900-66), married, in 1935, Margaret Christina, daughter of Robert Moodie.

Member, Institution of Civil Engineers; director, John Graham (Dromore) Ltd, engineering contractors; Chairman, Standing Committee, Ulster Unionist Council, 1947–63; NI Leukaemia Research Fund, 1952. 

Mr Graham received the honour of knighthood in 1952.

Sir Clarence was created a baronet in 1964, denominated of Dromore, County Down.

His only son,

SIR JOHN MOODIE GRAHAM, 2nd Baronet, born in 1938, wedded, in 1970, Valerie Rosemary, daughter of Frank Gill, and has issue,
Suzanne Margaret, b 1971;
Alyson Rosemary, b 1974;
Lucy Christina, b 1978.
Sir John divorced his wife in 1982.
John Graham (Dromore) Limited  was established at Dromore, County Down, in 1878. They became the first Ulster firm to build a motorway in the Irish Republic, with the award of a £51m contract for a 10-mile stretch.
First published in April, 2010.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

You've omitted that John Graham has since entered into a civil partnership. d

W.

Anonymous said...

Ah, apologies, I thought it might have been intentional. Last I heard, he was back in NI - living in Holywood I think.

W.