Thursday, 8 December 2016

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 creation in Northern Ireland.

JOHN GRAHAM JP (1861-1924), of Dromore House, County Down, married Sarah Porter.

His second son,

CLARENCE JOHNSTON GRAHAM, BSc (1900-66), educated at Banbridge Academy and Queen's University, Belfast, 1919. 

Mr Graham 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.

In 1964, Sir Clarence was created a baronet.

His only son,

SIR JOHN MOODIE GRAHAM, BSc, 2nd Baronet, born in 1938, was President of the NI Leukaemia Research Fund; graduated from Trinity College, Glenalmond, and Queen's University Belfast, 1960.

Sir John has three daughters by his wife, Valerie Rosemary Gill, whom he divorced in 1982.

There is no heir to the baronetcy.
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.