Tuesday, 12 January 2021

The Graham Baronetcy

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), OBE;
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, designated of Dromore, County Down.

His only son,

SIR JOHN MOODIE GRAHAM, 2nd Baronet (1938-2020), wedded, in 1970, Valerie Rosemary, daughter of Frank Gill, and had issue,
Suzanne Margaret, b 1971;
Alyson Rosemary, b 1974;
Lucy Christina, b 1978.
He divorced his wife in 1982.

Following Sir John's death in 2020 the baronetcy expired.
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.


Anonymous said...

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


Anonymous said...

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


Unknown said...

Now deceased.

DSC438 said...

Sir John is survived by his partner, David Galway of Belfast.