Charles Graham of Drynie

???? - 1806


London West India merchant, partner with Duncan Davidson senior (q.v.) and with Henry Davidson senior (q.v.). He was described in the will of Henry Davidson the eldest (q.v.), proved in 1781, as the 'kinsman and clerk' of Henry Davidson the eldest and his brother Duncan Davidson senior.

  1. Will of Charles Graham merchant of Fenchurch Buildings, City of London proved 02/04/1806. In the will he estimated his estate as upwards of £60,000 independent of the Drynie estate in Scotland (which comprised the united estates of Drynie and Kilmuir). He had he said initiated improvements on the Drynie estate worth around £3000 and he instructed his trustees to complete the work (he had entailed the estates prior to his will). He allocated £20,000 to be invested by his trustees for each of his sons George Graham and Charles Graham and their heirs, with terms including the limitation to £200 p.a. of any provision by George or Charles for their wives on or after their marriage. In a codicil he provided that property he held in trust, including 'plantations...slaves', be placed in the hands of Henry Davidson as trustee in his stead.


  1. PROB 11/1441/31

Further Information

West India merchant

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name Partner
Davidsons Barkly & Co.
West India merchant  

Physical (1)

Drynie [Purchased] 
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Estate in Cromartyhshire, purchased by Charles Graham and then 'improved' by him. In his will proved in 1806 he said that he had initiated improvements on the Drynie estate worth around £3000 and he...

Relationships (3)

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Business partners
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Charles Graham identified Francis Graham as his relative in his will of 1806. He was possibly Francis'...

Addresses (1)

Drynie, Black Isle, Cromarty, Highlands & Islands, Scotland