The Graham Family
Graham (1) for the derivation of the Graham surname.
two members of this particular branch of Calum's, Jamie's and Pippa's Graham ancestors have been identified, originally
from the parish of Tehallan in Co. Monaghan:
William Graham (18??-18??) unconfirmed
Martha Graham (1827 - 1890) md:
William Graham -
18?? - 18??
William is possibly the six times great grandfather of
Calum, Jamie and Pippa.
When Martha Graham married James Kane in 1838 as a minor, she was noted as residing at Tiravera townland in Tehallan (Tyholland) parish, Co. Monaghan,
with one of the witnesses being a William Graham. In the earlier tithe records for the parish in 1832, a William Graham is
shown as holding a farm in the same townland ('Tyravera') of 4 acres 2 roods and 13 perches in size, acrruing an annual tithe
charge of 9 shillings and 6 3/4 pence (Source: NAI tithes http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004625721/004625721_00024.pdf)
It seems very possible that this William was Martha's father, as being
a minor in 1838, she could only have been, at most, 12 years of age at this point.
Posited child of WILLIAM GRAHAM:
b: abt 1820 d: 3/11/1890
Martha Graham was Calum's Jamie's and Pippa's five times great
grandmother. See below
b: abt 1820 d: 3/11/1890
Martha Graham was Calum's and Jamie's five times great grandmother.
Martha married James Kane, on 26 JAN 1838 at Tyholland Church of Ireland, County Monaghan, Ireland. Martha was noted as residing at Tiravera
townland, and James from Corvally, both in the parish of Tyholland. The witnesses were Thomas Corr and William
Graham, whilst the minister was the Rev William Mills, curate. The wedding was perfomed by license and
'with consent of the parents', implying both were under the age of 21.
At some point the couple moved to Belfast, where
Martha subsequently had at least five daughters, within the Saint Anne's parish in the Shankill. She spent some time
residing at Boundary Street from 1858 until the late 1860s and then at 5 Cargill Street. James appears to have died at
some stage between 1870 and 1877.
By 1877 the head of the household in the Belfast
Street directory is Martha Kane. In 1880 she is again down as Martha Kane at 5 Cargill Street, in 1887 as Mrs Kain, and
in 1890 as Mrs Kane.
Martha died on November 3rd 1890
at 5 Cargill Street, aged 63 and noted as a widow to James Kane, night watchman. The cause of death was bronchtits,
suffered for 3 months, and diahorrea & vomiting as suffered for a month. The informant to the registrar a day later was
Matilda McTighe, daughter, of 33 Tennent Street, Belfast (Source: GENI D/1890/51/1007/27/410 Belfast Urban
Martha was buried after 3pm in City
Cemetery on the 6th. The cause of death as noted in the burial record was debility, her religion was noted in the burial record
as Presbyterian, and she was a widow. The grave owner was listed as her son-in-law Arthur Taylor, and her grave was in section A Class 5 plot 270 (Source: Belfast City Council burials database).
Children of MARTHA GRAHAM and JAMES KANE:
b: 1846 d: ????
Calum's and Jamie's four times great grandmother - see Kane page.
b: 26/7/1850 d: 7/9/1899
b: abt 1856 d/ 17/9/1907
b: abt 1859 d: 15/4/1876
Mary Jane Kane
b: abt 1860 d: 27/2/1891
Connecting to Calum and Jamie
Martha Graham married James Kane prior to 1846/
Daughter Christina Kane married Arthur Taylor in
Daughter, Matilda Jane Taylor, maried John Montgomery in 1892.
Daughter, Charlotte Harper Montgomery, married Ernest
Son, Ernest Graham, married Martha Jane Elisabeth
Watton Smyth in 1943.
Daughter, Charlotte Harper Graham, married Colin
Paton in 1969.
Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia
Giles in 2000.
Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton.