Maxtone and Graham Portraiture and Ephemera -

James Maxtone, 11th Laird of Cultoquhey  1724-1798

James Maxtone
11th Laird of Cultoquhey
1724-1798
James Maxtone, 1765-1800
 
His eldest son, James Maxtone, 1765-1800. He was technically 12th Laird for a couple of years, but was never officially vested in the lands. His brother, Anthony Maxtone, became 12th Laird of Cultoquhey.
Material associated with Lord Lynedoch (Thomas Graham), his wife, Mary - who died in 1792 (The Beautiful Mrs. Graham) and his mother, Lady Christian Graham.

Mary Graham died off HyŤres in the South of France in 1792.

They had no children and he never re-married. It is reputed that after the death of his beloved wife, Thomas Graham could not bear the pain of living within sight of any of her portraits.

It seems, however, that he chose to wear her wedding ring for the rest of his life. He died in 1843.

Thomas Graham (Lord Lynedoch)
in his later years.

Thomas Graham's mother,
Lady Christian Graham.

A lock of Lady Christian's hair.
1785

The note below is thought to have been written by Robert Graham.

The Hon'ble Mrs Graham's Wedding Ring worn by Lord Lynedoch
& taken off his finger after he died - 19th Dec'r 1843.
 
The ring is very plain and is made from
thin gold wire. In view of the break, it was presumably cut from his finger.