Sir Richard Graham, 1st Baronet

Sir Richard Graham, 1st Baronet (c. 1583 - 28 January 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1626 to 1629. He fought in the Royalist army in the English Civil War.

Graham was the son of Fergus Graham, or Grahme, of Plump, Kirkandrews-upon-Esk, Cumberland, and his wife Sibill Bell, daughter of William Bell, of Scotsbrig, Middlebie, in Scotland. He was Gentleman of the Horse to James I.

In 1624 Graham bought the manor of Norton Conyers in the North Riding of Yorkshire.[1] In 1626, he was elected Member of Parliament for Carlisle. He was re-elected MP for Carlisle in 1628 and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years. He was created baronet of Esk, Cumberland on 29 March 1629.[2]

Graham was a faithful supporter of the Royal cause in the Civil War. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Marston Moor on 2 July 1644. He purchased the estate of Netherby and the Barony of Liddell in Cumberland.[2]

Graham died in 1654 and was buried at Wath, Yorkshire on 11 February 1654.[2]

Graham married in or before 1624, Catharine Musgrave, daughter of Thomas Musgrave, of Cumcatch, Cumberland and his wife Susanna. She died on 23 March 1649 and was buried at Wath, at the age of 47.[2]


  1. ^ William Page, ed. (1914). "Parishes: Wath". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 1. pp. 390–396. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage Volume 2 1900
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Carlisle
With: Sir Henry Vane 1626
Richard Barwis 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Esk)
Succeeded by