John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose

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John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose (1548 – 9 November 1608) was a Scottish peer and Chancellor of the University of St Andrews from 1599 to 1604. He was Lord High Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland, from 1605 to 1606.

He was a natural great-grandson of King James IV of Scotland, his maternal grandmother, Janet Fleming, being a royal bastard.

Ancestry[edit]

John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose's ancestors in three generations
John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose Father:
Robert Graham, Master of Montrose
Paternal Grandfather:
William Graham, 2nd Earl of Montrose
Paternal Great-grandfather:
William Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Annabella Drummond
Paternal Grandmother:
Lady Janet Keith
Paternal Great-grandfather:
William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Lady Elizabeth Gordon
Mother:
Margaret Fleming
Maternal Grandfather:
Malcolm Fleming, 3rd Lord Fleming
Maternal Great-grandfather:
John Fleming, 2nd Lord Fleming
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Eupheme Drummond
Maternal Grandmother:
Lady Janet Stewart
Maternal Great-grandfather:
James IV of Scotland
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Agnes Stewart
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Maitland of Thirlestane
Lord Chancellor of Scotland
1599–1604
Succeeded by
The Earl of Dunfermline
Parliament of Scotland
Preceded by
Union of the Crowns
Lord High Commissioner
1605–1606
Succeeded by
The Duke of Lennox
Academic offices
Preceded by
Lord Menmuir
Chancellor of the University of St Andrews
1599–1604
Succeeded by
George Gledstanes
Archbishop of St Andrews
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
William Graham
Earl of Montrose
1571–1608
Succeeded by
John Graham

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