GRAHAM, DAVID WILLIAM [SSNE 3914]

Surname
GRAHAM
First name
DAVID WILLIAM

Text source

David Graham was the first count in Russian service, though the origin of his title is unclear. Alias Baron of Morphie. He served in Sweden, Spain, Poland, Bavaria and Austria for 22 years. In 1679 he came to Russia to "see his kinsmen and friends" Paul Menzies, Patrick Gordon, and Colonel Hamilton. In 1682 after repeated petitions he was accepted by the Tsar as a major general. He was in command of a regiment in Smolensk, Moscow and Belgorod. He took part in the Crimean campaigns 1687-9 and was made lieutenant general. He was a Roman Catholic.

W. Barnhill and P. Dukes, 'North-east Scots in Muscovy in the seventeenth century' in Northern Scotland, vol. 1, no. 1, 1972, pp.49-63.

Service record

RUSSIA, SMOLENSK REGIMENTS
Departed 1689-12-31, as LT. GENERAL
Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY