The descendants of Christina Shedden were all convinced that she was Scottish. This theory was
proved wrong with the discovery of Christina's baptism certificate in Trivandrum. However
Margaret's granddfather, William Graham, originated in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
William Graham enlisted in the Madras Horse Artillery in 1816 when he was 16, he sailed to
Madras in 1817 on the ship "Herefordshire". William's ranks were Matros, Drill Corporal,
Serjeant and Store Serjeant. When William retired in 1842 he was a "Salt Peshkar". William
married Jane Farrell and then when she died, he married Eliza Montague, he had 2 children with
Jane and 9 with Eliza. The places of residence that appear in various documents are: Madras,
Poonamallee, Secundrabad, Bellary, Tellicherry, and Calicut.
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