THE OVERSEAS EDITION OF THE DAILY MAIL, DATED LONDON, DECEMBER 22, 1906, contained the following slightly incorrect information:
ROMANCE OF THE PEERAGE.
DORMANT EARLDOM CLAIMED BY A STOCKBROKER.
Two romantic claims to dormant earldoms are shortly to be heard before the House of Lords.The claimants are Alderman Barclay-Allardice, Mayor of Lostwithiel and George Marshall Graham of Leichtown.They both claim the Earldom of Airth, and Mr. Graham also claims the ancient and dormant Earldoms of Menteith and Strathearn.
Mr Barclay-Allardice was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and came to Cornwall after making a fortune as a stockbroker in Wall Street, New York.He claims to be descended in a direct line from the Earl of Strathern, the eldest legitimate son of Robert II of Scotland.
Mr. Graham, the claimant of the three Earldoms, was born in Edinburgh, but went to Canada at an early age, and still owns property in the Dominion.Mr. Graham is a second cousin of the present Duke of Richmond.