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Lovat, Lord (S, 1457/64)

 

Creation: let. pat. c.1458/64

 

Family name: Fraser

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Azure three Cinquefoils Argent;  2nd and 3rd, Argent three Antique Crowns Gules

Crest:

A Buck's Head erased proper

Supporters:

On either side a Buck proper

Motto:

Je Suis Prest (I am ready)

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Hugh [Fraser], 1st Lord Lovat

son of Thomas Fraser of Lovat

born

mar.

bef. 1464 Violet Lyon, 1st dau. of John [Lyon], 3rd Lord Glamis, by his wife Elizabeth Scrymgeour, only dau. by his second wife of Sir John Scrymgeour of Dudhope, Constable of Dundee

children

1. Thomas Fraser, later 2nd Lord Lovat

2. Hugh Fraser

3. John Fraser

1. Margaret Fraser, mar. Hector de Kilmalew, and had issue

2. Agnes Fraser

3. Egidia/Marjory Fraser, mar. Ferquherd Mackintosh of Mackintosh

died

betw. 1 Nov 1499 and 30 Apr 1501

created

1457/64 Lord Lovat

suc. by

son

note

in 1464 he made an agreement with Alexander Fraser of Philorth in which each recognised the other as next heir male to himself on failure of heirs male of his body (the exact relationship between Hugh Fraser of Lovat and Alexander Fraser of Philorth is not known)

 

Thomas [Fraser], 2nd Lord Lovat

born

mar. (1)

aft. 11 Jan 1493 Janet Gordon (d. aft. Nov 1501), dau. of Sir Alexander Gordon of Abergeldie

children by first wife

1. Hugh Fraser, later 3rd Lord Lovat

2. William Fraser of Teachers

3. James Fraser of Culboky (k. 2 Jun 1544 with his brother and nephew at the Battle of Loch Lochy), mar., and had issue

1. Margaret Fraser

2. Isobel Fraser

3. Janet Fraser, mar. c. 1527 John Crichton of Ruthven, son of James Crichton of Ruthven and his wife Janet Ogston

mar. (2)

bef. 6 May 1510 Janet Blair (widow of Sir Alexander Blair of Balthayoch;  mar. (3) bef. 12 Jun 1535 as his first wife David Lindsay, 9th Earl of Crawford;  dsp. betw. 5 Feb 1549/50 and 12 Nov 1550), sister of Andrew [Gray], 2nd Lord Gray, and 1st dau. of Sir Patrick Gray, Master of Gray (by his second wife Annabella Forbes, 1st dau. of Alexander [Forbes], 1st Lord Forbes), 1st son and heir ap. of Andrew [Gray], 1st Lord Gray

children by second wife

4. Robert Fraser, mar. Janet Gelly, and had issue, the Frasers of Kinnell

5. Andrew Fraser

6. Thomas Fraser, mar. (?) Anna Macleod, a dau. of ..... Macleod of Harris

died

21 Oct 1524

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Justiciary of the North of Scotland during the reign of King James IV; summoned to a Convention in Edinburgh 1523

 

Hugh [Fraser], 3rd Lord Lovat

born

mar. (1)

c. 1512 Anne Haliburton (widow of John Haliburton of Pitcur; d. bef. 1536), dau. of John Grant of Grant and Freuchie by his wife Margaret Ogilvy, 4th dau. of Sir James Ogilvy of Deskford

only child by first wife

1. Hon Simon Fraser, Master of Lovat (k. vp. 2 Jun 1544 with his father and uncle at the Battle of Loch Lochy)

mar. (2)

bef. 19 Jun 1536 Janet Ross (d. 1565), dau. of Walter Ross of Balnagowan

children by second wife

2. Hon Alexander Fraser, later 4th Lord Lovat

3. Hon William Fraser of Struy, tutor to Lovat 1558 (b. c. 1537), mar. 1561 Janet Grant

4. Hon Hugh Fraser (b. c. 1539; d. after 1565)

1. Hon Agnes Fraser (d. 29 Jan 1594/5), mar. (1) bef. 3 Mar 1540/1 William Macleod of Dunvegan, and (2) aft. 2 May 1562 to Alexander Bain of Tulloch

2. Hon Margaret Fraser (d. aft. 1565)

died

2 Jun 1544

suc. by

son by second wife

note

entered into a bond of mutual support with the Earl of Huntly 1543; Justiciary of the North of Scotland; he was killed with his eldest son in a battle with the Macdonalds at the east end of Loch Lochy

 

Alexander [Fraser], 4th Lord Lovat

born

mar.

Janet Campbell (mar. (2) Donald Gorm McDonald of Sleat; d. betw. 22 May 1561 and 1 Jan 1595/6), dau. of Sir John Campbell of Cawdor (by his wife Muriel Cawdor, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Cawdor, 8th Thane of Cawdor), 3rd son of Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll

children

1. Hon Hugh Fraser, later 5th Lord Lovat

2. Hon Thomas Fraser of Knockie and Strichen, tutor of Lovat 1576 (b. 1545; d. 2 Oct 1612), mar. Isobel Fraser (widow of (1) William Chalmer of Strichen, and (2) Thomas Fraser; d. 30 Nov 1611), and had issue:

1a. Thomas Fraser, 2nd of Strichen, Sheriff of Inverness (d. Mar 1645), mar. (1) 1606 Christian Forbes, 1st dau. of William Forbes of Tolquhoun, and (2) aft. 4 Aug 1628 Margaret Mackenzie (widow of Sir Roderick Mackenzie of Coigach, tutor of Kintail), dau. of ..... Macleod, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Thomas Fraser, 3rd of Strichen (d. 1656), mar. aft. 4 Nov 1628 Christian Forbes, dau. of John Forbes of Pitsligo, and had issue:

1c. Thomas Fraser, 4th of Strichen (d. 26 Feb 1685), mar. aft. 1656 Marion Irvine, 2nd dau. of Robert Irvine of Fedderet by his wife Elizabeth Campbell, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Bt., and had issue:

1d. Alexander Fraser, 5th of Strichen (d. 3 Nov 1699), mar. (1) Elizabeth Cockburn (dsp. 26 Jul 1693), and (2) aft. Jul 1697 Hon Amelia Stewart (mar. (2) c. 1702 John [Lindsay], 19th Earl of Crawford), 2nd dau. of Hon James Stewart, styled Lord Doune (by his wife Lady Catherine Tollemache, 2nd dau. of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt., of Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Murray, suo jure Countess of Dysart), 1st son and heir ap. of Alexander [Stewart], 5th Earl of Moray, by his wife Emilia Balfour, dau. of Sir William Balfour of Pitcullo, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, and had issue by his second wife:

1e. Hugh Fraser (dvp. 2 Jul 1693)

2e. James Fraser, 6th of Strichen (d. unm. bef. 14 Aug 1725)

3e. Alexander Fraser, 7th of Strichen, a Judge of the Court of Session under the name of Lord Strichen 1730-75, Lord of Justiciary 1735, General of the Scottish Mint 1764 (b. 1699; d. 15 Feb 1775), mar. 19 Sep 1731 his first cousin once removed Lady Anne Campbell (widow of James [Stuart], 2nd Earl of Bute; d. 9 Oct 1736), only dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 1st Duke of Argyll, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Tollemache, 1st dau. of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt., of Helmingham, co. Suffolk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Murray, suo jure Countess of Dysart, and had issue:

1f. Alexander Fraser, 8th of Strichen (d. 17 Dec 1794), mar. after 25 Mar 1764 Jean Menzies, only child of William Menzies, of St Ann's, Jamaica, and had issue:

1g. Capt Alexander Fraser, 9th of Strichen (d. 28 Oct 1803), mar. 10 May 1800 Emilia Leslie (d. 27 Aug 1860), 1st dau. of John Leslie of Balquhain, and had issue:

1h. Thomas Alexander Fraser, 10th of Strichen, later 1st Baron Fraser later 12th Lord Lovat

2g. Stewart Mackenzie Fraser

3g. Thomas Fraser

4g. William Fraser (dsp. bef. 1797)

5g. Francis Fraser (d. 27 Apr 1775)

1g. Frances Jean Fraser

2g. Anne Fraser

3g. Jane Fraser, mar. 1799 John Morrison of Auchintoul

4d. Thomas Fraser

1d. Marion Fraser, mar. aft. 26 Mar 1715 James Craig of Riccartoun, Professor of Civil Law, Edinburgh University

2c. James Fraser (d. aft. 26 Feb 1685)

1c. Christian Fraser, mar. aft. 5 Jun 1649 Alexander Burnett of Craigmill

2b. Hugh Fraser of Easter Tyrie (d. aft. 7 Sep 1643)

1a. Jean Fraser, mar. Sir James Stuart of Newton

2a. Magdalen Fraser, mar. Hugh Rose of Kilravock

3. Hon James Fraser of Ardachie

1. Hon Anne Fraser, mar. John Fraser of Dalcros

died

Dec 1557

suc. by

son

note

witnessed a grant made by Lord Elphinstone at Stirling 1546

 

Hugh [Fraser], 5th Lord Lovat

born

mar.

aft. 24 Dec 1567 Lady Elizabeth Stewart (mar. (2) 6 Dec 1578 (div. 1581) her first cousin twice removed Robert [Stuart], 1st Earl of March, and (3) 6 Jul 1581 Hon James Stewart of Bothwellmuir, sometime Earl of Arran, 2nd son by his first wife of Andrew [Stewart], 2nd Lord Ochiltree;  d. either Apr 1590 or Sep 1595), 1st dau. of John [Stewart], 4th Earl of Atholl, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Gordon, 3rd dau. of George [Gordon], 4th Earl of Huntly

children

1. Hon Alexander Fraser, Master of Lovat (dvp. an infant)

2. Hon Simon Fraser, later 6th Lord Lovat

3. Father Thomas Fraser, Prior of Beauly 1579

1. Hon Margaret Fraser (d. aft. 10 Jul 1581)

2. Hon Mary Fraser, mar. James Cumming of Altyre

3. Hon Anne Fraser, mar. Hector Munro of Foulis

died

1 Jan 1576/7 (bur. at Beauly)

suc. by

son

note

sat as a member of the Privy Council 1567; attended the Conventions at Inverness and Perth 1569; Joint Lieutenant in the North with the Earl of Caithness 1569; in 1570 entered into a bond of mutual support with Earl of Huntly as his grandfather had done with the Earl's father in 1543; despite this he fought against the Queen's Party which was supported by the Earl; attended the Convention at Edinburgh 1574

 

Simon [Fraser], 6th Lord Lovat, PC

born

7 Apr 1570

mar. (1)

Dec 1589 Katherine Mackenzie (d. May 1593), sister of Kenneth [Mackenzie], 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, and 1st dau. of Sir Colin Mackenzie of Kintail, by his wife Barbara Grant, dau. of John Grant of Freuchie

children by first wife

1. Hon Hugh Fraser, later 7th Lord Lovat

1. Hon Elizabeth Fraser (b. 1591), mar. John Dunbar, Sheriff of Moray

mar. (2)

4 Apr 1596 Hon Jean Stewart (d. 1 Jul 1622), sister of James [Stewart], jure uxoris Earl of Moray, and 3rd dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Lord Doune, by his wife Lady Margaret Campbell, 1st dau. by his second wife of Archibald [Campbell], 4th Earl of Argyll

children by second wife

2. Hon Sir Simon Fraser, 1st of Inverallochy (d. Jul 1620), mar. 1616 Jean Moncrieff (mar. (2) aft. 9 Aug 1621 as his second wife Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys), dau. of Sir John Moncrieff, and had issue

3. Hon Thomas Fraser (b. 1606; dvp. 20 May 1613)

4. Hon Sir James Fraser of Brae (b. 1610; d. 6 Dec 1649; bur. at Kirkhill), mar. Beatrice Wemyss, and had issue

2. Hon Anne Fraser (dvp. an infant)

3. Hon Margaret Fraser, mar. (1) after 29 Apr 1617 Sir Robert Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott (d. 1633), and (2) 1653 Sir James Haldane of Gleneagles, and had issue by both husbands

4. Hon Jean Fraser (dvp. young)

mar. (3)

Mar 1627/8 Catherine Grant (b. 1581; widow of James Grant of Ardneillie; d. 19 Sep 1658), dau. of William Rose of Kilravock

died

3 Apr 1633

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Privy Councillor 1594; entered into a bond of mutual support with the Earl of Huntly 1598; Sheriff of Inverness 1607-10 and of Elgin and Forres 1622; attended the Convention at Edinburgh 1608 and was a member of the Court of High Commission 1614; attended the Convention at Holyrood 1630 where he was appointed one of the commissioners for the development of Scottish fisheries

 

Hugh [Fraser], 7th Lord Lovat

born

mar.

1614 Isabel Wemyss (d. 1636), sister of John [Wemyss], 1st Earl of Wemyss, and 3rd dau. of Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss, by his second wife Hon Mary Stewart, 1st dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Lord Doune

children

1. Hon Simon Fraser, Master of Lovat (b. 1621; dvp. 20 Mar 1640)

2. Hon Hugh Fraser, Master of Lovat (b. 1624; dvp. Apr 1643), mar. 30 Apr 1642 Lady Anne Leslie (mar. (2) Sir Ralph Delaval, of Seaton Delaval, co. Northumberland), 3rd dau. of Alexander [Leslie], 1st Earl of Leven, by his wife Anne Renton, dau. of David Renton, of Billie, co. Berwick, and had issue:

1a. Hugh Fraser, later 8th Lord Lovat

3. Col Hon Alexander Fraser, tutor of Lovat (b. 1626; d. 27 Jun 1671), mar. Hon Sybilla McLeod (widow of John MacLeod of MacLeod; mar. (3) Patrick Grant of Cluniemore), only dau. of Kenneth [Mackenzie], 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail, by his second wife Isabel Ogilvy, dau. of Sir Gilbert Ogilvy of Powrie, and had issue

4. Hon Thomas Fraser of Beaufort, later de jure 10th Lord Lovat

5. Capt Hon James Fraser, took service with the King of Poland (b. 1633; d. 1657)

6. Hon William Fraser (b. 1635; dvp. 1639)

1. Hon Mary Fraser (b. 1617; d. 1659), mar. 1635 David Ross of Balnagown

2. Hon Anne Fraser (b. 1619; dsp. 23 Jul 1658), mar. 24 Jan 1639 as his second wife John [Gordon], 14th Earl of Sutherland

3. Hon Catherine Fraser (b. 1619; d. 18 Oct 1663), mar. (1) Sir John Sinclair of Dunbeath, (2) 30 Jun 1653 her first cousin Robert [Arbuthnott], 1st Viscount of Arbuthnott, and (3) 17 Oct 1658 as his first wife Andrew [Fraser], 3rd Lord Fraser, and had issue by her second husband

died

16 Feb 1646

suc. by

grandson

note

joined with his father and others in apprehending McIntosh raiders 1624; Justice for Inverness-shire 1641

 

Hugh [Fraser], 8th Lord Lovat

born

2 May 1643 (posthumous)

mar.

Jul 1659 Anne Mackenzie (d. 10 Nov 1670), sister of George [Mackenzie], 1st Earl of Cromartie, and 2nd dau. of Sir John Mackenzie of Tarbat, 1st Bt., by his wife Margaret Erskine, dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Erskine of Innerteil

children

1. Hon Hugh Fraser, later 9th Lord Lovat

1. Hon Anne Fraser (b. 12 Mar 1661; bur. 8 Oct 1684), mar. after 29 Sep 1679 Patrick [Kinnaird], 2nd Lord Kinnaird, and had issue

2. Hon Isabel Fraser (b. 1662), mar. Alexander Mackenzie of Glengarry

3. Hon Margaret Fraser (b. 1666), mar. Col Andrew Monro

died

27 Apr 1672

suc. by

son

note

attended the Convention in Edinburgh 1667/8

 

Hugh [Fraser], 9th Lord Lovat

born

28 Sep 1666

mar.

aft. 18 Mar 1685 Lady Amelia Murray (b. 2 Jan 1666; d. 6 May 1743), only dau. of John [Murray], 1st Marquess of Atholl, by his wife Lady Amelia Sophia Stanley, only dau. and in her issue hrss. of James [Stanley], 7th Earl of Derby

children

1. Hon Hugh Fraser, Master of Lovat (b. 1690; dvp. 16 Mar 1693)

2. Hon John Fraser, Master of Lovat (b. 1695; dvp. 10 Aug 1696)

1. Hon Amelia Fraser, self-styled Lady Lovat, she obtained a decision of the Court of Session in 1702 that she was entitled to the dignity of Lady Lovat as well as the Lovat estates, which was reversed by the declaration of 1730 (d. 22 Aug 1763), mar. 1702 her cousin Alexander Mackenzie of Prestonhall later Fraser of Fraserdale MP, attainted for his participation in the 1715 Rising (b. 1683; d. 3 Jun 1755), son of Roderick Mackenzie, a Lord of Session under the style of Lord Prestonhall, and had issue:

1a. Hugh Fraser, self-styled Lord Lovat (b. 1703; d. 9 Nov 1770), mar. Amelia Fotheringham, dau. of Thomas Fotheringham of Powrie, and had issue:

1b. Amelia Fraser (d. 31 May 1758)

2b. Katherine Fraser (d. bef. 4 Jun 1796), mar. David Brown, of Edinburgh, watchmaker

2. Hon Anne Fraser (b. 1689; d. 10 Aug 1734), mar. (1) Sep 1703 Norman Macleod, 20th of Macleod, (2) Peter Fotheringham of Powrie, and (3) aft. 23 Oct 1717 as his third wife her cousin John [Mackenzie], 2nd Earl of Cromartie, and had issue by her third husband

3. Hon Catherine Fraser (b. 1690; d. 4 Mar 1771), mar. 25 Jul 1706 Sir William Murray of Ochtertyre, 3rd Bt., and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 14 Sep 1696

suc. by

great-uncle

note

Just before his death he settled his estates on his great-uncle, Hon Thomas Fraser of Beaufort, the de jure 10th Lord, who was confirmed as Lord Lovat in 1730 after his death. In the course of the proceedings, legal and otherwise, of this Hon Thomas Fraser and his son Simon, the 9th Lord's widow was "seized on" by Simon, after failing to secure the hand of her daughter Amelia, and forced into a clandestine (and presumably invalid) marriage with him. Following the death of the 9th Lord Lovat the question of succession to both the dignity and the estates arose between the heir general and the heir male: by a decision of the Court of Session 2 Dec 1702 it was decided that his heir was his 1st dau. and heir of line Hon Amelia Fraser, wife of Alexander Mackenzie of Prestonhall, who was attainted following the 1715 rising.  However, a further decision by the Court of Session 3 Jul 1730 found in favour of the heir male.

 

Thomas Fraser, de jure 10th Lord Lovat

born

1631

mar.

Apr 1665 Sibylla Macleod (d. Jun 1682), 4th dau. of John Macleod of Macleod, by his wife Hon Sibylla Mackenzie, sister of Colin [Mackenzie], 1st Earl of Seaforth, and only dau. by his second wife of Kenneth [Mackenzie], 1st Lord Mackenzie of Kintail

children

1. Alexander Fraser (b. c. 1666 ; dvp. 20 Nov 1689; bur. at Kirkhill)

2. Simon Fraser, later 11th Lord Lovat

3. Hugh Fraser

4. John Fraser (b. 1674; d. 1716)

5. Thomas Fraser

6. James Fraser (d. 27 Sep 1679)

1. Isabel Fraser

2. Sybilla Fraser

3. Catherine Fraser

died

May 1699

suc. by

son

note

He was a supporter of King James II & VII, serving under Dundee in 1689 and being part of the force that attempted to capture Edinburgh Castle in 1696; with his son, Capt Simon Fraser, he was found guilty of high treason on 6 Sep 1698 for the abduction of Amelia, Dowager Lady Lovat

 

Simon [Fraser], 11th Lord Lovat

born

c. 1667

mar. (1)

Dec 1716 Margaret Grant (d. in childbirth 1729), 4th dau. of Ludovic Grant of Grant, by his first wife, Janet Brodie, dau. of Alexander Brodie of Lethen

children by first wife

1. Brig Gen (Hon) Simon Fraser, Master of Lovat until 19 Mar 1746/7, joined with his father in the 1745 Rising and was given a free pardon 1750, advocate 1752 and barrister 1755, raised a regiment from the Lovat estate and served under Wolfe in North America 1758 and in Portugal 1762, Member of Parliament for Inverness 1761-82, retired as Brig Gen 1763, restored to the family estates 1774 subject to a payment of £20,983, raised two more Highland battalions in 1776 and was Col of both (b. 19 Oct 1726; dsp. 8 Feb 1782), mar. Katherine Bristowe (dsp. 14 Feb 1835), dau. of John Bristowe, of Quidenham Hall, co. Norfolk

2. (Hon) Alexander Fraser (bapt. 1 Jul 1729; d. 7 Aug 1762)

1. (Hon) Janet Fraser (d. 14 Apr 1765), mar. Ewan Macpherson of Cluny

2. (Hon) Sybilla Fraser (d. 9 Feb 1755)

mar. (2)

aft. 9 Jul 1733 Primrose Campbell (b. 1710; d. 23 May 1796), sister of John [Campbell], 4th Duke of Argyll, and 5th dau. of Hon John Campbell of Mamore (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Elphinstone, 1st dau. of John [Elphinstone], 8th Lord Elphinstone), 2nd son by his first wife of Archibald [Campbell], 9th Earl of Argyll

only child by second wife

3. (Hon) Archibald Campbell Fraser of Lovat, British Consul at Algiers 1766-74, Member of Parliament for Inverness 1782, raised a regiment of Fraser Fencibles which served in Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars, entailed the Lovat estates to his distant kinsman (5th cousin three times removed), Thomas Alexander Fraser of Strichen, 1808 (b. 16 Aug 1736; dsps. 8 Dec 1815, when the issue male of Hugh, 5th Lord Lovat, became extinct), mar. 1763 Jane Fraser, sister of Sir William Fraser, 1st Bt., and dau. of William Fraser of Leadclune, and had issue:

1a. Col John Simon Frederick Fraser MP (b. 1765; dsp. legit. vp. 6 Apr 1803

2a. Archibald Fraser (dvp. 1792)

3a. Henry Emo Fraser (b. 1768; dvp. 25 Aug 1782)

4a. John George Fraser (b. 26 Sep 1778; dvp. 22 Nov 1779)

5a. William Henry Fraser (dvp. 25 Feb 1801)

died

9 Apr 1747 (bur. in the Church of St Peter-ad-Vincula in the Tower of London)

suc. by

in 1854 by fourth cousin, four times removed

note

Following the death of his cousin, the 9th Lord Lovat, he tried to marry the late Lord's daughter and heiress of line, Amelia, then considered to be suo jure Lady Lovat. On failing to do so he forced her mother, the Dowager Lady Lovat, into marriage with him. For this offence he and his father were found guilty of high treason on 6 Sep 1698 and he was outlawed on 17 Feb 1699/1700. After supporting the Jacobite cause, he suddenly changed sides and captured Inverness Castle on behalf of the Crown, which caused him to be given a full pardon on 10 Mar 1716 and be made Governor of Inverness. He was also granted the life-interest in the Lovat estates that had been forfeited by his cousin's husband. He tendered his vote at the election of Scottish peers in 1721, 1722 and 1727, which was objected to on the ground that the Lordship of Lovat was, by the 1702 decree of the Court of Session, vested in his cousin, the heir general. Nevertheless he obtained a reversal of this decree in 1730 and declaration that he was entitled to the Lovat peerage. In 1734 he purchased the remainder of the Lovat estates from his cousin for £12,000. In 1737 he was one of the first to join the group working for a landing in Scotland by Prince Charles Edward. He was rewarded by being cr. 14 Mar 1739/40 Lord Lovat of Beaulieu, Viscount of the Aird and Strathglass, Earl of Stratherrick and Avertarg, Marquess of Beaufort, and Duke of Fraser by the titular King James III & VIII. This caused the Hanoverian Government some concern and he was deprived of the Shrievality of Inverness and the command of his Highland regiment. After the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 he sent round the "fiery cross" to summon his followers, but at the same time carrying on a friendly correspondence with the Lord President, Duncan Forbes, and the Earl of Loudoun, giving every appearance of being a loyal supporter of the Government. He was arrested on 11 Dec 1745, but escaped on 2 Jan 1746 and joined Prince Charles Edward. He was with the Jacobite army at their bloody defeat at Culloden, 16 Apr 1746. Unable to persuade the Prince not to return to France, he was finally captured on Lake Morar and taken to London and imprisoned in the Tower. He was impeached by the House of Commons on 11 Dec 1746 and found guilty of high treason by an unanimous vote of the House of Lords on 19 Mar 1746/7, upon which his title and estates were forfeited. He was beheaded, aged 80, a few weeks later on Tower Hill.

 

Thomas Alexander [Fraser], 1st Baron Lovat later 12th Lord Lovat, KT

born

17 Jun 1802

mar.

6 Aug 1823 Hon Charlotte Georgina Stafford-Jerningham (b. 8 Oct 1800; d. 28 May 1876), 1st dau. of George William [Jerningham later Stafford-Jerningham], 8th Baron Stafford, by his first wife Frances Henrietta Sulyarde, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Edward Sulyarde, of Haughley Park, co. Suffolk

children

1. Hon Simon Fraser, later 13th Lord Lovat

2. Lt Col Hon Alexander Edward Fraser, served in the Crimea with the Scots Guards (b. 13 Jan 1831; dsp. 20 Sep 1885), mar. 13 Jan 1858 Georgina Mary Heneage, only dau. of George Fieschi Heneage, of Hainton Hall, co. Lincoln

3. George Edward Stafford Fraser (b. 17 Feb 1834; dvp. 4 May 1854)

4. Col Hon Henry Thomas Fraser (b. 2 Dec 1838; d. 3 Aug 1904)

1. Hon Amelia Charlotte Fraser (b. 22 Aug 1824; d. 17 Aug 1912), mar. 17 Sep 1846 Charles Robert Scott-Murray, of Danesfield, co. Buckingham (d. 27 Aug 1882), and had issue

2. Hon Frances Georgiana Fraser (b. 20 Feb 1826; d. 25 Dec 1899), mar. 9 May 1844 Sir Piers Mostyn, 8th Bt., of Talacre, co. Flint

3. Hon Charlotte Henrietta Fraser (b. 6 Jun 1827; dsp. 21 Jul 1904), mar. 27 Nov 1866 Sir Matthew Sausse QC, Chief Justice of Bombay (dsp. 4 Nov 1867)

died

28 Jun 1875

created

28 Jan 1837 Baron Lovat, of Lovat in the County of Inverness

suc. by

son

note

petitioned the Crown for restoration of the Scottish Lordship in 1825 and on 10 Jul 1854 he obtained an Act of Parliament to reverse the attainder of the 11th Lord Lovat; Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire 1853-73; Knight of the Thistle 1865

 

Simon [Fraser], 13th Lord Lovat

born

21 Dec 1828

mar.

14 Nov 1866 Alice Mary Weld-Blundell (b. 1 Mar 1846; d. 3 Jun 1938), 5th dau. of Thomas Weld later Weld-Blundell, of Ince Blundell Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Teresa Mary Eleanora Vaughan, dau. of William Michael Thomas John Vaughan, of Courtfield

children

1. Simon Thomas Joseph Fraser (b. 17 Aug 1867; dvp. 28 Sep 1868)

2. Hon Simon Joseph Fraser, later 14th Lord Lovat

3. Maj Hon Hugh Joseph Fraser MVO, served with the Scots Guards in the South African War 1900-02 and in World War I 1914 (killed in action Oct 1914)

4. Maj Hon Alastair Thomas Joseph Fraser DSO, served with the Lovat Scouts in the South African War 1900-02 and in World War I 1914-18 (b. 1 Aug 1877; d. 14 Oct 1949), mar. 16 Mar 1915 Lady Sibyl Grimston (d. 1 Aug 1968), 5th dau. of James Walter [Grimston], 3rd Earl of Verulam, by his wife Margaret Frances Mackintosh, widow of Alexander Aeneas Mackintosh of Mackintosh, and 1st dau. of Sir Frederick Ulric Graham, 3rd Bt., of Netherby, co. Cumberland, by his wife Lady Jane Hermione Seymour, 1st dau. of Edward Adolphus [Seymour], 12th Duke of Somerset, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Laura Fraser (b. 2 Apr 1869; d. 3 Dec 1946), mar. 25 May 1898 Hon john Scott, styled Viscount Encombe (b. 8 May 1870; dvp. 18 Aug 1900), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Scott], 3rd Earl of Eldon, by his wife Henrietta Minna Turnor, dau. of Capt Henry Martin Turnor, by his wife Hon Marianne Bosville-Macdonald, 6th dau. of Godfrey [Macdonald later Bosville later Bosville-Macdonald], 3rd Baron Macdonald, and had issue

2. Hon Alice Mary Charlotte Fraser (b. 3 Mar 1870; d. 7 Aug 1958), mar. 30 Apr 1890 as his second wife Hon Bernard Constable-Maxwell, member of the Royal Company of Archers (b. 3 Apr 1848; d. 27 Oct 1938), 4th son of William [Constable-Maxwell], 10th Lord Herries of Terregles, by his wife Marcia Vavasour, 1st dau. of Hon Sir Edward Marmaduke Joseph Stourton later Vavasour, 1st Bt. (by his wife Marcia Bridget Lane-Fox, only dau. of James Lane-Fox, of Bramham Park, co. York), 3rd son of Charles Philip [Stourton], 17th Baron Stourton, and had issue

3. Hon Etheldreda Mary Fraser (b. 22 Nov 1872; d. 9 Oct 1949), mar. 12 Jan 1903 Rt Hon Sir Francis Oswald Lindley GCMG CB CBE, Ambassador to Vienna 1920-21, Athens 1922-23, Oslo 1929-30, Lisbon 1929-31 and Tokyo 1931-34 (b. 12 Jun 1872; d. 17 Aug 1950), 5th son of Nathaniel [Lindley], Baron Lindley (Law Lord), by his wife Sarah Katherine Teale, dau. of Edward John Teale, of Leeds, co. York, and had issue

4. Hon Margaret Mary Fraser OBE (b. 25 Jun 1881; d. 4 Aug 1872), mar. 14 Apr 1919 Brig Gen Archibald Stirling-Maxwell of Keir later Stirling of Keir MP, served in the Nile Expedition 1899, the South African War 1899-1902 and World War I (b. 14 Sep 1867; d. 18 Feb 1931), 2nd son of Sir William Stirling of Keir later Stirling-Maxwell of Keir, 9th Bt. MP KT, by his first wife Lady Anne Maria Leslie-Melville, 3rd dau. of David [Leslie-Melville], 10th Earl of Leven, and had issue

5. Hon Muriel Mary Rose Fraser, a Sister of St Vincent de Paul (b. 12 Jul 1884)

died

6 Sep 1887 (bur. in Eskdale Chapel)

suc. by

son

note

Lt Col, 2nd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Militia; Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire 1873-87; ADC to Queen Victoria 1883-87

 

Simon Joseph [Fraser], 14th Lord Lovat, KT GCVO KCMG CB DSO

born

25 Nov 1871

mar.

15 Oct 1910 Hon Laura Lister (b. 12 Jan 1892; d. 24 Mar 1965), 2nd dau. of Thomas [Lister], 4th Baron Ribblesdale, by his first wife Charlotte Monkton Tennant, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Sir Charles Tennant, 1st Bt. MP, of The Glen, co. Peebles

children

1. Hon Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, later 15th Lord Lovat

2. Rt Hon Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser MBE, served in World War II as Maj, Lovat Scouts, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Stone 1945-50 and for Stafford and Stone 1950-84, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of War, Financial Secretary War Office 1958-60, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies 1960-62, Privy Councillor 1962, Secretary of State for Air 1962-64, Minister of Defence RAF 1964 (b. 23 Jan 1918; d. 1984), mar. 25 Sep 1956 (div. 1977) Lady Antonia Pakenham CBE, prolific writer, author and broadcaster (b. 27 Aug 1932; mar. (2) 1980 Harold Pinter CH CBE, of 52 Campden Hill Square, London W8, playwright (b. 10 Oct 1930; d. 24 Dec 2008)), 1st dau. of Francis Aungier [Pakenham], 7th Earl of Longford, by his wife Elizabeth Harman CBE, authoress, dau. of Nathaniel Bishop Harman, of Harley Street, London W1, and had issue

1. Hon Magdalen Mary Charlotte Fraser OBE OStJ (b. 1 Aug 1913; d. 27 Sep 1969), mar. 10 Apr 1934 her cousin John [Scott], 4th Earl of Eldon, and had issue

2. Hon Veronica Nell Fraser (b. 1920), mar. (1) 6 Aug 1940 Lieut Alan Phipps RN (b. 1 Oct 1915; killed in action at Leros 16 Nov 1943), 2nd son of Rt Hon Sir Eric Clare Edmund Phipps GCB GCMG GCVO, Ambassador to Paris 1937-39, by his second wife Frances Georgina Ward, 2nd dau. of Herbert Ward, and (2) 12 Jan 1946 Sir Fitzroy Maclean of Dunconnel, 1st Bt. KT CBE MP, and had issue by both husbands

3. Hon Mary Diana Rose Fraser (b. 15 Apr 1926; d. 31 Aug 1940)

died

18 Feb 1933

suc. by

son

note

raised a regiment known as the Lovat Scouts and served with them in the South African War 1900-02; DSO 1900; CB 1902; CVO 1903; KCVO 1908; Knight of the Thistle 1915; served in World War I commanding a Highland Mounted Brigade and, as T/Maj Gen, commanding the 4th Mounted Division; KCMG 1919; Chairman, Forestry Commission 1919-27; Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Dominion Affairs 1926-28; GCVO 1932

 

Simon Christopher Joseph [Fraser], 15th Lord Lovat, DSO MC

born

9 Jul 1911

mar.

10 Oct 1938 Rosamond Broughton (b. 1918; d. 3 Mar 2012), only dau. of Maj Sir Henry John Delves Broughton, 11th Bt., by his first wife Vera Edyth Griffith-Boscawen, 2nd dau. of Boscawen Trevor Griffith-Boscawen, of Trevalyn, co. Denbigh

children

1. Hon Simon Augustine Fraser, Master of Lovat (b. 28 Aug 1939; dvp. 26 Mar 1994), mar. 21 Sep 1972 Virginia Grose (mar. (2) 23 Dec 1998 Frank Robert Johnson), dau. of David Grose, of Chelsea, London, and had issue:

1a. Simon Fraser, later 16th Lord Lovat

2a. Jack Fraser, Master of Lovat, heir presumptive to the Lordship of Lovat (b. 22 Aug 1984)

1a. Violet Fraser (b. 25 Oct 1972)

2a. Honor Fraser (b. 1973), mar. 23 Apr 2004 Stavros Merjos, photographer

2. Hon Kim Maurice Fraser (b. 4 Jun 1946), mar. 18 Oct 1975 Joanna North (b. 17 Jun 1953), 2nd dau. of Maj Geoffrey Edward Ford North MC, of Holmingham Farm, Tiverton, co. Devon, by his wife Hon Margaret Isolda de Grey, 2nd dau. of George [de Grey], 8th Baron Walsingham, and has issue

3. Hon Hugh Alastair Joseph Fraser (b. 14 Nov 1947; d. 20 Feb 2011), mar. 1 May 1976 Drusilla Jane Montgomerie, dau. of Alastair Montgomerie, of Gilmilnscroft Main, Sorn, co. Ayr, and had issue

4. Hon Andrew John Matthew Fraser (b. 24 Feb 1952; dvp. 15 Mar 1994), mar. 10 Sep 1979 Lady Charlotte Anne Greville (b. 6 Jun 1958), only dau. of David Robin Francis Guy [Greville], 8th Earl of Warwick, and had issue

1. Hon Fiona Mary Fraser (b. 6 Jul 1941; dsp. 20 Apr 2017), mar. 1982 Robin Richard Allen, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (dsp. 2011)

2. Hon (Annabel) Térèse Fraser (b. 15 Oct 1942), mar. (1) 14 Sep 1964 (div. 1978) as his first wife Hugh William [Mackay], 14th Lord Reay, and (2) 1985 Henry Neville Lindley Keswick, of 6 Smith Square, London SW!, 1st son of Sir William Keswick, of Glenkiln, Shawhead, co. Dumfries, and has issue by her first husband

died

16 Mar 1995

suc. by

grandson

 

Simon [Fraser], 16th Lord Lovat

born

13 Feb 1977

note

Colonel-in-Chief 78th Fraser Highlanders 1997-

 

The heir presumptive to the Lordship of Lovat is Jack Lovat, Master of Lovat, younger brother of the present Lord Lovat.

 

Last updated 21 Apr 2011

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Titles:

16th Lord Lovat

(Scotland, let. pat. 1458/64)

5th Baron Lovat, of Lovat in the County of Inverness

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Jan 1837)

25th Chief of Clan Fraser

 

Addresses:

Beaufort Lodge, Beauly, Inverness-shire

Balblair House, Beauly, Inverness-shire

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