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Saltoun of Abernethy, Lord (S, 1445)

 

Creation: let. pat. 28 Jun 1445

 

Family name: Abernethy later Fraser

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Arms:

Azure three Fraises Argent

Crest:

Dexter:  On a Mount a Flourish of Strawberry Leaves leaved and fructed proper;  Sinister:  An Ostrich holding in its beak a Horseshoe proper

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper with wings expanded and vested in Long Garments Or

Mottoes:

Above the dexter crest:  All My Hope Is In God;  Above the sinister crest:  In God Is All

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Laurence [Abernethy], 1st Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2nd son and event. heir of Sir William Abernethy,Yr. of Saltoun and Rothiemay, by his wife Margaret, 2nd dau. of Sir William Borthwick of that Ilk

born

c. 1400

mar.

Margaret .....

children

1. William Abernethy, later 2nd Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. James Abernethy, later 3rd Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

3. George Abernethy

4. Archibald Abernethy

1. Elizabeth Abernethy, mar. John Gordon, Yr of Scardargue, 1st son and heir of John Gordon of Scardargue

2. ..... Saltoun, mar. Alexander Irvine, Yr of Drum, and had issue

died

bef. 13 Mar 1460/1

created

28 Jun 1445 Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

suc. by

son

note

Justiciary 1454

 

William [Abernethy], 2nd Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, PC

born

mar. (1)

..... .....

children by first wife

1. ..... Abernethy, mar. Walter Ogston of that Ilk, and had issue

2. Christian Abernethy, mar. 1468 Sir John Wemyss of that Ilk (d. c. May 1508), 1st son and heir of John Wemyss of Wemyss by his first wife Margaret Livingstone, dau. of Sir Robert Livingstone of Drumry, and had issue

mar. (2)

in or bef. 1464 Isabella Borthwick

died

s.p.m. Jun 1488

suc. by

brother

note

Sheriff of Banffshire 1458/9; Privy Councillor bef. 1482/3; possibly died at the Battle of Sauchieburn between King James III and the rebels led by his son and successor; on his death the Lordship of Saltoun of Abernethy passed to the heir male, his brother, rather than to the heir of line, his eldest daughter

 

James [Abernethy], 3rd Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

mar.

..... .....

children

1. Alexander Abernethy, later 4th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

1. Margaret Abernethy, mar. John Stirling of Craigbernard, Comptroller of the King's Household

2. Janet Abernethy, mar. as his first wife Alexander Ogilvy of Deskford and Findlater, 1st son and heir of James Ogilvy, Yr of Deskford and Findlater by his wife Lady Agnes Gordon, 6th dau. of George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly, by his second wife Lady Annabel Stewart, 6th dau. of James I, King of Scotland, by his wife Lady Joan Beaufort, 1st dau. of John [Beaufort], 1st Earl of Somerset, and had issue

3. Elizabeth Abernethy, mar. 31 May 1510 Sir Gilbert Hay of Ardendraught and Dalgaty (k. at the Battle of Flodden 1513), 1st son and heir of Sir William Hay of Ardendraught by his wife Margaret Leslie, and had issue

4. Helen Abernethy, mar. Thomas Urquhart of Fischerie, Sheriff of Cromarty, and had issue

died

c. 1505

suc. by

son

 

Alexander [Abernethy], 4th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, PC

born

mar.

Lady ..... Stewart (d. after 1530), dau. of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Buchan (by his wife Margaret Ogilvie, dau. and hrss. of Sir Alexander Ogilvie of Auchterhouse), 2nd son of Sir James Stewart, the "Black Knight of Lorne", by his wife Lady Joan Beaufort, widow of James I, King of Scotland, and 1st dau. of John [Beaufort], 1st Earl of Somerset

children

1. Hon William Abernethy, later 5th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon Laurence Abernethy

3. Hon John Abernethy of Balcors (d. 14 Nov 1581), mar. Hon Elizabeth Lyon, 2nd dau. of John [Lyon], 6th Lord Glamis, by his wife Lady Janet Douglas, sister of Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus, and 3rd dau. of Hon George Douglas, Master of Angus (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Drummond, 2nd dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus, and had issue

4. Hon Thomas Abernethy, mar., and had issue

5. Hon William Abernethy, mar., and had issue

1. Hon Beatrice Abernethy, mar. Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo (d. 1562), son and heir of John Forbes of Pitsligo by his wife Elizabeth Innes, 1st dau. of Sir James Innes, 12th of that Ilk, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Abernethy, mar. by 1529 as his first wife Alexander Innes, 14th of that Ilk (b. 1494; d. Sep 1553), 1st son and heir of Alexander Innes, 13th of that Ilk, by his first wife Christian Dunbar, dau. of Sir James Dunbar of Westfield, and had issue

died

bef. 25 Jul 1527

suc. by

son

note

fought at the Battle of Flodden 1513; Privy Councillor 1514

 

William [Abernethy], 5th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

mar.

bef. 23 Jul 1512 Lady Elizabeth Hay (d. Oct 1574), 1st dau. of William [Hay], 4th Earl of Erroll, by his first wife Hon Christian Lyon, 3rd dau. of John [Lyon], 3rd Lord Glamis

children

1. Hon Alexander Abernethy, later 6th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon William Abernethy, mar., and was ancestor of the Abernethys of Birnes

1. Hon Agnes Abernethy, mar. c. 1539 William Crichton of Frendraught (d. by 1556), only child of Sir James Crichton of Frendraught by his wife Catherine Borthwick, 1st dau. of William [Borthwick], 4th Lord Borthwick, and had issue

2. Hon Elizabeth Abernethy (d. by May 1581), mar. (1) William Meldrum of Fyvie, and (2) 11 Apr 1561 her first cousin once removed John [Lyon], 8th Lord Glamis, and had issue

died

Dec 1543

suc. by

son

note

sum. to a Convention at Edinburgh 1531; supported the anti-English policy of the Scottish-French party 1543

 

Alexander [Abernethy], 6th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, PC

born

1537

mar. (1)

after 28 Aug 1550 Lady Alison Keith (d. Aug 1567), 3rd dau. of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, by his wife Margaret Keith, dau. and cohrss. of William Keith, Yr. of Innerugie

children by first wife

1. Hon George Abernethy, later 7th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon Alexander Abernethy of Lessindrum later of Wester Saltoun (d. 10 Apr 1603), mar. after 7 Nov 1589 his first cousin once removed Elizabeth Crichton (mar. (2) by Mar 1612 Alexander Cranstoun of Leith), 2nd dau. of Sir James Crichton of Frendraught by his wife Lady Joanna Keith, 6th dau. of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal

3. Hon John Abernethy of Barrie, mar., and was ancestor of the Abernethys of Barrie and Mayen

1. Hon Elizabeth Abernethy, mar. (1) 1580 John Innes, 17th of that Ilk (dsp. c. 1587), 2nd son of William Innes, 15th of that Ilk, by his wife Elizabeth Hepburn, and (2) James Gordon of Auchenhieff

2. Hon Margaret Abernethy, mar. after 31 Aug 1582 George Meldrum of Drumbreck

3. Hon Jean Abernethy, mar. (1) after 12 Aug 1579 as his second wife Alexander Seton of Meldrum, and (2) as his second wife John Urquhart, 2nd son of Alexander Urquhart of Cromarty by his wife Beatrix Innes

4. Hon Isobel Abernethy, mar. after 10 Dec 1593 John Cumming, Yr of Earnside

mar. (2)

in or after 1572 Jean Carlyle (widow of Hon William Carlyle, Master of Carlyle (dvp. 1572), son and heir ap. of Michael [Carlyle], 4th Lord Carlyle of Torthorwald; mar. (3) in or bef. 1589 William Ker of Ewinstoun (dspm. in or after 1613), brother of Mark [Ker], 1st Earl of Lothian; d. 1608), only dau. of James Johnstone, Yr of that Ilk, by his wife Margaret Hamilton, dau. of John Hamilton of Samuelston, illegit. son of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran

died

Apr 1587

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Privy Councillor bef. 1553; a Lord of the Articles 1560; accompanied Lord James Stewart to England 1560/1; offered to resist Huntly 1562; subscribed the bond acknowledging King James IV 1569; signed the instructions to the Commendator of Dunfermline which were sent to Queen Elizabeth I from the nobility and estates of Scotland 1570; described as of the King's faction 1571

 

George [Abernethy], 7th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, PC

born

c. 1555

mar.

bef. 3 Aug 1574 Lady Margaret Stewart (d. betw. 20 Apr and 2 Jul 1618), 2nd dau. of John [Stewart], 4th Earl of Atholl, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Gordon, 1st dau. of George [Gordon], 4th Earl of Huntly

children

1. Hon John Abernethy, later 8th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

1. Hon Margaret Abernethy, mar. after 19 Dec 1595 as his first wife Alexander Fraser, 9th of Philorth (b. c. 1579; mar. (2) bef. 1625 Isabel Gordon, dau. of Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar; d. c. 1637), 1st son and heir of Sir Alexander fraser, 8th of Philorth, by his first wife Magdalen Ogilvie, dau. of Sir Walter Ogilvie of Dunlugas, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Fraser, later 11th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

1a. Anna/Mary Fraser, mar. after 14 Oct 1616 George Baird of Auchmeddan

2a. Magdalen Fraser, mar. James Forbes of Blackton

2. Hon Jean Abernethy, mar. (1) after 8 Dec 1607 Sir John Lindsay of Kinfauns (dvp. and spm), 1st son and heir ap. of Henry [Lindsay later Charteris], 13th Earl of Crawford, by his first wife Helen Chisholm, dau. of James Chisholm of Crombie, and (2) before 18 May 1617 George Gordon of Gight, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Joneta Abernethy, mar. Patrick Livingston

died

27 Apr 1590

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor bef. 1588/9; subscribed the Band of Aberdeen in defence if the true religion 1589 ; denounced for complicity in the rebellion of Huntly and Erroll 1589; Sheriff of Banffshire

 

John [Abernethy], 8th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, PC

born

c. 1577 or 1578

mar. (1)

after 30 Sep 1601 Magdalen Urquhart (dspm. 4 Apr 1603), dau. of Henry Urquhart, Yr of Cromarty, by his wife Elizabeth Ogilvy, 2nd dau. of Sir George Ogilvy of Banff

only child by first wife

1. Hon Margaret Abernethy (dvp.)

mar. (2)

after 5 Aug 1605 Lady Elizabeth Stewart (dsp. 1608), 2nd dau. of James [Stewart], 2nd Lord Doune and jure uxoris Earl of Moray, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Stewart, suo jure Countess of Moray, 1st dau. and heiress of line of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Moray

mar. (3)

after 30 Dec 1608 Hon Anne Stewart, after her husband's death in 1612 she had an illegitimate daughter, Margaret Hamilton, by James [Hamilton], 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, who later married John [Hamilton], 1st Lord Belhaven and Stenton (d. after 9 Mar 1609), 1st dau. of Walter [Stewart], 1st Lord Blantyre, by his wife Nicholas Somerville, 4th dau. of John Somerville of Cambusnethan

children by third wife

1. Hon Alexander Abernethy, later 9th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon Anne Abernethy (b. 19 Nov 1609; dvp. an infant)

3. Hon Margaret Abernethy, de jure suo jure Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

died

betw. 30 Jun and 13 Jul 1612

suc. by

son by third wife

note

Privy Councillor bef. 1600; had a charter of the lordship of Balvenie 1610; lived beyond his means and had to sell the estate of Rothiemay 1612

 

Alexander [Abernethy], 9th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

26 Mar 1611

died

Dec 1668 (bur. in the Greyfriars Burying Ground, Edinburgh)

suc. by

sister

note

due to financial difficulties sold the estate of Saltoun to Sir Alexander Fletcher 1643

 

Hon Margaret Abernethy, de jure suo jure Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

born

2 Feb 1613

died

aft. 9 Mar 1669

suc. by

cousin

note

never assumed the title

 

Alexander [Fraser], 11th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

Mar 1604

mar. (1)

Isabel  Forbes (dspm.), 2nd dau. of William Forbes of Tolquhoun by his wife Janet Ogilvie, dau. of Sir George Ogilvie of Dunlugus

only child by first wife

1. Hon Janet Fraser, mar. her cousin Alexander Fraser of Techmuiry

mar. (2)

after 27 Jun 1634 Elizabeth Urquhart (widow of John Urquhart of Craigfintrie), dau. and hrss. of Alexander Seton of Meldrum

only child by second wife

1. Hon Alexander Fraser, Master of Saltoun, Commissioner for the visitation of King's College, Aberdeen 1664 (b. c. 1630; dvp. Nov 1652), mar. (1) after 11 Jan 1651/2 Lady Anne Kerr (d. 30 Aug 1658), sister of Robert [Kerr], 1st Marquess of Lothian, and 1st dau. of William [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian, by his wife and cousin Lady Anne Kerr, 1st dau. and heiress of line of Robert [Kerr], 2nd Earl of Lothian, (2) 29 Oct 1660 Lady Marion Ogilvy (widow of James [Ogilvy], 1st Earl of Findlater;  dsp. 1660/1; bur. at Holyrood), 4th dau. of William [Cunningham], 8th Earl of Glencairn, by his wife Lady Janet Kerr, 2nd dau. of Mark [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian, and (3) 5 Aug 1663 Lady Sophia Erskine (dsp.), sister of Thomas [Erskine], 2nd Earl of Kellie, and 3rd dau. of Hon Alexander Erskine, styled Viscount of Fentoun, by his wife Lady Anne Seton, 1st dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline, and has issue by his third wife:

1. Alexander Fraser (b. 1653 ; d. 9 Dec 1672)

2. William Fraser, later 12th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

died

11 Aug 1693 (bur. at Fraserburgh)

suc. by

grandson

note

subscribed the Covenant 1638; a member of the General Assembly at Glasgow 1639 ; served under the Earl of Montrose 1639 ; Commissioner for Aberdeenshire at the Convention of Estates 1643; commanded a Regiment in the expedition to rescue King Charles I 1648; Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire 1648 and 1661-63; loaned large sums of money to King Charles II when he was in Scotland; fought at the Battle of Worcester 1651, where he was wounded; Commissioner for the visitation of the two colleges of Aberdeen 1669; his succession to the Lordship of Saltoun of Abernethy was ratified by King Charles II and confirmed by Act of Parliament 1670

 

William [Fraser], 12th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

21 Nov 1654

mar.

11 Oct 1683 Margaret Sharp (d. 29 Aug 1734), 2nd dau. of Most Rev James Sharp DD, Archbishop of St Andrews, by his wife Helen Moncrieff, dau. of William Moncrieff of Randerston

children

1. Hon Alexander Fraser, later 13th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon William Fraser of Fraserfield, advocate (b. 19 Nov 1691; d. 23 Mar 1727), mar. 25 Oct 1724 Lady Katherine Anne Erskine (b. 1697; d. 5 Mar 1733), 1st dau. of David [Erskine], 9th Earl of Buchan, by his first wife Frances Fairfax, dau. and hrss. of Henry Fairfax, of Hurst, co. Berkshire, and had issue

3. Hon James Fraser of Lonmay (d. 10 Aug 1729), mar. Mar 1726 Lady Eleanor Lindsay (d. 7 Aug 1735), 1st dau. of Colin [Lindsay], 3rd Earl of Balcarres, by his fourth wife Lady Margaret Campbell, dau. of James [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Loudoun, and had issue

1. Hon Helen Fraser, mar. 1709 James Gordon, Yr of Park, 1st son and heir ap. of Sir John Gordon of Park

2. Hon Henrietta Fraser (d. 26 Feb 1751), mar. 1718 John Gordon of Kinellar, son of Sir James Gordon of Lesmoir, and had issue

3. Hon Mary Fraser, mar. William Dalmahoy of Ravelrig

4. Hon Isabella Fraser (b. 1699; d. 17 Apr 1772), mar. Rev David Brown, Minister of Belhavie

died

18 Mar 1715

suc. by

son

note

was in France 1679-80; in command of a company of Foot 1681-82 ; kidnapped by Thomas and Simon Fraser and imprisoned on an island in the Beauly river 1697; a promoter of the Indian and African Company; suspected of sympathy of the projected invasion of Scotland by the French on behalf of the Jacobites 1707/8

 

Alexander [Fraser], 13th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

1684

mar.

26 Oct 1707 Lady Mary Gordon (b. 28 Mar 1682; d. 10 Feb 1753), 4th dau. of George [Gordon], 1st Earl of Aberdeen, by his wife Anna Lockhart, dau. of George Lockhart of Torbrecks

children

1. Hon Alexander Fraser, later 14th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon William Fraser, advocate (d. 22 Nov 1748)

3. Hon George Fraser, later 15th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

1. Hon Anne Fraser (d. 18 Apr 1807)

2. Hon Sophia Fraser (d. 4 Apr 1784)

died

24 Jul 1748

suc. by

son

note

a supporter of the Government but took no active part in public affairs

 

Alexander [Fraser], 14th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

1710

died

10 Oct 1751

suc. by

brother

note

travelled abroad 1729-31; took no active part in public affairs

 

George [Fraser], 15th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

10 Oct 1720

mar.

5 Jun 1756 his cousin Eleanor Gordon (d. 13 Sep 1800; bur. in the Abbey Church of Holyrood House), yst. dau. of John Gordon of Kinellar, by his wife Hon Henrietta Fraser, 2nd dau. of William [Fraser], 11th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

children

1. Hon Alexander Fraser, later 16th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon George Fraser (b. 12 Jun 1759; dvp. 1759)

3. Hon John Fraser (b. 18 Jan 1762; dvp. 6 Jun 1772)

4. Capt Hon George Fraser, served in the 42nd, 59th and 60th Regiments (b. 29 Mar 1763; d. 8 Jan 1799)

1. Hon Henrietta Fraser (b. 20 Jul 1757; d. 1809)

2. Hon Mary Fraser (b. 27 Oct 1760; d. 1826)

3. Hon Eleanora Fraser (b. 29 Mar 1766; dsp. c. 1821), mar. (1) 29 Aug 1786 Sir George Ramsay of Bamff, 6th Bt., and (2) 6 Jul 1792 Lt-Gen Duncan Campbell of Lochnell (d. 9 Apr 1837)

died

30 Aug 1781

suc. by

son

note

a Lieut of Marines; took no active part in public affairs

 

Alexander [Fraser], 16th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

27 Jun 1758

mar.

9 Jun 1784 Marjory Fraser (b. 1754; d. 15 Nov 1851), only dau. and hrss. of Simon Fraser, of Ness Castle, co. Inverness, a London merchant and a director of the East India Company

children

1. Hon Alexander George Fraser, later 17th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Hon Simon Fraser (b. 31 Aug 1787; d. 10 Feb 1811)

3. Hon William Fraser, West India merchant (b. 12 Oct 1791; d. 21 Mar 1845), mar. 9 Apr 1818 Elizabeth Graham Grant (d. 5 May 1853), 2nd dau. of David Macdowall Grant of Arndilly, and had issue:

1a. Alexander Fraser, later 18th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2a. Col Hon Sir David Macdowall Fraser GCB, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's younger son by Royal Warrant 1853, Col commanding the Royal Horse Artillery (b. 2 Mar 1825; d. 25 Feb 1906), mar. 3 Jan 1854 Mary Georgina Bell (d. 7 Sep 1909), dau. of Edward Gonne Bell, of Streamstown, co. Mayo, and had issue

3a. Lieut Simon Fraser, served with Madras Cavalry (b. 19 Jan 1827; d. 8 Jun 1845)

4a. Maj Hon William Murray Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's younger son by Royal Warrant 1853, served with the Bengal Staff Corps (b. 6 Apr 1831; d. 21 Sep 1872)

5a. Col Hon James Hay Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's younger son by Royal Warrant 1853, served with the Bengal Staff Corps (b. 24 Mar 1833; d. 24 Mar 1886), mar. (1) 10 Aug 1864 Marian Stirling Dundas (d. 16 Dec 1872), 5th dau. of John Dundas, of Edinburgh, and (2) 12 Oct 1876 Emily Caroline Vandeleur (d. 19 Jul 1925), 3rd dau. of Col John Vandeleur, of Mannister, co. Limerick, sand had issue by his first wife

6a. Charles Julian Fraser (b. 27 Feb 1838; dvp. 6 Apr 1838)

1a. Hon Mary Eleanor Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's daughter by Royal Warrant 1853 (b. 24 Jan 1819; d. 20 Mar 1858)

2a. Marjorie Fraser (b. 25 Jan 1822; d. 28 Jun 1853)

3a. Hon Elizabeth Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's daughter by Royal Warrant 1853 (b. 17 Aug 1823; d. 20 Sep 1904), mar. 13 Oct 1853 Maj-Gen Hamilton Forbes, of Ham, co. Surrey (d. 4 Jun 1891), and had issue

4a. Hon Margaret Eleanora Georgina Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's daughter by Royal Warrant 1853 (b. 17 Jan 1829; d. 13 Dec 1879), mar. 12 Mar 1853 her uncle's brother-in-law Capt John Arthur Evans, of Dean House, co. Oxford, and North Tuddenham, co. Norfolk, and had issue

5a. Hon Eleanora Alexandrina Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's daughter by Royal Warrant 1853 (b. 4 Sep 1836; d. 12 May 1914), mar. 1 Feb 1858 Henry William Forester, of Somerby, co. Leicester, 1st son and heir of Maj Francis Forester MP (by his wife Lady Louisa Catherine Barbara Vane, 1st dau. by his first wife of William Henry [Vane], 1st Duke of Cleveland), brother of Cecil [Forester later Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester, and 4th son of Lt Col Cecil Forester MP, of Rossall, nr. Shrewsbury, and had issue

6a. Hon Catherine Thurlow Fraser, granted the style and precedence of a Lord of Parliament's daughter by Royal Warrant 1853 (b. 18 Dec 1840; d. 4 Apr 1917), mar. 28 Nov 1860 John Stewart Menzies of Chesthill (d. 25 Apr 1867), and had issue

1. Hon Margaret Fraser (b. 29 Aug 1789; d. 14 Aug 1845)

2. Hon Eleanora Fraser (b. 13 Jun 1793; d. 26 Sep 1852), mar. 5 Dec 1825 William Macdowell Grant of Arndilly, and had issue

died

13 Sep 1793

suc. by

son

note

entered Lincoln's Inn 1779; advocate 1780; in Switzerland 1783; Hon Burgess of Banff 1791

 

Alexander George [Fraser], 17th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, KT GCH KCB

born

22 Apr 1785

mar.

6 Mar 1815 Catherine Thurlow (dsp. 9 Jul 1826; bur. in the Abbey Church at Holyrood House and later with her husband at Fraserburgh), illegit. dau. of Edward [Thurlow], 1st Baron Thurlow

died

s.p. 18 Jul 1853 (bur. at Fraserburgh)

suc. by

nephew

note

Ensign, 35th Foot 1802 ; Lieut, 35th Foot 1802; Lieut, 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot 1803; Lieut and Capt, 1st Foot (Grenadier) Guards 1804; served in Sicily 1806-07; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Tory) 1807-53; served in the Peninsula 1808-09 and fought at Corunna; in the Walcheran expedition 1809; at Cadiz 1811; took part in the Battles of the Nivelle, the Nive and Bayonne; Capt and Lt Col 1813; commanded the light companies of the Guards at Quatre Bras and Waterloo 1815, where he highly distinguished himself in the defence of Hougoumont; CB 1815; ADC to the King 1825-37; GCH 1837; Maj Gen 1837; commanded a brigade in the war with China 1841-44, for which he received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament; KCB 1842; Lieut Gen 1846; Col, 55th Foot 1846 and 2nd Foot, 1846-53; Knight of the Thistle 1852

 

Alexander [Fraser], 18th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

born

5 May 1820

mar.

25 Apr 1849 Charlotte Evans (d. 11 Jun 1890), 2nd dau. of Thomas Browne Evans, of Deen House, co. Oxford, and North Tuddenham, co. Norfolk, by his wife Charlotte Simeon, 2nd dau. of Sir John Godin Simeon, 1st Bt., MP

children

1. Hon Alexander William Frederick Fraser, later 19th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Capt Hon Arthur Hay David Fraser, served in the Scots Guards (b. 19 Aug 1852; d. 27 Jan 1884), mar. 9 Nov 1877 Lucy Jane Fergusson, Extra Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Beatrice 1909 (mar. (2) 25 Apr 1887 Capt Francis John Stuart Hay-Newton MVO, Deputy-Governor of the Isle of Wight and Carisbrooke Castle 1910-13, 2nd son of John Stuart Hay-Newton of Newton; d. 10 Mar 1939), only dau. of Maj Robert Duncan Fergusson (by his first wife Helen Blackburn, 2nd dau. of John Blackburn of Killearn), 3rd son by his second wife of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, 4th Bt., and had issue

3. Hon Thomas Henry Day Fraser (b. 22 Oct 1853; dvp. 12 Jan 1854)

1. Hon Charlotte Elizabeth Eleanor Fraser (b. 16 Mar 1850; d. 25 Feb 1923), mar. (1) 10 Jul 1873 Lt Col William Henry Augustus Keppel, of Lexham Hall, co. Norfolk (b. 6 Aug 1845; d. 31 Oct 1889), 2nd but 1st surv. son and hr. of Rev William Arnold Walpole Keppel, of Lexham Hall, co. Norfolk, Rector of Haynford, co. Norfolk, by his wife Frances Georgiana Sophia Marsham, 1st dau. of Robert Marsham, of Stratton Strawless, co. Norfolk, and (2) 5 Dec 1903 Admiral Sir Henry Frederick Stephenson GCVO KCB (d. 16 Dec 1919), son of H F Stephenson, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Marjorie Alexandrina Louisa Fraser (b. 3 Feb 1855; dvp. 19 May 1869)

3. Hon Annie Mary Eleanor Fraser (b. 8 Feb 1857; dsp. 10 May 1895), mar. (1) 15 Jul 1875 (div. 1876) Robert Nathaniel Cecil George [Curzon], 15th Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, and (2) 30 Aug 1893 as his first wife Arthur William [Hill later Hill-Trevor], 2nd Baron Trevor

4. Hon Alexandrina Charlotte Hannah Fraser (b. 25 Apr 1860; dvp. 23 Nov 1861)

5. Hon Alexandra Catherine May Fraser (b. 31 Aug 1862; d. Nov 1939), mar. 29 Mar 1883 John Houblon Forbes, barrister (b. 22 Aug 1852; d. 5 Jun 1935), only son of William Forbes of Medwyn by his wife Mary Anne Houblon, dau. of John Archer Houblon MP, of Hallingbury, and had issue

died

1 Feb 1886 (bur. at Fraserburgh)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 96th Foot 1837; Capt, 28th Foot 1845; Maj, 1852; Lt Col, Aberdeenshire Militia 1854-55; Brig Gen, Royal Company of Archers; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Conservative) 1859-86

 

Alexander William Frederick [Fraser], 19th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, CMG

born

8 Aug 1851

mar.

7 Jul 1885 Mary Helena Grattan-Bellew (d. 8 Oct 1940), sister of Sir Henry Christopher Grattan-Bellew, 3rd Bt., and only dau. of Thomas Arthur Bellew later Grattan-Bellew MP, of Mount Bellew, co. Galway, by his wife Pauline Grattan, dau. and cohrss. of Henry Grattan MP, son of Rt Hon Henry Grattan MP

children

1. Hon Alexander Arthur Fraser, later 20th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy

2. Rear Admiral Hon George Fraser DSO (b. 4 Mar 1887; d. 13 Jun 1970), mar. (1) 11 Jun 1920 (div. 1934) Margaret Elizabeth Ida Spencer-Stanhope later Fraser-Spencer-Stanhope (d. 31 Jan 1964), only child of Capt John Montague Spender-Stanhope, of Cannon Hall, co. York, Horsforth Old Hall, Leeds, and Glen Ure, co. Argyll, by his wife Ida Mary Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, 2nd dau. of Sir Lionel Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington, 11th Bt., and (2) 2 Oct 1934 Margaret Elizabeth Barnes, 2nd dau. of Reginald Barnes, of St Ermin's, Westminster, London, and had issue by both wives

3. Lieut Hon Simon Fraser, served in 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlands (b. 7 Sep 1888; killed in action 29 Oct 1914)

4. Brig Gen Hon William Fraser DSO MC, Military Attaché Brussels 1931-35 and Paris 1938-39 (b. 5 Jul 1890; d. 11 Nov 1964), mar. 22 Dec 1919 Pamela Cynthia Congreve (widow of Maj William La Touche Congreve VC DSO MC. 1st son of Gen Sir Walter Norris Congreve VC KCB MVO, of Congreve and Chartley, co. Stafford; d. 20 Oct 1975), 2nd dau. of Cyril Francis Maude, actor manager, President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts 1936 and 1943, by his first wife Winifred Emery, only dau. of Samuel Anderson Emery, and had issue

1. Hon Mary Alexandra Fraser (b. 11 Dec 1891; d. 11 Aug 1969), mar. (1) 3 Jan 1918 Lt-Cdr John Robert Auber Codrington RN (d. Nov 1918), yst. son of Rear-Admiral William Codrington CB, by his wife Hon Mary Auber Leach, only dau. of Benjamin Auber Leach, first husband of Emily Danvers, later suo jure Viscountess Hambleden, and (2) 11 Sep 1928 Maj Arthur Balcarres Wardlaw-Ramsay, 21st of Whitehill and Tillicoultry, son of Col Robert George Wardlaw-Ramsay of Whitehill and Tillicoultry by his wife Mary Alice Hogg, 1st dau. of Charles Hogg, Administrator-General of Bengal (by his wife Harriet Anne Stirling, 2nd dau. of Sir Walter George Stirling, 2nd Bt.), 2nd son of Rt Hon Sir James Weir Hogg, 1st Bt. MP, and had issue by both husbands

died

19 Jun 1933

suc. by

son

note

entered the Army 1869, becoming Lt Col, Grenadier Guards 1880 ; retired 1886; Maj, 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders 1890-99 ; a Representative Peer for Scotland (Conservative) 1890-1933; Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1897-1900; Capt, Royal Company of Archers; Hon Brig Gen, 1917; CMG 1917

 

Alexander Arthur [Fraser], 20th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, MC

born

8 Mar 1886

mar.

8 Jun 1920 Dorothy Geraldine Welby (d. 1985), 1st dau. of Sir Charles Glynne Earle Welby, 5th Bt. CB, by his wife Lady Maria Louisa Helena Hervey (granted the rank and precedence of the dau. of a Marquess 15 Nov 1907), sister of Frederick William Fane [Hervey], 4th Marquess of Bristol, and 1st dau. of Lord Augustus Henry Charles Hervey MP (by his wife Mariana Hodnett, yst. dau. of William P Hodnett), 2nd son of Frederick William [Hervey], 2nd Marquess of Bristol

children

1. Lieut Hon Alexander Simon Fraser MC, Master of Saltoun, served in World War II 1939-44 as Lieut, Grenadier Guards (b. 12 Dec 1921; killed in action v.p. Feb 1944)

1. Hon Flora Marjory Fraser, later suo jure Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

died

31 Aug 1979

suc. by

daughter

note

Sub Lieut, Forfar and Kincardine Militia; served in World War I 1914-18 as Capt and Hon Maj, 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders; a Representative Peer for Scotland 1935-63; member, Royal Company of Archers

 

Hon Flora Marjory Fraser, suo jure Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

born

18 Oct 1930

mar.

6 Oct 1956 Capt Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay of Mar, Page of Honour at the Coronation of King George VI 1937, served in World War II as Capt Grenadier Guards, ADC to HRH the Duke of Gloucester 1944-47, chartered surveyor and estate factor (b. 21 Dec 1919; d. 20 Dec 2000), only son of Adm Hon Sir Alexander Robert Maule Ramsay GCVO KCB DSO (3rd son of John William [Ramsay], 13th Earl of Dalhousie), by his wife HRH Princess Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth CI (authorised by Royal Licence 25 Feb 1919 to relinquish on her marriage the style of Royal Highness and the title of Princess of Great Britain, and by another Royal Warrant of the same date was granted the style of Lady Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth Ramsay, and precedence immediately before the Marchionesses of England), 2nd dau. of HRH Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (by his wife HRH Princess Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes of Prussia), 3rd son of Queen Victoria

children

1. *Hon Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel Ramsay later Fraser, Mistress of Saltoun (b. 11 Oct 1957), mar. 3 May 1980 Capt Mark Malise Nicolson, only son of Malise Allen Nicolson MC, of Frog Hall, Tilston, co. Chester, and has issue:

1a. *Alexander William Malise Fraser (b. 5 Jul 1980)

1a. *Louise Alexandra Patricia Nicolson (b. 1984)

2a. *Juliet Victoria Katharine Nicolson (b. 1988)

2. *Hon Alice Elizabeth Margaret Ramsay (b. 8 Jul 1961), mar. 1990 David Ramsey, 2nd son of Ronald Ramsey, of St James, Barbados, and has issue

3. *Hon Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Ramsay of Mar (b. 15 Apr 1963)

note

elected to the House of Lords 1999; Secretary, Association of Scottish Peers

 

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(Scotland, let. pat. 28 Jun 1445)

Chief of the Name of Fraser

 

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