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Simon 
Fraser
c. 1667 - 1747


Simon 
Fraser
, "Simon Fraser (12th Lord Lovat) c.1667 - 1747 Clan chief of wavering loyalty, described as 'the most devious man in Scotland'. Born in Tomich (Highland), Lovat studied at King's College, Aberdeen. His early years were spent securing the Lovat title, including a forced marriage to Amelia, the Lady Lovat, the widow of a relation. This resulted in him having to flee to France, although he did gain the title. There he converted to Roman Catholicism and became involved with the exiled court of King James VII by that time led by his son the 'Old Pretender'. He returned to Scotland and reluctantly took the Government side during the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion, gaining himself a pardon for his past indiscretions and secured his title and estates. However, his only loyalty was to his family and himself and in 1745 he sent his son, with men, to support another rebellion led by Bonnie Prince Charlie. After this rebellion failed, Lovat was taken to London, tried for treason and beheaded, the last Briton to meet with this form of execution. His estates fell forfeit to the Crown.

Born: c. 1667Baptised:
Died: 1747Buried:
Family:
Fraser
  of Lovat

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Simon 
Fraser
(
Grant
,
Campbell
) c. 1667 - 1747
2.
Thomas 
Fraser
+ 1699
4.
Hugh 
Fraser
(
Wemyss
) 1592 - 1646
 
   
 

Siblings



Spouses



1.
Margaret 
Grant
(
Fraser
) + post 1729

2.
Primrose 
Campbell
(
Fraser
)

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Margaret 
Grant
(
Fraser
) + post 1729
1.
Simon 
Fraser
ante 1729 - 1782
Sources

Timeline


???Married
Margaret 
Grant
(
Fraser
) + post 1729
???Married
Primrose 
Campbell
(
Fraser
)
c. 1667Born
May 1699
Simon 
Fraser
(
Grant
,
Campbell
) c. 1667 - 1747 inherited the title
Fraser
  of Lovat [B]
1747Died
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