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Clan Fraser

Welcome to the Fraser's home page. Feel free to look around and explore and of course your comments are always welcome.

Upcoming Additions to the Homepage

Click here to see some pictures from Loon Mountain and the 1997 NH Highland GamesWatch for the new dates for 1998. I will post all the information that I get here and I hopr to have a link to the NHHG home page within a few months. If you need any further information feel free to email me and I'll try to answer any questions. See you there....

The New Hampshire Highland Games this year will be Sept. 18, 19 & 20th at Loon Mountain, Lincoln N.H. Click on the link to take you to their excellent home page. Be sure to order your tickets early and get the 3 day package...a real bargain.

These are the family crests of Clan Fraser "All my hope is in God" and "JE SUIS PREST" which means "I am Ready". Both of these are correct and there are arguments as to which one is right, I think they are both right.

The following is from "Scotland and her Tartans" by Alexander Fulton.

The first known Fraser in Scotland was Simon Fraser, who in about 1160 donated the Church of Keith to Kelso Abbey. The name came from the lordship of LaFraseliere in Anjou, and a descendant of Simon Fraser, Sir Gilbert Fraser, established the main line of the family in about 1250 at Touch-Fraser, Stirlingshire. His direct descendant, Alexander Fraser was knighted by King Robert I(the Bruce) before the battle of Bannockburn in 1314. After the battle he married the Bruce's sister, Lady Mary - who had been strung up in a cage for four yesrs by King Edward I of England in reprisal for the Bruce's coronation - and he was later Chamberlain of Scotland. Their grandson gained the lands of Philorth in Buchan by his marriage in 1375.

Sir Alexander Fraser (1537-1623), 8th Laird of Philorth, founded Fraserburgh, and would have founded Fraserburgh University, too, if the project had not run into difficulties. He also built Fraserburgh Castle, which his family found too draughty to live in. The 9th Laird married the daughter and heiress of Lord Saltoun, their son succeeding to the Saltoun title, in which is now also vested the chiefship of Clan Fraser.

The Frasers of Lovat are descended from Sir Alexander Fraser's younger brother, Simon, who also fought at Bannockburn, and each chief of Clan Fraserof Lovat is known as MacShimi (son of Simon). Simon Fraser (1667-1747), 11th Lord of Lovat, was one of the more colorful characters in the history of the Highlands. After his father had inherited the title of the 10th Lord on the death of his great-nephew, Simon tried to abduct the 9th Lord's nine-yesr-old daughter and heiress. Foiled in this, he married her mother by force. In the early 1700s he regularly switched his allegiance between the Government in Britain and the Jacobites in France, playing one side off against the other.During the Rebellion of 1715, he appeared actively to support the Government. In 1745, he waited to see which way things were going, and then compromised by ordering his son to bring out Frasers for Bonnie Prince Charlie.After the Battle of Culloden in 1746 he tried to escape, was captured, and (at the age of 80) beheaded.

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Here are some good links.

click on the flag for my favorite links to Scotland.

click for almost 3,000 more links in Scotland.

click on the CD for some good links to Braveheart sites.

Here are some links to Fraser sites

Lance's personal pageclick here for some more info, etc.
Barry and Linda Fraser's HomepageThis is a new page that looks pretty good, check it out....
Clan Carlyle Fraser Web Pages | HomeThis is a good personal homepage with lots of links.
Clan: FraserAlittle tartan history and short info on Fraser
Clan FraserA good page on information on the Clan Fraser...Picture of tartan.
FraserA good page with some links and general information.
Clan FraserClan Fraser page from Electric Scotland. Some links to other pages about Fraser and other Clans.
Lovat Mineral WaterThought this should be here just for the name.
The Clan FraserGood page from Clan Fraser Society with a good informative discussion area. Also has some good links.
Royal Frazier's INTERcoNnEcTions: Online GenealogyA Frazier geneology site. Good info and a great place to start looking.
Clan Fraser Society of North AmericaThis is the place to start for information on the clan gathering or anything else on Clan Fraser. Be sure to check this out...
Fraser of InverallochyA short history of Simon Fraser of Inverallochy.
Fraser of LovatA brief paragraph of Fraser of Lovat
Clan Fraser A brief paragraph of Fraser
Rough Roads and Risky WatersDuncan Fraser of Inverness-shire
I58: Sir William Fraser (6th of Philorth) (1474 - 9 SEP 1513)
Clan FraserA page with the crests and some links
IntroFrasers of Philorth and some links to other famous Frasers
Family HistoryA page with some info and links to Fraserburgh
George's home page George is at the University of Edinburgh, got some great info for you.

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