Alexander Fraser (c.1699 - 1775)

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Nicknames: "Frazer of /Streichen/"
Death: Died
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About Alexander Fraser

Biographical Summary

"Alexander Fraser of Strichen - Son of Thomas Fraser of Strichen, ad Emilia Stuart, second daughter of James, Lord Down, passed advocate 23d June 1722, and was afterwards one of the commissaries of Edinburgh. He succeeded Sir Andrew Hume of Kimmerghame as a judge in the Court of Session, taking his seat by the title Lord Strichen, 5th June 1730, and on the promotion of Andrew Fletcher of Milton to the office of Justice-Clerk, was nominated a Lord Justiciary, 11th June 1735. Having been appointed General of the Mint in 1764, he resigned his seat as a Justiciary judge, but retained his office in the Court of Session till his death. He died at Strichen House, in Aberdeenshire, on the 15th of February 1775, at the age of seventy-six, having sat nearly half a century on the bench."

SOURCE: An Historical Account of the Senators of the College of Justice: From Its Institution in MDXXXII; by George Brunton, David Haig; 1832; Page 502

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September 19, 1731
Age 32
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Age 76
Senator of the College of Justice