Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat

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Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat

Also Known As: "The Fox"
Birthplace: Tanich, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Death: Died in The Tower, London, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: executed
Place of Burial: Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, The Tower, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Fraser and Sibella Mor Frasier
Husband of Margaret Fraser, Lady Lovat and Primrose Fraser, Lady Lovat
Father of Sybilla Fraser; Simon Fraser of Lovat, 19th MacShimidh; Alexander Alistair Fraser; Janet Fraser and Archibald Campbell Fraser of Lovat
Brother of Hon. John Fraser; Alexander Fraser and Alexander Fraser

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About Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat

"Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (c. 1667 – 9 April 1747, London), was a Scottish Jacobite and Chief of Clan Fraser, who was famous for his violent feuding and his changes of allegiance. In 1715, he had been a supporter of the House of Hanover, but in 1745 he changed sides and supported the Stuart claim on the crown of the United Kingdom. Lovat was among the Highlanders defeated at the Battle of Culloden and convicted of treason against the Crown. He was the last man in Britain to be publicly beheaded, on Tower Hill, London."




Citations / Sources:

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VIII, page 194. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 105. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2413. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S271] #4776 History of Cadets of Argyll (included in: History of the House and Clan of Campbell; filmed 1961), Campbell, Duncan (main author of series), (History of the House and Clan of Campbell [Series]. Microfilm of ms. concerning the Campbell surname. Salt Lake City: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1961), FHL microfilms 277,904-277,906., vol. 3 p. 913.

[S465] #226 The Peerage of Scotland: Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom, from Their Origin to the Present Generation (2nd edition, 1813), Douglas, Sir Robert, (2nd edition. 2 volumes. Edinburgh: A. Constable, 1813), FHL book Q 941 D22d; FHL microfilm 1,440,956 items., vol. 1 p. 116.

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Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat's Timeline

Tanich, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
September 6, 1698
- September 6, 1698
Age 31

For offence of kidnapping and trying to force dowager Lady Lovat to marry him.

- April 9, 1747
Age 32
United Kingdom
- March 19, 1747
Age 32
United Kingdom
July 1702
- 1703
Age 35
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Ile-de-France, France

Fled Scotland to escape repercussions from his kidnapping and forced marriage to Lady Lovat.

- November 1714
Age 36
Angoulême, Poitou-Charentes, France

Caught feeding information to the Court of Queen Anne

March 10, 1716
- March 10, 1716
Age 49

In recognition for loyalist services

December 1716
Age 49
Age 55
Beauly, Inverness-Shire, UK
Age 59
Oliver Castle, Lanarkshire, Scotland