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Thomas Fraser, 12th Lord Lovat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thomas Alexander Fraser, 12th Lord Lovat and 1st Baron Lovat KT (17 June 1802 – 28 June 1875), was a Scottish peer. He was also the 21st MacShimidh, the traditional Gaelic Patronym for the Chiefs of the Clan Fraser. In 1815, upon the death of Archibald Campbell Fraser (who outlived all of his children), Fraser became the 21st Chief of the Clan Fraser, through his descent from the second son of the 4th Lord Lovat. He also inherited the Lovat estates at Beauly in Inverness-shire. In 1837 he was created Baron Lovat, of Lovat in the County of Inverness, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. In 1854, the attainder of the 11th Lord Lovat (who had been attainted and executed in 1747) was reversed, and Lovat thereby became 12th Lord Lovat in the Peerage of Scotland. He notably served as Lord Lieutenant of Inverness from 1853 to 1873 and was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1865. Lord Lovat married Charlotte Georgina Stafford-Jerningham, daughter of George William Stafford-Jerningham, 8th Baron Stafford, in 1823. He died in June 1875, aged 73, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Simon. Lady Lovat died in 1876. Lord Lovat's legacy is that of the present 16th Lord Lovat, and the good standing of the present Clan Fraser. He completed the restoration of Lovat titles and lands, which had been started by the 11th Lord's son, General Simon Fraser of Lovat.