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Clan Fraser: A History, Celebrating Over 800 Years of the Family in Scotland Paperback – Oct 1997


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Scottish Cultural Press; Reprinted edition edition (Oct. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840170050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840170054
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 15.1 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,311,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The definitive history of Clan Fraser by the present Chief of Clan Fraser. This work includes: the history of the Frasers of Philorth, Lovat and Muchalls; the history of Cairnbulg and the lines of succession; and commentary on Clan Fraser crest badges, arms, mottoes, flags, members, tartans, Highland dress, music, list of "Sept" names and tracing ancestry.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 July 2001
Format: Paperback
This book was never projected as a 'comprehensive history' of Clan Fraser. Nevertheless, Lady Saltoun, present Chief of the Name of Fraser, has packed this slender volume with goodies to tempt all who love Scotland. The lively and unpretentious style will attract readers who have yet to discover Scotland, encouraging them to explore the intricate Clan structure that has played a major rôle in the nation's history.
Lady Saltoun tells us that that name Fraser originated in Anjou and Normandy, explaining that the French word for strawberry growers was fraisiers. Later in the book, reproductions of the Saltoun and Lovat arms and the Clan badges of Fraser and Fraser of Lovat reveal the relationship of the name with subsequent heraldic form.
The author traces the first appearance of the family in Scotland to twelfth-century East Lothian and discusses three lines in close detail: the Frasers of Philorth who hold the Lordship of Saltoun, the Frasers of Lovat who hold the Lordship and Barony of Lovat, and the Fraser of Muchalls who held the now extinct Lordship of Fraser. Several pages of genealogical data support Lady Saltoun's explanation of how the Lords Lovat are Chiefs of Clan Fraser of Lovat while the Frasers of Philorth are Chiefs of the Name of Fraser. (Readers likely to muddle the horde of Alexanders, Simons, and Hughs that swarm across Fraser country will turn to these genealogies again and again!) We learn that Fraser of Lovat Chiefs are dubbed MacShimi in that they descend from Sir Simon Fraser who was killed at the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martina on 26 July 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book was never projected as a 'comprehensive history' of Clan Fraser. Nevertheless, Lady Saltoun, present Chief of the Name of Fraser, has packed this slender volume with goodies to tempt all who love Scotland. The lively and unpretentious style will attract readers who have yet to discover Scotland, encouraging them to explore the intricate Clan structure that has played a major rôle in the nation's history.
Lady Saltoun tells us that that name Fraser originated in Anjou and Normandy, explaining that the French word for strawberry growers was fraisiers. Later in the book, reproductions of the Saltoun and Lovat arms and the Clan badges of Fraser and Fraser of Lovat reveal the relationship of the name with subsequent heraldic form.
The author traces the first appearance of the family in Scotland to twelfth-century East Lothian and discusses three lines in close detail: the Frasers of Philorth who hold the Lordship of Saltoun, the Frasers of Lovat who hold the Lordship and Barony of Lovat, and the Fraser of Muchalls who held the now extinct Lordship of Fraser. Several pages of genealogical data support Lady Saltoun's explanation of how the Lords Lovat are Chiefs of Clan Fraser of Lovat while the Frasers of Philorth are Chiefs of the Name of Fraser. (Readers likely to muddle the hoard of Alexanders, Simons, and Hughs that swarm across Fraser country will turn to these genealogies again and again!) We learn that Fraser of Lovat Chiefs are dubbed MacShimi in that they descend from Sir Simon Fraser who was killed at the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333.
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