Name: Udard Fraser
Birth: 1147 in Drumelzier, Peebleshire, Scotland
Change Date: 9 NOV 2002
?The history of Clan Fraser has been so badly distorted in the past that it is worthwhile to clarify a few points. The first generation on record included Simon Fraser in Keith, Gilbert Fraser, and Bernard Fraser in East Lothian, although it is not known if they were brothers or otherwise related. The Frasers moved into Tweeddale (now Peebleshire) in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and from there into the counties of Stirling, Angus, Inverness and Aberdeen. The second generation on record, believed to have been the sons of Gilbert Fraser in East Lothian, were Oliver Fraser, Udard Fraser, and Thomas Fraser, whose posterity is unknown. Oliver Fraser built Oliver Castle (no longer in existence), but died without issue. Udard Fraser, alive in 1200 AD in East Lothian, from whom the Frasers are thought to be descended, was the father of: Sir Bernard Fraser, 1st of Touch-Fraser, whose daughter became a nun; Sir Gilbert Fraser, 1st of Oliver Castle; and Adam Fraser, 1st of Drumelzier & Hales, progenitor of a large number of Frasers who later settled in Inverness-shire and followed Lovat, although they were not descended from Lovat, but from Drumelzier. These were the Frasers of Fruid, Tain, Munlochy, Phopachy (Mr. James Fraser (1634-1709), author of the Wardlaw MS), Dunballoch, Newton, Kingillie and Fanellan.?
Father: Gilbert Fraser b: 1118 in Tweeddale, Peebleshire, Scotland
- Gilbert Fraser
- Adam Fraser