Name: Hugh Fraser
Suffix: 8th Lord Lovat
Birth: 2 MAY 1642
Death: 27 APR 1672
Change Date: 13 APR 2011
Hugh Fraser 7th Lord Lovat was succeeded by his grandson, Hugh, a child of about two years of age.
Sir James Fraser of Brae continued, as Tutor, to be the ruling spirit of the administration of all the Lovat interests. He was a staunch Presbyterian who took a prominent part in the business of Inverness Presbytery and the General Assembly of the Kirk, and was a leading Covenanter. Although the success of the Royalists was short-lived, the loss of Inverness Citadel during the struggle, broke his heart and, after returning from the south, he died at Lovat in 1649.
Lovat Castle, passed down from the days of John Byset, was ruthlessly dismantled in 1671. Its oaken beams, hewn stones and its furnishings were carried over to Beauly by boat, and built into the house, which had been the family residence since 1668.
Hugh Fraser 8th Lord Lovat died in 1672, aged 29; his wife, Anne Mackenzie (1631-1670), having predeceased him while he was abroad, having left his wife and family behind, to escape his financial problems and melancholy.
The Frasers of Inverallochy are descended from a younger son of SIMON, 8th Lord Lovat [?]; on failure of heirs male these estates passed to the second son of the heir female, General Alexander MacKenzie Fraser 1803.
(Burke's General Armory 1884)
[John Frazier?] was chaplain of Lord Hugh Fraser of Lovat; officiated at the funeral of this personage in 1672, and composed a memorable poem, entitled "A Mournful Elegy upon the deerful and untimely death of that floure of true Nobility Lord Hugh Fraser of Lovat, who departed this life in the 29 year of his age, April 27. In the year of our redemption, 1672.?
Father: Hugh Fraser b: 1624
Mother: Anne Leslie b: ABT 1620
Anne Mackenzie b: 1631
- Margaret Fraser
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