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At first de Friselle or Fresel, then 'Fraisier' from the "fraises" or strawberry flowers in their armorial bearings, this Norman family first settled in Tweeddale under Malcome Canmore, to become the chief power in Peeblesshire throughout the 12th and 13th centuries, owning Oliver, Neidpath and other castles, also estates in East Lothian. The chief male line there dying out devolved upon the Lovat branch which had firmly established itself in the North, in Bruce's time. A further branch of Philorth founded Fraserburgh [see Baird] in the 16th century.
The Fraser clan have played a full part in history, not only in Scotland. For his Jacobite activities, Simon Fraser (Lord Lovat) was beheaded after Culloden at the age of eighty; and a later namesake explored the Fraser river in Canada. Sir James Fraser, author of "The Golden Bough," made folk-lore a study of the modern scienist.

"BAIRD". When the Bairds were in possession of Auchmedden it was Thomas the Rhymer who prophesied that "As long as eagles nested on the cliffs of Pennan, there would be Bairds in Auchmedden."

Septs: ABERNETHY, BISSET, BISSETT, BREWSTER, COWIE, FRAZER, FRESER, FREZEL, FRISELL, FRIZELLE, GILRUTH, GREWAR, GRUAR, GRUER, MACGREWAR, MACGRUER, MACILLRICK, MACILRIACH, MACIMMEY, MACKIM, MACKIMMIE, MACSIMON, MACSYMON, MACTAVISH, OLIVER, SIM, SIME, SIMON, SIMONS, SIMPSON, SIMS, SIMSON, SYM, SYME, SYMON, SYMONS, TWADDLE, TWEEDDALE, TWEEDIE

"FRASER." Scots Kith and Kin and Illustrated Map Revised Second Edition. Edinburgh, SCOT: Clan House, c.1970. p.56. Print.

Baird, Hamish L. M. "THE BAIRDS". [http://clanbaird.net/]. MAY 1974. web.

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