FRASER, Alexander of Cowie, 3rd of Philorth, Sir 1
- Born: About 1401
- Marriage (1): MENZIES, Marjorie 1
- Died: April 1482 1
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Alexander married Marjorie MENZIES, daughter of Gilbert MENZIES of Findon, Provost of Aberdeen and Isabella LIDDELL.1 (Marjorie MENZIES was born about 1408 and died after April 1482 1.)
"In 1430, Alexander, Earl of Mar and the Garioch, confirmed a charter of the lands of Tibberty and Utlaw from Sir William Fraser to his son and heir, Alexander Fraser, and Marjorie Menzies, the wife of the latter ; and in the same year Sir James de Douglas, Lord of Balvenie, issued a precept of sasine in Culburty, Memsie, Over and Nether Pittullie, and Rathen, in favour of Alexander Fraser, on the resignation of his father, and these properties were evidently the provision for the heir-apparent at the time of his marriage.
The date of this precept is printed 1420 in the Antiquities of Aberdeenshire, published by the Spalding Club, vol. ii. p. 378 ; but the original document, though a good deal damaged, seems to have had a third numeral x, and thatdate coincides with the marriage of the heir, who in 1420 would have been too young to require a separate establishment."
"The birth of this Alexander Fraser may be placed in the first decade of the fifteenth century, for his father, Sir William, was married about 1404, and he himself appears as the husband of Marjorie Menzies in 1430."
from Frasers of Philorth 1