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FRASER, Alexander of Touch-fraser & Cowie, Chamberlain of Scotland, Sir
(About 1282-1332)
(About 1273-Before 1323)
MORAY, Andrew of Bothwell, Sir
(About 1298-1338)
(About 1300-)
FRASER, William of Cowie and Durris, Sir
(About 1318-1346)
MORAY, Margaret of Bothwell
(About 1322-After 1360)
FRASER, Alexander of Durris & Cowie, then of Philorth, Sheriff of Aberdeen, Sir
(About 1340-)


Family Links

1. Joanna of Ross

2. HAMILTON, Elizabeth
3. Unknown

FRASER, Alexander of Durris & Cowie, then of Philorth, Sheriff of Aberdeen, Sir 2

  • Born: About 1340
  • Marriage (1): Joanna of Ross about 1375 1
  • Marriage (2): HAMILTON, Elizabeth by 1400 2
  • Marriage (3): Unknown

  General Notes:

"Alexander Fraser of Durris and Cowie, 1st of Philorth, knight, Sheriff of Aberdeen, m 1st, in 1375, Joanna 2nd dtr of William, Earl of Ross, with whom he received Philorth, and m 2nd ante 1400 Elizabeth believed a dtr of David Hamilton of Cadzow. By his 1st wife he had a son: ..A1 William, his heir in Cowie and Philorth

from Baronage website

"The origin of the broad Barony of Delgaty (amongst the few whose Baron-baillie still figured on the Roll of Commissioners of Supply until the Roll ceased in 1929) is lost with the other annals of the old Mormaership of Buchan. To which branch of the Comital house it belonged, or whether it was held by one of the vassals of the Earldom. The Bruce's herschip of Buchan has been too thorough for records to survive. Not until a generation later do we find Delgaty, as we should expect, in the hands of a descendant of one of The Bruce's companions in arms, Alexander Fraser of Durris, Cowie, and Philorth, grandson of Sir Alexander of Touch\emdash Fraser, and Cowie, brother-in-law of the patriot King. He had in 1375 received a. grant of Delgaty, Auchinsthogill, Plaidy and Loncardy, then in the Barony of Kin-Edward, from Walter Leslie Earl of Ross, and Kinedward had been the tocher of Margaret Cuming, daughter of the Earl of Buchan, who married John de Ross. In 1376, Sir Alexander conferred on his brother, John Fraser, the lands of Auchinshoggle, Luncardie, as well as Plaidy, and Delgadie, in the valley of the Deveron, the reddendo being a pair of gilt spurs at the Feast of Pentecost, payable at Philorth."

from Transacctions 3 4

Alexander married Joanna of Ross, daughter of William (III) 5th Earl of Ross and Mary MACDONALD, about 1375.1 (Joanna of Ross was born about 1350 and died before 1400 2.)

Alexander next married Elizabeth HAMILTON, daughter of Sir David HAMILTON 3rd of Cadzow and Janet KEITH co-heiress of Galbraith, by 1400.2 (Elizabeth HAMILTON was born about 1350.)

Alexander next married.


1 Internet Site,

2 e-books, The Frasers of Philorth vol.1 by Alexander Fraser (1879).

3 Internet Site, Fraser of Philorth.

4 e-books, Transactions of the Banffshire Field Club 1936 - The Hays of Delgaty by Thomas Innes of Learney.

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