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William Fraser (abt. 1701 - 1755)

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William Fraser aka 8th of Guisachan
Born about in Guisachan, Kiltarlity, Inverness-Shire, Scotlandmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Inverness, Invernesshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
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William Fraser 8th of Guisachan was 8th Laird of Guisachan and 3rd Laird of Culbokie. He married Margaret Macdonell of Ardnabie, daughter of John Macdonell 4th of Ardnabie, and they had ten sons and five daughters.

He did not fight in the 1745 uprising, but his son William did, and the English burned Guisachan House down in retaliation in 1746.

"The Family of William Fraser" lists 10 sons:

  1. William Fraser, 4th of Culbokie
  2. Captain Simon Fraser, 84th Regt. R.H.E.
  3. Captain John Fraser. A Captain in General Wolfe's army. Chief Justice of the Montreal District.
  4. Lt. Archibald Fraser. Lieutenant in Frasers 78th Highlanders under Wolfe's Army. Later Captain in Glengarry Fencibles, served in Ireland during Rebellion of 1798.
  5. Peter Fraser, M.D. Died in Spain.
  6. Captain Alexander Fraser. Captain in Caird's Army. Died in India in 1786.
  7. Lt. Donald Fraser. Killed in battle in Germany
  8. Lt. James Fraser. Served in India, was involved in Black Hole of Calcutta in 1756.
  9. Roderick Fraser. Died at sea
  10. Thomas Fraser

William married Margaret on March 21, 1721 in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland.[1] He died in July 1755.[2][3]


  1. Source: #S106 Page: Database online. Text: Record for William Fraser Guisachan
  2. Source: #S106 Text: Record for William Fraser, 9th Guisachan
  3. Source: #S106 Page: Database online. Text: Record for William Fraser Guisachan
  • Source: S106 Author: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R2
  • Repository: R2 Name:


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