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TITLE
Simon, Lord Lovat
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_734
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
William Hogarth
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30977
KEYWORDS
Lord Lovat
Frasers of Lovat
Simon Fraser
lords
Jacobites
Hanovarians
Culloden
executions
clans
Simon, Lord Lovat

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (1667-1747). Simon Fraser attempted to gain the Lovat title by forcibly marrying the widowed Lady Amelia Lovat in 1697. Soon after this he fled to the continent where he converted to Catholicism and ingratiated himself to the Jacobite court.

Despite this he stayed out of the action during the 1715 Jacobite Rising and this 'loyalty' to the crown earned him a pardon for his past activities. After many legal battles he eventually won the title of 11th Lord Lovat in 1733.
He joined the Jacobite cause in 1745 and following the defeat at Culloden he was captured and tried in London. He was executed for High Treason on 9th April 1747 at the age of 80, the last man to be beheaded in England. Following this the family titles and estates were forfeited to the crown.

This illustration was taken from a painting by William Hogarth and found in 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Simon, Lord Lovat

1870s

Lord Lovat; Frasers of Lovat; Simon Fraser; lords; Jacobites; Hanovarians; Culloden; executions; clans

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat (1667-1747). Simon Fraser attempted to gain the Lovat title by forcibly marrying the widowed Lady Amelia Lovat in 1697. Soon after this he fled to the continent where he converted to Catholicism and ingratiated himself to the Jacobite court.<br /> <br /> Despite this he stayed out of the action during the 1715 Jacobite Rising and this 'loyalty' to the crown earned him a pardon for his past activities. After many legal battles he eventually won the title of 11th Lord Lovat in 1733.<br /> He joined the Jacobite cause in 1745 and following the defeat at Culloden he was captured and tried in London. He was executed for High Treason on 9th April 1747 at the age of 80, the last man to be beheaded in England. Following this the family titles and estates were forfeited to the crown. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from a painting by William Hogarth and found in 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed. by John S. Keltie