'Fraser17'Index links to: Lead / Letter DRAFT
Families covered: Fraser of Knock
This family is still being researched. It has NOT yet been launched formally into the Database but is shown here as DRAFT in the hope that one or more visitors to the site will contribute information that will enable us to develop this Family List to an acceptable standard.
First displayed: 07.05.20Last updated: 06.06.20
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Robertson & Paterson provide only a little information on this family for which we have yet to find a comprehensive reliable source.
John Fraser of Knock in the parish of Largs, Ayrshire (a 1400)
m. ??, heiress of Knock ('Knockmiller')
1. Alexander Fraser of Knock (a 1417) probably of this generation
  Alexander is mentioned by Robertson & Paterson but various web sites suggest that the line was continued through ...
2. John Fraser of Knock (a 1450) mentioned by Paterson
A. ?? Fraser of Knock
  Uncertain on the number of intervening generations.
  i. ?? Fraser of Knock
  The next mentioned by Robertson (after Alexander) was the following John.
  a. John Fraser of Knock possibly the John (a 1572) who arranged a marriage contract for his grandson John (then not yet 14)
m. (c1520) Margaret Stuart (dau/heir of Sir John Stuart of Glanderston (son of John, 1st Earl of Lennox) by Marion, sister of 1st Lord Sempill)
  (1) John Fraser of Knock father of the wife of Patrick Crawfurd, probably of this generation
  (A) John Fraser of Knock probably of this generation, probably the John (grandson of the John who was living in 1572) who married ...
  m. (mcrt 1572, 1583) Margaret Brisbane (dau of John Brisbane of Bishopton)
  (i) John Fraser of Knock (a 1630) probably of this generation, presumed different from the John shown as his father
  (ii) Alexander Fraser, last of Knock (d by 1674) possibly of this generation
  (a)+ 4 daughters
(B) daughter
  m. (c1570) Patrick Crawfurd of Auchnames
  (C) Margaret Fraser possibly of this generation
  m. John Montgomerie of Blackhouse & Drummure (d 12.1600)
  (2) James Fraser
  We have seen that various web sites suggest that a James of this generation was the James of Belladrum who m. Elizabeth Mackenzie. We show that James here.
  (3) Jean or Agnes Fraser (d 06.01.1595) named Jean (m John in 1549) by Robertson & Paterson but apparently the Agnes named in the Boyle records as wife of ...
  m. (1549) John Boyle of Kelburn
  (4) Margaret Fraser probably of this generation
  m. John Montgomery of Hessilhead (d 04.01.1558)

Main source(s): 'A Genealogical Account of the Principal Families in Ayrshire, more particularly in Cunninghame' (George Robertson, vol 1, 1823, 'Fraser of Knock', p351+), 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p309) with input from cross-references from elsewhere in the database
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