Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun


Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun

Flora Marjory Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun1, Chief of the Name and the Arms of Fraser (born October 18, 1930) is currently the only female holder of a lordship of Parliament who has a seat in the House of Lords as an elected hereditary peer. She is the head of the Frasers of Philorth.

Flora Fraser was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was the daughter of Alexander Fraser and Dorothy Geraldine Welby. Her maternal grandfather was Charles Glynne Earle Welby. She had an elder brother, Alexander Simon Fraser. In 1933, her father became the 20th Lord Saltoun. Her brother was killed in 1944, making Flora the heir presumptive to the Lordship.

In 1979, when Lord Saltoun died, Flora became the 21st Lady Saltoun, and also gained a seat in the House of Lords. In 1999, because of the House of Lords Act 1999, 662 hereditary peers were removed from the House. However, Lady Saltoun was one of the ninety-two peers who was eventually actually elected to remain in the House.

On 6 October, 1956 at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, she married Alexander Ramsay, a grandson of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, keeping her maiden surname after marriage. Her children are:

* Katharine Fraser2, (born Katharine Ingrid Mary Isabel Ramsay) (b. 11 October, 1957), Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire since 2005, m. Mark Nicolson (b. 24 September 1954)
** Louise Alexandra Patricia Nicolson (b. 2 September 1984)
** Juliet Victoria Katharine Nicolson (b. 3 March 1988)
** Alexander William Malise Fraser (b. 5 July 1990)
* Alice Elizabeth Margaret Ramsay (b. 8 July 1961) m. David Alan Ramsey (b. 17 September 1960).
** Alexander David Ramsey (b. 17 December 1991)
** Victoria Alice Ramsey (b. 7 April 1994)
** George Arthur Ramsey (b. 28 September 1995)
** Oliver Henry Ramsey (b. 28 September 1995)
* Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Ramsay (b. 15 April 1963)

Titles

* Miss Flora Fraser (18 October 1930 – 19 June 1933)
* The Hon. Flora Fraser (19 June 1933 – 1944)
* The Mistress of Saltoun (1944 – 31 August 1979)
* The Rt Hon. The Lady Saltoun (31 August 1979 – )

Notes

#It has recently been determined that Margaret Abernethy succeeded her brother, Alexander Abernethy, 9th Lord Saltoun in 1668, but only survived him by about 6 weeks and had not been counted in the title's numbering. This new information has resulted in the ordinals in subsequent Saltoun Lords being revised. As a result, Flora Fraser is sometimes listed as the 20th Lady Saltoun. [cite web | url=http://www.fraserchief.co.uk/history.html | title=History | publisher=Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun | accessdate=2007-07-10 ]
#Katherine is the heiress presumptive to her mother's peerage and the leadership of the Clan Fraser. Lord Lyon King Arms officially recognized her use of the surname Fraser in 1973. Her son was also given this surname. Katherine holds the title "Mistress of Saltoun" as the heiress to her mother's peerage.

References

*Lundy, Darryl (March 14, 2004). [http://thepeerage.com/p10235.htm#i102349 Flora Marjory Fraser, Lady Saltoun of Abernethy] . Retrieved July 13, 2005.

External links

* [http://www.fraserchief.co.uk/index.html Lady Saltoun's website]


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