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V. HUGH, FIRST LORD FRASER. 53
Fair, which the family historian of 1749 speaks of as con-
tinuing - in his time. He likewise erected a famous cross
at Wellhouse, which was afterwards brought to Beauly, and
of which a portion at least still remains. He assisted the
King in his endeavours to secure tranquility and good
order on the occasion of and after his Majesty's visit to
Inverness in 1427, for which he was subsequently re-
warded by a grant from King James as Earl of Ross of
the lands of Golford, Kynobody and others, in the county of
Nairn, and the barony of Kinnell in the county of Forfar, the
charters to these lands being dated the 14th of September,
in the 25th year of the King's reign. Tn 143 1 Hugh was
appointed High Sheriff of Inverness-shire, which then, as
already pointed out, extended far beyond its present
bounds, including the more modern counties of Ross,
Cromarty, Sutherland, and Caithness. He is said to have
met the King at the Spey on his way to the North in that
year, on which occasion James appointed him to this high
and responsible office, and in the same year he is said, by
some authorities, to have been created a Lord of Parlia-
ment, but this has not been fully established.
He " had the satisfaction to see his son married with the
Earl of Murray's daughter, and was along with him at
Darnaway, where the marriage was solemnized with the
utmost magnificence ; for besides nobility and gentry, there
were present Robert Stratlock, Bishop of Caithness ; James
Wood, Bishop of Ross and Columba ; Dunbar, Bishop of
Murray ; and the entertainment was no less splendid when
the Lady was brought to Lovat."*
Hugh, generally called first Lord Lovat, married, in
14.16, as already stated, Janet, daughter of Thomas and
sister of William Fenton, Lord of that Ilk, with issue —
1. Thomas, who undoubtedly succeeded as Lord of
Lovat, but of whom none of the family historians, including
Anderson, has any notice.
2. Alexander, who died unmarried before his father.
His brother Hugh, afterwards third Lord Lovat, was,
* MS. in the Advocates' Library.

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