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  • ID: I18721
  • Name: David GRAHAM , Lord of Loveth & Lovat 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1240 in Dundaff Castle, Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death: AFT 1297 in Loveth, Inverness-shire, Scotland
  • Note:
    3rd son, David (Sir); supported John Balliol for the Crown of Scotland 5 June 1292 but swore fealty to Edward I on 3 Aug 1292; nevertheless made Edward's prisoner 1296, released 1297, provided he served in Edward's wars against France; acquired lands of Loveth, Inverness-shire. [Burke's Peerage]

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    The following is taken from "Esther Bisset" website, showing that David of Loveth is the same as David of Lovat:

    "History of the Frasers of Lovat", Alexander Mackenzie, A & W Mackenzie, Inverness, 1896

    In ‘History of the Frasers’ (Alexander Mackenzie) mention is made of two forts, belonging to the Crown, built on Bisset lands in the North Highlands, namely Beaufort and Lovat, which continued to belong to the Crown ‘even after the Bisset lands on which they were built had been granted to the Frasers.’

    The lands ‘appear to have been held by Royal Constables from the attainder of the Bissets in 1242 to the year 1367, when Hugh Fraser does homage as laird of Lovat. The first mention of of the Fort of Lovat occurs in the reign of Alexander I, when that king, in 1120, made an expedition to the North and quelled an insurrection....and settled Constables in the Castles of Elgin, Inverness and Dingwall.’

    The book goes on to say that the descendants of the Constable of Fort Lovat appointed by the king (the Gilchrists) ‘continued in Lovat till the year 1170 when John Bisset, a man of eminence at the court of William the Lion, married the King’s own daughter, and settled there under Royal authority. His second son, John, succeeded him, and married Jean Haliburton, daughter of the laird of Culbrynnie, anno 1206. Haliburton was one of a set of small proprietors who were known as the Bisset’s Barons. There is no doubt that in those days tribes of Mackays and Macraes inhabited the Clunes, Achryvaich, Aberiachan, Kilfinnan, and Urquhart, as vassals of the Bissets. The Macraes, or rather the MacRas, as they were then called, continued after the Frasers settled in the district as their vassals in the same lands which they previously occupied under the Bissets.’

    Later in the same book it says that the popular opinion regarding Sir Simon Fraser’s marriage to Mary, daughter of Bisset of Lovat, and thereby laying ‘the foundation of the illustrious house of the Lords Fraser of Lovat is ‘by no means correct; for Mary Bisset, daughter of Bisset of Lovat, was married to Gregory le Grant, whose sons witnessed an agreement between John Bisset and Archibald, Bishop of Moray, on the 9th of September, 1258, about the Church of Conway (Conventh) and lands of Erchless.......Sir John Bisset, last of Lovat, had no male heirs, and only three daughters, Mary, Cecilia, and Elizabeth, who married, respectively, Mary, Sir David de Graham ‘de Loveth’, with issue - Patrick Graham; Cecilia, William Fenton of Beaufort; and Elizabeth, Sir Andrew de Boscho, ‘Dominus de Redcastle’, with issue - Maria de Boscho....’

    Father: David III GRAHAM , Laird of Dundaff, Sir b: ABT 1210 in Dundaff Castle, Dunure, Ayrshire, Scotland
    Mother: Annabella of STRATHEARN b: ABT 1212 in Strathearn, Perthshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Mary BISSET , Heiress of Lovat b: ABT 1245 in Lovat, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland
      1. Has Children Miss GRAHAM , Heiress of Lovat b: ABT 1268 in Lovat, Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland

      1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 1769, 1976
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