FRASER, THOMAS [SSNE 1624]
- First name
- BELLADRUM, BEAULY, EASTER ROSS
- Social status
Thomas Fraser came to Sweden with James Spens [SSNE 1642] on his embassy to Sweden in the early 1600s as Spens' page or 'guarde general', and then became an ensign in Spens's regiment. Thomas' son Anders [SSNE 4355] was also in Swedish service and was ennobled. This is possibly the same Thomas Fraser, son of the house of Belladrum and a commissioned officer, who in 1633 was sent to recruit in Scotland.
Sources: Svenska Adelns Attartavlor, vol. 2, p.818; H. Marryat, One Year in Sweden, including a visit to the isle of Gotland (London, 1862) p.489; Otto Donner, A brief sketch of the Scottish families in Finland and Sweden (Helsinfors, 1884), p.26; J. Fraser, Chronicle of the Frasers, ed. W. Mackay (Edinburgh, 1905)pp.255-6.