Person    | Male  Born 1667  Died 9/4/1747

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat

Categories: Armed Forces, Execution

Countries: Scotland

Jacobite. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden. Tried and was the last man to be beheaded on the Tower Hill scaffold. We're sure that made him feel a lot better about it.

2017: The Scotsman reports a theory that Lovat's body was not actually interred at the Tower of London Chapel, St Peter ad Vincula (the official story), but "was quickly moved by supporters and brought home to the Highlands" and is "at Wardlaw Mausoleum at Kirkhill near Beauly - the burial place of Clan Fraser of Lovat", in a coffin held there "with the coffin plate for Lord Lovat as it appeared in a London newspaper following the execution". They will exhume the body and look for "cut marks that confirm beheading". A spokesperson is quoted "“Getting DNA would be the nail in the coffin”.

2018: The Scotsman reports that the body at Kirkhill is not Lovat and so his body probably is in the Tower. Also Inverness Courier.

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