ChildrenMargaret , F (~1300-)
Notes for Duncan (Spouse 1)

The earliest account we have of Frendraught is about 1203, when Michael de Ferendrach appears as a witness to a charger given by William the Lyon. (Shires of Aberdeen and Banff, p. 322)

In 1457, Pope Alexander the IV confirmed to the Abbot and convent of Arbroath the grant which had been made without the consent of the bishop of Aberdeen to william de Ferendrach of the patronage of the church of Ferendrach, with right to apply the fruits of the benefice, estimated at 30 merks, to their own proper use. ...Where this church was situated is unknown; but forgue and Frendraught were spoken of as separate parishes as late as 1699.

When Theodore Morison was retoured heir to his father, George Morison in the town and lands of Bognie, Pennieburn, Conzie and Pitfancy, with the mill and teinds, third part of Foggiemoss, it is express, “omnibus in Parochia de Frendraught et Parochia de Forg.” - (Jervise, Epitaphs II, p. 170)

In 1286, in a charter granted by Simon, thane of Aberchirder, Malcolm de Ferendrach and John de Ferendrach are mentioned as witnesses. - (Shires of Aberdeen and Banff II, p. 320.)

Ten years afterwards, 1296, Duncan de Ferendrach, and Eve, wife of Malcolm de Ferendrach, swore fealty and did homage to King Edward I. (Shires of Aberdeen and Banff II, p. 322.) Duncan de Ferendrach was in high favour with that monarch, was knighted by him, and was appointed one of the council of thirteen by whom, along with a viceroy, he proposed governing Scotland. This, however was never carried into effect. ...

Sir Duncan left an only daughter, Margaret, by whom the estate of Frendraught was carried into another family, the Frasers of Forglen.

Source: ST. MARGARET’S FORGUE, by Rev. William Temple, M.A., Edinburgh, 1881, pp. 27-8.
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