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Excerpt from Notes and Papers, of or Connected With Persifor Frazer in Glasslough Ireland: And His Son John Frazer of Philadelphia, 1735 to 1765In the preparation of the following very imperfect sketches of the branch of the Frazers descended fromMoreExcerpt from Notes and Papers, of or Connected With Persifor Frazer in Glasslough Ireland: And His Son John Frazer of Philadelphia, 1735 to 1765In the preparation of the following very imperfect sketches of the branch of the Frazers descended from Persifor who resided in Glasslough Ireland during the early part of the XVIIIth Century, I am under great obligations to my kinsman and friend Mr. Joseph S. Harris, who has already made many valuable contributions to the family genealogies of early Pennsylvania immigrants related to the Harrises, including that which is the subject of the following pages. The genealogical tables with dates of birth, death, and marriage, of the earlier generations, together with his comments on the individuals therein mentioned are almost literally taken, by his permission, from printed and manuscript data prepared by him- which however have been verified where possible, and in places corrected, by me.I have also adopted his numerical designation of the generations. Thus, he gives to the generation of the original Persifor Frazer the arbitrary number XIV, to allow plenty of margin for any earlier ancestors who may be subsequently established. In each generation (designated by Roman numerals) he distinguishes the children, in the chronological order of their births, by Arabic numerals. No case of twins or triplets having been met, this serves as a convenient and short method of specifying any individual, and as no better method occurred to me, and I consider the probability of discovering more than fourteen generations antecedent to the Glasslough Persifor remote, I have adopted Mr. Harriss method both for my own convenience, and also that there may be no confusion when his notes are compared with mine of the same persons.It it should transpire in the future that the ancestor who is the starting point of this branch of the Frazers were indeed the missing Alexander, brother of Simon Lord Lovat, the labors of the Scottish historians including Lord Saltoun, and the College of Heralds, will have already spared the necessity of further research by filling up the fourteen generations and supplying collateral branches.The rules I have adopted to guide me in this work may be faulty, but they have been at least consistently carried out.One of them is that the document, letter, or whatever it be, should be reproduced as nearly as possible on the printed page. Consequently I have preserved with the greatest care every fault in spelling and punctuation.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.