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 History of the Bean Family opposite page 3, continued from opposite page 2.



crying, You old rascal, I begin to think you will be hanged at last!. You old witch, he replied I begin to think I shall!. But in the hour of death, the grain of good there is in us all came uppermost, and he died with a dignity and composure that would have done credit to an ancient Roman. He was eighty ...
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History of the Bean Family opposite page 3, continued from opposite page 2.

crying, "You old rascal, I begin to think you will be hanged at last!". "You old witch", he replied "I begin to think I shall!". But in the hour of death, the grain of good there is in us all came uppermost, and he died with a dignity and composure that would have done credit to an ancient Roman. He was eighty when he was beheaded on Tower Hill and he lies with so many of the headless dead in St Peter's Church in the Tower.

His collateral descendant and namesake, Simon Fraser, 16th Lord Lovat is of a very different stamp, except as regards bravery. The Frasers have ever been a fighting race and their motto "I am ready" has figured on many battlefields. Lord Lovat is an enthusiastic Scot and a great personage in the British Catholic World. He raised a corps of fighting Highlanders in 1900 to go the the front in the South African War.

Death of Lady Seafield - newspaper announcement. [1969]


Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID FBN_008
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