Fraser, Caroline Georgina

BORN 13 Apr 1810, Charleston, South Carolina - DIED 10 Feb 1879, Paris: 80 Boulevard Malesherbes, 8e
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 39 (Murat family grave))

Caroline Fraser was the daughter Major Thomas Fraser, a Scotchman who came to the USA with army that was sent by from England to fight the rebellion in America. He had a country home in Bordentown, where Napoleon's brother Joseph Bonaparte had settled. There she was noticed by Lucien Murat, the son of the former king of Naples, Joachim Murat and Napoleon I's sister Carolina Bonaparte. They married in 1831 in Bordentown and had three children.

Murat had soon spent the fortune of the Fraser family and as a resullt Caroline and her older sister Jane opened a boarding school to make a living. After the future Napoleon III gained influence in France, Murat decided to return to France and Caroline and Jane went with him. Napoleon III gave him several functions and Murat happily continued his spending. After the fall of the emperor Caroline successfully brought suit for separation of estate from her husband. By saving part of the estate she save them from ruin. Murat died in 1878 and Caroline in 1879.

• Husband: Murat, Lucien, 3e Prince Murat (1831-1878, Bordentown, New Jersey)


The Murat family tomb at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


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