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This article is about Claire and Jamie's first child. You may be looking for the Season Two episode.
It doesn't matter what happens; no matter where a child goes—how far or how long. Even if it's forever. You never lose them. You can't.


Faith Fraser was Jamie and Claire's stillborn first child. She was born in Paris, France, following a dangerous pregnancy. Mother Hildegarde had her buried in the cemetery at L'Hôpital des Anges.

Events of the NovelsEdit

Dragonfly in AmberEdit

Following Claire's dangerous pregnancy, Faith was stillborn in Paris at L'Hôpital des Anges. The midwives made Claire hold the child, whom they wrapped in a length of white satin. Faith was very small but perfect. Mother Hildegarde baptized her, giving her the name Faith, and had her buried at the cemetery at L'Hôpital des Anges.

VoyagerEdit

In 1766, while Jamie, Jared and Mr. Willoughby have errands to do in Paris, Claire uses her own time to visit L'Hôpital des Anges, where she is delighted to find that Mother Hildegarde is still alive. Claire visits Faith's grave, where she leaves a single pink tulip from Jared's conservatory, and is surprised at how emotional she feels after all this time.

NameEdit

  • Faith comes simply from the English word faith, ultimately from Latin fidere "to trust".[1]
  • Fraser may be derived from Fredarius, Fresel or Freseau. Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant.[2]

TriviaEdit

TV SeriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Behind the Name: Faith - accessed 20 May 2016
  2. Way, George and Squire, Romily. Collins Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia. (Foreword by The Rt Hon. The Earl of Elgin KT, Convenor, The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs). Published in 1994. Pages 142 - 143.

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