On the sixth day of Claire-mas, I’m looking at one of the Outlander theories. Could Claire and Laoghaire be related? Here’s how it is possible.
There are a few crazy Outlander theories. One of them is that Claire Fraser is related to Laoghaire MacKenzie. Considering the bad blood between them, that does seem like an out-of-this-world theory that could never happen.
However, it could be possible. This all depends on how a certain storyline plays out for Fergus Fraser. I take a look at how Claire and Laoghaire could, in fact, be related in Outlander.
Claire and Fergus could be related in Outlander
It all starts with Fergus. We go to the book storyline for this. There is someone searching for Fergus as he may be the heir to Comte St. Germain’s money. There’s a chance the Comte is Fergus’s father.
What we do know is that Fergus’s mother is a Beauchamp. Does the name sound familiar? Beauchamp is Claire’s maiden name, and she is a descendant of a French line. She just doesn’t know much about it. It could be through Fergus’s mother, which would be via Fergus, via Germain or one of the other children, via…well, I think you get the idea there.
Claire-mas: Is Claire related to Laoghaire in Outlander?
None of this connects to Laoghaire, though. Fergus isn’t related to Laoghaire directly. Well, this all depends on the Beauchamp line Claire comes from.
If Claire’s great-great-whatever grandfather is Germain (or one of the other boys from Go Tell the Bees) or her great-great-whatever grandmother is Joan or Felicite, there is a chance that Claire is related to Laoghaire.
Marsali is the mother of all those children. If Claire is a descendant of one of Fergus and Marsali’s children, it would make her a descendent of Marsali. That then makes her a descendant of Laoghaire.
It gets confusing when you start looking at genealogy, but it is fascinating when you think of all the people you may have been related to in the world.