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Ludovina Catherina da Silva Cameron

Female 1824 - 1851  (27 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ludovina Catherina da Silva Cameron was born on 10 Sep 1824 in Georgetown, Tas; was christened on 13 Mar 1825 in Launceston, Tas (daughter of Lt. Colonel Charles Cameron, 3rd Regt (Buffs) and Ludovina Rosa da Silva); died on 21 Oct 1851 in Adelaide.

    Family/Spouse: Robert George Russell. Robert died on 1 Jan 1885 in Adelaide . [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Not married

    Children:
    1. Ludovina Catherina Rosina De Silva Cameron Finnis Russell was born in ca 1836; died in 1920 in Adelaide.

    Ludovina married Sir George Strickland Kingston on 10 Apr 1841 in Adelaide. George was born in 1807 in Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland; died on 26 Nov 1880 in at sea aboard RMS Malwa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Ludovina Cameron Kingston was born on 16 Mar 1842 in Adelaide; died on 6 May 1908 in Adelaide.
    2. Hester Holland Kingston was born on 30 Oct 1843 in Adelaide; died on 12 May 1893 in Adelaide.
    3. Charlotte Julian Kingston was born on 11 Sep 1845 in Adelaide; died on 20 May 1913 in North Adelaide.
    4. George John Finnis Kingston was born on 26 May 1847; died on 20 Mar 1848 in Adelaide.
    5. Strickland Gough Kingston was born on 18 Dec 1848 in Adelaide; died on 4 Oct 1897 in Port Augusta.
    6. Sir Charles Cameron Kingston was born on 22 Oct 1850 in Adelaide; died on 11 May 1908 in Adelaide.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lt. Colonel Charles Cameron, 3rd Regt (Buffs) was born on 4 May 1777 in Drimnasalie, Kilmallie (son of Donald Cameron and Catherine Cameron); died on 15 May 1827 in Chinsurah, near Calcutta, India (MI).

    Other Events:

    • Immigration ship: Phoenix
    • Immigration: 4 Jun 1822

    Notes:

    The Australian family tree gives a birth date of 26 Jul 1779.
    The parish register records a Charles Cameron b. 4 May 1777, Drimnasallie, Kilmallie, son of Donald Cameron and Catherine Cameron.

    Charles Cameron was commissioned an Ensign in 92nd Regt on 18 Feb 1799, serving with his cousin John, and was promoted Lieut. Jun 1799. With the Regt he served with Sir John Moore's Brigade in Holland and was wounded in the Battle of Eamont op Zee on 2 Oct 1799. He entered the 3rd Regt by exchange 12 Apr 1800 and promoted Captain 1804. In the Peninsular War between 1804-14 he fought at the Douro, Talavera, Busaco, Albuera, Vittoria, in the Pyrenees and in southern France. He was wounded 5 times. He was promoted Major 1813 and Lt Col 1819.

    In Nov 1821 he sailed from Deptford for NSW in the convict transport "Phoenix" with 3 other officers and 50 soldiers as escort to 182 convicts. He arrived in Sydney with his family on the "Phoenix" on 4 Jun 1822. The family took up residence in O'Connell St, Sydney.

    He was appointed Commandant at Port Dalrymple, VDL 14 Dec 1822, arriving with his troops Feb 1823, and moving his station to Launceston in 1824. He indicated a desire to retire in Tasmania. He was relieved and moved with his troops to Sydney in Apr 1825 on the brig "Nercus". He rose to Brigade-Major to the Troops in place of Major Ovens that year.

    After purchasing 2000 acres at Merton in the Hunter Valley, he left his wife and children in Sydney on 30 Jan 1827 and went with the Regiment to India. A few days after arrival, he, with 30 soldiers and many of the women and children, died of cholera. Charles Cameron is commemorated in Tasmania by a major street in Launceston and Port Cameron.

    His gravestone reads: ¨Sacred to the memory of Lieut. Col. Charles Cameron, Major in His Majesty´s 3rd Regt. of Foot (or Buffs) a brave and distinguished officer, died on 15 May 1827, aged 48 years. This tablet is erected by his brother officers as a mark of their esteem.¨


    Immigration:
    arrived in Sydney with his family on the "Phoenix" on 4 Jun 1822

    Charles married Ludovina Rosa da Silva in 1812 in Portugal. Ludovina was born in 1796 in Portugal; died on 21 Aug 1854 in Adelaide, SA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Ludovina Rosa da Silva was born in 1796 in Portugal; died on 21 Aug 1854 in Adelaide, SA.

    Notes:

    Family verbal history contends that Charles stole her from a convent.

    Birth:
    said to be daughter of a Portuguese nobleman

    Name:
    or Luduvina

    Children:
    1. Charlotte da Silva Cameron was born in 1813; died on 11 May 1885 in Adelaide.
    2. Charles Berry Cameron was born in ca 1814/15; died before 1828 census.
    3. Ewen Wallace Cameron was born on 26 Jul 1816 in France; died on 25 May 1876 in Balmain, NSW; was buried in Balmain, NSW.
    4. Julia Anne Luduvina da Silva Cameron was born in 1818; died on 13 Jun 1846 in Sydney; was buried in Devonshire St Cemetery (C of E), later moved to La Perouse (No 112).
    5. Donald Anderson Cameron was born on 16 Jan 1823 in Sydney; was christened on 13 Mar 1825 in Georgetown, Tas.
    6. 1. Ludovina Catherina da Silva Cameron was born on 10 Sep 1824 in Georgetown, Tas; was christened on 13 Mar 1825 in Launceston, Tas; died on 21 Oct 1851 in Adelaide.
    7. Anne Slade Cameron was born in 1826 in Sydney; died on 10 Oct 1834 in Hereford House, Sydney; was buried in Devonshire St, grave transferred to Bunnerong (MI).


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Donald Cameron was born in ca 1742-4 (son of John Cameron, of Fassifern and Jean Campbell); died in 1817.

    Notes:

    Of old 78th Regt (1757-1763), gazetted Lieut. 30 Sep 1758, retired on half pay 1763.
    Capt. in 1764, died as Lieut on half pay 1817
    He was at the fall of Quebec in September 1759, in Capt. Hugh Cameron's company, having arrived in Virginia from Greenock in June 1759. However he is listed as sailing with the regiment for Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island) in 1758. He was wounded at Ste-Foy, Quebec on 28 Apr 1760.

    He leased Coanich (Caonich, on the northern shore of Loch Arkaig) in 1764, but was not there that year.

    He was unmarried in 1764/5, when letters show he had been paying unwelcome court to a daughter of one Jos. Burrell of Alnwyck (who married Ann Forster 29 Aug 1741). However Lloyd's Evening Post of 23 Dec 1765 reports his marriage in Edinburgh to Miss Burrel, dau. of - Burrel of Hetton House, Northumberland. No other record of this marriage has been found. He still felt ill used by the Burrel family in 1868 (letter from Donald the Banker)

    No descendants of Donald Cameron appear to be recorded in "official" family histories, but there are several families with apparently authentic claims stemming from early family tradition as detailed below. The third and fourth were probably legitimate.

    A letter, written from Westfield, nr Newcastle, in July 1780 to his brother Ewen mentions (but does not name) his wife, probably Catherine.

    Donald married Catherine Cameron. Catherine died in ca 1781. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Catherine Cameron died in ca 1781.

    Notes:

    She is recorded as Campbell in the detailed family tree of her Australian descendants, which also includes a place and date of birth of her son Charles consistent with the parish register entries as given.

    Name:
    or Campbell

    Notes:

    Marriage records begin in Kilmallie in 1783.

    Children:
    1. Archibald Cameron was born on 20 Nov 1774 in Kilmallie.
    2. 2. Lt. Colonel Charles Cameron, 3rd Regt (Buffs) was born on 4 May 1777 in Drimnasalie, Kilmallie; died on 15 May 1827 in Chinsurah, near Calcutta, India (MI).


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Cameron, of Fassifern was born in ca 1699 (son of John Cameron, 18th Chief of Clan Cameron and Isabel Campbell); died in 1785.

    Other Events:

    • Ancestor of Line: [Fassie] CAMERONS of FASSIFERN

    Notes:

    2nd son of John Cameron of Lochiel, 18th Chief of Clan Cameron.
    About 1721 he went to West Indies and sold (to Ewen Drummond, his cousin) the estate given him by his father, as the start of his business career (Stewart p. 307).
    Imprisoned in Edinburgh, and then banished to Alnwick in 1755 for 10 years, returning ca 1768

    John married Jean Campbell on 23 Aug 1734 in Kenmore, Perthshire. Jean (daughter of John Campbell, 5th of Achalader, Perthshire and Katherine Cameron) died on ca Apr 1783. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Jean Campbell (daughter of John Campbell, 5th of Achalader, Perthshire and Katherine Cameron); died on ca Apr 1783.

    Notes:

    marriage contracts 23 Sep 1734, 30 Jan 1736

    Children:
    1. Catherine Cameron was born in 1735 in Auchmore, Perthshire; was christened on 3 Dec 1735 in Killin, Perthshire.
    2. John Cameron
    3. Sir Ewen Cameron, of Fassifern was born on 20 Mar 1740; died on 12 Oct 1828.
    4. 4. Donald Cameron was born in ca 1742-4; died in 1817.
    5. Archibald Cameron died before 1830.
    6. Capt. Charles Cameron died in 1779 in Savannah, Georgia .
    7. Isabella Cameron
    8. Mary Cameron was born on ca 1745 (estimate); died on 4 Jul 1833 in Oban, Argyll.
    9. Margaret Cameron
    10. Allan Cameron was born in ca 1752.
    11. Lucy Cameron was born in ca 1759; died in Wednesday, 21 Jan 1801, at 3pm in Tierendrish; was buried on 24 Jan 1801 in Blarour.
    12. Johanna Cameron
    13. Sarah Cameron was born in ca 1745; died in in Lochiel Township, Glengarry, Ontario.


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