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Donald Cameron[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 4 - 1817  (~ 181 years)


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  • Name Donald Cameron 
    Born ca 1742-4 
    Gender Male 
    Died 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 the eldest daughter of one Jos. Burrell of Alnwyck (who married Ann Forster 29 Aug 1741. Mary Burrel bapt. 21 Sep 1742, Chatton, nr Alnwyck). 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.
    Person ID I36228  Cameron Genealogies
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2021 

    Father John Cameron, of Fassifern,   b. ca 1699,   d. 1785  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Jean Campbell,   d. ca Apr 1783 
    Married 23 Aug 1734  Kenmore, Perthshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Notes 
    • marriage contracts 23 Sep 1734, 30 Jan 1736
    Family ID F11187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown 
    Children 
    +1. John Cameron, of Kilmodan,   b. ca 1760, Argyll Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Kilmodan, South Argyll Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F11266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Cameron
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F11308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine Cameron,   d. ca 1781 
    Notes 
    • Marriage records begin in Kilmallie in 1783.
    Children 
     1. Archibald Cameron,   b. 20 Nov 1774, Kilmallie Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Lt. Colonel Charles Cameron, 3rd Regt (Buffs),   b. 4 May 1777, Drimnasalie, Kilmallie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1827, Chinsurah, near Calcutta, India (MI) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F11310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Connel  [1, 16
    Notes 
    • Ref. Diary of Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Edwards, Westmount, Quebec May 16th, 1899, transcribed by Harris Todd (Clan Cameron genealogy)
    Children 
    +1. John Cameron,   c. 29 Sep 1782, Kilmallie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1852, Cumberland, Russell, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +2. Allan Cameron,   c. 30 May 1784, Kilmallie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1871, Blaich, Ardgour Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F30510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Unknown  [1, 16
    Children 
     1. Alexander Cameron,   b. ca 1795,   d. 18 Apr 1875, Sault Ste Marie, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F30513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S665] FASSIE, Dr Robert S. Cameron.

    2. [S666] The Camerons, by John Stewart, p. 215-20.

    3. [S667] Bygone Lochaber, by Somerled MacMillan, p. 138-43.

    4. [S668] History of the Camerons, by Alexander Mackenzie.

    5. [S669] Peter Mansell.

    6. [S670] Dr Peter Reynolds.

    7. [S671] Miss Jean Bennett.

    8. [S672] Trish Willis.

    9. [S673] Ruth Falkener.

    10. [S674] Army records.

    11. [S675] Peter Pininski.

    12. [S676] Fassifern papers and further research by Robert S Cameron.

    13. [S677] Linda Bennion.

    14. [S678] Glimpses of the Past.

    15. [S1954] The Red Book of Perthshire, Gordon MacGregor.

    16. [S1897] Chris Doak.


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