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Lt. Colonel Charles Cameron, 3rd Regt (Buffs)[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1777 - 1827  (50 years)


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  • Name Charles Cameron 
    Title Lt. Colonel 
    Suffix 3rd Regt (Buffs) 
    Born 4 May 1777  Drimnasalie, Kilmallie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 4 Jun 1822 
    • arrived in Sydney with his family on the "Phoenix" on 4 Jun 1822
    Immigration ship Phoenix 
    Died 15 May 1827  Chinsurah, near Calcutta, India (MI) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A 1953 Australian family tree, based on an earlier tree of 1902 by Arthur Kingston Moore, 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.¨
    Person ID I36378  Cameron Genealogies
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2021 

    Father Donald Cameron,   b. ca 1742-4,   d. 1817  (Age ~ 181 years) 
    Mother Catherine Cameron,   d. ca 1781 
    Notes 
    • Marriage records begin in Kilmallie in 1783.
    Family ID F11310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Charlotte Euphemia Cameron,   b. 27 Jun 1779,   d. May 1803, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1800  Rochester, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref. General Evening Post (London, England), Thursday, October 9, 1800
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F31583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary MacDonell,   d. After 1827 
    Married 6 Mar 1807  St Peter's Port, Guernsey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F11311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ludovina Rosa da Silva,   b. 1796, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1854, Adelaide, SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1812  Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charlotte da Silva Cameron,   b. 1813,   d. 11 May 1885, Adelaide Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Charles Berry Cameron,   b. ca 1814/15,   d. Before 1828 census
    +3. Ewen Wallace Cameron,   b. 26 Jul 1816, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1876, Balmain, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +4. Julia Anne Luduvina da Silva Cameron,   b. 1818,   d. 13 Jun 1846, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     5. Donald Anderson Cameron,   b. 16 Jan 1823, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Ludovina Catherina da Silva Cameron,   b. 10 Sep 1824, Georgetown, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1851, Adelaide Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     7. Anne Slade Cameron,   b. 1826, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1834, Hereford House, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F11312  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.


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