Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

CAMERON

OF DUNGALLON

 

Archibald Cameron of Dungallon, was the only apparent child by his father, John Cameron, 2nd of Glendessary’s second marriage and was under age at his father’s death in 1695. He m. after 1711, to Isobel, daughter of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, (she was widow of Alexander MacLean of Torloisk whom she had m. in 1706, and who had dsp in 1711), d. in 1719 and was father of :

  1. John Cameron of Dungallon, succeeded his father and conveyed all of his moved goods to his brother Alexander by Disposition dated in 1742.[1] He dsp in about June 1743.
  2. Alexander Cameron of Dungallon, (see below).
  3. Christian Cameron, m. Hugh Fraser of Foyers, and d. at Foyers, on 5 April 1764.[2]
  4. Mary Cameron, m. Alexander MacSorlie Cameron of Glennevis.

Alexander Cameron of Dungallon, succeeded his brother, John, and served as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Lochiel regiment during the Jacobite rising of 1745/6. He was taken prisoner in March of 1746, being conveyed to Edinburgh then following examination by the Justice-Clerk, was committed to the castle there[3] where he remained until being liberated on 20 October 1749, on the grounds that no formal prosecution had been brought against him.[4] He afterwards served as a Captain in the 1st Fraser Highlanders and d. at the Siege of Quebec of a flux in July/August 1759,[5] his cousin, Allan Cameron of Glendessary, being served his heir male on 18 April 1763.[6] He was father of :

Christian Cameron, m. at Fort William, on 27 January 1767, to David Carnegy, Lord Rosehill, eldest son of George Carnegie, Earl of Northesk, (he dsp at Rouen, France, on 19 February 1788), for which there was a declaratory of marriage issued on 11 December 1770, and during which she is styled daughter to the deceased Captain Alexander Cameron of Dungallon.[7]

 

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[1] GD170/3350.

[2] Scots Magazine. 1st April 1764, edition.

[3] Derby Mercury. 13th March 1746, edition.

[4] Ipswich Journal. 21st October 1749, edition.

[5] Scots Magazine. 1st October 1759, edition.

[6] Services of Heirs.

[7] CC8/6/475.