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 FASSIFERN

 

John Cameron, 1st of Fassifern, was a younger son of John Cameron of Lochiel. He m. on 28 August 1734, to Jean, daughter of John Campbell of Achallader,[1] (c/m 23 September 1734.[2] She d. at Fassifern, on 26 January 1783[3]), d. at Fassifern, on Sunday 22 May 1785, in his 85th year,[4] and was father of :

  1. Sir Ewen Cameron, 2nd of Fassifern, (see below).
  2. Donald Cameron, served in the 78th Fraser Highlanders and d. in 1817.
  3. Peggy Cameron, m. Rev. William Forster.
  4. Jean Cameron, m. Peter Campbell of Corries, and d. at Oban in May of 1835.[5]
  5. Katherine Cameron, bap. at Killin on 3 December 1735.
  6. Mary Cameron, d. unmarried, at Oban, on 4 July 1833.[6]

Sir Ewen Cameron, 2nd of Fassifern and 1st Baronet,, b. on 26 March 1740 and was created a Baronet in recognition of his eldest son, John’s service at the battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815. He m. on 2 November 1767, to Lucy, daughter of Duncan Campbell, 6th of Barcaldine, (c/m 31 October 1767.[7] She d. at Fort William, in August/September 1836), d. on Sunday 12 October 1828.[8] He was father of :

  1. John Cameron, younger of Fassifern, was an officer in 92nd and was k. while leading his men at the battle of Quatre Bras, on 16 June 1815, for which his father was created a Baronet. He m. on 24 May 1794, to Jean, daughter of John Campbell of Achallader, and had no issue.
  2. Sir Duncan Cameron, 2nd Baronet, (see below).
  3. Peter Cameron, who had the command of an East India Vessel. He dsp, his brother, Sir Duncan, being served heir to him on 7 February 1848.[9]
  4. Katherine Cameron, m. at Fassifern, on 12 June 1798, to Duncan MacPherson of Cluny,[10] (he d. on 1 August 1817), and had issue.
  5. Mary Cameron, m. Alexander MacDonald of Glencoe, d. in 1841 and had issue.

Sir Duncan Cameron, 2nd Baronet of Fassifern, was bred to the law and was admitted to the Society of Writers to the Signet on 12 August 1790. He retired from that profession after some years, having, it is said, amassed a considerable fortune and retired to his house at Fassifern. He extended his estate by purchasing the lands of Glennevis in 1849 and the superiority of Fort William, where he endowed the new church. He m. Mary Cameron, d. at Callart House on 15 January 1863, in his 86th year[11] and was father of :

Christina Cameron of Fassifern, m. at Callart, on 19 May 1844, to Alexander Campbell of Monzie,[12] (he d. Marham House, Leamington, on Tuesday 5 January 1869), who assumed the additional surname of Cameron, and had issue. She d. at Inverawe on 28 July 1898,[13] having had issue.

 

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[1] OPR – Kenmore.

[2] GD202/26.

[3] Scots Magazine. 1st February 1783, edition.

[4] Caledonian Mercury. 30th May 1785, edition.

[5] Perthshire Courier. 7th May 1835, edition.

[6] Perthshire Courier. 18th July 1833, edition.

[7] GD170/3418 & GD170/3419.

[8] Inverness Courier. 15th October 1828, edition.

[9] Services of Heirs.

[10] Aberdeen Press and Journal, 26th June 1798 edition.

[11] Statutory Record. See also Dundee Advertiser, 20th January 1863, edition.

[12] Aberdeen Press and Journal, 5th June 1844 edition.

[13] Statutory record. See also: Edinburgh Evening News, 29th July 1898, edition.