FINDING THE CAMERONS

Finding the ancestors of Alexander Cameron has been challenging because he is quite mobile, and not attached to a particular farm or parish. He was born in Strontian, married in Kilmelfort, had children in Kilmelfort, then Kilbrandon, then Inishail. Ten years later, the Camerons are in Inveraray. They continue here, and Alexander may have died here.

Alexander's father was shown as being "of Mull", and had at least one child in Strontian. There is also a cryptic reference in family records to Black Cairn. John Cameron is a very common name in that area, and it is hard to identify our John. His wife's name is not known for sure. The names of his children and their birth order is known, but their birth pre-date the parish register.

The records shown below have been gathered in the search for John Cameron's roots. The areas included are Mull, Strontian, Sunart, Ardnamurchan and the Morvern peninsula.


CAMERONS IN MULL

"Cameron country is traditionally in the mainland areas of southwest Inverness-shire, and north mainland Argyll, but it is interesting that Blacu's published map of Mull identifies the island as one which "lyeth ovir against Lochaber". To Timothy Pont, the minister who supplied most of the topographic information for Blacu's map, Lochaber, home of the Camerons was a hop, skip and jump from Mull in the days when all communications were by sea, and many Camerons must have hopped from Lochaber and Morvern to Mull in the 18th century, mainly after the Jacobite rebellion in which so many Camerons played a part. There were Camerons in Mull long before this, for in a court case in Inveraray in 1711 about herring assize duties, evidence was given by John Cameron in Druimfin and another John Cameron in Achnacroish. Hector Cameron was a tenant in Kinloch, at the head of Loch Scridan in 1779, and Duncan Cameron was a twenty-six-year-old merchant in Saorphin the same year. Angus Cameron in Bunessan aged 40 in 1779, was a grasskeeper (which meant he watched that cattle didn't stray over unfenced land into neighbouring properties) with two young sons, Donald and Robert. Knocknafenaig, between Bunessan and Uisken, had Camerons in the 1770s whose descendants multiplied and produced three families of Camerons in this small township in the 1841 census. Most of the Knocknafenaig people left in the 1850s, and again in 1865, for Bruce County Ontario, where Camerons can be identified in the Port Elgin cemetery. Uisken and Tir Fhearagain, Knockvologan and Iona all had considerable families of Camerons in the 1841 census. A contingent in Laggan, near Lochbuie, and in Croggan nearby seems to have disappeared by mid-19th century. Indeed, the earlier, 18th century Mull Camerons, apart from the Ross of Mull ones, disappear from the censuses, and a new breed of Camerons comes in to take their place." (Mull Family Names for Ancestor Hunters; Jo Currie)


CAMERONS IN THE ARGYLL ESTATE INSTRUCTIONS, 1771-1805


The Duke of Argyll was the landowner for a large part of Argyllshire, including Mull and Morvern, with Strontian, Sunart and Ardnamurchan included. He left careful instructions for the stewards in all of his estates, which includes some mention of its tenants. John Cameron's ancestors of Mull and Strontian were likely his tenants.

The Camerons had lost much of their land following the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The Cameron's land was forfeited to the government. The land was not returned to Cameron of Lochiel until 1784. Highland clearances started in 1801, as small farmers were replaced by more profitable sheep, or rents were raised beyond the ability to pay. Major emigrations to Canada began. The Duke of Argyll was a member of the Campbell family. "The winnowing effects on the tenantry of rising rents and deliberate selection can be see by comparing the tenants of Mull and Morvern in 1779 with those of 1744. The once extensive lands of the Camerons have shrunk to little more than a single farm. The MacLeans, politically not so suspect as the Camerons, retain the wide Broloss lands, but have lost a number of their farms."

The Camerons did not lose their fierce, fighting spirit: "In critical times, the northern districts were as much a handicap as an asset, whilst in normal times the dispossessed Camerons plundered and terrorised the tacksmen in Morvern, and Campbell of Airds, when collecting the rents, never ventured there without an armed posse."

The situation in highland Argyll helps explain why John, and then Alexander Cameron seem to be dispossessed, and not attached to a singular home place: "The cottar class, enjoying as a rule, in return for labour, rights of grazing and part of the arable land of a tenant's holding, would tend to disappear in the Highlands as land became valuable, or would become landless labourers." Alexander worked as an agricultural labourer or carter.

SOURCE: Argyll Estate Instructions: Mull, Morvern, Tiree, 1771-1805, edited by Eric R.. Cregeen, Scottish History Society, 1964.


CAMERONS IN THE INHABITANTS OF THE ARGYLL ESTATE, 1779

The list of inhabitants on the estates of the Duke of Argyll is one of the earliest Scottish censuses. The list was created to help John, the fifth Duke of Argyll manage his estates, which cover most of Argyllshire.

Alexander Cameron worked on the estate of the Earl of Argyll many decades later. He was born in Strontian in 1797. His father, John Cameron was born in about 1769, and was born "of Mull". This census includes Mull. John would have been about ten years old at the time this census was taken. The census pre-dates the available parish registers. The list below is an extract of Camerons found in the census. There are three approximately ten year-old John Camerons in the Duke's census for the island of Tiree, west of Mull, which haven't been included on this extract. In Morvern only the head of household was listed, so it is not possible to locate John in those families. On Mull, only one John Cameron is found under the age of twenty, 18 year-old John Cameron in Achnacraig.

These are extracts of Camerons of Morvern and Mull:


List of Inhabitants upon His Grace The Duke of Argyll's Property, Argyll Collection, in 1779


The census was completed in the fall of 1779.

MORVERN

Morvern -  Morvern is a peninsula and traditional district in the Highlands, on the west coast of Scotland. It lies south of the districts of Ardgour and Sunart, and is bounded on the north by Loch Sunart and Glen Tarbert, on the south east by Loch Linnhe and on the south west by the Sound of Mull. Only the head of household is listed for this area, with a number of males and females in the family. John Cameron could be a member of one of these families.

Barr
Hugh Cameron workman & family, 1 male, 4 women, 5 total in family

Innimore
Donald Cameron tenant & family, 2 males, 4 women, 6 in family
Hugh Cameron tenant & 6 males, 1 woman, 7 in family
Ewen Cameron tenant & family, 4 males, 2 women, 6 in family
Angus Cameron tenant & family, 1 male, 2 women, 3 in family
Donald Cameron tenant & family, 1 male, 3 women, 4 in family
Alexr. Cameron herd & family 3 males, 2 women, 5 in family
Hugh Cameron grasskeeper & family, 4 males, 2 women, 6 in family
Hugh Cameron cottar & family, 3 males, 1 women, 4 in family
Cott wives  4 women

Ralioy
Archibald Cameron workman & family, 2 males, 6 women, 8 in family
Donald Cameron workman & family, 2 males, 5 women, 7 in family
Duncan Cameron grasskeeper & family, 2 males, 4 women, 6 in family

Ardterinish
Archibald Cameron cottar & family, 3 males, 2 women, 5 in family

Kilcolmkiln
John Cameron tenant & family, 1 male, 3 women, 4 in family
Hugh Cameron workman & family, 5 male, 1 woman, 6 in family
Ann Cameron cottar & daughters, 1 male, 1 woman, 2 in family
Duncan Cameron workman & family 3 males, 3 women, 6 in family
Donald Cameron workman & family 3 males, 4 women, 7 in family
Colin Cameron cottar & family, 1 male, 2 women, 3 in family

Savary
John Cameron cottar & family, 2 males, 2 women, 4 in family

Funary
Duncan Cameron cottar & family 2 males, 2 women, 4 in family

Laggan
Allan Cameron cottar & family, 2 males, 2 women, 4 in family


MULL


Ross in Mull

The Ross of Mull is the largest peninsula on the Isle of Mull, on the southwestern part of the island.

Saorvein
Duncan Cameron mercht., age 26
His mother

Bunnessan
Angus Cameron keeper, age 40
His son Donald, age 6
Angus Cameron's son Robert 4
His wife and daughters, 4 females

Knocknafennaig
John Cameron junior, age 35
His son Hugh, age 3
His wife

Icolmkiln

Angus Cameron, tenant, age 74
His son, John Cameron, age 28
His wife and daughter and maid, 3 females
Neil Cameron, tenant, age 35
His son Colin Cameron, age 6
His wife, daughter and mother, 3 females

Broloss in Mull

Beluich
Rory Cameron tenant, age 60
Allan his grandchild, age 10

Kenloch
Hector Cameron tenant, age 45
His son Charles, age 1

Torosay - On the isle of Mull

Achnacraig
John Cameron, age 18

John Cameron, age 64


SOURCE: Inhabitants of the Argyll Estate, 1779, edited by Eric R. Cregeen, Scottish Record Society, 1963.



Rentals of Torloisk 1755

In the Rentals of Torloisk on the Isle of Mull one Cameron is mentioned:

Laggan Ulva:
John Cameron  £1/10/-

SOURCE: www.mullgenealogy.co.uk


Highland Jacobites


The book Highland Jacobites mentions several Camerons in the Rising in 1745-6, including these entries from Ardnamurchan and Strontian:

Cameron, Alexander, from Torbane, Sunart, Argyllshire, imprisoned Edinburgh, released under General Pardon, 1747. "Confesses that he joined the rebels, but was forced thereto".  SHS.2.72

Cameron, Archibald, from Sunart, Argyll, Tacksman of Auchenellan. "An officer in Lochiel's Regiment for some time and surrendered at Strontian to the Argylshire levies, as a private man, 9 June 1746 but on discovery that he was an officer he was taken up by order of General Campbell. Imprisoned, 14.6.1746 Dumbarton Castle, discharged18.7.1747.  SHS.2.74.

Cameron, Daniel or Donald, aged 40, from Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Lochiel's Regiment. Wounded in the leg at the battle of Prestonpans and taken prisoner when the Prince left Edinburgh, and sent to Carlisle. Imprisoned 21.9.1745 Prestonpans, 22.9.1745 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Tollbooth 8.18.1746, Carlisle, York Castle. Transported 31.3.1747.  SHS.2.74, MR34.

Cameron, Donald, from Gortanorn, Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Lochiel's Regiment, imprisoned July 1747 Ardnamurchan, 4.2.1747 Glasgow, Edinburgh, liberated 9.4.1747. Was in hospital with "the bones of his leg fractured in different places."  SHS 2.76

Cameron, Donald, from Tarbert, Ardnamurchan, Argyllshire, Lochiel's Regiment, imprisoned July 1746 Ardnamurchan, 4.2.1747 Glasgow, discharged 15.7.1747.  SHS.2.76.

Cameron, John, from Strontian, imprisoned Edinburgh Tolbooth, released under General Pardon, 1747, "A whiskie maker in Strontian. Confesses that he marched with the rebels to Lauder and made his escape from there. Denies he carried arms. SHS.2.84

MR - The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army, 1745-6
SHS - List of Persons Concerned in the Rebellion of 1745-6, Earl of Roseberry

SOURCE: Highland Jacobites, Frances McDonnell


The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army, 1745-46

The Camerons from Strontian, Sunart, Ardnamurchan and Mull listed as fighting in the Jacobite Rebellion were:

Sergeants - Cameron Alexander (alias Strontian), Maryburgh
Other Ranks:
Cameron, Alexander, Torbane, Sunart, taken prisoner, pardoned 1747
Cameron, Donald (Daniel) (40), Ardnamurchan, wounded Prestonpans, taken prisoner, transported
Cameron, Donald, Gortanorn, Ardnamurchan, taken prisoner, discharged
Cameron, or MacIllonie, Donald, Tarbet, Ardnamurchan, taken prisoner, liberated
Cameron, John, whiskey maker, Strontian, deserted, pardoned 1747


SOURCE: No Quarter Given, edited by Alastair Livingstone, Christian W.H. Aikman, and Berry Stuart Hart.


The Albemarle Papers - Being the Correspondence of William Anne, Second Earl of Albemarle,
Commander in Chief in Scotland, 1746-7


Some of the correspondence of the Earl of Albemarle in 1746 and 1747 give background about the Camerons in Strontian:

“The common people such as are herried and their cattle driven, especially among the Cameron, Clanronalds, Glengarys and Glen Morisons, are all ready to espouse the smallest opportunity to appear in Arms again, and for that purpose have certainly concealed some Arms, tho’ the number cannot be determined.”

“Report made by the two persons sent into the Highlands by the Earl of Albemarle of the present dispositions of the people of the west Highlands of Scotland, containing what information could be got, how the money brought last to Scotland by the Pretender’s son was disposed of, and likewise what arms and ammunition are in these parts.

Oct. 23  Ferry’d over to Morvern from Tobermorie and survey’d all that coast, found the people all employ’d in repairing their houses, which had been burnt by the men of war station’d on that coast. They have great plenty of cattle, as none were taken from them save a few by the men of war, which they greatly complain’d of. The people of that country are all full of the expectation of a landing from France in the Spring, by which they expect redress for the loss sustained by the Government. They have as yet great plenty of arms over that country of Morven, as also French gold and Spanish money.

Towns burnt upon that coast by the men of war and some of the Argyle Shire Militia stationed at Mingerie Castle in Ardnamurchan: Aulashdale, Auchalinan, Drimeoragig, Ferruish, Killoundan, Laggan, Drimnin, Sallachan, Funnary, Kiell, Savery, Auchnaha, Auchabeck, Knoch, Arornish.

The people who inhabited the above towns are of the Clan Cameron, except a few McLeans, and were all in the rebellion; they have great plenty of money, but almost no firing or meal, a great many of them have not as yet surrendered.

Oct 27.  Went from Morven to Moydart, Sounart and Strontian, where few or none of the houses are burnt, except Kiinlochmoydart’s, and by their surrendering to General Campbell none of their Cattle were taken from them, except from some particular persons. Moydart is inhabited mostly by McDonalds, Sonnart by Camerons and McDonalds, and Strontian by both clans; they are all papists.

The following officers are at home, give still pay to their men and spirit them up, viz.

Of Lochiel’s Regiment
Cameron of Torcastle, Lieut. Colonell
Cameron of Arroch, a Captain (Since taken by a Party from Fort William & now a prisoner in that garrison)
Cameron of Stron. Do.
Cameron of Kinlochleven, Do.
Angus Cameron, Brother to Gleneves, Do.

Gone abroad with the Young Pretender
Cameron of Lochiel, younger, Colonell
Doct. Cameron, brother to Do., Major
Cameron of Murlagan, Captain
Allan Cameron, Do.
Donald Cameron, Captain
Alexdr. Cameron, Do.

The Highlands in general has suffer’d much where we travelled with regard to the loss of men. And particularly the Camerons have lost upwards of 460, and never had above 800 in the field."






Inhabitants of the Inner Isles, Morvern and Ardnamurchan, 1716

This is a list of males 16 years and older, taken following the rebellion of 1715. The men's names, place of abode, and weapons are reported, and whether they participated in the rebellion. This is essentially a list of all men in the area. Some men are listed with their patronymics, adding additional genealogical information. The extract below is an extract of Camerons in the list.

MULL

Aross

Balliscate (Baliscate)
Donald bane Cameron old, absent

Lochnameall
Eown Cameron, confesses he was in the rebellion, 1 gun
John Cameron, confesses he was in the rebellion, 1 gun
John Cameron younger, absent

Drumfinn
John dou Cameron there, not in the rebellion, 1 gun

Ardnacross
John Cameron of Callart younger, not in the rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword with belt, 1 pistol
John McAllen alias Cameron, not in the rebellion, 1 target
Duncan McEoin VcIan dui Cameron, 1 target
Donald Cameron, confesses he was in the rebellion, 1 gun, 1 target
Ewn Cameron, not in the rebellion, 1 gun

Arle
John bane Cameron, not in the rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword, 1 target
John Cameron, absent
Angus Cameron, confesses he was in the rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword

Kentailen (Kentallen)
Donald Cameron, absent

Ledmore
Duncan Cameron, absent

Lettirmore (Lettermore)
Dugald Cameron, confesses he was in the rebellion, 1 sword
Duncan Cameron his master has his gun
Sorle Cameron, absent

Achatashenaig (Glenaros)
Donald Cameron, confesses that he went alongst with the rebels over the Luigvullich and returned home, 1 gun
Allan Cameron younger, 1 gun
Allan Cameron elder
Dugald Cameron, absent

Morinish

Calgarie (Calgary)
Donald McSorle alias Cameron, servt to Mr. John McLean, absent


Quinish


Cowun (Cuin)
Alexander Cameron, 1 gun


Morvern

Ardtorinish
Donald Cameron, subtaksman of Ardtorinish has two guns, a sword, a pistol, a target and one durk, not in the rebellion
Ewn Cameron in Acharanich has the gun, he had has no other arms, confesses he was in the rebellion
Donald Cameron has a gun, not in the rebellion
Duncan Cameron, confesses he was in the rebellion
John Cameron in Strone has his gun being all the arms he had. The gun is now given in, has 1 gun and 1 dirk
John Cameron has a sword, not in rebellion
Ewn Cameron, not in rebellion
Alexander Cameron, he is to give in his gun tomorrow. He gave in the gun, 1 gun, 1 sword

Savarie, Inenmore & Peinchonich (Savary)
John Cameron sub tacksman thereof, confesses he was in the rebellion
Donald Cameron McEan VcDhoil his son young, absent
Donald Cameron, absent
Murdoch Cameron, has a sword, not in rebellion
Duncan Cameron, son to John McDhoil Vc Illchallum, absent

Ffinarie (Fiunary)
John Cameron, has no arms, not in rebellion

Sallachan
Donald Cameron defended Craignishs family, confesses he was in the rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword
John Cameron, had no arms but a sword he gave in & a durk, confesses he was in the rebellion
Donald Cameron, had no arms but a gun, 1 gun, confesses he was in rebellion
John Cameron son to Don Cameron sick, absent
Donald Cameron, not in rebellion

Laggan (Lagain)
Donald Cameron, he has a gun and sword, not in rebellion
Angus Cameron his son, his father gave in a gun for him, absent, was in rebellion, 1 gun
John Cameron, was in rebellion, absent

Kilintine
John Cameron has a gun & sword of his own
Angus Cameron McEwn VcInnish in the North, absent, was in rebellion

Ferinish & Carnakalloch (Fernish & Carnacailliche)
Ewn Cameron has no arms, not in rebellion
Allan Cameron, in rebellion, absent

Drumchraigaig & Polcoiran (Druimcracaig)
John Cameron McEan VcDonachiie roy had no arms but a sword which he gave in, 1 sword
John Cameron McAllen VcWilliam sick, absent, was in rebellion
John Cameron McEwn VcIlvorie has no arms, not in rebellion
Archibald McDonachie VcIllespick alias Cameron, absent, was in rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword, 1 dirk
John Cameron McEwn VcIllespie has no arms, not in rebellion
Donald Cameron a young Gill, absent, was in rebellion

Mungastill (Mungasdail)
Allan Cameron has a sword, not in rebellion
Ewn Cameron a herd, absent

Achalinan (Achleanan)
John Cameron McDhoil VcAlester, not in rebellion, his son Allan was in the rebellion
John Cameron McEwn VcAlester has no arms, not in rebellion, but Donald his son ws in the rebellion
Duncan Cameron lost his arms in Perth, was in rebellion

Drumnine (Drimnin)
Allan Cameron, was in rebellion, his gun is in the possession of Ewn McDhoil VcEan dui Cameron who lives with his father in Barr & that he had another Gun which his son in Lochaber took from him which he believes was given in at Fort William, 1 gun, 1 target
Duncan Cameron, not in rebellion, 1 gun
John Cameron in Strone had his gun & he gave in his sword'
John McEwn VcDhoil ruay Cameron gave in his sword being all his arms, was in rebellion, 1 sword
Dugald Cameron McEwn VcConachie, sick, absent
Ewn Cameron, he had no arms but a sword which he gave in

Aulastine
John Cameron, was in rebellion, he gave in his sword & durk & is appointed to bring in his gun before a Cert, 1 gun, 1 target
Donald Cameron, was in rebellion, gave in his sword & durk & to bring in his gun before Cert. be given, 1 gun, 1 target
Duncan Cameron, Ludovich Cameron, Lochiel's brother took his gun from his by force, not in rebellion
Allan Cameron, sick, absent, was in rebellion

Lealt Barr Achaluachrich & Tenguila
Allan Cameron, not in rebellion, has gun sword pistol & durk of his own
John Cameron, was in rebellion, 1 gun
Dugald Cameron, absent
Duncan Cameron, not in rebellion, has no arms

Kenlochteacus
Donald Cameron alias McAlester VcDhuil, was in rebellion, he had a sword of Glendessaries which he took from him & gave in his gun, Glendessarie gave in the sword, 1 gun, 1 sword
Donald Cameron alias McEwn dui, absent
Donald Cameron McAlester VcDhoil, he had of his brother Alexr who lives in Lochaber & gave in his sword, 1 gun, 1 sword
Ffinlay Cameron, lame, absent
Ewn Cameron, Duncan Cameron in Glenscadell has his sword & gave in his gun, 1 gun

Glencremisdale (Glencripesdale)
Dugald Cameron, absent
John Cameron McInnish VcEwn, he lost his gun in a water where he was almost drowned, 1 sword, 1 pistol
John Cameron McDonacie ruay, was in rebellion, absent
Duncan Cameron, herd, absent
Dugald Cameron McDhoil ruay has no arms of his own

Beach
Ewn Cameron, has a gun & sword of his own, he gave in his sword being suspected, not in rebellion, 1 gun
Allan Cameron, has a gun & sword of his own

Ternait (Leacraithnaich)
Coline Cameron, gave in his sword gun & durk as a suspected person, not in rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword, 1 dirk
Ffinlay Cameron, had no arms but a sword which he gave in, was in rebellion, 1 sword

Clenleid (Clownlaid)
Alexander Cameron, absent
Ewn Cameron, had no arms but a sword which he gave in, was in rebellion, 1 sword
Benjamin Cameron, has a sword of his own, not in rebellion

Strone (Altachonaich)
John Cameron, brother to Ardtorinish, absent, was in rebellion
John McPhaill Cameron, not in rebellion, has a gun & sword of his own which he gave in, both his sons being in rebellion, 1 gun, 1 sword
Ewn Cameron, was in rebellion, gave in his sword, he is to give n.p. in his target, 1 sword
Donald Cameron the Bard, gave in his gun, was in rebellion
Ewn McSorle Cameron, was in rebellion, absent

Acharanich (Achranich)
Ewn Cameron, Cusine to Glendesserie, was in rebellion, absent
John Cameron, the said Ewn Cameron has the gun he had in the batle & also the sword and he gave in his own gun & durk, 1 gun, 1 target
Ewn Cameron, absent

Kenlochaline & Achaforse
Benjamin Cameron, not in rebellion, has a gun & sword of his own
Ewn Cameron, gave in his sword & durk being all his arms, 1 sword, 1 dirk
Donald Cameron, his arms were taken from him in Perth, he having sick there

Knock & Gualchelis (Tighachnoic)
Donald Cameron, has no arms, not in rebellion
John Cameron Mc Donachie VcEan Vc Vartine, sick, was in rebellion, absent
John Cameron McDhonachie VcEan VcDhonachie

Achabeg
Ewn Cameron, was in rebellion, absent
Duncan Cameron old & infirm, absent
John Cameron, was in rebellion, absent

Achanaha
Ewn Cameron, John McEan VcDhoil VcInnish, a friend of his has gun, which he got in the batle, 1 sword

Achaharn
Allan Cameron of Glendeserie

Glensanda
Alexander Cameron, confesses he went the length of Glenurchay with the rebels & returned home and gave in his gun, 1 gun
Donald Cameron his brother, has a sword & durk, Airds cautioner for his arms
Donald Cameron younger, his father has his gun & gave in his sword. Airds cautioner for the gun & which he gave in thereafter, 1 gun, 1 sword

Morvern

Lidistill & Gortanbeg (Liddesdale)
John Cameron, has a sword
Alexander Cameron, son to Donald Cameron, he has a sword of father of which Glendeserie is cautioner to get in the same
Donald Cameron, not in rebellion, his son being in the rebellion he gave in his gun, 1 gun

Ulladell (Uladail)
Donald Cameron, sick, absent
John Cameron has a sword

Auchanagawn (Achadh na Gamhna)
Archibald Cameron has a sword & durk
Angus Cameron, not in rebellion, has a sword
Donald Cameron has a gun & durk
John Cameron has a gun & durk, not in rebellion
Ewn Cameron elder has a gun, sword & durk, not in rebellion
Ewn Cameron younger has no arms but a durk, not in rebellion

Sunart

Achinellan
Allan Cameron, tacksman, has a gun, three swords. pistol & target of his own

Ardnamurchan

Suardadilechoill (Swordle)
Angus Cameron workman, was in rebellion, Jon McDhoil VcIllespick Cameron in Drumnine has his gun & that he lost the sword he had of his
Alexander Cameron s.p lodged sword & durk in Lochnells hand

Glenbeg
Donald Cameron, was in rebellion, he gave his sword & target to Ewn Cameron in Duishe in Ardgour, he gave his sword thereafter, 1 gun, 1 sword, 1 target
Ewn Cameron his son, was in rebellion, gave in his gun, 1 gun
Alexander Cameron their tenant s.p lodged his sword & durk in Lochnell's hands
Alexander Cameron alias Iarlie, was in rebellion, he had a gun belonging to John Cameron in Tarbert which he gave up, 1 gun
John Cameron s.p no arms

Tarbert
John Cameron, was in rebellion, he gave in his gun & pistol to Lochnell & that Alexander McLachlan in Resipol has his Target & his brother Ewn Cameron has the sword he had, his town being adressing at Inverness, 1 gun, 1 pistol

Aharkile (Acharackle)
Alexander Cameron son to Ewn Cameron, was in rebellion, absent
Ewn Cameron s.p gave his gun to his said son & lodged his sword with Lochnell, not in rebellion
Angus Cameron, s.p, not in rebellion, has no arms
John Cameron Crofts s.p, he gave in his durk to Lochnell

Ardtoe
Duncan Cameron s.p
Donald McEan oig s.p has no arms, not in rebellion
John Cameron his son s.p, absent

Gorteneorn
Alexander Cameron, not in rebellion, has no arms but a sword which he lodged with Lochnell
Alexander Cameron his son s.p underage, absent
Allan Cameron workman s.p, a vagabond

Gortenfern
Alexander Cameron o, was in rebellion, absent

Sunart

Resopole (Resipol)
Ewn Cameron tennent gave in his gun being all the arms he had, was in rebellion, 1 gun
John Cameron he had a sword belonging to Alexander McLachlan his master which he took from him

Camisean & Renochanar Srone (Camasine)
Donald McDonachie VcNeil Cameron a sword to Lochnell his master, not in rebellion

Ranochanmore (Ranochan)
John Cameron tennent, gave in his gun & durk, he is to send in his sword to Lochnell, was in rebellion, 1 gun, 1 dirk

Ardnastaink (Ardnastang)
Ewn Cameron, he had a gun which he gave Dugald buy McEan VcLachlan in Morvern which he sent in there after Dungallan Cautioner for the gun, was in rebellion, 1 gun, 1 dirk

Ariundale (Ariundle)
Donald McAllen alias Cameron, tennent s.p he gave gun to Lochnell
Donald McEwn alias Cameron, tennent, sword to Lochnell s.p, not in rebellion

Drumnatorran
Donald Cameron, tacksman, has two guns a sword & a pistol of his own

Strontian
Duncan Cameron alias McEwn VcAllen, workman, gave in his sword being all the arms he had, was in rebellion, 1 gun
Ewn McDuffie alias Cameron, was in rebellion, gave in his sword being all the arms he had, 1 sword

Achanalia (Achnalea)
Donald McAllen Vc Dhoil alias Cameron, was in rebellion, gave in his gun, sword & pistol, he is to send in to Lochnell ane gun, sword & target which he did thereafter, 1 gun, 1 sword, 1 target
Allan Cameron, bowman, was in rebellion, absent

Conachra (Carnoch)
Donald Cameron, absent

Glenahurich (Glenhurich)
Archibald Cameron of Dungallon has three fixed & one unfixed guns, three targets, a pistol, three swords
Alexander Cameron, his servant, absent
Donald Cameron, his servant, sick, absent

Polloch
John Cameron, bowman, confesses he was pressed by the rebells and deserted them twice & has no arms
Donald oig Cameron, residenter there, sick, was in rebellion, absent
Allan Cameron, has no arms, not in rebellion

Glassorren (Glas Choirean)
Ewn Cameron, tennent s.p & gave in his gun to Lochnell
Alexander Cameron his son, sick, was in rebellion
Neil Cameron, no fixt residence, was in rebellion, absent

SOURCE: Inhabitants of the Inner Isles Morvern and Ardnamurchan, 1716, edited by Nicholas Maclean-Bristor, Scottish Record Society, 2014.



Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775 – The People of Argyll

•    Duncan Cameron in Ardelve, Ardnamurchas, 1733 (National Archives of Scotland)
•    Eun McCallan Cameron, born in 1705, lately in Achabeg, workman at the lead mine at Sunart, 1730. (The Justiciary Records of Argyll and the Isles)


Argyll Register of Inventories; Scottish Record Society

•    Alexander Cameron, in Eurich in Shunarde (Sunart), d. May 1690; Janet Cameron, relict; Donald, Dugald, and Mary, children
•    Alexander Cameron, in Airkill in Ardnamurchan, d. Feb. 1694: Alexander, son 24 Aept. 1694.
•    Alexander Cameron, in Glenboradill in Ardnamurchan, d. Mar. 1694; Eouin, Donald, elder and younger, and Allen, children; Finguell Cameron, relict 30 Dec. 1700.
•    Cameron, Allan and Eun, in Strontian in Shunarde, d. Aug. 1690; John, in Strontian, brother 22 Sept. 1694.
•    Angus, Cameron in Camustein in Shonnart, d. Nov. 1700.
•    Donald Cameron in Pollock in Shunarde, d July 1690; Eune Cameron, his brother, in Pollock; Dugald, Alexander, Ann and Voir, children 22 Sept 1694.
•    Donald Cameron and Margaret  McLauchlane, spouses, in Duilett in Shunart, d. July 1690, and Feb. 1693; Angus Cameron, his brother; John, Ann, Mary, Katherine, and May, children 24 Sept 1694.
•    Dugald Cameron, in Ardtoo in Ardnamurchan, d. Mar. 1690; Alary Cameron, his relict; John, Alexander, Duncan, and Voir, his children 27 Sept. 1694.
•    Duncan Bane Cameron, in Lettirlochseile in Ardnamurchan, d. July 1690; Aloir Cameron, his relict; John, Donald, Effich, Mary and Christian, children, 18 Sept. 1694.
•    Duncan Cameron iin Scamadaill, Letir Lochseal in Shunart, d. Feb. 1698; Allan, his brother; Eouin, Susanna and Margaret, children 3 Dec. 1700.
•    Eune Cameron, in Glenbeg in Ardnamurchan, d. Sept. 1695; Donald, brother; Donald, Duncan and Mary, children.
•    Mary Cameron, spouse to John Cameron in Stronyane in Sunart, d. Mar. 1693; Donald, Duncan and Janet, children.
•    Mary Cameron, spouse to John Cameron in Kenarblig in Ardnamurchan, d. Feb. 1698, Duncan and Katherine, children.


Wills and Testaments, Argyll Commissary Court

•    Allan Cameron, 22 Septempter 1694; and Eun, in Strontian in Shunarde d. Aug 1690; John in Strontian, brother. Inventory.
•    Allan Cameron , 28 March 1760 in Laga, in Ardnamurchan.
•    Anna Cameron 4 September 1686, spouse to Donald Cameron in Camishnogow, in Arnamuchan, parish of Killchoan.
•    Donald Cameron, 28 September 1694, in Bensillaick in Ardnamurchan, d. June 1690; Margaret Cameron, his relict, Anna only child.
•    Eun Cameron, 20 September 1694, in Ardslignish in Ardnamurchan and Mary MacKain, his spouse, d. January 1690; John of Glendessarrie,  his brother; Allan, Margaret, John, Donald Eune, Alexander and Archibald, children. Inventory.
•    Donald Cameron, 5 July 1750, in Laga, in Ardnamurchan.
•    Isobell Cameron, 25 November 1687, spouse of Allan Cameron in Ardinstang, in Sunart, parish of Oilanfinan.
•    Janet Cameron, 29 September 1694, in Correvulline in Ardmurchan, d. February 1690; William, Alexander and John, children. Inventory.
•    John Cameron, 1 December 1687 in Strontian, in Sunart, parish of Oilanfinan.
•    Katherine Cameron, 28 September 1694, spouse to Donald Cameron, in Auchinaha in Ardnamurchan, d. April 1693; Dugald, son. Inventory.
•    Margaret Cameron, 28 September 1694, spouse to Archibald Campbell in Auchileton in Ardnamurchan, d. December 1691; Donald, Duncan, Alexander, Archibald, Colin, James, Isobel and Majorie, children. Inventory.

SOURCE: Wills and Testaments, Argyll Commissary Court, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk



From the Earl of Argyll Estate Papers:

List of Men Levied in the Island of Mull for the Regiment of Fencible Men 1759
(Fencible refers to a type of local militia)

Isle of Ross, Tirergan,
Recruits Name: Donald Cameron
Officer to Whom Enlisted: Lt. John Campbell Clachan


List of Men Liable to be Balloted 1799

Parish - Kilmore & Kilninian
Place of Residence: Tobermory
Name: Donald Cameron
Designation: Shepherd

Parish - Kilmore & Kilninian
Place of Residence: Torosay
Name: Colin Cameron
Designation: Residenter


1674 Rental of Mull, Coll, Jura, Morvern & Tyrie

5 1/2 Merk-land  Lidistill and Beach, possesst be John Cameron, Lochzeill's uncle's sone, and pays of money 333£, 6s., 8d.