CAMERONS IN STRONTIAN

According to clancameron.org, Clan Cameron Cadet Famillies: “The Camerons of Ardnamurchan, Along with the Camerons of Sunart and Morvernk, these Camerons are descended from Donald na Cuirc Cameron of Glendessary, son of Allan M’Illduy of Lochiel and other affiliated Camerons, who in or about 1650 secured tacks of large areas in these districts and “colonized” them with Cameron clansmen. In addition to Camerons there were also a fair number of MacMillans, MacPhees and MacLachlans.

Strontian map

Separate parish registers exist for Strontian beginning in 1804. Ardnamurchan parish registers exist from 1777, but are blank from January 1779 to May 1802, and April 1809 to May 1810. No burials are recorded in the early parish registers, but baptisms and marriages are recorded. John Cameron's last child was Kirtsey, born about 1803, one year before the Strontian parish register begins. It is possible that John had additional children who did not survive to adulthood, born after 1803 in Strontian. The possible parish register entries below are bolded. Some children born to a John Cameron have been eliminated because their parents' marriage is recorded after 1804 (such as John Cameron and Menny Gray), so they cannot be the parents of Alexander and his siblings. The most likely couple would be John Cameron, Mull and Anne Beaton, Scotstown, who have daughters Margaret baptized in 1806 and Jean in 1807. Jean and Jane were interchangeable in Scotland, and Janet/Jennet are a diminutive form of the name, so this is possibly the Jennet shown in Cameron family records.This couple includes a link to being "of Mull" as recorded in family records, and Anne could be the "Annie" mentioned in other records. It is a good possibility, but not a certainty.

There were a large number of Camerons in Strontian. For example, in 1806, there were 31 baptisms listed in the Strontian parish register. Of these 19 (or 61%) were children born to Cameron fathers. There are 16 different John Cameron families in Strontian having children baptized between 1804 and 1810.

Strontian Parish Register

Baptisms in Strontian

1804
May 19 Anne daughter of Donald Cameron, shepherd of Glenhivich.
May 19 Alexander son of John Cameron, tenant, Glaschoren.
May 20 Donald son of Alexander Cameron, tenant, Ranachan Arone.
June 3 Margery Cameron daughter of Ludovic Cameron, Scamadel
June 28 Christian daughter of Allan Cameron, Scotstown
July 29 John son of ___ Cameron Anahelt
August 15 John son of John Cameron and Sarah McEachen, Resipol
August 23 Ewen son of Allan Cameron & Jannet Cameron,Ranachan
Sept 30 Mary daughter of John Cameron & _____, Scotstown
Octr 14 Donald son of Archibald Cameron & Mary McMaster, Anahelt
Octr 23 Donald son of Allan Cameron & Margery Cameron, Camesein
Nov 19 John natural son of Allan Cameron and Christy McPherson, at the bridgeend, Strontian

1805
Jan 30 Margaret & Jannet daughters of Archibald Cameron & Anne Cameron, Anahelt
Feb 14 Flora daughter of Allan Cameron & Mary Cameron, Anaheilt
Feb 27 George son of Duncan Cameron & Catherine McIntosh, Scotstown
March 4 Marion daughter of Archibald Cameron, Goudhill and Eve McPhee, Scotstown
March 17 Flora Cameron daughter of John Cameron & Mary Gray, Glenhivich (likely Menny Gray)
March 27 Margaret daughter of John Cameron clerk for Mr. Jeffreys & Flora daughter of John Cameron, Ardnastaing
May 11 James & Allan sons of Donald Cameron miller at Ranachan
May 16 Ewen son of Capt. John Cameron & Jannet Forest Resipol
May 17 James son of Ewen Cameron & Effy McMillan shepherd Ranachan
June 11 Anne daughter of John Cameron & Jane Cameron, Anahelt
June 30 Mary daughter of James Cameron & Anne McLean, shepherd, Glenhivich
Aug 2 Margaret daughter of John Cameron and Ketty McLean, Anahelt
Aug 9 Cathrine daughter of Donald Cameron and Anne Cameron, Ranachan
Aug 11 Ewen natural  of Charles Cameron, Pollach, and Anne Cameron
Sep 25 Susanna daughter of Donald Cameron and Marjery Cameron, Scotstown
Oct 16 Ronald son of Dugald Cameron and Anne Stewart, Anahelt
Nov 9 John son of Hugh Cameron and McKinzie merchant, Stontian
Dec 25 Donald son of John Cameron, shepherd Ranach, and Margaret McMillan

1806
Jan 4 Donald son of Duncan Cameron and Anne Cameron, Anaheilt
Jan 11 Alexander son of Allan Cameron and Margery Cameron, Camesein
Feb 20 Alexander son of Ewen Cameron and Anne Cameron, Ranach
March 28 Allan son of Donald Cameron shepherd, Glenhivich
May 12 Donald son of John Cameron and Mary Black, Scotstown
May 19 Jannet daughter of Archibald Cameron & Anne Cameron, Ranachan
June 25 Marion daughter of John Cameron and Eve Cameron, Strontian
June 26 John son of Archibald Cameron and Cameron, Anaheilt
July 2 Margaret daughter of John Cameron, Mull and Anne Beaton, Scotstown
July 5 Mary daughter of Ewen Cameron and Effy McMillan, Ranachan
Oct 12 Patrick Cameron of John Mhore Cameron and Menny Gray, Glenhivich
Oct 20 Ewen son of Alexander Cameron and Marion Cameron, shepherd, Achnellan
Nov 9 Donald son of Archibald Cameron, smith and Eve McPhee, Scotstown
Nov 20 Flora daughter of Allan Cameron & Catherine McPhee, Scotstown
Nov 26 Duncan son of Donald Cameron, taylor and Elisabeth Cameron, Scotstown
Nov 30 Duncan son of Hugh Cameron and Jannet Cameron, Anaheilt
Dec 22 John son of Alexander Cameron and Margaret McPherson, Alahelt
Dec 25 Alexander natural son of Donald Cameron & Betty McPherson, Polloch

1807
May 1 Donald son of John Cameron and Mary Black, Scotstown
May 29 John, Mary & Catherine three children of Donald Cameron and Isavella Cameron, Ranachan and born at the same birth
*June 8 Jean daughter of John Cameron, Mull and Anne Beaton, Scotstown (Jean and Jane were interchangeable in Scotland, and Janet/Jennet are a diminutive form of the name, so this is possibly the Jennet shown in Cameron family records.)
June 15 Marjery daughter of Alexander Cameron More, Anahelit
June 15 Ewen son of Archibald Cameron and Anne Cameron, Ranachan
June 19 Alexander son of John Cameron and Ketty McLean, Strontian
July 5 James son of Alexander Cameron & Mae Donald, Camesein
Aug 5 Marjery daughter of Alexander Cameron & Flora Cameron, Ardnastaing
Oct 11 John son of James Cameron and Anne McLean, Glenhivich
Nov 28 Alexander son of Archibald Cameron and Anne Cameron, Anahelt
Dec 5 John son of John Cameron, shepherd and Anne Cameron, Achellan
Dec 5 Margaret daughter of Donald Cameron & Mary McMillan, Gorsten Muireu

1808
Jan 10 Alexander son of Allan Cameron and Ketty McPhee, Scotstown
Jan 26 Ewen son of John Cameron and Jean Cameron, Anahelt
Feb 14 Marjery daughter of Alexander Cameron & Ketty McPherson, Anahelt
March 15 Christy daughter of Dugald Cameron, Ardnastaing
Aug 11 Anne daughter of John Cameron & Anne McNaughton, Ranachan
Aug 11 Neil son of Duncan Cameron and Anne Cameron, Anaheilt beg
Aug 11 Allan son of Donald Cameron at Glenhivich
Aug 19 Alexander son of Alexander Cameron and Mary McDonald, Camesein
Aug 21 Flora daughter of Dugald Cameron and Anne Stewart, Anaheilt
Aug 23 Archibald son of Allan Cameron and Marjery Cameron, Cameisein
Oct 2 Christy daughter of John Cameron More and Menny Gray, Glenhivich

1809
Jan 22 Jean daughter of Duncan Cameron, Scotstown
Feb 22 John son of Ewen Cameron, Scotstown
Feb 26 Jannet daughter of Alexander Cameron, Glenhivich
April 2 Angus son of Dugald Cameron, Anahilt
April 2 Duncan son of John Cameron, London House
April 30 Mary daughter of Allan Cameron, Anahilt
May 11 Alexander son of Donald Cameron, sheriff
May 28 Donald son of Hugh Cameron, merchant, Strontian
July 2 Mary and Cathrine twin daughters of Donald Cameron, muller, Ranachan
July 12 Cathrine daughter of John Cameron, miner
July 22 Cathrine daughter of Alexander Cameron, Ardnastaing
Nov 12 Ewen son of John Cameron, shepherd, Ranachan
Dec 19 Alexander son of John Cameron, shepherd, Achnellan

1810
Jan 29 Ewen son of James Cameron, shepherd
March 4 Betty daughter of Donald Cameron, tailor
April 23 Jannet daughter of Alexander Cameron, Anahelt
April 29 Duncan son of Hugh Cameron, woodkeeper, Arundle
May? Marion daughter of James Cameron, miner

Baptisms in Ardnamurchan
1777
Jan 25 Duncan Cameron and Mary McColl in Swordelehad had a child baptized called Anny.

1778
Sept 12 Donald Cameron and Mary Cameron in Braynan outs had a child baptized called Chirsty.
Nov 22 Dougall Cameron and Mary McDonald in Aston had a child baptized called Mary.
(blank from 1779-1802)

1802
June 4 Allen Cameron and Margaret McKenzie at Corivulin had a child baptized on the 4th June named Isobel.
10 April Alexander Cameron at Arevegang had a child baptized named ______.
11 Oct Donald Cameron and Mary McColl at Fernamona had a child baptized named Dugald.

1803
11 Jan Donald Cameron and Christian McDonald at Swardulchaol had a child baptized 11th January named Donald
11 March Donald Cameron and Peggy Cameron at Swardilcherach had a child baptized 11 March named John.
17 March Donald Cameron and Maggie Cameron at Achosnich had a child baptized 17th March named Alexander
14 Feb John Cameron at Glenmore and Catherine McMillan at Glenby had a bastard child born 14th February called John.
12 June Allen Cameron and Mary Cameron at Gorteneorn had a child baptized the 12th named Duncan.
5 Aug Alexander Cameron and Janet Campbell at Gorteneorn had a child born 4th August named Archibald.
28 Sept John Cameron and Mary Cameron at Glenmore had a child born 28th September named Isobel.

1804
12 July Archibald and Mary, son and daughter to Donald Cameron and Isabell Livingstone, Glenmore, the son 3 years, daughter 1 year at baptism.
5 Aug Ann, daughter to John Cameron and Sarah McMillan, Tornamon

1805
7 April Alexander, son to Dugald Cameron and Ann McDonald, Bourbley
7 July Mary, daughter to William Cameron and Peggy MacLachlan, Swardlechoil
22 Sep Janet daughter to Donald Cameron and Margaret Cameron, Swordlechimach
9 July Margaret natural daughter to Allan Cameron and Mary Henderson, Tornomoy
14 July Kathrine daughter to Alexander Cameron and Katherine Cameron, Gingadle
28 July Duncan son to Allan Cameron and Marion MacKenzier, Corrisulin.
29 December Duncan, son to John Cameron and Margaret Steward, Toronony

1806
16 July James son to Alexander Cameron, smith and Jannet Cameron, Achaliny

1807
20 July Christian, daughter to James Cameron and Katherine MacMillan, Camusing
24 May Donald, son to Dugald Cameron and Ann MacDonald, Bourblaig
12 July Archibald, son to John Cameron and Peggy Stewart, Tornomony
5 Aug Archibald, son to Allan Cameron and Marion MacKenzie, Corrivalin

1808
1 Nov Hugh, Flory children of Donald Cameron and Peggy Cameron,
Swardlechoil
8 Nov Donald, son of Donald Cameron and Lizzy Cameron, Glenboradle

1809
10 March Alexander, son to Allan Cameron and Marion McKenzie, Corrwalin

1810
25 March Peggy, daughter of James Cameron, workman at Salen and Christian McPherson, his wife
5 Aug Mary, daughter of Donald Cameron, jun. tenant Claish and of Mary Weir his wife
9 Aug Archibald, son of John Cameron, shepherd, Gortenirna, and of Sarah Cameron his wife
3 Sept Alexander, son to Mr. Cameron and Mrs. Cameron, Glenboradelle
18 Sept Duncan, son of John Cameron, jun., tenant, Aharkill and of Mary Cameron his wife
1 Oct Alexander son of Capt. Alexander Cameron, tacksman of Glenbort and of Janet Campbell his wife
1 Oct Archibald, son of John Cameron, shepherd, Laga, and of Mary Cameron his wife
7 Oct Donald, son of Donald Cameron, tenant, Tarbert, and of Catherine MacNaughton his wife
18 Nov Catherine, daughter of Archibald Cameron, cottar, Gortencon and of Winifret MacDougall his wife
18 Nov Libby, daughter of Donald Cameron, tenant, Ardtow and of Anna MacPherson his wife
9 Dec Alexander son of Duncan Cameron, tenant, Sheilfoot and of Anne Cameron his wife
30 Dec Sarah,, daughter of Duncan Cameron, cotter, Gortenfeina,  and of Mary Cameron his wife


Marriages in Ardnamurchan and Strontian
1776
May 4 Dougal Cameron in Achintcan and Mary MacLachlan were married

1777
May 22 Alexander Cameron in Swordelahad and May Cameron were married

1778
Aug 12 Alexander Cameron in Glenvierade and Ann Cameron were married

1779
Alexander Cameron, Lochell and Margaret Cameron were married



1804
May 19 John Cameron shepherd, Glenhivich & Menny Gray daughter to Peter Gray, shepherd, Glenhivich
Sept 11 John Cameron, clerk for Mr. Jeffreys & Flora Cameron fourth daughter of John Ardnastaing
Dec 27 Duguld Cameron, shepherd, Carmoch to Anne McVeich
Dec 31 John Cameron, shepherd, Ranachan to Margaret MacMillan from Lochaber

1805
Jan 29 Duncan Cameron, miner, Anaheillt to Anne Cameron daughter of Duncan, Anahelt
Feb 15 Hugh Cameron, merchant, Strontian to Ann McKinzie daughter to Alexander McKinzie

1806
Jan 17 Alexander Cameron at Anaheilt to Margaret McPherson daughter to Angus Mac Pherson, Ardnastaing
Feb 1 John Cameron at Ranachan to Anne MacNaughton daughter to John MacNaughtan, tenant, Tarbert
Feb 3 Hugh Cameron servant of Mr. Jeffreys to Jannet Cameron
March 11 Ewen Cameron son to Lachlan Cameron, Camesein to Christy McDeirmeid, daughter to Duncan MacDeirmeid, Resipol
March 31 Duncan Cameron at Caniesein to Anne MacDugald
July 16 Alexander Cameron, Doredamh to Margaret MacDeirmeid

1808
July 21 John Cameron, miner to Ketty Cameron, Scotstown

1809
Dec 19 Allan Cameron, Lochead miner to Anne Cameron

1810
Jan 18 Alexander Cameron, Achneillan to Christy Mac Millan
Jan 24 Allan Cameron More Ranachan to Christy MacNaughton, Tarbet
2 Dec Hugh Cameron, weaver, Glenbeg to Jean Cameron, Glenmore
 

SOURCES: Strontian parish register; Ardnamurchan parish register


Camerons in Strontian in the 1841 Census

John and Ann Cameron of Scotstown
John age 72, (born about 1769) lead miner
Ann, age 70
Kett, age 25
Ann McPhee, age 13


Donald Cameron and Mary of Ranachan More
Donald, age 50 (born about 1791), agricultural laborer
Mary, age 40
Dugald, age 16
Alex, age 14
Ewen, age 12
John, age 8
Allan, age 6
Lodie, age 4


SOURCE: 1841 census on www.ancestry.co.uk.