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Hector Cameron[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male - 1791


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  • Name Hector Cameron 
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor of Line [Hector4] HECTOR CAMERON - LOVETT CAMERONS 
    Died ca 1791  Oban Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Merchant in Glasgow from at least 1770, listed in 1787 as Woollen and Linen-Draper,at Gallowgate. He is recorded as witnessing a sasine for Ewen Cameron of Glenevis in 1777 at Edinburgh.

      Family tradition has long described him as a younger son of Dr Archibald Cameron. Hector is an unlikely name for a son of Archibald and Jean, and there is no evidence to suggest such a person may exist. The tradition may well come from a skewed story concerning Hector's first wife, Isabel Cameron, possibly the same person as Bell, known posthumous daughter of Archibald.

      If Hector followed something of the usual naming pattern for his children with Isabel, his parents could be Hugh Cameron and Catherine - and Catherine is likely to be a Maclean where the name Hector is common. (Of course for the standard pattern Catherine should refer to Isabel's mother)

      Such a family has been noted in Glasgow about the right time, though as yet no record of Hector's birth has been found. Hugh Cameron and Kathryn McLean had three children baptised in Glasgow, David 9 Sep 1739, Daniel 15 Jul 1742, and Hugh 24 Aug 1744. No other children were born to this family in Glasgow between 1730 and 1750, so it cannot be accepted as certain that this family is connected to Hector.

      Hector Cameron is said to have made a will in Glasgow 1791, not available in Scottish Wills index.
      Their small property at Oban was sold by guardians of their surviving son (SRO).

      (The Glasgow register shows a Hector Cameron witness, with a Donald and a Hugh Cameron, to baptism of children of Alexander Cameron, sower or sawer, and Marjory Cameron in 1786-90. ?relevant)
    Person ID I12707  Cameron Genealogies
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2007 

    Family 1 Isabel Cameron,   b. 1753  [1
    Married 1 Dec 1770  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hugh Cameron,   b. 13 Oct 1771, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young
     2. Catherine Cameron,   b. 29 Nov 1773, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F29392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Janet Maclean,   d. 20 May 1788, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Jul 1774  Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref. Glasgow register
    Children 
     1. John Cameron,   b. 2 Aug 1775, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1777, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +2. Lieut. Colonel Hector Cameron,   b. 25 Nov 1777, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1833, Hoxton, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Margaret Cameron,   b. 8 Jan 1780, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1780, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Isobell Cameron,   b. 23 Sep 1782, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Cameron,   b. 6 Nov 1784, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1787, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. Alexander Cameron,   b. 26 Mar 1787, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1788, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F3932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S273] HECTOR4, Dr Robert S. Cameron.

    2. [S274] Lochiel archives, SRO.

    3. [S275] One of several families claiming descent from Dr Archibald Cameron.

    4. [S1877] Robin Stretch.


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