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Hector Cameron[1,2,3,4]

Sex  Male 
Ancestor of Line  [Hector4] HECTOR CAMERON - LOVETT CAMERONS 
Died  ca 1791  Oban 
Person ID  I12707  Cameron Genealogies 
Last Modified  02 Apr 2007 
Family 1  Isabel Cameron, b. 1753  [5
Married  1 Dec 1770  Glasgow 
 1. Hugh Cameron, b. 13 Oct 1771, Glasgow
 2. Catherine Cameron, b. 29 Nov 1773, Glasgow
Last Modified  22 Mar 2007 
Group Sheet  F29392  Cameron Genealogies 
Family 2  Janet Maclean 
Married  22 Jul 1774  Glasgow 
  • Ref. Glasgow register
 1. John Cameron, b. 2 Aug 1775, Glasgow
>2. Hector Cameron, b. 25 Nov 1777, Glasgow
 3. Margaret Cameron, b. 8 Jan 1780, Glasgow
 4. Isobell Cameron, b. 23 Sep 1782, Glasgow
 5. Mary Cameron, b. 6 Nov 1784, Glasgow
 6. Alexander Cameron, b. 26 Mar 1787, Glasgow
Last Modified  29 Jan 2007 
Group Sheet  F3932  Cameron Genealogies 
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)
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
5. [S273]   HECTOR4, Dr Robert S. Cameron

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