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CAMERON of Trislaig
informaton from Stuart Park
Maria Colquhoun
Maria Colquhoun
 
Ewen   Cameron   
born 11 Jun 1783  Kilmallie, Argyll, Scotland
son of Angus  Cameron and Mary Cameron



Ewen Cameron 
married  28 Feb 1811 , Kilmallie parish, Argyll
(from NZ records at Inerscaddle, Ardgour)
to 
Mary   Colquhoun       
b.~ 1793




children
Mary           Cameron     b.24 jan 1812* Ardgour Argyll  * mother Peggy Colquhoun
Flora          Cameron     b.       1814  Ardgour Argyll
Marjory        Cameron     b.       1816  Ardgour Argyll
Jane(jean)     Cameron     b.       1818  Ardgour Argyll
John           Cameron     b. 4 Apr 1820  Ardgour Argyll 
Charles Mclean Cameron     b.20 Jul 1822  c.28 jul Kilmallie * mother Margaret Colquhoun
Sarah          Cameron     b.       1824  perthshire?               Info 1 Ewen and Mary origins
Allan          Cameron     b,   Aug 1826  c. 3 Sep 1826 Kilmallie
Donald         Cameron     b.       1828  c. 4 jan 1829 Kilmallie
Margret        Cameron     b. 1 Apr 1831  c.24 apr Ballachulish
Anne           Cameron     c.       1833  c.15 apr Ballachulish
Catherine      Cameron     b.       1836  c.15 jan Kilmallie

              Info 2, IGI births
Where no IGI records childrens birth years estimated from
 ships manifest and NZ records ,see info 2

Info 3, parish map

Marriage at Inverscaddle Bay, was the marriage in the brides home?
More likely it was at the small chapel at Conaglen House (Inverscaddle Bay)
part of Conaglen Estate, and that Ewen and/or Mary worked on the Connaglen Estate
which encompassed a rectangle of land including the southern shore of Loch Eil,
to its head, and the western shore of Loch Linnhe, north of Inverscaddle,
and including Trislaig where he was living in 1840.

Conaglen and Trislaig were in Kilmallie Parish, until 1831, when the Quoad Sacra Parish of Ballachulish & Corran of Ardgour was formed. So the change of parishes may not mean the family moved from Trislaig.

sheet 2

Inverscaddle Bay looking North-East to Ben Nevis

Inverscaddle Bay looking East


Info 4, Blenhiem passenger list

In August 1840
Ewen and his family emigrated to New Zealand with all the children except John on the Blenheim which brought out 197 people under the leadership of Laird Donald McDonald.
This gentleman was a representative of the New Zealand Company and a large landholder in the colony and nearly the whole of the body of emmigrants were composed of his own and neighbouring clans, from near Fort William, Invernessshire.
Source White Wings - Sir Henry Brett Blenhiem full PASSENGER LIST


According to her age given when the family emigrated Mary would have been only 17 when they married so was probable still a home, however Ewen's age was thought to be actually 57 rather than the 50 recorded so Mary's age may also have been reduced. but given the aged of her youngest child she was unlikely to be very much older.


Sarah Cameron   married on 29 aug 1851 to
Duncan Campbell  a Master Mariner from Grandtuly Scotland
 their eldest daughter Margret married John Glass from kinross on 14 mar 1871
  in the Wesleyan Church Lawrence Otago NZ

My thanks to Charles Staufenberg for the picture of Inverscaddle
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