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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)
   |
   Mary   
   Colquhoun       
   b.~ 1793 Argyl?
   d.28dec1874 NZ
   |
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 Mary   Flora  Marjory Jane  John  Charles Sarah  Allan  Donald  Margaret Anne  Catherine
 1812   1814   1816    1818  1820  1822    1824   1826   1828    1831     1833  1836

              Info 2, IGI births   Info 1 Ewen and Mary origins


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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