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Donald Cameron - Mary McCormick

Title: Donald Cameron - Mary McCormick
Posted by: Norman Shearer on 03-03-2014

Discussion: Hi I am looking for any information about my GGG Grandfather and my GGG Grandmother Donald Cameron/Mary McCormick.They had at least 1 child Catherine Cameron b 1823 who married my GG Grandfather Archibald Campbell in 1847. I am looking for any more siblings of Catherine. Donald/Mary's parents or siblings as far as I know they came from Bornish any help would be most grateful.



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Posted by: Norman Shearer on 23-05-2014

Hi Anne Marie

Thanks for the info I will look in to it.

Regards Norry

Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 20-05-2014

Hi Norry,

I have used 3 of your quotes here to explain my discrepency (maybe the wrong word) with Catherine's mother's name. I think her father may have been married a 2nd time to Euphemia?

(1) "Donald Cameron/Mary McCormick. They had at least 1 child Catherine Cameron b 1823 who married in 1847"

Of the 3 census info. for 1841 (which I posted) only one has Mary as wife but can be ruled out as he was a Teacher not a Crofter. The other 2 wives were Euphemia & Marrgaret. I believe Euphemia to be Donald’s 2nd wife.

(2) "as far as I know they came from Bornish"

The census with Euphemia as wife was taken in Bornish.There is also a Mary who was born before Catherine !!!

There are 3 other kids who were born to Donald & Euphemia/Henrica Campbell in Bornish.

John, bapt 18 Mar 1827
Duncan, bap 28 Aug 1829
Donald b 14 Dec 1831, bap 15 Dec 1831

That family emigrated from (Upper) Bornish 1840’s to West William Township, Middlesex County, Ontario

(3) "Donald was a crofter"

The Donald on the 1841 Bornish census was a Crofter.

The links below seem to be that said family so you may be able to order death certs?

Death of a Donald Cameron 15 Nov 1871 East Williams, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada born c1798 S/Uist (a possible fit)

Death of a John Cameron 30 Dec 1892 Williams, Middlesex, Ontario born c1829 S/Uist (a possible fit for Donald's son)

Hope this is of some use.


Anne Marie.

Posted by: Norman Shearer on 14-05-2014

Hi Anne Marie

No I don't have Donald's or Mary's death cert but on Catherine death cert Mary is named as the mother and Donald was a crofter and can you explain the discrepency as to who Catherine's mother was as this may help always nice to hear from you.



Posted by: Anne Marie (MacKinnon) on 11-05-2014

Hi Norry,

Catherine Cameron & Archibald Campbell were married 01 Aug 1847. She was living in Bornish & he in Kilpheder.

It looks as though there is a discrepency as to who Catherine's mother was?

There were 3 Donald Cameron families in Uist in 1841

(Upper) Bornish
Donald 50 & Euphemia 50 – their daughter Catherine is 15

Donald 45 & Margaret 45 – their daughter Catherine is 14

South Hacklet
Donald 50 & Mary 45 with no daughter Catherine !!!

Did Mary's death cert. give her father's occupation?

Do you have her father or mother's death cert. which should give his occupation?


Anne Marie

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