Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Captain Donald Cameron's Petition

Land Petitions Of Lower Canada:

Ewen In Donald Cameron's Petition

Given Name(s): Donald
Surname: CAMERON
Year: 1811
Volume: 53
Page: 27252-27260
Microfilm Reel Number: C-2514
Reference: RG 1 L3L
Item Number: 13929

The Memorial and Petition of Donald Cameron
Captain, Canadian Regiment

That your memorialist was settled in the southern part of North America previous to and at the commencement of the trouble which ended in the separation of their Colonies from the Mother country.

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The he was a Captain in the late King's Rangers commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas Brown till the peace in 1783...

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...remaining thereafter in East Florida to settle the affairs of a deceased friend, Alexander Cameron...superintendent of Indian Affairs, who had appointed him executor of his last will and testament...

That having returned to Scotland in 1786, where he resided until he joined his (___) present regiment in Canada....

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...wife and each of his children, consisting of six sons and four daughters....

2nd April 1811

Sons  Ewen, aged 23 years; William, 19, John, 14, Aleander, 13, Allan, 8, Duncan, 6
Daughters  Margaret, aged 21 years, Ann, 18, Mary 15, Catherine, 7

Had not drawn any land except 200 acres for one of his sons, Allan, in Upper Canada (sworn to in March 1811)

Regarding which children live with him (all except Margaret, who was married to a Mr. Cameron, and Ewen, who was in the West Indies...)  Captain Cameron lives on a small farm (1811) in Argenteuil which he purchased.

Oath(s) sworn to by whom

Note: An 1847 petition from Captain Donald Cameron's children

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