Person:Mary Cameron (17)

m. 4 Mar 1838
  1. Mary Cameron1839 - 1915
  2. Alexander Cameron1840 - 1920
  3. Duncan Cameron1842 - 1858
  4. Catherine CameronABT 1846 - 1916
m. 15 Oct 1868
  1. Jessie McLeod1869 - 1954
  2. Duncan McLeod1871 - 1926
  3. Annabella McLeod1872 - 1964
  4. Murdoch Dougale McLeod1873 - 1938
  5. Dugald McLeod1874 - 1933
  6. Catherine (Kate) McLeod1876 - 1957
  7. Kenneth McLeod1877 - 1963
  8. Mary Ann McLeod1882 - 1960
Facts and Events
Name Mary Cameron
Gender Female
Birth[1][5] 12 Jan 1839 Achdalew, Kilmallie, Inverness-shire, Scotland,
Marriage 15 Oct 1868 Dunkeld, Victoria, Australiato Roderick McLeod
Death[2] 8 Jun 1915 Dunkeld, Victoria, AustraliaY
Burial[3] 10 Jun 1915 Dunkeld Cemetery, Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia

Listed in both the 1841 & 1851 Scottland Census.

Arrived with family Melb 22 Dec 1852, departed Liverpool 4 Aug 1852 on "Ticonderoga", aged 13, Index to Registers of Assisted British Immigrants 1839-187, Book 7, Page 104. See story re: the "fever" ship "Ticonderoga" at www.ticonderoga.com.au

Mary was the eldest child of Dugald and Catherine Cameron. She was born in 1839 in Achdalew, Kilmallie, Argyle, Scotland. Her brothers Alexander born in 1840 and Duncan in 1842. The family left Scotland by ship in 1852.

When the family arrived in Australia they settled at "Bald Hills" near Dunkeld in Western Victoria. Mary's brother Duncan died aged 15 in 1858. Her other brother Alexander married Alice Kinsman in 1888 and they had 5 daughters and a son also called Alex born in 1899.

Mary married Roderick McLeod in 1868 when she was 29 years old. Her mother Catherine died in 1878 aged 66 years and her father Dugald died 2 years later aged 69 years.

Mary had 4 boys and 4 girls, she died in 1915 aged 76 years and is buried at Dunkeld. Mary inherited the Bald Hills property and passed it on to her son Kenneth. "Bald Hills" was sold to "Corea" when Ken married.

Obit. Hamilton Spectator "Mary McLeod, a Dunkeld widow, died 8/6/1915, William Young, Dunkeld and Donald McLeod, Birregura both graziers were executors."

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References
  1. Births & Baptisims 1538 - 1854, in General Register Office for Scotland. Old Parish Registers, Births & Baptisms. (Scotlandspeople), GROS 520/ 0020 0108, Primary quality.

    Kilmallie Old Parish Register
    General Register Office for Scotland
    www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

  2. Death Record, in Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Great War Index, Victoria, 1914-1920: Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages in Victoria, Regn No. 4823, 1915, Primary quality.

    Died 8 June 1915 at Dunkeld

  3. Ian Marr. Cemeteries of South-West Victoria, Seq No. 318, Primary quality.

    Headstone

    Old Dunkeld Cemetery Index No. 318

  4.   Death Record, in Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Great War Index, Victoria, 1914-1920: Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages in Victoria, Regn No. 4823, 1915, Primary quality.

    Buried 10 June 1915 at Dunkeld Cemetery

  5. In 1851, Mary's family came from a village called Corrybeg on the northern shore of Loch Eil. It was located about 1 mile east of Kinlochiel. Achdalew was located approximately 5 miles east of Kinlochiel and 3 miles west from Fort William (near Loch Eil Outward Bound) These villages were on the Estates of Lochiel, the Clan Cameron chieftain.