Ramage Family History

Alexander Cameron, 12th Chief of Glen Nevis

Male - 1774


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  • Name Alexander Cameron, 12th Chief of Glen Nevis 
    Suffix 12th Chief of Glen Nevis 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1774  Glen Nevis, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 May 1774  Achnawan, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4469  Ramage
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2012 

    Father Allan MacSorlie Cameron, (11Th Chief Of Glen Nevis),   b. 1712,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1587  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Cameron, (of Dungallon) 
    Children 
    +1. Lady Mary Cameron, (Of Glen Nevis),   b. 1739, Glen Nevis, Inverness-Shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1830, Cornwall, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F1586  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 12th Chief of Glen Nevis, at the time of the '45. Listed as Captain in Lochiel's regiment.

      It is noted he had 5 children living in 1746, when his house was burnt.

      Surrendered ca March 1746 on parole at Inverary. Transferred to Edinburgh Castle March 1747, with Duncallon (Ref. London papers March 1747). Released July 1747 with Act of Indemnity.
    • From THE CAMERON REFERENCE GUIDE at the Clan Cameron website: The Camerons of Glenevis and of Lochiel were generally "at feud" with each other for countless generations. One theory states that this family was originally not Cameron at all, but MacDonalds who settled there.

      The head of the family kept out of the Rising of 1745 from "prudential motives," though members of the family and most of the followers of Glen Nevis joined the standard of Lochiel on that occasion. Regardless of his personal actions, Alexander Cameron of Glenevis was imprisoned for about one year for the actions of his family. His residence, Glen Nevis House, was burnt in 1746 by a party of men under the command of Captain Caroline Scott, of Guise's Regiment.
    • Alexander MACSORLIE-CAMERON of Glennevis 12th of Glen Nevis (MacSorlie). Imprisoned for a year after Culloden. Glen Nevis House was burned down by Cumberland's troops, and his wife and children sheltered in 'Somerled's Cave'. Brother Allan was killed at Culloden after raising a company in Glen Nevis. Alexander's wife was Mary, daughter of Archibald Cameron of Dungallon, by his wife Isobel, daughter of Sir Ewen Dubh Cameron of Lochiel.
      ..."On the 6th May [1749?] John Cameron of Fassfern, brother to the late Lochiel, Alexander Cameron of Gleneavies and Charles Stewart writer in Banavie were brought to Edinburgh by a party of soldiers from Fort William, and committed to the castle - liberated on bail 3 July"
    • The '45: The Nevis area continued to play a role in the Jacobite rising of 1745, when many of the clans, including the Camerons and MacDonalds of Glen Coe, were supporters of Bonny Prince Charlie.
      In 1746 Glen Nevis House was the headquarters of Cameron of Locheil and Macdonell of Keppoch during the siege of Fort William. But after the defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden, the house was looted. The wife of Cameron of Glen Nevis had already hidden most of the valuables, and she and her son had escaped to a cave (now hidden amongst the crags on the far side of the river from the road-end car park) where they remained for some days before detection. When the soldiers found her, they cut open her plaid with a sword, marking the infant that she held beneath the plaid. The troops left with only the plaid and a silver brooch and Mrs Cameron returned to her ruined home.
      [http://www.jmt.org/cons/nevis/cult.html]
    • In the 1745 Jacobite Uprising the MacSorlies/Camerons of Glen Nevis were not "out" under their their leader, Alexander Cameron of Glen Nevis, but many of them were with Lochiel's regiment nevertheless; Alexander's brother Angus "brought out" the Rannoch Camerons to join the regiment.
      [http://www.clan-cameron.org/septs.html]