John MacEwen Cameron of Lochiel 18th Chief of Clan Cameron

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About John MacEwen Cameron of Lochiel 18th Chief of Clan Cameron

He died in 1747/48 at Nieuport, Belgium, in exile. He fought in the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

In 1715 he was a Jacobite, hence was attainted and his estates forfeited. He was created 1st Lord Lochiel [Jacobite] on 27 January 1717, by the titular King James VIII.

He held the position of 18th Chief of Clan Cameron in 1719

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John Cameron of Lochiel (died 1748) was the 18th chief of Clan Cameron and a significant Jacobite. He was the eldest son and heir of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, a fervent Royalist and one of the first to join the rising of 1652 in favour of King Charles II, by whom he was knighted in 1681.


He joined the Earl of Mar in 1715 at the head of his Clan. On 27 January 1717, he was created by "King James VIII", otherwise known as the "Old Pretender" or "Old Chevalier", a Lord and Peer of Parliament in the Jacobite Peerage, under the title of Lord Lochiel. He fought at the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719, and died in exile in Flanders. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Glen_Shiel


His eldest son and successor was Donald Cameron of Lochiel, known as "Gentle Lochiel", who played an important role in the Jacobite Rising of 1745.

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