Robert Chambers (1620 - 1685)

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Birthplace: Stirling, Stirlingshire, UK
Death: Died in Scotland
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Robert CHAMBERS was born on 19 May 1622 in Stirling, Firth of Forth River, Scotland. He died on 18 Feb 1685 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland. He was buried in Scotland. He married Marioun CLOGGIE on 30 Jun 1640/1648 in Falkirk District, Upper County of Stirling, Scotland.

Moore Family records show his place of birth as Firth Muir of Boysack, Angus, Scotland.


LDS records show his religious affiliation as Presbyterian.


Records provided by Veronica Potter and Anna Noe in 2001 show that in 1635, Robert Chambers emigrated from Scotland in the company of others and settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later returned to Scotland. The Chambers of Scotland are associated with Clan Cameron of Lochiel. The Clan Cameron website contains the following information:


CHALMERS, CHAMBERS, CHAMBRES, CAMERARIUS, CAMERARIO, DE CAMERA, DE LA CHAMBRE


This surname is said to be derived from a Cameron who entered the French military service and assumed the name of Camerarius/Camerario (in French: De La Chambre), or Chalmers, as to be "more agreeable to the language of that country." One of this specific Cameron's progeny, remaining in France, was the ancestor to the Lord of Tartas and others of this surname in that Kingdom. Another of that name, having returned to Scotland, was the ancestor of the Chalmers of Aberdeen-shire and other parts of Scotland. Chalmers was used as a "code name" for various Camerons during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, which may also signify the surname's connections with Clan Cameron. All of the above mentioned names may be traced back to the Scots form of the name Chambers.

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Robert Chambers suffered religious persecution during the reign of Charles II and James II.

In 1635, he left his home near Stirling and settled at Perth Amboy, NJ. Later he returned to Scotland.

Chambers Press of Scott Printing Co., Muncie, IN, 1925, a copy of whic h can be found at: CHAPTER I discusses the origin of the Chambers name and identifies this Robert Chambers as Robert Chambers of Perth Amboy, NJ, who then returned to Scotland. "In 1635, Robert Chambers, in company of others, left his home near Stirling, Scotland and settled at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Later he returned to Scotland. He is supposed to be the ancestor of many other Americans of the Chambers name. The fact that his home was near Stirling identifies him as being of Scotch lineage." He also states that Robert suffered religious persecution during the reign of Charles II and James II. CHAPTER II "About 1655-60 were born, south of Stirling, (perhaps near the Clyde or Tweed in Scotland), four baby boys, who became the heads of four great American families. These boys -- John, Benjamin, Peter, and Alexander -- may have been brothers, but I find no evidence of it and, therefore, shal l not assume a certain relationship, but shall simply state the facts I have at hand, leaving the reader to determine his own conclusions. Whatever their relationship may be, it is easy to think of them as grandsons of Robert Chambers, previously mentioned as having returned to Stirling from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. "

BIOGRAPHY: There are some inconsistencies in this. William Chambers thought the four listed as sons were more likely grandsons, but he had no data to prove it. His date of birth is given by Strunk as bef 1635 but his marriage date is given as 1640. William Chambers seems to indicates that Robert left Stirling Scotland as 1635 which would have put his date of birth as closer to 1615. If he was the grandfather, then he would have been even older, and there could have been an intervening generation.

-------------------- Robert Chambers was born on 1620 in Stirling, Firth of Forth River, Scotland to William Chambers and Helen Finden Chambers. Robert married Marioun Cloggy (Cloggie) on June 30, 1640/1648 in Falkirk District, Upper County of Stirling, Scotland and had 4 children: Benjamin Chambers, John Chambers, Sr., Alexander Chambers, and Peter Chambers. He passed away on February 1685 in Shettelston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland.

Robert Chambers is my 8th great grandfather.

Robert CHAMBERS was born on 19 May 1622 in Stirling, Firth of Forth River, Scotland. He died on 18 Feb 1685 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyll, Scotland. He was buried in Scotland. He married Marioun CLOGGIE on 30 Jun 1640/1648 in Falkirk District, Upper County of Stirling, Scotland.

Moore Family records show his place of birth as Firth Muir of Boysack, Angus, Scotland.

LDS records show his religious affiliation as Presbyterian.

Records provided by Veronica Potter and Anna Noe in 2001 show that in 1635, Robert Chambers emigrated from Scotland in the company of others and settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He later returned to Scotland. The Chambers of Scotland are associated with Clan Cameron of Lochiel. The Clan Cameron website contains the following information:

CHALMERS, CHAMBERS, CHAMBRES, CAMERARIUS, CAMERARIO, DE CAMERA, DE LA CHAMBRE

This surname is said to be derived from a Cameron who entered the French military service and assumed the name of Camerarius/Camerario (in French: De La Chambre), or Chalmers, as to be "more agreeable to the language of that country." One of this specific Cameron's progeny, remaining in France, was the ancestor to the Lord of Tartas and others of this surname in that Kingdom. Another of that name, having returned to Scotland, was the ancestor of the Chalmers of Aberdeen-shire and other parts of Scotland. Chalmers was used as a "code name" for various Camerons during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, which may also signify the surname's connections with Clan Cameron. All of the above mentioned names may be traced back to the Scots form of the name Chambers.

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Robert Chambers suffered religious persecution during the reign of Charles II and James II.

In 1635, he left his home near Stirling and settled at Perth Amboy, NJ. Later he returned to Scotland.

Chambers Press of Scott Printing Co., Muncie, IN, 1925, a copy of whic h can be found at: CHAPTER I discusses the origin of the Chambers name and identifies this Robert Chambers as Robert Chambers of Perth Amboy, NJ, who then returned to Scotland. "In 1635, Robert Chambers, in company of others, left his home near Stirling, Scotland and settled at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Later he returned to Scotland. He is supposed to be the ancestor of many other Americans of the Chambers name. The fact that his home was near Stirling identifies him as being of Scotch lineage." He also states that Robert suffered religious persecution during the reign of Charles II and James II. CHAPTER II "About 1655-60 were born, south of Stirling, (perhaps near the Clyde or Tweed in Scotland), four baby boys, who became the heads of four great American families. These boys -- John, Benjamin, Peter, and Alexander -- may have been brothers, but I find no evidence of it and, therefore, shal l not assume a certain relationship, but shall simply state the facts I have at hand, leaving the reader to determine his own conclusions. Whatever their relationship may be, it is easy to think of them as grandsons of Robert Chambers, previously mentioned as having returned to Stirling from Perth Amboy, New Jersey. "

BIOGRAPHY: There are some inconsistencies in this. William Chambers thought the four listed as sons were more likely grandsons, but he had no data to prove it. His date of birth is given by Strunk as bef 1635 but his marriage date is given as 1640. William Chambers seems to indicates that Robert left Stirling Scotland as 1635 which would have put his date of birth as closer to 1615. If he was the grandfather, then he would have been even older, and there could have been an intervening generation.

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Robert Chambers's Timeline

1620
1620
Stirling, Stirlingshire, UK
1640
June 30, 1640
Age 20
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
1645
1645
Age 25
UK
1657
1657
Age 37
Scotland
1660
1660
Age 40
Stirlingshire, Scotland
1661
May 3, 1661
Age 41
Shettleston, Glasgow, Argyleshire, Scotland
1685
1685
Age 65
Scotland
1685
Age 65
Scotland