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John Cameron

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, UK
Death: November 23, 1844 (71)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Amelia (Emily) Cameron (Brock)
Father of Amelia Susannah Brock Schreiber (Cameron); Anne Alicia Cherry (Cameron); General Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron, GCB; Marion Mount Le Mesurier (Cameron) and Major-General John Cameron

Occupation: Lieutenant General (Sir John Cameron)
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About Lieutenant-General Sir John Cameron, KCB

FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles Family Group Record

Husband JOHN CAMERON Pedigree

 Birth:  About 1782  Of, Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands 

Marriage: 1807 Of, , Guernsey, Channel Islands




 Birth:  About 1786  Of, Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands 

Marriage: 1807 Of, , Guernsey, Channel Islands





  Birth:  1814  Of, Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands 

Death: 08 JAN 1859


◦KCB (1815). In 43rd Regt from 1787 to 1807, 9th Regt thereafter

Provenance of death: 1844

The Duke of Wellington. A letter of instruction approving the appointment of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Arbuthnot to the command of the 9th Regiment, following the death of Lieutenant General Sir John Cameron; and the return letter verso on the 10th December 1844. The letter also has a note marked Brother of Right Honourable Charles Arbuthnot, Husband of Harriet Fane. Provenance: Fulbeck Hall, Lincolnshire. Given to the vendor by Mrs Mary Fry nee Fane. £180-250

Career[3]CAMERON, Sir John, K.C.B. ... Ensign, 25 Sep 1787; Lieutenant, 30 Sep 1790; Captain, 11 Jul 1794; Major, 9 Oct 1800; Lieutenant-Colonel, 28 May 1807; Appointed to 9th Foot, 3 Sep 1807;

Colonel, 4 Jun 1814; Major-General, 19 Jul 1821[4]; appointed Lieutenant Governor of Plymouth, 25 Sep 1823[5]; Colonel of 9th Foot, 31 May 1833[6]; Lieutenant-General 10 Jul 1837[7].

He served in the West Indies in the 43rd, under Sir Charles Grey, and was present at the siege of Fort Bourbon, the capture of Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadaloupe, and at the assault made by the enemy of Fleur d'épée; he next served under Brigadier-General C. Graham at Berville Camp in Guadaloupe; and commanded the Regiment engaged in the action of the 30 Sep 1794, and in different attacks made by the enemy until 4 Oct 1794, when he was severely wounded and taken prisoner, in which situation he remained two years.

Gold Medal for Vimiero, Corunna, Busaco, Salamanca, Vittoria, St. Sebastian, and Nive. "In consideration of his eminent services, and we can honestly assert that there was not a better soldier in any army; he was nominated a Knight Commander of the Military Order of the Bath, by his Sovereign. 

The Portugese Government conferred the Order of the Tower and the Sword on Sir John for the able services he rendered to that nation." Died at Guernsey, 23 Nov 1844.

Lt. General Sir John Cameron

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Title Lt. General Sir

Birth 1773

Sex Male

Died 23 Nov 1844 Guernsey

Person ID I45424 Cameron Genealogies

Last Modified 04 Jan 2005


Father John Cameron, of Culchenna

Mother Ann Cameron

Group Sheet F14060 Cameron Genealogies


Family 1 Amelia Brock, b. ca 1776, Guernsey

Married 10 Oct 1803 Guernsey

Children 1. Amelia Susannah Brock Cameron, b. 1805, Sandgate, Kent

 2. Anne Alicia Cameron 
 3. Duncan Alexander Cameron, b. 20 May 1808, Thorncliff, Kent 
 4. Marion Mount Cameron, c. 29 Jun 1813, St Luke, Chelsea 

5. John Cameron, RE, CB, FRS, b. 31 Mar 1817, St Amand, French Flanders

Last Modified 20 May 2007

Group Sheet F14061 Cameron Genealogies


Notes KCB (1815). In 43rd Regt from 1787 to 1807, 9th Regt thereafter


Sources 1. [S827] JOHN20, Dr Robert S. Cameron

2. [S828] Will of Amelia Cameron

3. [S829] Nat. Dict. Biography

4. [S830] Stewart p.195

5. [S831] Fassifern memorial


Name: John Cameron

Sex: M

Birth: 1773 in Scotland

Death: BEF 1851 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, England


1841 Channel Islands Census

about John Cameron Sir.

Name: John Cameron Sir.

Age: 68

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1773

Gender: Male

Where born: Scotland

Civil Parish: St Peter Port

County/Island: Guernsey

Country: Channel Islands

Street address: Grange Road

Occupation: Army F. N.

Registration district: Guernsey

Sub registration district: Guernsey


Household Members: Name Age

John CameronSir. 68

Lady Amelia Cameron 66


Marriage 1 Amelia "Emily" Brock b: 19 FEB 1776 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, England


Duncan Cameron

Marion Mount Cameron b: 1814 in England

Lieutenant-General Sir John Cameron, KCB (b. 3 Jan 1773, d. 23 Nov 1844), of Culchenna, Inverness, Scotland, was a British Army officer and commander during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

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Lieutenant-General Sir John Cameron, KCB's Timeline

January 3, 1773
Inverness, Scotland, UK
September 7, 1805
Age 32
Hythe, Kent, UK
Age 31
Folkestone, Kent, UK
May 20, 1808
Age 35
Thorncliffe, Hampshire, England
June 29, 1813
Age 40
March 31, 1817
Age 44
Sint-Amands, Flemish Region, Belgium
November 23, 1844
Age 71