Ewen Cameron , Sir

Ewen Cameron , Sir

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From 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant General Skinner and his Sons':

"The ruler of the Camerons, Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel, surnamed the Black, was in personal qualities unrivalled among the Celtic Princes. He was a gracious master, a trusty ally, a terrible enemy. His countenance and bearings were singularly noble. Some persons who had been at Versailles, and among them the shrewd and observant Simon Lord Lovat, said that there was, in person and manner, a most striking resemblance between Lewis XIV, and Lochiel, and whoever compares the portraits of the two will perceive that there really was some likeness. In stature the difference was great. Lewis, in spite of high-heeled shoes and a towering wig, hardly reached the middle size. Lochiel was tall and strongly built. In agility and skill at his weapons he had few equals, among the inhabitants of the Hills. He had repeatedly been victorious in single combat. He was a hunter of great fame. He made vigorous war on the wolves, which, down to his time, preyed on the red deer of the Grampians; and by his hand perished the last of the ferocious breed which is known to have wandered at large in our Island. Nor was Lochiel less distinguished by intellectual than by bodily vigour. He might indeed have seemed ignorant to educated and travelled Englishmen, who had studied the classics under Busby at Westminster and under Aldrich at Oxford, who had learned something about the sciences among Fellows of the Royal Society, and something about the fine arts in the galleries of Florence and Rome. But though Lochiel had very little knowledge of books, he was eminently wise in council, eloquent in debate, ready in devising expedients, and skilful in managing the minds of men. His understanding preserved him from those follies into which pride and anger frequently hurried his brother chieftains. Many, therefore, who regarded his brother chieftains as mere barbarians, mentioned him with respect. Even at the Dutch Embassy in St James's Square, he was spoken of as a man of such capacity and courage that it was not be easy to find his equal. As a patron of literature he ranks with the magnificent Dorset. If Dorset out of his own purse allowed Dryden a pension equal to the Laureateship, Lochiel is said to have bestowed on a celebrated Bard, who had been plundered by marauders, and who implored alms in a pathetic Gaelic ode, three cows and the almost incredible sum of fifteen pounds sterling. In truth, the character of this great Chief was depicted 2500 years before his birth, and depicted -- such is the power of genius -- in colours which will be fresh as many years after his death. He was the Ulysses of the Highlands. He held a large territory, peopled by a race which reverenced no Lord, no King but himself."-- See his Memoirs printed at Edinburgh, 1842, for Abbotsford Club."

Alan Ray-Jones writes, in June 2004:

The Cameron connection is too remote to pursue, but Colonel Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 26th Chief of the Clan Cameron, died in June 2004, and I happened across his obituary in The Independent of Tuesday 15 June 2004, which included some interesting information on the clan as well as Sir Donald. Apparently he was held in huge affection throughout the West Highlands (this was in the 1960s) despite (or because of?) owning a (much reduced) estate of 90,000 acres, mostly mountains, lochs and moorland.

The article included the following passage: "The Camerons of Lochiel go back into the mists of time. Legend has it - and legend in tn this case may well be correct - that the first identifiable Cameron of Lochiel was Banquo's nephew, the son of Banquo's sister, and therefore cousin of Fleance, who makes a fleeting appearance in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Most certainly, history has it that a Cameron of Lochiel supported Robert the Bruce at Bannochburn in 1314. For centuries after that, the Camerons of Lochiel held sway in the area around Ben Nevis and Loch Lochy. Alas, in 1745 the Cameron of Lochiel, out of ill-judged loyalty to Bonnie Prince Charlie, having accompanied him to Derby and survived Culloden, faced punishment by the Hanoverians. However, there was a Bill of Attainder and his life was spared on payment of a huge fine. According to Sir Donald Cameron [the] family 'never recovered from the debt, until we were paid compensation by Hugh Dalton, the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, for fire on our hillsides during wartime military training, and damage to our house at Achnacarry at Spean Bridge'".
Biography
From 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant General Skinner and his Sons':

"The ruler of the Camerons, Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel, surnamed the Black, was in personal qualities unrivalled among the Celtic Princes. He was a gracious master, a trusty ally, a terrible enemy. His countenance and bearings were singularly noble. Some persons who had been at Versailles, and among them the shrewd and observant Simon Lord Lovat, said that there was, in person and manner, a most striking resemblance between Lewis XIV, and Lochiel, and whoever compares the portraits of the two will perceive that there really was some likeness. In stature the difference was great. Lewis, in spite of high-heeled shoes and a towering wig, hardly reached the middle size. Lochiel was tall and strongly built. In agility and skill at his weapons he had few equals, among the inhabitants of the Hills. He had repeatedly been victorious in single combat. He was a hunter of great fame. He made vigorous war on the wolves, which, down to his time, preyed on the red deer of the Grampians; and by his hand perished the last of the ferocious breed which is known to have wandered at large in our Island. Nor was Lochiel less distinguished by intellectual than by bodily vigour. He might indeed have seemed ignorant to educated and travelled Englishmen, who had studied the classics under Busby at Westminster and under Aldrich at Oxford, who had learned something about the sciences among Fellows of the Royal Society, and something about the fine arts in the galleries of Florence and Rome. But though Lochiel had very little knowledge of books, he was eminently wise in council, eloquent in debate, ready in devising expedients, and skilful in managing the minds of men. His understanding preserved him from those follies into which pride and anger frequently hurried his brother chieftains. Many, therefore, who regarded his brother chieftains as mere barbarians, mentioned him with respect. Even at the Dutch Embassy in St James's Square, he was spoken of as a man of such capacity and courage that it was not be easy to find his equal. As a patron of literature he ranks with the magnificent Dorset. If Dorset out of his own purse allowed Dryden a pension equal to the Laureateship, Lochiel is said to have bestowed on a celebrated Bard, who had been plundered by marauders, and who implored alms in a pathetic Gaelic ode, three cows and the almost incredible sum of fifteen pounds sterling. In truth, the character of this great Chief was depicted 2500 years before his birth, and depicted -- such is the power of genius -- in colours which will be fresh as many years after his death. He was the Ulysses of the Highlands. He held a large territory, peopled by a race which reverenced no Lord, no King but himself."-- See his Memoirs printed at Edinburgh, 1842, for Abbotsford Club."

Alan Ray-Jones writes, in June 2004:

The Cameron connection is too remote to pursue, but Colonel Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 26th Chief of the Clan Cameron, died in June 2004, and I happened across his obituary in The Independent of Tuesday 15 June 2004, which included some interesting information on the clan as well as Sir Donald. Apparently he was held in huge affection throughout the West Highlands (this was in the 1960s) despite (or because of?) owning a (much reduced) estate of 90,000 acres, mostly mountains, lochs and moorland.

The article included the following passage: "The Camerons of Lochiel go back into the mists of time. Legend has it - and legend in tn this case may well be correct - that the first identifiable Cameron of Lochiel was Banquo's nephew, the son of Banquo's sister, and therefore cousin of Fleance, who makes a fleeting appearance in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Most certainly, history has it that a Cameron of Lochiel supported Robert the Bruce at Bannochburn in 1314. For centuries after that, the Camerons of Lochiel held sway in the area around Ben Nevis and Loch Lochy. Alas, in 1745 the Cameron of Lochiel, out of ill-judged loyalty to Bonnie Prince Charlie, having accompanied him to Derby and survived Culloden, faced punishment by the Hanoverians. However, there was a Bill of Attainder and his life was spared on payment of a huge fine. According to Sir Donald Cameron [the] family 'never recovered from the debt, until we were paid compensation by Hugh Dalton, the Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, for fire on our hillsides during wartime military training, and damage to our house at Achnacarry at Spean Bridge'".
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
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PARENT (U) ?
Birth
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CHILDREN
MEwen Cameron , Sir
Birth
Death
MarriageABT JUN 1662to ? Maclean
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Ewen Cameron , Sir
Birth
Death
MarriageABT JUN 1662to ? Maclean
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) ? Maclean
Birth
Death
MarriageABT JUN 1662to Ewen Cameron , Sir
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FAnn Cameron
Birth
Death
MarriageABT 1698to Allan Maclean
Evidence
[S22750] 'Burke's Landed Gentry', edition not recorded
[S16279] 'Sketch of the Military Services of Lieutenant-General Skinner and his sons'
Descendancy Chart
Allan Maclean b: 1668 d: NOV 1756
John (Ewen) Maclean b: ABT 1701 d: MAR 1739
Hugh Maclean d: 1768
Alexander Maclean b: 15 APR 1764 d: 8 SEP 1855
Margaret Hope , Lady b: 24 JUN 1772 d: 16 SEP 1831
Alexander Maclean b: 11 FEB 1799
Henry Dundas Maclean b: 1800 d: 1863
Ewen Maclean b: ABT 1736
Donald Maclean b: ABT 1700 d: 1731
Archibald Maclean b: ABT 1703
Allan Maclean b: ABT 1705
James Maclean b: ABT 1706 d: 1 JUN 1761
Isabel Maclean b: ABT 1700
Margaret Maclean b: ABT 1702
Mary Maclean b: ABT 1704
Florance Maclean b: ABT 1744 d: 17 JUL 1815
James Maclean b: 5 FEB 1769
Donald James Maclean b: 1817 d: 29 JUL 1837
Barbra Maclean b: 20 APR 1777 d: FEB 1809
Allan John Mahon b: 18 MAY 1808 d: FEB 1809
Hugh Maclean b: 9 MAY 1779
John Maclean d: NOV 1837
Isabel Maclean b: 29 MAR 1769 d: 27 AUG 1843
John Maclean b: AFT 1756
Donald Maclean b: 1792
Alexander Campbell Maclean b: 13 JAN 1798 d: 14 OCT 1864
Ann Maclean b: 12 DEC 1773 d: 16 JAN 1864
John Major Skinner , Lieut General b: 16 FEB 1752 d: 10 OCT 1827
Anne Skinner b: 14 NOV 1798 d: 27 MAR 1855
Henry Vere Huntley , RN b: 12 FEB 1795 d: 7 MAY 1864
Robert Spencer Huntley d: 15 FEB 1869
Henry Ferrers Huntley b: 5 JUL 1842 d: 13 JUN 1873
Thomas Skinner , CB b: 22 FEB 1800 d: 5 MAY 1843
John Skinner b: 23 AUG 1802 d: 28 NOV 1821
James Skinner b: 27 SEP 1803 d: 12 JAN 1842
Allan Maclean Skinner , Q.C. b: 14 JUL 1809 d: 23 MAY 1885
Caroline Emily Harding b: 22 OCT 1812 d: 12 JAN 1901
Euphemia Isabella Skinner b: 7 JUN 1847 d: 10 SEP 1939
Holroyd Chaplin b: 17 MAR 1840 d: 23 DEC 1917
Irene Kate Chaplin b: 1 MAR 1873 d: 22 JUN 1962
John William Ernest Pearce b: 4 APR 1864 d: 25 JAN 1951
Edward Holroyd Pearce , Lord b: 9 FEB 1901 d: 27 NOV 1990
Erica Priestman b: 1906 d: DEC 1985
10 Richard Bruce Holroyd Pearce b: 12 MAY 1930 d: 1987
10 James Edward Holroyd Pearce b: 18 MAR 1934 d: 11 JUN 1985
Phyllis Margaret Pearce b: 8 FEB 1910 d: 6 JUN 1973
Edward Douglas Eade b: 7 FEB 1911 d: 24 DEC 1984
John Allan Chaplin Pearce b: 21 OCT 1912 d: 15 SEP 2006
Helen Nugent Pearce b: 22 NOV 1917 d: 6 APR 1920
Effie Irene Pearce b: 18 AUG 1899 d: 26 JAN 1996
Raymond Ray-Jones R.E., A.R.C.A. b: 31 AUG 1886 d: 26 FEB 1942
10 Holroyd Anthony Ray-Jones b: 7 JUN 1941 d: 13 MAR 1972
Allan Nugent Chaplin b: 8 JUN 1871 d: 1917
Son Chaplin b: 29 NOV 1900 d: ABT 29 NOV 1900
Matilda Effie Chaplin b: 20 JUN 1874 d: 20 DEC 1874
Phyllis Chaplin b: 7 JUN 1879 d: 27 JUL 1924
Philip Herbert Cowell b: 1870 d: 1949
Theodoric Chaplin b: 14 FEB 1881 d: 29 OCT 1906
Daphne Grace Chaplin b: 6 SEP 1884 d: 16 FEB 1964
Daphne Grace Chaplin b: 6 SEP 1884 d: 16 FEB 1964
Cecil Arbuthnot Gould b: 1883 d: 1917
John Edwin Hilary Skinner b: 11 JAN 1839 d: 20 NOV 1894
Louisa Sarah Chaplin b: 23 APR 1838 d: 9 JUL 1897
John Allan Cleveland Skinner b: 19 SEP 1865 d: 8 SEP 1925
Hilary Francis Cleveland Skinner b: 10 OCT 1889 d: 25 JUL 1916
John Adrian Dudley Skinner b: 2 SEP 1891 d: 30 MAY 1965
10 Bruce Allan Maclean Skinner b: 29 AUG 1927 d: 2002
Caroline Louisa Marianne Skinner b: 22 FEB 1873 d: 20 JUN 1936
Roandeu Albert Henry Bickford-Smith b: 3 MAY 1859 d: 13 DEC 1916
William Nugent Venning Bickford-Smith b: 14 MAY 1892 d: 3 SEP 1975
Amy Evelyn Holme b: 6 SEP 1906 d: 21 JUL 1979
10 Leslie Evelyn Bickford-Smith b: 1928 d: 1990
Leonard James Jacob b: 1928 d: 1989
John Allan Bickford-Smith Capt RN b: 23 APR 1895 d: 8 MAY 1970
Joan Angel Allsebrook Simon b: 8 AUG 1901 d: 13 APR 1991
Norman Kennedy d: 1926
Aubrey Louis Bickford-Smith b: 4 FEB 1902 d: 9 JUL 1975
10 Roger Bickford-Smith b: 1939 d: 1997
Clifton Wyndham Hilary Skinner , R.F.A. b: 26 MAR 1880 d: 17 FEB 1908
Caroline Rachel Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Anna Cordelia Skinner b: 14 JUL 1840
Parkes Willy , Rev b: ABT 1827
Bertie Willy b: 1870
Alexander Cavendish Willy b: 19 JUL 1864
Marion Caroline Willy b: 7 APR 1866
Ada Arabella Willy b: 15 NOV 1869
Catherine Anna Willy b: 15 NOV 1869 d: 16 NOV 1869
Florance Marion Skinner b: 13 AUG 1842 d: 12 APR 1918
Walter Holden Steward b: 1832 d: 1913
Henry Allan Holden Steward b: 18 MAY 1865
Georgiana Rosalind Steward b: 15 JUL 1896
Florance May Steward b: 10 SEP 1866 d: 29 MAR 1917
Lilian Grace Caroline Steward b: 7 APR 1870 d: 1940
Adolfo Arturo Burlamacchi b: 18 FEB 1869 d: 7 JUN 1905
Francesco Adolfo Gualtiero Burlamacchi b: 25 OCT 1892 d: 1939
Maria Fede Burlamacchi b: 25 OCT 1892
Gualtiero Arturo Burlamacchi , Marchese b: 4 OCT 1896 d: 12 SEP 1947
Giulia Bevilacqua b: 1902 d: 1990
10 Adolfo Burlamacchi b: DEC 1925 d: 1933
10 Maurizio Burlamacchi b: 14 MAY 1930 d: November 2016
Gwendoline Maud Catherine Steward b: 3 APR 1871 d: 1956
Gerio Massimiliano Strozzi b: 29 JAN 1898 d: 5 APR 1976
Uberto Georgio Alessandro Strozzi b: 4 JAN 1900 d: 13 NOV 1982
Katherine Louisa Skinner b: 17 OCT 1843 d: 1920
Ashley George Westby b: ABT 1835
Mary Florance Westby b: 2 NOV 1877
Ashley Thomas Westby , R.N.R. b: 21 JUL 1879 d: 14 JAN 1900
Wilfred George Westby b: 5 MAY 1881
Edwin John Westby b: 21 JAN 1883
Ernest Ashley Bramall , Sir b: 6 JAN 1916 d: 10 FEB 1999
Edwin Noel Westby Bramall b: 18 DEC 1923 d: 12 NOV 2019
Maud Elizabeth Skinner b: 25 OCT 1844 d: 24 JUN 1904
Allan Chaplin , Col b: 20 JUN 1844 d: 19 AUG 1910
Wyndham Allan Chaplin , Mus. Bac. Oxon., Rev b: 12 NOV 1872 d: 29 AUG 1914
Mabel Florance Ida Chaplin b: 7 OCT 1875 d: 1970
Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace b: 3 FEB 1877 d: 15 OCT 1953
Philip Hope-Wallace b: NOV 1911 d: 1979
Nina Mary Hope-Wallace b: 14 DEC 1905 d: 1995
Edward O'Bryen Hoare , Sir b: 29 APR 1898 d: 1969
Maud Dorothea Fanny Chaplin b: 23 JUL 1880 d: 6 NOV 1899
Allan Maclean Skinner , C.M.G. b: 20 MAR 1846 d: 14 JUN 1901
John Harding Skinner b: 16 SEP 1876
Caroline Emily Skinner b: 8 SEP 1877
? T Isaac Boggis b: 16 JUN 1908
Cecilia F E Boggis b: 26 OCT 1910
Alan T Boggis b: 18 NOV 1912 d: 1973
Clifton Maclean Skinner b: 19 FEB 1879 d: 20 NOV 1918
Allan Leonard Dorney Skinner b: 2 NOV 1880 d: 1961
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Ellen Florance Skinner b: 13 JUL 1884
William Shelford Skinner b: 19 DEC 1886
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Mildred Skinner b: 10 SEP 1890
Marianne Skinner b: 1 AUG 1801 d: 20 DEC 1885