I am the Great-great-great-nephew of Captain Charles Lochiel Cameron of the Cameronians (26th Regiment of Foot), who, according to his American great-grandchildren, was born 13 April, 1815, at Achnacarry Castle, Lochaber, Inverness-shire, Scotland, the son of Donald Cameron, of 15 Rodney Street, Liverpool, England. I am inclined to doubt that Captain Cameron was born in Achnacarry Castle; instead I believe he was probably born either in Newcastle, Northumberland, England, or at Reigate, Surrey, England (one of his older siblings was born in Newcastle & a younger sibling at Reigate).
Since many of the male descendants of Captain Charles Lochiel Cameron bear the middle name of Lochiel, & since he was definitely a member of the landed gentry (his wife, Eliza Long (b 1825), was the granddaughter of Col. Richard Long (1740-1814), of Longfield House, Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland, by his wife, Charity Moore (1760-1842), of Barne, Clonmel, Tipperary, granddaughter of Sir Thomas Taylor, 2nd baronet of Headfort, Kells, Meath, Ireland), I am inclined to believe that he may have belonged to a cadet line that branched off from the aristocratic Camerons of Lochiel in the 16th or 17th century. Captain Charles Cameron's brother was the eminent physician, Dr John Cameron (1819-1906), of 4 Rodney Street, Liverpool, whom his descendants claim, successfully operated on Queen Vctoria.
I am attempting to help my American Cameron cousins trace their Cameron lineage, & would appreciate any assistance anyone might be able to offer.
Count Caragata of Toronto