Donald Charles Cameron

1781 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation under five awards in British Guiana in conjunction with John Cameron. Identified by David Alston as the Donald Charles Cameron (1781-1848) who returned to Scotland in 1822 and bought Barcaldine in 1842.

  1. Barcaldine in Queensland is named after the Barcaldine in Argyll. Donald Charles Cameron (1814-1872) who named Barcaldine in Queensland was the son of John Cameron, the older brother of the Donald Charles Cameron of this entry, and his wife Isabella Kennedy. Donald Charles Cameron (1814-1872) had moved to Australia from British Guiana in 1852; his son John Cameron (1847-1914) has an entry in the Australian DNB, as does his grandson Sir Donald Charles Cameron (1879-1960). Sir Donald Charles Cameron, colonial Governor, born in 1872, the son of Donald Charles Cameron, 'a sugar planter of Plantation Blankenberg' and Mary Emily nee Brassington, was also certainly connected with the Donald Charles Cameron of this entry, but just how is unclear.


David Alston, Slaves & Highlanders: Highland Scots in Guyana before Emancipation http://www.spanglefish.slavesandhighlanders.index.asp?pageid=191563

  1. ODNB online, Oliver Furley, 'Cameron, Sir Donald Charles (1872-1948), colonial governor'. Online genealogies give competing identities for the Donald Charles Cameron who married Mary Emily Brassington c.1868, as (1) born in 1824, died in 1882, the son, possibly illegitimate, of Mary Cameron, the sister of John Cameron (1773-1853) and Donald Charles Cameron (1781-1848); and (2) born in 1838, died in 1893, the son of Donald Charles Cameron (1814-1872).

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Donald Charles
Elizabeth Rupert Fraser Matheson

The will of Donald Charles Cameron of Kirkliston, Linlithgow, West Lothian proved 08/11/1849 PROB 11/2102.

Associated Claims (5)

£68 8S 0D
£2,583 11S 9D
£16,335 12S 6D
£17,183 1S 2D
£10,201 3S 10D

Associated Estates (6)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Railway Investment
Perth and Inverness [1846426]  
Railway Investment
Scottish Grand Junction [1846443]  
Railway Investment

Imperial (1)

Australia: Queensland 
notes →
Uncle of Donald Charles Cameron (1814-1872) who migrated from Berbice to Victoria in 1852 and named Balcardine in Queensland; great-uncle of John Cameron (1847-1914) and great-great-uncle of Sir...

Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (2)

Barcaldine House, Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Foxhall , Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Central Scotland, Scotland