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Margaret CAMERONAge: 89 years18341923

Name
Margaret CAMERON
Given names
Margaret
Surname
CAMERON
Married name
Margaret MacDONALD
Birth 1834 27 31
Birth of a brotherAlexander CAMERON
about 1836 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Note: The immigration record for Alexander includes the information that he was 16 years of age at the time of his arrival in Australia in 1852.
Birth of a sisterCatherine CAMERON
calculated 1840 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Note: The immigration record for Catherine includes the information that she was 12 years of age at the time of her arrival in Australia in 1852.
Birth of a sisterAnne CAMERON
calculated 1842 (Age 8 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Note: The immigration record for Anne includes the information that she was 10 years of age at the time of her arrival in Australia in 1852.
Birth of a brotherRonald CAMERON
calculated 1846 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Note: The immigration record for Ronald includes the information that he was 6 years of age at the time of his arrival in Australia in 1852.
Birth of a brotherFinlay CAMERON
calculated 1848 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Note: The immigration record for Finlay includes the information that he was 4 years of age at the time of his arrival in Australia in 1852.
Death of a maternal grandfatherAlexander CAMERON
before 1852 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: Page 1.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary McKINNON
before 1852 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: Page 1.
Emigration August 3, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Text:

Ontario 309 Passengers Departed Aug. 3, 1852 Arrived Dec. 15, 1852 Arrival Port Sydney

Note: Departed on the "Ontario" with 308 other passengers.
Death of a brotherDonald CAMERON
between August 3, 1852 and November 25, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Text:

Name: Janet Cameron Birth Year: abt 1829 Age: 23 Arrival Date: 17 Dec 1852 Vessel Name: Ontario Origin Location: Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Publication: Newspaper - Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Friday 16 July 1943, page 1 and Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Note: Donald died on the voyage to Australia on board the "Ontario". His Father Norman also died on the voyage. There were many deaths on this voyage with the ship held in quarantine until 15 December 1852, but some immigrants were not released until 5 January 1853.
Death of a fatherNorman CAMERON
between August 3, 1852 and November 25, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Text:

Name: Janet Cameron Birth Year: abt 1829 Age: 23 Arrival Date: 17 Dec 1852 Vessel Name: Ontario Origin Location: Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Publication: Newspaper - Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Friday 16 July 1943, page 1 and Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Note: Norman died on the voyage to Australia on board the "Ontario".
Immigration November 25, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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Publication: Newspaper - Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Friday 16 July 1943, page 1 and Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Note: Margaret arrived on board the Öntario". Her Father Norman and brother Donald died on the voyage. Her Mother, Christy and her other siblings on this voyage were Janet, Alexander, Catherine, Anne, Ronald and Finlay.There were many deaths on this voyage with the ship held in quarantine until 15 December 1852, but some immigrants were not released until 5 January 1853.
Religious marriageAllan MacDONALDView this family
1854 (Age 20 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Citation details: Page 9.
Publication: Newspaper; Grafton, NSW; 1915 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II

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Note: Allan and Margaret were fellow passengers on the "Ontario". I cannot find any relevant marriage registration.
ResidenceAllan MacDONALDView this family
1854 (Age 20 years)
Publication: Newspaper; Grafton, NSW; 1915 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II

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Birth of a daughter
#1
Susan MacDONALD
May 15, 1855 (Age 21 years)
Citation details: Page 9.
Birth of a child
#2
Christopher “Christy” MacDONALD
January 26, 1857 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 10415/1857 MACDONALD CHRISTOPHER ALLAN MARGARET BUNGAY BUNGAY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 4 July 2019
Text:

In part:

"The Family Bible has the name as Christy and confirms birth as January 28th and death as August 1857."

Note: Elizabeth McGuire on 2 February 2019, has raised the issue of whether this person is male or female. I have at this time made the gender as 'Uncertain'.
Note: Elizabeth McGuire has advised that a family Bible records Christy's birth as the 28th January.
Death of a childChristopher “Christy” MacDONALD
August 16, 1857 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 4218/1857 MCDONALD CHRISTIAN ALLAN MARGARET MANNING RIVER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#3
Donald MacDONALD
October 25, 1858 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 11428/1858 MACDONALD DONALD ALLAN MARGARET MANNING RIVER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Page 9.
Birth of a son
#4
Archibald MacDONALD
about 1860 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 13433/1860 MACDONALD ARCHIBALD ALLAN MARGARET WINGHAM
Marriage of a siblingJohn McDERMIDJanet CAMERONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
July 5, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Address: Free Presbyterian At the residence of Janet's Mother Taree Estate
Citation details: 2776/1860 MCDERMID JOHN CAMERON JANET MANNING RIVER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1102 and 1221
Citation details: Page 3
Birth of a son
#5
Norman MacDONALD
December 13, 1862 (Age 28 years)
Address: Palmer's Island
Citation details: Page 9.
Note: I am unable to find any relevant birth registration in NSW.
Marriage of a siblingAlexander McDERMIDCatherine CAMERONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 2, 1863 (Age 29 years)
Address: Carr's Creek
Citation details: 1959/1863 MCDERMID ALEXANDER CAMERON CATHERINE GRAFTON
Citation details: Page 3
Birth of a son
#6
John MacDONALD
July 1, 1865 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 9183/1865 MACDONALD JOHN ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Citation details: Page 9.
Marriage of a siblingColin MACDONALDAnne CAMERONView this family
September 28, 1866 (Age 32 years)
Address: Palmer's Channel
Citation details: 2109/1866 MACDONALD COLIN CAMERON ANN GRAFTON
Citation details: Page 3.
Birth of a daughter
#7
Janet MacDONALD
about 1868 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: 9699/1868 MACDONALD JANET ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Birth of a son
#8
Alexander MacDONALD
September 1870 (Age 36 years)

Citation details: Page 9.
Note: I cannot find any relevant birth registration.
Birth of a daughter
#9
Margaret MacDONALD
about 1874 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 11756/1874 MACDONALD MARGARET ALLAN MARGARET MACLEAN
Death of a brotherRonald CAMERON
September 1874 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 1241/1874 CAMERON RONALD AGE 26 YEARS DIED SYDNEY SYDNEY
Death of a husbandAllan MacDONALD
February 18, 1875 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 6467/1875 MACDONALD ALLAN ARCHIBALD SUSAN MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Page 9.
Note: The headstone for Allan would appear to be inscribed with the month of his death and January.
Marriage of a siblingFinlay CAMERONBarbara McKAYView this family
August 7, 1877 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 732/1877 CAMERON FINLAY MCKAY BARBARA SYDNEY
Citation details: Page 3.
Death of a motherChristina “Christy” CAMERON
May 16, 1881 (Age 47 years)
Informant: Alexander CAMERONson
Cause: Exhaustion
Citation details: 5969/1881 CAMERON CHRISTINA ALEXANDER MARY MACLEAN
Burial of a motherChristina “Christy” CAMERON
May 18, 1881 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childDonald MUNROSusan MacDONALDView this family
May 25, 1882 (Age 48 years)
Address: Palmer's Island
Citation details: Page 9.
Citation details: 4024/1882 MUNRO DONALD MACDONALD SUSAN MACLEAN
Birth of a grandson
#1
Allan MUNRO
about 1883 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: MUNRO ALLAN 18145/1883 DONALD SUSAN GRAFTON
Birth of a grandson
#2
Charles MUNRO
about 1885 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: MUNRO CHARLES 20400/1885 DONALD SUSAN GRAFTON
Birth of a grandson
#3
Mor N L MUNRO
about 1887 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: MUNRO MOR N L 21748/1887 DONALD SUSAN GRAFTON
Birth of a grandson
#4
Donald Alexander MUNRO
about 1890 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: MUNRO DONALD A 14650/1890 DONALD SUSAN GRAFTON
Death of a sonArchibald MacDONALD
1893 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: Page 9.
Note: I cannot find any relevant death registration.
Death of a brotherAlexander CAMERON
June 11, 1893 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 8605/1893 CAMERON ALEXANDER NORMAN CHRISTINA MACLEAN
Citation details: Page 3.
Marriage of a childJohn MacDONALDMary Ann GRAYView this family
about 1897 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 7893/1897 MACDONALD JOHN GRAY MARY A MACLEAN
Birth of a grandson
#5
Angus McLeod MUNRO
about 1898 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: MUNRO ANGUS M 12299/1898 DONALD SUSAN GRAFTON
Marriage of a childDonald MacDONALDJulia Emma HENHAMView this family
about July 1901 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Donald [....] married Margaret Cameron in 1901 in Kumara, West Coast."

Citation details: 1901/3840 Julia Henham Donald MacDonald
Citation details: 4 February 2019
Text:

In part:

"Excerpt from "Clarence River Pioneers Who came in Sailing Ships From Highlands of Scotland" Daily Examiner, july 16th 1943 . Born 24th october 1858 at Taree NSW. At around the turn of the century he travelled to new Zealand and was employed as a carpenter. he met and married Miss Julia Henham, a native of New Zealand in 1901 and after residing in New Zealand for approximately 9 years, he brought his wife and 4 daughters back to NSW and purchased a farm on the Clarence River. two more children were born to Donald and Julia Macdonald and in 1918 at the age of 60, Donald Macdonald retired with his family to Grafton, 33 Villiers Street. They later moved to 61 Queen St Grafton where he died on April 15th 1937 aged 78 years.""

Publication: New Zealand Newspaper 1865-1916
Citation details: 3 August 1901
McDonald - Henham - Donald and Julia - Wedding
McDonald - Henham - Donald and Julia - Wedding

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Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Margaret Ellen MacDONALD
July 1, 1902 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 1902/21062 Macdonald Margaret Ellen Julia Donald
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterJanet CAMERON
February 15, 1903 (Age 69 years)
Address: "Dungallon"
Citation details: 3888/1903 MCDERMID JANET NORMAN CHRISTINA TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
McDermid - Janet and John
McDermid - Janet and John

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Citation details: Page 3.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Jessie Edith MacDONALD
December 2, 1903 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: 1904/7916 Macdonald Jessie Edith Julia Donald
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childNorman MacDONALDEliza Mary STEWARTView this family
about 1904 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 1904/7154 Eliza Mary Stewart Norman Macdonald
Marriage of a childJohn James GRAYMargaret MacDONALDView this family
about 1904 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 1188/1904 GRAY JOHN J MACDONALD MARGARET GRAFTON
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Margaret Holmes MacDONALD
about 1905 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: 1905/6413 MacDonald Margaret Holmes Eliza Mary Norman
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Margaret Holmes Macdonald b1905"

Death of a sisterAnne CAMERON
September 6, 1905 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: 9729/1905 MACDONALD ANNE NORMAN CHRISTINA MURWILLUMBAH
Citation details: Page 3.
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Julia Emma MacDONALD
about 1906 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: 1906/11145 Macdonald Julia Emma Julia Donald
Marriage of a childAlexander MacDONALDEsther Jane BREEView this family
about 1906 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: 11066/1906 MACDONALD ALEXANDER A BREE ESTHER J ST LEONARDS
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"He married Esther Bree in 1906"

Death of a brotherFinlay CAMERON
October 13, 1906 (Age 72 years)
Address: Maclean Hospital
Citation details: 13074/1906 CAMERON FINLAY NORMAN CHRISTINA MACLEAN
Cameron - Finlay and Barbara
Cameron - Finlay and Barbara

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Citation details: Page 3.
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Barbara Flora MacDONALD
about 1907 (Age 73 years)
Citation details: 1907/13437 Macdonald Barbara Flora Eliza Mary Norman
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"Barbara Flora b1907"

Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Felicera Lillian “Flo” MacDONALD
about 1908 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 1908/2629 Macdonald Felicera Lilian Julia Donald
Death of a sonAlexander MacDONALD
July 10, 1908 (Age 74 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Citation details: 9436/1908 MACDONALD ALEXANDER A ALLAN MARGARET GRAFTON
Citation details: Page 9.
Citation details: 28 July 2018
Text:

In part:

"tragically died of TB in 1908"

Birth of a grandson
#12
Norman Alexander John MacDONALD
May 1, 1910 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: MACDONALD NORMAN A 16459/1910 DONALD JULIA MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Susan Marion MacDONALD
November 26, 1911 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: MACDONALD SUSAN M 5938/1912 DONALD JULIA MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildCharles MUNROAnnie MILLERView this family
about 1911 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: 9383/1911 MUNRO CHARLES MILLER ANNIE GRAFTON
Death of a sisterCatherine CAMERON
May 27, 1912 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: 6514/1912 MCDERMID CATHERINE NORMAN CHRISTINA MACLEAN
Citation details: Page 7.
Death October 1, 1923 (Age 89 years)
Citation details: 20480/1923 MACDONALD MARGARET NORMAN CHRISTINA MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial
Cemetery: Maclean General
Religion: Presbyterian
MacDonald - Margaret Cameron
MacDonald - Margaret Cameron

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 28, 1826Strathaird, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 year
elder sister
6 years
elder brother
Donald CAMERON
Birth: calculated 1832 25 29Isle Of Skye, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: between August 3, 1852 and November 25, 1852At sea
3 years
herself
3 years
younger brother
PioneerAlexander CAMERON
Birth: about 1836 29 33Strathaird, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: June 11, 1893Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Woman Pioneer IconAnne CAMERON
Birth: calculated 1842 35 39Strathaird, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: September 6, 1905Tyagarah, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger brother
PioneerRonald CAMERON
Birth: calculated 1846 39 43Strathaird, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: September 1874Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Family with Allan MacDONALD - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: 1854East Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
20 months
child
Christopher “Christy” MacDONALD
Birth: January 26, 1857 26 23Bungay Bungay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 16, 1857Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
2 years
son
Archibald MacDONALD
Birth: about 1860 29 26Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Queensland, Australia
3 years
son
3 years
son
John MacDONALD
Birth: July 1, 1865 34 31Grafton, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 1944Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
4 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
Margaret MacDONALD
Birth: about 1874 43 40Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 28, 1956Maclean, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthWeb Site - Clan Cameron
EmigrationWeb Site - Highland and Island Emigration Society
Text:

Ontario 309 Passengers Departed Aug. 3, 1852 Arrived Dec. 15, 1852 Arrival Port Sydney

ImmigrationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Cameron Family - Ontario
Cameron Family - Ontario

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Cameron Family - Immigration record
Cameron Family - Immigration record

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ImmigrationWeb Site - Highland and Island Emigration Society
ImmigrationClarence River Pioneers - Newspaper 1943
Publication: Newspaper - Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Friday 16 July 1943, page 1 and Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
MarriageDescendants of Alexander Cameron and Mary McKinnon
Citation details: Page 9.
MarriageNewspaper - Daily Examiner
Publication: Newspaper; Grafton, NSW; 1915 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II

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ResidenceNewspaper - Daily Examiner
Publication: Newspaper; Grafton, NSW; 1915 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 31 July 1943, page 3
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II
Clarence River Pioneers - Article II

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DeathWeb Site - Clan Cameron
DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 20480/1923 MACDONALD MARGARET NORMAN CHRISTINA MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathHeadstone - MacDonald - Margaret Cameron
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index