My Maternal 15th. Great Grandfather, Allan Macildny Cameron, 12th. Chief of Clan Cameron, Allan of the Forays

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Piper in full dress posted in October 1917clan campbell-scottish-clans-crests

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Piper in full dress posted in October 1917

Name: Allan Macildny Cameron (Cameron of Locheil), 12th Chief of Clan Cameron MP

Birth: about 1440 in Scotland
alive: 1473
Died: about 1546 in Scotland 

Immediate Family:
Son of Donald Cameron of Lochiel and NN MacMartin, of Letterfinlay
Husband of Mariot MacDonald of Keppoch
Father of Ewen Cameron of Lochiel; Lady Margaret Cameron of Locheil and Daughter B Cameron
Brother of Daughter (of Lochiel) Cameron, of Lochiel and Janet Stewart
Added by: Coreen Tyers on February 20, 2008
Managed by: Coreen Tyers and 4 others
Curated by: Margaret (C)
source: geni.com

Clan Cameron Tartan

Achnacarry Castle

Achnacarry Castle
GB grid referenceNN175880
Achnacarry Castle—Scotland.jpg

Achnacarry Castle, as rebuilt in 1802
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 1655
Demolished 1746, rebuilt 1802
Garrison information
Occupants Chiefs of Clan Cameron, The Lochiels

Achnacarry Castleis the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan Cameron, located at Achnacarry, about 15 mi (24 km) northeast of Fort William, Scotland near the foot of Loch Arkaig. The original castle was built around 1655 and destroyed after the Battle of Culloden in 1746; a new house in Scottish baronial style was built nearby in 1802.

Born: about 1440 in Scotland

Married: about 1460 in Scotland to Mariott “Mary” MacDonald of Keppoch

Died: about 1546 in Scotland

Donald Dubh’s son, Allan MacDonald Dubh (twelfth chief), must have succeeded his father shortly after 1461.  The Camerons had apparently made their peace with the MacDonalds by this time.  Allan had married a MacDonald lady, and in 1472 was appointed Keeper of the Castle of Strome (also called Strone), a MacDonald stronghold on Lochcarron in Ross-shire.  This Allan M’Coilduy had he character of one of the bravest captains of his time…  He is said to have made 32 expeditions into his enemy’s country for the 32 years he lived, and three more, for the three-fourths of a year that he was in his mother’s womb…  A Cameron raid upon Macintosh’s lands, which was thwarted by the duplicity of his neighbor and relative Keppoch, who secretly arranged to help Macintosh by attacking the Camerons in the rear.  This led to the defeat of the Camerons, and Allan was killed in the heat of the fray (circa 1480).  On account of the frequency of his raids and skirmishes he became known as Allan nan Creach (Allan of the Forays.) source: Clan Cameron

Clan Campbell Society - Cawdor Castle

Clan Campbell Society – Cawdor Castle




My Maternal 14th. Great Grandmother, Lady Margaret Cameron, of Locheil, Scotland


Loch Eil (The Highlands, Scotland, UK)

Locheil, The Highlands, Argyllshire, Scotland

Name: Lady Margaret Cameron, of Lochiel, daughter of Allan Macildny Cameron, 12th. Chief of Clan Cameron, and Marriott Keppoch Macildny 

Clan Cameron Tartan

Birth: 1475
Married: about 1500 in Dunvegan, Argyll, Scotland to Alexander Alisdair Crotach MacLeod, 8th. Chief of the Clan MacLeod
Children: Anne MacLeod
Clan Cameron
Clann Camshron, Na Camshronaich
Clan member crest badge - Clan Cameron.svg

Crest: (old): A dexter arm embowed in armour, the hand grasping a sword, all proper, encircled by a belt and buckle.
(current): A sheaf of five arrows, proper, tied with a band, gules, encircled by a belt and buckle.
Motto (old): Mo Righ ‘s Mo Dhuchaich (For King and Country).
(current): Aonaibh Ri Chéile (Let Us Unite).
War cry Chlanna nan con thigibh a so’s gheibh sibh feoil (Sons Of The Hounds, Come Hither And Get Flesh)
Region Highlands
District Lochaber
Plant badge crowberry, or oak
Cameron of Lochiel coat of arms.svg
Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel
The 27th Chief of Clan Cameron (Mac Dhòmhnaill Dubh[maxkˈɣõː.əl̪ˠtuh])
Seat Achnacarry Castle
Historic seat Tor Castle
 Clan Cameron is a West Highland Scottish clan, with one main branch Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches. The Clan Cameron lands are in Lochaber and within their lands lies Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in the British Isles. The Chief of the clan is customarily referred to as simply “Lochiel”. source: Wikipedia