Alexander Clayhills CAMERON 1823-1874
&
Janet "Jessie" ROBERTSON 1828-1895

Dundee and Alvie, Scotland ;
"Congbool" (Kongbool) station, Balmoral & "Satimer" Station, Bruk Bruk, S-W Victoria, Australia

Alexander Clayhills CAMERON 1823-1874, b. Dundee, Angus (was Forfarshire), Scotland son of William CAMERON and Elspeth WILSON was married in 1858 at Portland, Victoria, Australia to Janet "Jessie" ROBERTSON 1828-1895, b. Alvie, Inverness-shire, Scotland daughter of Duncan ROBERTSON and Margaret STEWART.

Alexander Clayhills CAMERON was engaged by the RUSSELL family of VDL and Port Phillip and arrived in VDL in 1842. In 1845 he moved to Gippsland, Port Phillip and then became a station manager at "Terrinalum" station in the western district until 1857. By 1858 he was at "Congbool" (Kongbool) Station, Balmoral, S-W Victoria.

In 1863 he purchased "Satimer" station, near Wando Vale, S-W Victoria from Alexander DAVIDSON 1801-1874.

Alexander and Jessie CAMERON had a number of children at "Congbool" (Kongbool) station, Balmoral and "Satimer" station, north-west of Carapook in South-Western Victoria. Alexander died at "Satimer" station in 1874 and was buried at Balmoral, leaving a widow and 9 children. Mrs Jessie CAMERON (ROBERTSON) signed the Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton, Victoria [Mrs A C CAMERON] in 1891, she died in Melbourne, Victoria in 1895 and was buried in the Boroondara Cemetery.

Alexander Clayhills CAMERON & Janet "Jessie" ROBERTSON had the following known family:

  1. Margaret Ann CAMERON 1860-c.1901, b. "Congbool" (Kongbool) station, Balmoral, S-W Victoria, d. Sydney, NSW

  2. Wilson Clayhills CAMERON 1861-1931, b. "Congbool" (Kongbool) station, Balmoral, S-W Victoria, d. Kilmore, Victoria; m. 1890 to Charlotte WALKER 1857-1949, b. Melbourne, Victoria to Joseph WALKER and Charlotte HAWES, d. Melbourne, Victoria. They lived at Kilmore & Hawthorn, Victoria ; 4 sons served in WW1, 1 KIA at "The Nek" Gallipoli, 1 awarded the Military Medal in France]

  3. James Alexander CAMERON 1863-1888, b. "Satimer" station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria, d. "Moy Hall" near Naracoorte, South Australia.

  4. Jessie CAMERON 1865-1943, b. "Satimer" station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1884 to George Oliphant DUNCAN 1860-1907, b. Pentridge, Victoria to George Oliphant DUNCAN and Emily Anne HOLDER, d. Western Australia; 7 children.

  5. Annie CAMERON 1867-1948, b. "Satimer" station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria, d. Perth, Western Australia; m. 1891, Melbourne, Victoria to Joseph Marychurch JENKINS 1857-1951, b. Chester, England; teacher, classics master; d. Perth, Western Australia; 4 children.

  6. Duncan Angus CAMERON 1869-1941, b. "Satimer" station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria; station manager of NSW and QLD, d. Sydney, NSW, m. ...?...

  7. Mary Robertson "May" CAMERON 1871-1956 (twin), b. "Satimer" Station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. Henry "Harry" McMEEKIN 1869-..?.., b, Warrnambool, Victoria to John McMEEKIN and Isabella PARKER; d. ...?...

  8. Edith Emilie CAMERON 1871-1945 (twin), b. "Satimer" Station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria; d. Kingston, South Australia; m. 1897 South Australia to Samuel Fordham GRIEVE 1861-1911, b. Naracoorte, South Australia to Aitchison GRIEVE and Ann FORDHAM; d. Nararacoorte, South Australia; 5 children.

  9. Alexandrina "Lexie" CAMERON 1873-1957, b. "Satimer" Station, Wando Vale, S-W Victoria; d. Adelaide, South Australia; m. 1896 to Walter Alexander PATERSON 1861-1942, b. Hobart, Tasmania; d. Lofty Ranges, South Australia.

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