Mission Statement

To Submit Content

Article on Jacobite Prisoner John Cameron (#2)
Maryland Gazette
February 6, 1755

John Lammond, living in Anne Arundel County, reports a runaway servant man named John Cammeron, a Scotsman, 20 odd years old, who can speak Irish (Gaelic).  Deliver to John Inch in Annapolis or William Horn on Kent Island.

Editor's Note:  John Cameron was a Jacobite prisoner in the prisons at Carlisle and Chester.  He was one of four Camerons (two were named John) who departed Liverpool on either April 22 or May 5, 1747 (records vary).  They were placed aboard the transport "Johnson," which arrived in "Choptank" at Port Oxford, Maryland on July 16/17, 1747.  Unlike the other John Cameron (#1), who was "free" by early 1753, this man had to escape from his owner.  Based on his reported age at this time, he must have been a very young soldier when captured.