This small holding of land in East Jersey (present day New
Jersey, USA) was Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel's. It is
interesting to note that Argyll's son, Lord Neill Campbell, was
Governor of East Jersey. This is a partial record, with the
original being in the Library of the New Jersey Historical
Society. We would welcome additional information from the
original records, if any would-be New Jersey researchers should
wish to visit the Historical Society in person.
It does not appear
that Sir Ewen ever visited these land holdings, or that Camerons
settled this area as a result of his short-termed ownership.
Recently is has been discovered that Sir Ewen had additional land
holdings in North America.
An interesting perspective, from
the New York colony during this same era states: "And as for
E. Jersey, it being situated on the other side of Hudson's River
and between us and where the river disemboques itself into the
sea; paying no Custon and having likewise, the advantage of having
better land and most of the settlers there out of this government.
We are like to be deserted by a great many of our merchants who
intend to settle there if not annexed to this govt."