1) Red Books of Scotland on Cameron of Glendessary 2) Ancestry records lookups

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The "Nkeller" (?) marriage that is shown (and a few other data points) are based on Ancestry records that I haven't been able to examine because I don't have Ancestry subscriber access. If these can be validated, that would be wonderful.

The Red Books (especially Vol 2) might be able to validate some other aspects of this profile including ancestral descent and issue.

I'm not sure if Glendessary should be added as a category and whether that's Midlothian, perhaps Argyll, or somewhere else...
in Genealogy Help by Porter Fann G2G6 Mach 5 (56.4k points)

This is probably what the daughter's record points to:

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch : 11 Feb 2020, Mary Cameron, 1661.

Just found this, too, about the Nckeller marriage:

"Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910", database, FamilySearch: 11 Feb 2020, John Cameron, 1660.

Alternate maternity for Archibald:

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch: 11 Feb 2020, Johne Camrone in entry for Archibald Camrone, 1673.

And another brother, Heugh, by mother Katherine Nckeller:

"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch: 11 Feb 2020, Johne Camerone in entry for Heugh Camerone, 1671.

So the real question is whether the correct John is being placed as a father... (is Glenaray the same as Glendessary, perhaps?)

Inveraray and Glenaray, Argyll, Scotland: all locations for John and Nkeller for:

marriage, daughter Mary, son Heugh, son Archibald

The marriage record on Ancestry doesn't have an image associated with it:  https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/3830726:60144

Name: Kathrine Nckeller
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 04 Feb 1660
Marriage Place: Inveraray and Glenaray,Argyll,Scotland
Spouse: John Cameron
FHL Film Number: 1041008

That film is restricted to viewing at an FHC/FHL:  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/219105

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The index at ScotlandsPeople in the church records also gives his wife that unique spelling:

CAMERON

JOHN

KATHRINE NCKELLER/FR138 (FR138)

04/02/1660

513/

10 130

Inveraray and Glenaray

Note that the indexing done for this database is a different one than what is found on the LDS's Family Search. So two different groups of people determined that the original is spelled with a leading "N." 

The original image can be purchased there if it is important to you. 

You might find additional documentary sources for him in the NAS catalogue.

by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (211k points)
edited by Bobbie Hall

There's a piece about the property, Glen Dessary, here.

There are 24 marriages of women named NcKellar or similar on ScotlandsPeople indexes. Seven are for Katherines or variants.

For those not familiar, this is not a mistranscription of "Mac", which is the Gaelic for 'son of'. "Nic" is the Gaelic for 'daughter of'.

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