Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers (1622 - 1726)

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Robert Chambers
Born in Stirling, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 30 Jun 1640 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified 3 Dec 2019 | Created 22 Sep 2014
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Robert Chambers suffered religious persecution during the reign of Charles II and James II. At age 13 in 1635 can be found entering Boston, MA on the ship Hopewell in Teppers Passengers to America (Call No. 929.11 T26p) and his involvement with the plantations is in Banks book entitled The Planters of the Commonwealth, page 174 (Call No. 974.4 B22P).

He served as a laborer on King Charles I plantation in MA. He returned to Stirling, Scotland to marry Marion in 1640 and remained in Scotland until his death in Glasgow. He is supposed to be the ancestor of many other Americans of the Chambers name. The fact that his home was near Stirling identifies him as being of Scotch lineage.

The founder of the Chambers family in the United States was John Chambers. He was directly descended from Robert Chambers of Stirling near Edinburgh, Scotland. They were persecuted during the reign of Charles II and James II.

The Chambers of Scotland are associated with Clan Cameron of Lochiel. The Clan Cameron website contains the following information: CHALMERS, CHAMBERS, CHAMBRES, CAMERARIUS, CAMERARIO, DE CAMERA, DE LA CHAMBRE

This surname is said to be derived from a Cameron who entered the French military service and assumed the name of Camerarius/Camerario (in French: De La Chambre), or Chalmers, as to be "more agreeable to the language of that country." One of this specific Cameron's progeny, remaining in France, was the ancestor to the Lord of Tartas and others of this surname in that Kingdom. Another of that name, having returned to Scotland, was the ancestor of the Chalmers of Aberdeen-shire and other parts of Scotland. Chalmers was used as a "code name" for various Camerons during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, which may also signify the surname's connections with Clan Cameron. All of the above mentioned names may be traced back to the Scots form of the name Chambers. (end of Clan Cameron quote)--------------------

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1]


Husband: Robert Chambers
Wife: Marioun Cloggie
Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1640
Marriage Place: Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland[2]


  1. Chambers-2321 was created by Clarence Otis through the import of Chambers.ged on Sep 20, 2014.
  2. Name: Robert Chambers; Gender: Male; Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1640; Marriage Place: Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland; Spouse: Marioun Cloggie; FHL Film Number: 1041942, 1041944; Source Information: Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013

See Also:

  • Great Migration 1634-1635, C-F. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. Sketch of Robert Chambers. pp 36,37.subscriber$

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Hi Clarence, please see this g2g:

I plan to add the PGM project box to this profile, but...

If you know how to do inline citations, would you please add them to this biography? I need to be able to review where you got the information. Thanks so much, I appreciate your help with this.

Parentage looks incorrect: if he was from Stirlingshire, Scotland, his father is highly unlikely to be born in Bedfordshire, England. The father he is linked to (Chambers-2326) was known as William Camber, not William Chambers.

Update 10 Feb 2018: unlinking Robert from William Camber.

posted by Suzanne Doig

Robert is 16 degrees from Katie Goodwin, 16 degrees from Wilbur Scoville and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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