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)--------------------
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