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Donald Cameron of Lochiel

Donald Cameron of Lochiel, also known as 'Gentle' Lochiel (c.1695 - 1748). Lochiel was the grandson of Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel who was a great Jacobite supporter. The 'Gentle' Lochiel was the first clan chief to meet Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, at Borodale in 1745. He initially advised the prince to return to France but when the prince refused Lochiel raised 700 men, making the '45 Jacobite Rising possible. Lochiel was wounded at the battle at Culloden and later escaped to France with the prince. The Lochiel estates were forfeited to the Crown until 1784, when they were returned for a large fine.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' by John S. Keltie (ed.)

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Donald Cameron of Lochiel

1870s

Camerons; Cameron of Lochiel; Jacobites; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Charles Edward Stuart; estates; Culloden; battles; clans; nobility; Locheil; Clan Cameron Highlight

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Donald Cameron of Lochiel, also known as 'Gentle' Lochiel (c.1695 - 1748). Lochiel was the grandson of Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel who was a great Jacobite supporter. The 'Gentle' Lochiel was the first clan chief to meet Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, at Borodale in 1745. He initially advised the prince to return to France but when the prince refused Lochiel raised 700 men, making the '45 Jacobite Rising possible. Lochiel was wounded at the battle at Culloden and later escaped to France with the prince. The Lochiel estates were forfeited to the Crown until 1784, when they were returned for a large fine. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' by John S. Keltie (ed.)