Robert Cameron, teacher at Killin school

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    I’m looking into some family history and it seems my gg grandfather Robert Cameron was a schoolmaster at Killin school. He was living in the schoolhouse in both the 1861 and 1871 census but appears to have had two different wives, first Janet and then Jessie. He was born around 1811.
    My g grandmother was Annie .
    Does anyone have any more info about this family? It would be lovely to hear.
    Emma Cameron
    ps this is a wonderful resource.

    ,Eileen Anna

    Hi Emma –
    My ancestors are also Camerons from Killin and Kenmore parishes and you probably know this but in the wonderful old book “In Famed Breadalbane” by William A. Gillies when writing about the public school in Killin he writes” At the passing of the Education Act of 1873, the parish school was taught by Robert Cameron, who retired in 1874, and died in 1879″.
    Hope this may be useful.
    Kind regards,

    ,Doug C

    In the National Archives of Scotland there are the following two documents:
    1. 23 Oct 1833. Petition of Ann Cameron for aliment to enable her to live without becoming a burden to the parish having been dismissed from her post as teacher of a school in Killin.
    2. 12 Nov 1833. Petition of Donald Cameron expressing a desire to teach there until a better situation turns up. (Includes a certificate in his favour signed by inhabitants of Killin)
    James McGibbon, who was schoolmaster from around 1770 until around 1800 had Cameron relatives.
    Maybe it was a family business?!!

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