Charles Cameron (governor)

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Charles Cameron (1766–1820) was Civil Commissioner of Malta and then Governor of the Bahamas.

Career[edit]

Born the son of Donald Cameron and Mary Guy, Cameron became Civil Commissioner of Malta in 1801.[1] He issued a proclamation to the Maltese people in July 1801 making it clear that he would uphold their laws and rights.[2] He went on to be Governor of Bahamas in 1804 and died in office in 1820.[1] He was also a partner of Harley, Cameron & Company, a firm with shipping ventures in the East Indies.[1]

In 1789 he married Lady Margaret Hay, daughter of James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll; they had one son, Charles Hay Cameron, and two daughters.[1]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Pigot
Civil Commissioner of Malta
1801–1802
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Ball
Preceded by
John Halkett
Governor of the Bahamas
1804–1820
Succeeded by
Lewis Grant