Charles Cameron (governor)

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


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]


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