Hon. Jane Macdonald (née Campbell)

???? - 7th Oct 1860

Claimant or beneficiary


The trustees (Vans Hathorn and Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster) of the marriage settlement of Hon. Archibald MacDonald (q.v.) and Jane his wife were awarded a part-share of the compensation for Argyle, Calder and Calder Ridge estates in St Vincent as co-trustees.

  1. Jane Campbell married the Hon. Archibald Macdonald, 3rd son of Lord Macdonald of Slate 29/10/1802, and died 1860. Her younger sister Barbara was the first wife of the Prince de Polignac (q.v.). Both were daughters of Duncan Campbell of Ardneave, Argyllshire, Scotland and co-heirs of their uncle Duncan Campbell of St Vincent (q.v.).

  2. Hon. Archibald Macdonald, son of Lord MacDonald of Slate, co. Antrim, born 21/05/1777, married 29/10/1802 Jane daughter of Duncan Campbell Esq.

  3. Special letters of administration granted 21/09/1861 for the estate of the Honourable Jane Macdonald (wife of Archibald Macdonald) formerly of Connaught place Edgware Road but lately of 9 Belgrave Terrace Brighton who died 07/10/1860 awarded to Alexander Sinclair of 133 George Street Edinburgh, effects under £14,000.


T71/892 St Vincent nos. 492A & B; 497A & B; 498A & B.

  1. Notes & Queries 1881 S6-IV p. 494.

  2. Debrett's Peerage 1838 p. 669, which gives the names of their seven children.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1861.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Hon. Archibald Macdonald
Archibald; Mary; Campbell; Elizabeth-Diana; James; Nixon-Alexander; Arthur
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£6,773 8s 4d
£2,225 14s 8d
£6,767 4s 8d

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1797 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1797 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1797 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1804 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Joint owner

In an indenture executed at St Vincent 08/10/1802 on the eve of her marriage, Jane Campbell of Edinburgh conveyed the share in the estates [and enslaved people] she had inherited from her uncle Duncan Campbell of St Vincent (q.v.) to trustees. The property included her half of half of an estate of 720 acres named Success in the colony of Demerary. Duncan Campbell of St Vincent had noted in his will that he co-owned an unnamed estate in Demerara with Charles Hamilton (q.v.). LBS has not yet connected this estate with either of the two Success estates held by John Gladstone and Richard Michael Jones respectively in the Slave Registers, but it was possibly the former, of which Gladstone had bought half in 1811 and the other half in 1816.

Relationships (6)

Daughter → Father
Niece → Uncle
Notes →
Jane MacDonald nee Campbell was also co-heir of Duncan Campbell of St Vincent....
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Wife → Husband
Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee

Addresses (1)

9 Belgrave Place, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England