Alexander Campbell

1771 - 1858


Of Upper Thames Street and [45] Woburn Place, awarded the compensation for the Beverely and Copse estates in Hanover Jamaica.

  1. In 1851, Alexander Campbell aged 80 barrister not practising born Jamaica was living at Mt Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells with daughters Mary Louisa aged 36, Justina Gertrude 35, Alex Copse [given as Case] aged 29, Rose Linda aged 25 and Sarah aged 18. In 1841, the family had been at 45 Woburn Place, Alexander Campbell aged 65, Mary 22, Justina 20 Agnes 18 and Sarah 8. Death of Alexander Campbell registered at Tonbridge Q1 1858.

  2. Justina Gertrude Campbell (d. 1907), 'one of the five daughters of Alexander Campbell of the West Indies' married in 1855 the artist Alfred Tidey. Another daughter, Jannette Reid Campbell, married the Surinam slave-owner and merchant George Nicholson at St George Bloomsbury in 1839.

  3. When Alexander Copse Campbell died in 1916 he left £31,914 10s 7d.


T71/915 Hanover Nos. 9, 10 & 11. Alexander Campbell, England. B. W. Higman, Plantation Jamaica 1750-1850: capital and control in a colonial economy (Mona, Jamaica, University of West Indies Press, 2005) p. 158 identifies Alexander Campbell the owner of Beverley and Copse as of Upper Thames Street and Woburn Place.

  1. 1841 and 1851 censuses online; England and Wales FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915.

  2. ODNB online, V. Remington, 'Tidey, Alfred (1808-1892) miniaturer painter'; Oxford Journal 07/09/1839;, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]. George Nicholson was described in 1859 as the owner of Plantation Hampton Court, Nickerie 'for upwards of 40 years' in 1859, PP 24 Jan-28 August 1860 Vol. LXX (32) Slave-trade, No. 96 Consul Munro to Lord J. Russell (received December 2 [1859], dated Surinam October 10 1859.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1916.


Further Information

Married but no further details
Mary Louisa; Justina; Alex Copse; Agnes; Rose; Sarah; Jannette Reid

Will of Alexander Campbell Esq., of Tonbridge [sic] Wells, who died 03/02/1858 proved by Alexander Copse Campbell the Son as one of two executors, effects under £4000 [National Probate Calendar 1858].

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (4)

£1,349 11s 10d
£164 16s 0d
£6,325 12s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,145 6s 7d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (8)

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
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1834 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - → Receiver
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1823 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people from this group.

1816 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner

The tentative identification of the Alexander Campbell owner of New Hope with the Alexander Campbell of Copse and Beverley is reinforced by the presence in New Hope and Copse of a Colin Campbell, who has yet to be definitively identified but was probably his father, as owner or co-owner until c. 1811.

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Executor → Testator

Addresses (3)

Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, South-east England, England
45 Woburn Place, London, Middlesex, London, England
Upper Thames Street, London, Middlesex, London, England