Peter Campbell of Kilmory

1766 - 1821


Biography

The will of Peter Campbell of Kilmory in Argyllshire and also of Upper Montagu Street Portman Square Esquire was proved in London 18/06/1822. He left an annuity of £500 p.a. to his [second] wife charged on his estates of Fish River and Petersville in Jamaica. The will mentions his two daughters Eliza Woollery Campbell and Caroline Barclay Campbell with his first wife Eliza Lewis Woollery as well as a second wife Catherine Margaret Campbell: the daughters inherited the Holland estate and 'Shaws'. Peter Campbell, widower, married Catherine Margaret Boucher, spinster, in Marylebone, 30/05/1815 (both of the parish of Marylebone).

  1. Eliza Woollery Campbell married John Powlett Orde (later Sir John Powlett Orde bart.), son of Sir John Orde. He built Kilmory Castle, now the HQ of Argyll & Bute Council. The couple's son took the Campbell name as Sir John William Powlett Campbell-Orde 3rd bart. (1827-1897).

Sources

PROB 11/1658/213. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  1. http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s36083/KHF%20FINAL%20REPORT%2006082008%20Mid%20Argyll%20Kintyre%20the%20Islands%20Area%20Committee%2004092008%20Pre-Agenda.pdf

Further Information

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Spouse
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Will

Peter Campbell of Kilmory in Argyllshire and 27 Upper Montagu Street, Portman Square Esquire.

Payment of just debts and funeral expenses.

To my wife Catherine Margaret Campbell £5000, the house and furniture at 27 Upper Montagu Street, my carriage and carriage hourses and an annuity of £500 p.a. chargeable on Fish River and Petersville estates in Hanover and Westmoreland, Jamaica.

To my daughter Eliza Woollery Campbell my mafoise[?] silver castors having my coat of arms thereon which were given to me by my father on my coming to England in 1794.

To my daughter Caroline Barclay Campbell an oak box together with about six dozen knives and forks with silver prongs and handles.

To both my daughters my library of books to be divided between them.

To each of my daughters £20,000 each at age 21 or at marriage, the interest in the meantime to be spent on their maintenance and education.

If I shall have sons from my present marriage then £5000 to each of them except the eldest son and £5000 to any more daughters at age 21 or at marriage, the interest in the meantime to be spent on their maintenance and education.

To my sister Deborah Campbell £200 p.a. as a trifling renumeration for her maternal affection to my dearly beloved daughters at a time when they stood much in need. To my sister Elizabeth Campbell £250 pa with the same feelings of gratitude and affection. To my sister Louise Henrietta Scarlett a diamond ring of the value of £100 guineas. My father having bequeathed £2000 each to my nephews and nieces, children of Louise Henrietta, I leave them 20 guineas each to purchase some trifling memorial of me.

To my nephew Peter Campbell Scarlett my gold watch with the chain and seals.

To Eliza Lewis Woollery the unhappy mother of my said daughters now residing in Paris I give 500 guineas as a proof I die in peace with her forgiving all the misery she has caused me.

To Margaret Jennings, third daughter of my cousin Mary Jennings now residing at 38 Rue Fanoebourg[?] due Roule in Paris, £500 at age 21 or marriage and £31 10 shillings p.a. for her maintenance and education in the meantime.

To John Campbell born November 1808 and Peter Campbell born March 1813, both now at school at Pollmont near Falkirk in Scotland under the care of Mr Thomas Guidwood being my reputed sons by Lilly Macgregor £4000 each at age 21, the interest to pay for their maintenance and education in the meantime.

To my natural son Peter Metcalfe now residing at Steeby in Yorkshire born June 1805, £31 10 shillings p.a. to be paid to my executors and trustees for him until age 21 years and £500 at age 21.

To my natural children Colin Peacock and Mary Peacock now residing at Fencoate near Bedale, Yorkshire, £25 p.a.

To my late father's faithful man of colour Jacob Campbell and to his wife Sarah and to the survivor of them £25 p.a. in addition to the £25 p.a. left to them by my father.

To my housekeeper Mrs Margaret Fowler £52 10 shillings p.a.

To my faithful and [?] servant Graham Campbell now in service at Kilmorey £42 p.a.

To each of my servants living with me at the time of my decease 10 guineas.

To Neil Malcolm of Hanover Square, Middlesex and George Ricketts of the Inner Temple London, Barrister at Law, and my nephew Robert Campbell Scarlett of Kings Bench Walk in the Middle Temple, London, Barrister, their heirs and assigns all that part of land or settlement formerly a coffee estate called Maybole in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, containing 250 acres or thereabouts and also all that part of land at Orange River adjoining Chesterfield estate in St Elizabeth in trust for the following purposes: to sell the land, stock and hereditaments after my decease. Also upon trust to Neil Malcolm, George Ricketts and Robert Campbell Scarlett all my ready money and securities and all the residue of my personal estate (except stock, plantation utensils and other effects of a personal nature upon or belonging to my plantations and estates in Jamaica). This personal estate to pay for my just debts and funeral expenses and the legacies bequeathed in my will. The residue of my personal estate to be invested in stocks and used to fund the legacies and annuities.

All my remaining plantations in Jamaica to my trustees for 1000 years firstly for the use of the first son I may hereafter have on the body of my said wife and his heirs. In default of such issue to the second son etc. If no sons then for the use of my daughters Eliza Woollery Campbell and Caroline Barclay Campbell and their heirs as tenants in common. If they have no issue then for the use of my other daughters and there heirs. Thereafter to my nephew Peter Campbell Scarlett and his heirs on condition that he shall within six months after becoming entitled thereto provided he shall then be in England. If not, that he shall within twleve months after he shall become entitled there to assume the name of Campbell in addition to the name of Scarlett.

Signed 08/04/1819.

Codicil - to each of my executors a diamond ring of the value of 50 guineas. Signed 08/04/1819.

Codicil - any money I may owe on heretable bond in Scotland shall be chargegd upon my estate in Scotland and not England or Jamaica. Signed 07/02/1821.

Codicil - of Kilmory in Argyllshire and of York Place, Baker Street, Middlesex. Replacement of Robert Campbell Scarlett as executor with Archibald Campbell of Culloden Estate in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Signed 13/02/1821.

Proved in London by Colin Robertson a creditor of Peter Campbell.


Associated Estates (6)

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
1818 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner

Although there is no explicit signal of the transition in the Slave Registers, it is known that Peter Campbell died c. 1818 leaving the estates of Fish River, Holland and Petersville to his son Peter Campbell of Kilmory.

1823 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Previous owner
1818 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner

Although there is no explicit signal of the transition in the Slave Registers, it is known that Peter Campbell died c. 1818 leaving the estates of Fish River, Holland and Petersville to his son Peter Campbell of Kilmory.

1823 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Previous owner
1818 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner

Although there is no explicit signal of the transition in the Slave Registers, it is known that Peter Campbell died c. 1818 leaving the estates of Fish River, Holland and Petersville to his son Peter Campbell of Kilmory.

1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (9)

Husband → Wife
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Ex-husband → Ex-wife
Testator → Executor
Notes →
Peter Campbell of Kilmory added Archibald Campbell of Culloden as executor in a codicil of...
Brother-in-laws

Addresses (2)

Kilmory, Argyll, South-west Scotland, Scotland
27 Upper Montagu Street, Portman Square, London, Middlesex, London, England