Archibald Campbell of Culloden Estate

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Owner of Culloden and Amity estates in Westmoreland, Jamaica (the latter with his partner John Moore, q.v.). Deceased by 1834. Very probably the same man as the Archibald Campbell, Attorney (q.v.) shown by Higman as attorney for 7 properties and 985 enslaved people in 1832. Although his identity has not yet been confirmed, it is also likely he was the Archibald Campbell below.

  1. 'Ackendown Castle Ruin. On the northern side of the main road between the towns of Savanna-la-mar and Black River, is the Ackendown Castle ruin. According to a plaque on the inner wall, the castle was built by Archibald Campbell (1781-1833) of the family of Auchenbreck in Argyll in Scotland. An inscription in lead on a stone on one of the inner walls of the link joining the two towers reads as follows: "Here lie the remains of Archibald Campbell of the family of Auchenbeck in Argyll in Scotland third son of the Hon. John Campbell of New Hope in this parish died 21st April 1833 aged 52 years. This Castle which is now His monument, was built by him. R.I.P." The castle consists of the stone remains of an eastern and western tower connected by what is said to have been an underground passage. The style in which the masonry has been constructed is unusual in Jamaica—rather more medieval in character, making the castle quite unique in this respect. The Ackendown Castle ruin was declared as a national monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust on December 21, 2006.'


B.W. Higman Plantation Jamaica Table 3.2 pp 66-7.

  1. [accessed 15/10/2019].

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Associated Claims (2)

£1,685 6s 8d
Beneficiary deceased
£1,035 14s 10d
Beneficiary deceased

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
1820 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

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Executor → Testator
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Peter Campbell of Kilmory added Archibald Campbell of Culloden as executor in a codicil of...
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Son → Father
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Business associates
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The two men were joint owners of Amity estate in Westmoreland...