Alexander Campbell of Possil

???? - 1849

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation as owner-in-fee for Mount Rose estate in Grenada. Eldest son of John Campbell senior of Morriston. Purchaser [some sources show inheritor] of Possil in 1808, and of the Torosay and Achnacroish estates on Mull.

  1. 'COL. ALEXANDER CAMPELL of Possil and Torosay, born 1780, died 1849. Though not actually in the house, he was interested in the West India trade, as he succeeded to his father's sugar estates, then worth £10,000 or £12,000 a-year. He married Harriet, daughter of Donald MacLachlan of MacLachlan, and Susanna Campbell. This Susanna Campbell was the Colonel's first cousin (being daughter of his uncle, Colin Campbell of Park (9)), so that his wife was his first cousin once removed.'

  2. Will of Alexander Campbell of Possil proved 01/12/1849. The will identifies his brothers german and his estate Mount Rose estate in Grenada.

  3. Another Alexander Campbell of Grenada (q.v.) was executed with Ninian Home in Fedon's Rebellion in 1795. This Alexander Campbell is the subject of an article by Mark Quintanilla in Albion. His connection if any to Alexander Campbell of the compensation records has yet to be established.


T71/880 Grenada claim no. 704 (Mount Rose). 


  2. PROB 11/2104/58.

  3. Mark Quintanilla, 'The World of Alexander Campbell: An Eighteenth-Century Grenadian Planter' Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Summer, 2003), pp. 229-256.

Further Information

Henrietta Florence Gunn Bell

Associated Claims (1)

£6,113 5s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland