John Graham Campbell

???? - 24th Dec 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Trustees for John Graham Campbell were awarded the compensation for New Hope, Retrieve, Albany, Ackendown Pen and Bog in Westmoreland in Jamaica. John Graham Campbell was the son of John Campbell of New Hope and Helen Storer, and brother of James Campbell (q.v.) of Baker Street.

  1. John Graham Campbell was the plaintiff in the suit of Campbell v Graham, ruled on in 1831. The case arose from the will of William Graham (who died in 1790) made in 1768. The summary shows that John Campbell of New Hope returned to England in 1790 and died in 1801.

  2. Administration of estate of John Graham Campbell, late of Trinity Place Charing Cross, a bachelor who died at Mons Belgium 24/12/1870 granted 01/03/1871 to Archibald Samuels Campbell, nephew, of 1 Wharf-Road, City Road, effects under £1000 resworn at under £3000 at Principal Registry. Archibald Samuel [sic] Campbell, son of James Campbell of London, born Baker Street 20/10/1820, matriculated St Johns Cambridge Michaelmas 1839, 'went to Jamaica where his uncle John Graham had an estate; resided there 1847-1870.'


T71/871 Westmoreland Nos. 213, 214, 215, 465, 467A, 467B and 468. New Hope and Albany were shown as heirs of John Campbell and Retrieve as Sweet & Beke in the 1811 Jamaica Almanac; in 1816 New Hope, Albany, Ackendown and Bog are shown as John Graham Campbell by 1833, Retrieve has been added.

  1. The Law Journal Vol. 9 Cases in Chancery pp. 234-242; another account in Reports of Cases argued and determined in the High Court..Vol. 1 p. 454 explicitly identifes John Graham Campbell as the son of John Campbell of New Hope. The will of William Graham is transcribed at [accessed 23/02/2015].

  2. National Probate Calendar 1871;, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online].

Further Information


Resworn at Principal Registry from £1000.

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (7)

£2,200 2s 9d
£1,608 18s 1d
£972 13s 6d
£2,855 15s 7d
£7,000 0s 0d
£330 15s 3d
£5,062 18s 6d

Associated Estates (11)

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
1803 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trustee
1817 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Assignee
1815 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

Possibly a trust beneficiary rather than an owner - see claims by John Graham Campbell in the 1830s.

1811 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1817 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1803 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Trustee
1832 [EA] - → Other
1832 [EA] - → Other

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

In 1872, there was an assignment of the interest in an insurance policy for five paintings by Melchior de Hondecoeter then in London by the administrator of the estate of John Graham Campbell to Lord... 
notes →;; Laing 1991 Alastair Laing, 'Whence this clutch of four?',...

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Notes →
Inferred by...
Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee
Notes →
The nature of the trust for John Graham Campbell has not yet been...
Nephew → Aunt

Addresses (1)

Trinity Place, Charing Cross, London, Middlesex, London, England