1744 - 1782
Only son of Dugald Campbell of Saltspring the elder and his wife Anne Launce. Inherited Saltspring on the death of his father in 1744. Died sine prole, bequeathed Saltspring to his brother-in-law Duncan Campbell and thereafter to his nephew Dugald Campbell the younger.
John Campbell of Saltspring contributed £50 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.
Alastair Campbell, A History of Clan Campbell: From the Restoration to the Present Day (Edinburgh, 2004), pp. 214-217.
C. S. Graubard, 'Documenting the University of Pennsylvania's Connection to Slavery (2018) via archives.upenn.edu [accessed 16/01/2019].
We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.
Precis from http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1783JohnCampbell.htm [accessed 27/11/2014].
In the name of God Amen, I John Campbell of the parish of Hanover and County of Cornwall declare this my last will and testament...I will and direct that all my just debts be paid out of my personal estate and the profits and produce of my real estate...
Item, I bequeath unto my sister Duglass Campbell the sum of £3,000 lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her eight years after my decease...interest for the same be paid at the rate of six percent from the date of my decease annually...which legacy is bequeathed...upon this express condition that she do by a deed...duly executed release acquit and discharge the executor of my late father Dugald Campbell deceased and all and every his personal and real estate and slaves and also me my heirs, executors and administrators...from all claims...by or under the will of my father...but in case my sister Duglass shall refuse to execute such deed...the legacy shall be utterly void and the same shall sink into my residuary estate...
Item, I bequeath in trust unto my brother-in-law Duncan Campbell Esq. and my nephew Dugald Campbell and the survivor of them and the heir of such survivor the sum of £50 Sterling per annum for the use of my niece Henrietta Campbell during her natural life...
Item, I give in trust to my brother-in-law and nephew the sum of £1,000 Sterling for the use of my niece Mary Campbell during her natural life...interest at six percent...and after the decease of my niece Mary Campbell...the same for the use of the children of Mary Campbell lawfully begotten
Item...unto my nieces Ann Campbell and Launce Campbell to each of them the sum of £1,000 Sterling to be paid at the age of twenty one years...and in case of the death of either...the other to take the benefit of survivorship
Item...unto my nephew John Campbell when he attain the age of twenty one years the sum of £2,000 Sterling, interest at 5 percent from the date of my decease and in case of [his] death the £2,000 to be paid unto my nephew Duncan Campbell when he attain the age of twenty one years
Item...unto my nephew Duncan Campbell the sum of £2,000 when he attain the age of twenty one years, interest at 5 percent from the date of my decease and in case of [his] death the £2,000 to be paid to my nephew John Campbell.
Item...unto Joan Williamson and to Elizabeth Williamson to each the sum of £300 Sterling and in case of the death of either the other to take the benefit of survivorship, I mean the daughters of Angus Williamson deceased and Margaret his wife also deceased
Item...unto Henrietta, Ann and Rebecca daughters of John White of the town of Paisley in Scotland deceased and Henrietta his wife the sum of £300 Sterling each
Item...unto Ann Snodgrass and Mary Snodgrass daughters of my aunt Mary deceased the sum of £300 Sterling each and in case of the death of either the other to take the benefit of survivorship which several legacies of £300 each I leave entirely optional in my executors to pay when they find it perfectly convenient for my estate so to do
Item...unto Henrietta White widow of John White already mentioned the sum of £50 Sterling per annum during her natural life
Item...Archibald Williamson, Dugald Williamson and John Williamson sons of Angus Williamson and Margaret Williamson the sum of £200 Sterling each
Item...unto George Campbell son of Archibald Campbell and Jean his wife the sum of £100 Sterling
Item, I give devise and bequeath all my messuages, plantations, pens, lands, tenements slaves and hereditaments and all other my real estate whatsoever in this island or elsewhere subject nevertheless in and of my personal estate to the payment of my just debts and several legacies and annuities aforesaid unto the use of my brother-in-law Duncan Campbell of the City of London Esq. and merchant during his natural life and after his decease to the use of my nephew Dugald Campbell and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten [remainders: nephews John Campbell, Duncan Campbell, their heirs male then to heirs male of nieces]
All my wearing apparel, swords, pistols, watch, trinkets and all the residue of my personal estate I give unto my brother-in-law and I constitute and appoint my brother-in-law Duncan Campbell and my nephew Dugald Campbell executors of this my last will and testament and until my executors shall appoint attorneys for the care and management of my real estate in this island I grant unto my friends Peter Campbell of the parish of Hanover Esq., John Wedderburn of the parish of Westmoreland Esq. and Duncan Campbell of the parish of Hanover, merchant, jointly and severally full power and authority to take possession of all my real estate and slaves and to manage and take care of the same...
John Campbell, signed and sealed on 27 June 1782 before witnesses Andrew Wanchope, Charles Hook, Samuel Gent
Proved in Jamaica 26 May 1783 before Duncan Campbell of the parish of Hanover, magistrate
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:
1783 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Previous owner
27/06/1744 [SD] - 02/11/1782 [ED] → Owner
University of Pennsylvania......
C. S. Graubard, 'Documenting the University of Pennsylvania's Connection to Slavery (2018) via archives.upenn.edu [accessed...
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew