James Campbell of Moore Park

1792 - 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Glasgow merchant, partner in John Campbell senior & Co. (q.v.), awarded with his co-partners the compensation for the enslaved people on several estates in British Guiana under nine separate awards. The firm was dissolved in 1858, although the family re-emerged in the 20th century as partners in Curtis Campbell. 

  1. James Campbell of Moore Park (1792-1874), son of John Campbell senior (1735-1808). 'The last survivor of the family of John Campbell senior: a man of fine presence and stately manners, and familiarly known as "Dignity". He was latterly in the East India trade, first in the Glasgow house of Campbell, Bogle & Douglas, and afterwards along with his nephews, sons to Colgrain, in the great Bombay house of Finlay Campbell & Co. He married Elizabeth Bogle of Gilmorehill and had a numerous family.'


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 591 (Melville Crimsary (?) and Strath Campbell); T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2281B, 2317A&B (Endeavour), 2318 (Enterprise), 2341 (Annandale), 2348, 2398A&B (Vrouw Anna), 2441 (Johanna) and 2454 (Perth).


  1. John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (2nd edn., Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1878), LXXXIII Possil and LXXIV Moore Park, available at http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/smihou/smihou083.htm and http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/smihou/smihou074.htm [both accessed 14/08/2012].


Further Information

Name in compensation records
James Campbell
Elizabeth Bogle
West India merchant

Associated Claims (10)

£4,641 10s 4d
£13,332 0s 4d
£10,895 18s 1d
£10,199 11s 0d
£1,061 12s 7d
£6,350 17s 0d
£14,904 0s 5d
£6,158 10s 1d
£10,725 19s 5d
£15,795 16s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (3)

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Other partner
John Campbell sen.
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr [183739]  
Railway Investment
Paisley, Barrhead and Hurlet [1846424]  
Name partner
Campbell Bogle & Douglas
East India merchant  
Name partner
Finlay Campbell
East India merchant  

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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Described as being 'in the East India trade' although his exact involvement with the East India Company is...

Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (2)

218 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Moore Park, Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland