Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

CAMPBELL

OF SMIDDIEGREEN

 

Donald Campbell, 1st of Smiddiegreen, was a younger son of George Campbell of Kinnochtree and Calsayend, and acquired the lands of Smiddiegreen on his marriage to Margaret, daughter and heiress of John Eadie of Smiddiegreen. He d. in 1682 and was father of :

  1. George Campbell, 2nd of Smiddiegreen, bap. at St. Andrews on 15 October 1674, succeeded his father and was served heir to him on 10 April 1694.[1] He dsp before March of 1695, when his brother, Colin, was served heir to him.
  2. John Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 22 September 1675 and dsp before March 1695.
  3. Colin Campbell, 3rd of Smiddiegreen, (see below).
  4. Donald Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 19 August 1678.
  5. Janet Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 18 May 1680.
  6. Margaret Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 6 July 1681.

Colin Campbell, 3rd of Smiddiegreen, bap. at St. Andrews on 11 December 1676, succeeded his brother, George, and was served heir to him on 2 March 1695.[2] He m. at St. Andrews, on 27 July 1705, to Alexander Nairne of Sandford,[3] d. in July of 1719[4] and was father of :

  1. Donald Campbell, 4th of Smiddiegreen, bap. at St. Andrews on 4 December 1707 and was served heir to his father on 5 May 1732.[5] He dsp before May 1751.
  2. Robert Campbell, 5th of Smiddiegreen, (see below).
  3. John Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 8 December 1715.
  4. Margaret Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 26 May 1706 and d. young.
  5. Elizabeth Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 28 July 1709 and to whom her brother, Robert Campbell of Smiddiegreen, granted a Factory for his estate on 22 July 1749.[6]
  6. Helen Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 9 June, 1713, and m. at St. Andrews, on 5 November 1743, to John Bain, Type Founder in Glasgow.[7]
  7. Christian Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 6 July 1714.
  8. Janet Campbell, bap. at St. Andrews on 6 July 1714.

Dr. Robert Campbell, 5th of Smiddiegreen, bap. at St. Andrews on 22 March 1711 and was served heir to his father on 14 May 1751.[8] He had settled in Virginia and was practising as a physcian there by 3 June 1756, when he nominated Mr. Robert Young, Minister at Benholm, to act as his commissioner for his affairs in Scotland.[9] He m. Elspeth, daughter of Dr. Thomas Arbuthnott, (she d. at St. Andrews on 25 February 1785[10]), d. at Bannockburn House, on 20 July 1791[11] and was father of,

  1. Colin Campbell, younger of Smiddiegreen, entered the army and was gazetted Lieutenant into the 74th Regiment of Foot. He m. at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 23 February 1779, to Letitia, daughter of Mr. Robert Campbell, Merchant in Halifax, and was father of,

1a} Robert Campbell, b. at Edinburgh on 13 March 1781.

1a} Colin Donald Campbell,  bap. at Benholm on 25 June 1784 and joined the Royal Navy. He was ksp in service in 1813.

1a} David Campbell,

1a} John Moore Campbell,

1a} Mary Campbell, b. in 1782, and d. at Bridgetown, Canada, on 7 July 1874.

1a} Letitia Campbell,

1a} Elspeth Arbuthnott Campbell,

1a} Harriet Campbell,

1a} Eleanor Campbell,

  1. John Campbell, 6th of Smiddiegreen, (see below).
  2. Margaret Campbell, m. at Edinburgh, on 5 December 1789, to Arthur Buchanan, younger of Dulatter.[12]

John Campbell, 6th of Smiddiegreen, became a Writer in Edinburgh and succeeded to the lands of Smiddiegreen which he subsequently exposed for sale in 1799 and were purchased by David Glass in 1804. He m. at Edinburgh, on 16 November 1778, to Mary, daughter of Mr. Alexander MacLean, Minister of Kilninan,[13] d. on 14 February 1821 and was father of,

  1. Robert Campbell, bap. at Edinburgh on 16 October 1779 and settled at Leghorn, Genoa, where he traded as a merchant. At the outbreak of the war between America and Great Britian, he became a naturalised American citizen and was appointed American Consul at Genoa, where he d. on 6 March 1840.
  2. Christina Campbell, bap. at Edinburgh on 2 February 1782.
  3. Elspeth Arbuthnott Campbell, b. in 1793, and m. in 1811, to Thomas Crockat, Merchant at Genoa, and son of John Crockat. She d. at Livorno, Toscana, Italy, on 30 September 1825,[14] having had issue.

 

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[1] C22/44/27.

[2] GD68/1/264

[3] OPR – St. Andrews.

[4] See service of his eldest son, Donald, as heir to him in 1732.

[5] Services of Heirs.

[6] CC20/13/5

[7] OPR – St. Andrew.

[8] Services of Heirs.

[9] B65/23/490c

[10] Caledonian Mercury. 26th February 1785, edition.

[11] Scots Mag. Vol. 53. P. 363

[12] Edinburgh Magazine. Volume 9.

[13] OPR – Edinburgh.

[14] Livorno Monumental Inscriptions.