I have come across the Clan Campbell Society web site at varous times as I researched my
lineage. This email is in the form of a question of direction.
Anyone who has joined the Clan Campbell Society I am sure has researched their lineage
extensivley. I have been researching my line for several years in an attempt to prove or
disprove family history passed down over the generations. Many other researchers here in
Ontario Canada have also been trying to solve the same mystery.
Could someone set me in a direction, provide me with an email as to who could offer us
assistance. One family member actually searched the parish records on a visit to Scotland.
Others are members of Scottish people for purposes of ercord searches. Many are members of
Ancestry. A "lot" of resources and time has been put into our searches.
I descend through Nellie, Nealidah Campbell. (Family lore and Nellie's tombstone, and
many articles in Ontario history have it that Nellie's father was a Campbell from the
House of Duntrune. The father's name is recorded as Campbell on her baptism in the
Parish records. Family lore has it that her name was struck from the records by her father
upon her marriage to Donald, the Campbell family coachman named Donald Campbell.)
(From the Dictionary of Scottish immigrants before Confederation, page 51 - # 1471 -
Campbell Nelly 1770-1851. From Arlington. Said to descend from family of Duntroon. To
Ontario and buried Fingal, Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., SG xxiii/3 50.
For reasons unknown, Nellie emigrated in June 1819, probably on "Hope" or
"Harmony" while Donald didn't come until 4 Oct 1819. It is unknown whether
the children came with Donald or Nellie. Nellie came out first for reasons unknown,
possibly financial, and first landed at Port Glasgow on the shores of Lake Erie in
Aldborough south of Rodney. (Norma Schnekenburger & Jean Georgwich information).
There is a historic marker to the early pioneers there which refers to Nellie. It reads
" Aldborough Pioneers in the year 1813 Alexander Forbes, Archibald Gilles, and Neil
Haggart landed with their families at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek. (Sixteen miles from
the residence of Colonel Talbot). They came from Scotland by way of Caledonia New York and
were granted 50 acres by Colonel Talbot in concessions 12 and 13 of Aldborough Township.
Other families including Menzies, Fords, MacEwens, and MacDiarmids from Argyleshire,
Scotland also landed here and settled this area. This is the site of a once well-defined
hill known as Nellie's hill or Cnoc Nealidh after Nellie Campbell who landed here in
1818 and settled this area. Settlers used this as a campground when searching for their
land grants." )
I could provide pages of documentation which report the House of Duntroon story for
My question of you is - do you have any idea or can you provide me with the name of anyone
who could assist in solving the relationship to the House of Duntroon one way or another?
I sincerely thank you in advance for any suggestions you may give me