My Campbell family hails from the Isle of Mull and possibly Tiree and other
Islands in the vicinity.There was a lot of movement between Islands not to
mention Ireland was 25 miles away by sea .A middle name Francis is used in
my line which was not used in Mull a lot except by the Mcleans.It is
possible there is an Irish connection.
I hit a brick wall after Ronald Campbell bn abt 1774 of the Argyllshire
Miltia married a Marrion Mclean bn abt 1778.Her lawful son Hector Francis
was bapt. in 1806 (according to the parish record). He is the only child of
Ronald that I can find.Hector Francis married Catherine Fletcher in 1832 in
Kilfinchen ,Ross of Mull.. She was his 1st wife.In the Mull1841 census they
lived in Ardtun near Bunessen.Their children were John Francis,Allan, Donald
Francis my g grandfather,Charles , and marion..His wife died before the
family left for Ontario on the ship Conrad from Greenock in 1850.The 1840s
the Ross of Mull was being cleared .It is said Johnn Campbell mor was doing
the dirty work - he came from a nearby Island. His picture in Jo Currys
history looks a like my dear departed father who had a very gentle nature.It
is said the Campbells had a certain resemblance to each other so my dad is
of the hook.
Hector and family frist went to Grey county and N.Bruce County in Ontario.He
married a Susan Kennedy( her mum was Flora McGilvray )from Mull and they
started another family.I have been contacted recently from both the families
by 3 very nice cousins which has made the search easier. Hectors oldest son
John F. left for IIIinois USA and part of the family moved to Montana and
Cal. USA.My ggrandfather Donald moved to Whitemouth Manitoba. His daughter
married an Irish Scot from SW Donegal named William Wilson. Many of the
family moved west.I overdid it and kept going to Australia Lachlin
Mcquarie( Ulva?Mull) was the best of Assie Gov. and is known as the father
of Australia.His 2nd wife was a Campbell.As a result the Mcquarie and
Campbell names are all over the place.My new cousins and I will be trying to
trace the rest of Hectors children.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Campbell" <brainiac(a)nbnet.nb.ca>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:15 AM
Subject: [Campbell] Hebridean Campbell lines...
It's been some time since any Campbell-L mail has appeared on my monitor's
screen. Does this reflect a slow period, or might I somehow have been cut
off from the list?
Recently, I was able to break through one of my brick walls in my Campbell
family research, and push back my family tree an additional four
generations to the Outer Hebridean Island of Barra, and beyond that to the
Inner Hebridean Island of Skye, and only perhaps, to Uist.
Are there any Campbell researchers on this list who have connections with
the Hebrides? I'm interested in discovering if we might have ancestors in
common, something of the Campbell Hebridean connections, and even
something of the history of the Hebridean Islands themselves.
My earliest connection, thus far, is one John Campbell, a resident of the
Isle of Skye. Family tradition, which is scanty at this point, suggest
that he had about seven children, including at least one daughter. John's
line was Catholic, and I believe, Jacobite supporters in the '45.
At least two of John's sons, a daughter, and possibly others, departed
Skye which at this point had become hostile to Catholic Highlanders, for
Barra which was predominantly Catholic. Among them were Colin, Hector
[b.1777], and Duncan the Piper [b.1781]. I descend from Duncan's line.
Hector and Duncan emigrated from Barra with their wives and families
around 1806 for Nova Scotia where the two families eventually settled in
the Red Islands District along the Bras D'Or Lakes in Cape Breton. Hector
was married to a MacMullen, and Duncan to a Mary MacInnes.
Purportedly, a sister also emigrated; first to Nova Scotia and eventually
to the US. Similarly, two other brothers emigrated to Upper Canada
[Ontario] before moving on.
I'd love to hear from anybody with connections in the Hebrides.
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