5 – Lauchlin Campbell’s Immigrants and Early Settlers of the Argyle Patent

Lucy Laird, a poster at RootsWeb, transcribed a book she owned entitled “The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents, Excerpted from History of the Somonauk Presbyterian Church by Jennie M. Patten (With Notes on Washington County Families), Chicago, 1928; Reprinted: Gen. Publ. Co, Baltimore, 965,1979. This book details various lists of those brought over by Lauchlin Campbell and subsequently given land in the Argyll Patent some 25 years later. Lucy referred to the book  as a “gem” and I must agree. I am so thankful she took the time to transcribe it and post for the rest of us. I won’t go into Lauchlin’s story. Much has been written and is easily obtainable on the web.

The portions of the book that “were probably prepared in 1763” (the time the land was being divided) give small histories of what had happened in the past 25 years which is valuable when trying to determine how these families fit together.

As far as the Campbell’s are concerned, The Fitch Gazetteer covered them pretty well; however a few bits of information can be learned. I will write about it next and then post the consolidated Campbell information after that.  The links to the pages are at the bottom of this post.

Family of White Dunk

Note: I have seen this Duncan assumed to beDuncan Campbell of ye family of Duntroon”

Duncan Campbell & Anna Campbell his Wife (Lenos), and one Daughter Catarine.

  • Imported 1740
  • Duncan Campbell, living as also his Wife, with three Sons and two Daughters…..350 acres.
  • Duncan Campbell and wife, three sons and two daughters, all of age.

John Campbell of Balinabie & Anna Campbell his wife.

  • Imported 1738
  • John Campbell. Dead, brought a Wife with him who is Dead and they have left no Children, But he has a sister called Ann, who is married in the Highlands & has 5 children. Married Duncan Campbell who is in this list hereafter.
  • Imported 1739: John Campbell & Mary his Mother, Dead, Archibald the nephew of John, Living and provided for.

Note the dates of importation. Not sure if they are accurate and they may not have made the trip together.  Putting that aside, I think that John Campbell of Balinabie is the brother to Ann Campbell who is m. to “white Dunk”. Remember, Ann’s gravestone says that she is “of the family of Balenabe”.  Also, I believe it’s possible that “John Campbell & Mary his Mother, Dead, Archibald the nephew of John” belong to Ann.

From “The Clan Campbell, Abstracts of Entries relating to Campbell’s in the Sherrif Court Books of Argyll at Inveraray”; by Sir Duncan Campbell of Barcaldine and Glenure; Published 1913, We see an Ann Campbell who was the daughter of Donald Campbell of Ballinaby:

1721, July 19th.  – Discharge by Duncan Campbell, Alexander Campbell and Ann Campbell, lawful children of the deceased Donald Campbell of Ballinaby, in favour of John Campbell, now of Ballinaby, their brother german, for 1000 merks of provision divided among them, in terms of the Disposition by their said father to him of the lands of Ballinaby burdened with the said provision, dated 29th November 1704.  They also mention Archibald Campbell, their brother german, and Mary Campbell, their mother.  Dated at Killarow 12th May 1711; witnesses, John Campbell of Lagganlochan, Archibald Campbell of Shinderline*, Duncan Campbell in Balleole and John Campbell, writer in Islay. (P 181)

* From other documents, it is apparent that Archibald Campbell of Shinderline was their brother german or natural brother.

Ann and John Campbell in Kelsa entered a marriage contract a few months later:

1721, September 18th.  – Registration of Contract of Marriage, dated at Conilland 20th January 1718, between John Campbell in Kelsa on the one part, and Anna Campbell, sister german to John Campbell of Ballinaby, with consent of the said John and Duncan Campbell in Grunard, her brother german, on the other part, the said John Campbell in Kelsa providing £920 Scots in goods and property, and the tocher being a Bond for £216 Scots, which is her bairns’ portion, and a further sum of £100 provided by herself. Witnesses are Archibald Campbell of Shinderline, Colin Campbell of Elister, Alexander Campbell, son to John Campbell of Kilanalen, and John Campbell writer in Islay. (P 182)

If I have this right, Ann Campbell of Balenabe m. John Campbell, probably in Scotland. He died and she married Duncan Campbell and was brought here by Lauchlan Campbell. Again, this is only circumstantial, but if researching this family in Scotland, it might be worth looking at.

You can read More about Ann Campbell in post #15 – Ann Campbell of Balenabe and more about the family of Ann and Duncan Campbell in post #3 – The Fitch Gazetteer: Misc Campbell Genealogies

Alexander Campbell

  • Brought here in  1738 and by 1763, Alexander Campbell, is married has a family in Amboy.

See post 22 – Summary of Things Important and 26 – Children of John Campbell of Piscataway for more on a possible Alexander of Amboy:

  • Alexander of Perth Amboy who on 7 Jan 1742 obtained a marriage bond for himself and Hannah Leigh.  Peter Savery was the fellow bondsman.  Hannah was b. 1723 and d. 1775.  In July of 1783, his will was proven.  He was “of Perth Amboy”.  He gave his son William, his instruments of surveying and named another son, Joseph and 2 daughters Margaret and Mary Campbell.  He named 2 granddaughters Juliana Campbell and Amelia Hoar.  He named his brother-in-law, Joseph Leigh as an executor along with his son Joseph and daughter Mary.  His inventory was valued at £17.18.3.

Sarah Gordon Fraser Campbell McNeil

Duncan Campbell & Sarah Fraser his Wife.

  • Imported 1739
  • Duncan Campbell, Dead, his Widow & three sons and a Daughter living, the Daughter married……………..250 acres.
  • Duncan Campbell and wife with four children, three of them sons, all of age, and one grandchild, himself, dead.

I go back and forth on the name of Sarah’s Campbell husband. Most say Archibald but Lauchlin’s list and The Fitch Gazetteer call him Duncan.  We know Sarah’s son was Archibald Campbell and he married Ann, the daughter of “white Dunk”. The Gazetteer also makes mention of a son Daniel who: On impulse he boarded a vessel for England and did not return to NY for 21 years.  Shortly after his return, he left again for England and was not heard from again.

The daughter was Caty who m. William Hunter of NY and she had a dau Polly.

The third son is unknown. He of course could have died after the grants were given, gone back to England or just moved on. However, as an alternate theory, I suspect that “black Dunk” could be the third son of Sarah Gordon Fraser Campbell McNeil but my theory it is purely circumstantial:

  • Named Duncan (makes sense)
  • Requested to be buried next to an Archibald (there were several Archibald’s in the area)
  • He “quartered at the same house as Gen’s Frazer and Reidsel” after the Allen family massacre. Gen’s Frazer and Reidsel quartered at Sarah ‘s house.
  • The day of the McCrea murder, Norman Morrison was working at Sarah’s house. Black Dunc was m. to Norman Morrison’s mother.

The problem with my theory is that there is no reference to black Duncan being the son of Sarah in his biography or anywhere else in the pages I have from The Gazetteer. While I don’t have every page, it seems to me I would have run across that information somewhere.  It’s a big piece of information and not likely to be overlooked by those that were interviewed for The Gazetteer.

You can read more about  Sarah here: 16 – Sarah Gordon Fraser Campbell McNeil and more here, 3 – The Fitch Gazetteer: Misc Campbell Genealogies

Campbell Summaries

The following is information regarding the Campbell families mentioned in the book. I have gathered all the info listed on the 7 pages (sourced below) and compiled them into family groups. Please double check my work if you find something of interest. I’m pretty sure I was accurate, but I assembled these 2 years ago in 2010 so I’m not as up to date as I was once was.

Duncan Campbell & Anna Campbell his Wife (Lenos), and one Daughter Catarine.

  • Imported 1740
  • Duncan Campbell, living as also his Wife, with three Sons and two Daughters…..350 acres.
  • Duncan Campbell and wife, three sons and two daughters, all of age.

John Campbell of Balinabie & Anna Campbell his wife.

  • Imported 1738
  • John Campbell. Dead, brought a Wife with him who is Dead and they have left no Children, But he has a sister called Ann, who is married in the Highlands & has 5 children. married Duncan Campbell who is in this list hereafter.

John Campbell & Mary his Mother, Dead, Archibald the nephew of John, Living and provided for. Imported 1739

Angus Campbell with his son John.  Imported 1739

Duncan Campbell of Lochnel.  Imported 1740

Duncan Campbell of ye family of Dunn.  Imported 1740

Duncan Campbell of ye family of Duntroon.  Imported 1740 (My Note: Possibly – Duncan Campbell & Anna Campbell his Wife (Lenos))

Catharine Campbell.

  • Imported 1739
  • Catharine Campbell lives in the highlands (NY).

Neil Campbell.

  • Imported 1739
  • Neil Campbell lives in the Island of Jamaica.

Anna Campbell Imported 1740

  • Anne Campbell lives in the Highlands & is Married 7 has a family of 6 Children…..200 acres.

Malcolm Campbell.

  • Imported 1740
  • Malcolm Campbell lives in New York, a Merchant…..200 acres.

William Campbell, Joiner, Dead – (has) family, but in Scotland. – No Claim – Imported 1738

William Campbell, Wheel Wright, Dead. – No Claim – Imported 1738

Alexander Campbell.

  • Imported 1738
  • Alexander Campbell, is married has a family in Amboy.

Duncan Campbell & Sarah Fraser his Wife.

  • Imported 1739
  • Duncan Campbell, Dead, his Widow & three sons and a Daughter living, the Daughter married…..250 acres.
  • Duncan Campbell and wife with four children, three of them sons, all of age, and one grandchild, himself, dead.

Mary Campbell.  Imported 1738

Neil Campbell.  Imported 1740

Donald Campbell & Mary McKay his wife; Robert, James, Margaret & Isabel his 4 children.

  • Imported 1738
  • Donald Campbell. Dead, his Wife and four Children living. One of whom is Married…..250 acres.

James Campbell & Anna McDougall his wife. Archibald, Lauchlin, Eliz, & Janet (&) his 4 children.

  • Imported 1738
  • James Campbell. He is Dead, His Widow Anna McDougall and one Son Archibald and two Daughters are living. Widow (100 acres), Archibald the son (50), Isabel (50) …..200.
  • James Campbell and wife, one son and two daughters, himself; dead.

Ronald Campbell, Dead – No Claim

  • Imported 1738
  • Ronald Campbell. Decd. No family with him.

Dugald Campbell. Dead. Archibald Campbell of N. York his Heir…..150 acres – Imported 1739 (My Note: This could be referring to s/o Sarah Gordon Fraser Campbell McNeil)

Alexander Campbell & Margaret Campbell his Wife & One Daughter Merran.

  • Imported 1740
  • Alexander Campbell. Dead, but has one Daughter alive in New York…..150 acres. (Note: Could be other Alexander Campbell from 1740)

Alexander Campbell of ye family of Landie.

  • Imported 1740
  • Alexander Campbell. Dead, two Daughters living…..150 acres. (Note: Could be other Alexander Campbell from 1740)

John Campbell.

  • Imported 1740
  • John Campbell. Married in New York…..200 acres.

Duncan Campbell. Married in New York and has sevl. Children…..200 acres. Imported 1740.

Archibald Campbell of Ardenton. (Listed with William)

  • Imported 1740
  • William Campbell, Archibald Campbell of Ardenton
  • Archibald Campbell, Dead, but have left Children who live in the Highlands…..200 acres.

William Campbell, of Ardenton (Listed with Archibald)

  • Imported 1740
  • William Campbell, Archibald Campbell of Ardenton
  • William Campbell. Dead, but have left Children who live in the Highlands…..200 acres.

Other Campbell Mentions

McArthur

Neil McArthur & Mary Campbell his wife & Alexander, John and Christian his 3 children.

  • Imported 1738
  • Neil McArthur Dead, His Widow and five Children Living…..300 acres.

McDuffie

Alexander McDuffies Widow, Anna Campbell (he Dieing at sea), Archibald, Duncan, James, Mary & Isabel his 5 Children.

  • Imported 1739
  • Alexander McDuffie, Died at Sea, his Widow and two Daughters, his son Duncan Duffie who is dead hath left one Daughter called Anne…..250 acres.

Dudley McDuffie & Margaret Campbell his wife; & Archibald a son.

  • Imported 1738
  • Dudly McDuffie. Dead. (Was) Married and (had) a son & a Daughter. The daughter Married…..150 acres.

Archibald McDuffie & Catharine Campbell his Wife, John and Duncan his 2 sons.

  • Imported 1739
  • Archibald McDuffie. Dead, One son Duncan & two Children & two Children half Blood…..150 acres.

McNeil

John McNeil & Elizabeth Campbell his wife & Barbara, Peggie, Catharine, Betty & Neil – 5 chr.

  • Imported 1738
  • John McNeil, he is Dead, His Widow is living and four Daughters in this Province and one in England. N:B one of the Daughters Named Jane came over in 1740. Four Daughters…..200 acres.

Source and Accompanying Links

“The Argyle Patent and Accompanying Documents, Excerpted from History of the Somonauk Presbyterian Church” by Jennie M. Patten (With Notes on Washington County Families), Chicago, 1928; Reprinted: Gen. Publ. Co, Baltimore, 1965,1979.

Summery of information presented

A List of Passengers from Islay with Captain Lauchlin Campbell bound for New york, July 1738.

“A List of Passengers from Islay who came from Scotland to New York with Capt. Laughlin Campbell, June 1739” by Jennie M. Patten.

“A List of Passengers who came from Islay with Capt. Lauchlin Campbell bound for New York, November 1740” by Jennie M. Patten.

Document IX – “List of Persons brought from Argyleshire, Scotland by Capt. Laughlin Campbell in 1738. This portion of list was probably prepared in 1763” – Jennie M. Patten.

“List of Persons brought from Scotland by Capt. Laughlin Campbell in 1738-40. This list was probably prepared in 1763”.

“List of Persons brought from Scotland by Capt Laughlin Campbell in 1738-40. This list was probably prepared in 1763” by Jennie M. Patten.

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