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From: "Sheena Jones" <>
Subject: Re: Campbells of Stevenston
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 17:56:12 -0000
I believe my uncle was a chauffeur to the Duke of Portland some time in the
1920s or 30s. I also know my uncle lived at Howood, in the north of
Ayrshire around 1930. So, if you don't get any better information, look in
that area for the Duke's estates.
----- Original Message -----
From: June <>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 1:39 PM
Subject: Campbells of Stevenston
> Posted on: Ayrshire Scotland Queries
> Reply Here: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/Scotland/Ayr/4033
> Surname: CAMPBELL, COMB, CUNNINGHAM, HUNTER, MAYOR, MCFARLANE, MUNN, SYME,
> FERGUSON, RESIDE, WEIR, PHILIPS, NOBLE
> In 1914 in a dedication at the front of his book "Newton in Makerfield,
> Its History, with some account of its people" John Henry Lane wrote:
> "PETER MAYOR CAMPBELL was born on the 28th May, 1838, "in a house on the
> south side of the High-street of Stevenston," a village in Ayrshire, and
> is the younger son of Robert Cunningham Campbell and his wife Mary, the
> eldest sister of Peter Mayor of Coatbridge. On the father's side there
> was a tradition that the family was descended from John Campbell, "the
> soldier," second son of Glencairn, of Loudon, who took the name "Campbell"
> after his maternal grandfather, John of Argyle, through his mother
> in the early part of the sixteenth century, and inherited her estates in
> Ayrshire, as they were the only Campbells in the neighbourhood, and that
> there had been a soldier in the family for generations, notably in the
> Black Watch and Scots Greys. His father's uncle, John went through the
> Peninsular War in the latter regiment and was also at the Battle of
> and during the long peace broke in horses, but was killed at the very door
> on the morning that the subject of our sketch was born. His father was
> a silk weaver, but on that industry declining, joined his brother-in-law,
> Peter Mayor, in making tiles to drain the Duke of Portland's estates in
> Does anyone know where High Street is in Stevenston? Where the Duke of
> Portlands's estates were?
> We have a John CAMPBELL b 22 Aug 1791 m Jean HUNTER, one son Robert
> Peter MAYOR b Coatbridge, m 20 Jan 1796 Coylton, Ann Munn. daughter Mary
> MAYOR, son Peter MAYOR.
> Robert SYME m 24 Feb 1818 Edinburgh, Margaret FERGUSON, children Margaret
> SYME, Alexander SYME, Jemima or James SYME, Isabel Mary SYME, Adam SYME,
> Robert SYME, David SYME, Elizabeth SYME, Marion SYME, Margaret COMB SYME,
> George James SYME.
> Duncan WEIR m 1 Sep 1823, sp Phillipa Christina (perhaps Christine
> Children John WEIR, David WEIR, Catherine McFARLANE WEIR, William WEIR,
> Elizabeth RESIDE WEIR.
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