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From: "Sheena Jones" <>
Subject: Re: Campbells of Stevenston
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 17:56:12 -0000


June,

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.

Regards
Sheena



----- Original Message -----
From: June <>
To: <>
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
Margaret,
> 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
Waterloo,
> 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
> Ayrshire".
>
> 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
Cunningham
> CAMPBELL.
>
> 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
PHILIPS?).
> Children John WEIR, David WEIR, Catherine McFARLANE WEIR, William WEIR,
> Elizabeth RESIDE WEIR.
>
> ______________________________


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