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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at

Sue Mackay

CAMPBELL, Charles Collins - Extra Data


Leader of Charles CAMPBELL's Party


Burke's Landed Gentry


He descends from the CAMPBELLs of Barbreck, Lochgilphead, Argyllshire, Scotland, and was the son of Colonel Charles CAMPBELL and Susannah De Morgan. His father had inherited Hartfield, in Sussex.


Married (1) Harriet FRASER 17 February 1786 

(see History of the Frasers of Lovat page 658)


Westminster Archives


Married (2) Elizabeth LANE in St. George's, Hanover Square, London

Charles Collins CAMPBELL Esq, Single Man, and Elizabeth LANE, Spr, both of this parish, the marriage of the said Charles Collins CAMPBELL with Harriet FRASER having been dissolved by Act of Parliament, were married in this church by Licence on 2 July 1799
Both signed
Witnesses: Donald CAMPBELL, Sam'l HAWKINS, J. CAMPBELL


The record of the divorce is held in the Parliamentary Archives. Private Act 39 George III c.103. Ref: HL/PO/PB/1/1799/39G3n238


See Internet Archive for "Major HOOK's defence to the Action of Criminal Conversation brought against him by Capt. Chas. CAMPBELL and tried at Westminster 26th February 1793." Letters written by Charles CAMPBELL are printed in the appendix and give some insights into his family and the reasons for the divorce. Major HOOK was Harriet's uncle.


London Metropolitan Archives


Charles CAMPBELL son of Charles and Eliz. was baptised 11 December 1796 in St. Marylebone (born 28 November)


Henry CAMPBELL of Chas. and Eliz'th was baptised 3 December 1797 in St.Marylebone (born 14 November)


Old Parish Register for Inverness, Scotland


December 12 1799
Major Charles CAMPBELL and his spouse Elizabeth Lane CAMPBELL had a child baptised by Bishop McPHARLANE called Ambrose George CAMPBELL, born the 17th November 1799
Major McSHASKILL and Mr. CAMPBELL, Witnesses

October 13th 1800
Major Charles CAMPBELL and his spouse Elisabeth CAMPBELL had a child baptised by Bishop McPHARLAN called Elisabeth Susanna CAMPBELL.
Charles CAMPBELL and Andrew McPHARLAN Witnesses


Old Parish Register for Barony, Glasgow, Scotland


Col. Chas. CAMPBELL and Eliz. CAMPBELL his spouse had their 4th child born 30th Sept, bapt, 27 Oct 1801, named Sophia.


Family Search


Lawrence CAMPBELL, son of Charles Collins and Elizabeth CAMPBELL, was baptised on 8 March 1804 in Workington, Cumberland


West Yorkshire Archive Service


Isabella, daughter of Colonel Charles Collins CAMPBELL, was baptised on 2 January 1806 in St. Peter's, Leeds (born 6 December 1805)

John, son of Charles CAMPBELL, Park Lane, was baptised on 4 January 1808 in St. Peter's, Leeds (born 4 December 1807)

Frederick, son of Colonel Charles CAMPBELL, St. James Street, was baptised on 5 November 1810 in St. Peter's, Leeds (born 29 October)


Elizabeth CAMPBELL, wife of Col. CAMPBELL Commander of Leeds District 3rd B, of Park Square Leeds, buried 8 February 1813, childbirth, St.Peter's, Leeds (Wakefield FHS transcript)


At some time after the death of Elizabeth, Charles CAMPBELL went to Newfoundland, Canada. A note written on his letter of application to emigrate states that "He was upon the staff at Newfoundland and discontinued in the year 1816. Previous to his obtaining his present rank he was an inspecting field officer of a Recruiting District"


Married (3) Mary Harriet ANDREWS on 13 May 1816 in St.John's, Newfoundland.


London Metropolitan Archives


William, son of Charles and Mary Harriet CAMPBELL, Sloane Square, Major General in the Army, was baptised on 7 April 1817 in St. Luke's, Chelsea (born February 21st)

Edward Andrew, son of Charles and Mary Harriet CAMPBELL, Durham Place, Major General, was baptised on 11 March 1818 in St. Mary's, Lambeth

Harriet, daughter of Charles and Mary Harriet CAMPBELL, Durham Place, Major General, was baptised on 4 August 1819 in St. Mary's, Lambeth

Catherine, daughter of Charles and Mary Harriet CAMPBELL, Lambeth Terrace, Major General HMS, was baptised on 11 May 1821 in St.Mary's, Lambeth


He wrote his correspondence with the Colonial Office from 3 Durham Place.

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