Campbell, Alexander, 1771-1858

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Campbell, Alexander, 1771-1858

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CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER, only son of Colin Campbell, The Copse Estate, Hanover, Jamaica; b. c. 1771; adm. 16 Feb 1784; in school list 1786; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 30 Dec 1788, called to bar 14 May 1794; in Paris at outbreak of French Revolution, and assisted refugees to escape to England; resident in Jamaica 1795-1832; proprietor of Copse estate; assistant judge, Hanover, Jamaica, 1804-32; returned to England and settled at Tunbridge Wells; m.; d. 11 Feb 1858.


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Made multiple compensation claims in Jamaica in 1835, for 438 enslaved people as awardee, and a further 154 as executor.

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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