File 010 - Vital events information, with permission to raise a regiment, 1779

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Vital events information, with permission to raise a regiment, 1779


  • 1779-1865 (Creation)

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(1902 - [1985])

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Letter, 31st July 1779, Whitehall, from Lord Amherst to Major Alexander of Glendaruel, accepting his offer of raising a regiment at his own expense on behalf of the king.
Marriage Contract, 24th October 1784, between Duncan Campbell, merchant in Greenock, and Christian, daughter of Cuthbert Kelburn, Shipmaster in Greenock.
Marriage Contract, 24th July 1756, between Neil McKellar, brother of Patrick McKellar, and Elizabeth, daughter of Duncan Campbell of Glendaruel.
Marriage Contract, 12th November 1799, between Duncan Campbell of Orchyard and Helen, daughter of Alexander Campbell, Comptroller of Customs, Port Glasgow, and his [first] wife the deceased Susannah Campbell.
List of the births of the Children of Archibald Campbell of Glendaruel and Elizabeth Hume his wife, 1839-47, extracted from the Kilmodan Parish Records.
Separate extract of the birth record of Robert Hume Campbell, born 6th September 1846, from the same source.
Extract birth of Elizabeth Madeline Campbell, born 13th December 1839, from the same source.
Extract baptism of Elizabeth Madeline, 22nd January 1840, from the same source.
Extract birth and baptism details of Elizabeth Madeline from Trinity Chapel, Edinburgh, dated 26th March 1840.
Extract death notice for Elizabeth Madeline, died 24th March 1859, of Thyphus, aged 19 years, buried at Eskaclachan Burial Ground, mother was by then also deceased.
Extract birth and baptism of Mary Flora, also a daughter of Archibald Campbell and Elizabeth Hume, born 5th June 1841, baptised 18th July 1841, recorded by Samuel Hood, Episcopal Clergyman, Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Statement of Legacies paid under Dr Robert Hume's 1865 Settlement to the children of Archibald Campbell of Glendaruel, naming Marianne, Elizabeth and Robert, and the apportionment of the share of the late Madeine Elizabeth.

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      Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst, (1717-97) was Commander-in-Chief of British Military Forces in North America during the Seven Years War (1756-63). In 1779 he was appointed Lt-General of Ordnance, and in 1778 became Commander-in-Chief of all British Forces. Contains a good Amherst signature: this force became part of the 1st Royal Regiment of Foot, with Alexander appointed its Lt-General. There is a note written by ALC, to the effect that "the Royal Scots Depot might be pleased to have this commission for their Museum".


      Duncan Campbell, merchant in Greenock, who married Christian Kelburn, and Duncan Campbell of Orchyard who married Helen Campbell fifteen years later were one and the same. The Marriage Contracts all contain good signatures.

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