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John Campbell was born ca. 1753, the son of Pryse Campbell of Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, and Sarah (née Bacon). It was James who acquired an oil portray of John Campbell from one in all Campbell's descendants in New Jersey” previous to 1860 and added it to his assortment. From the provenance of the painting, it is difficult to determine if Campbell was related to the Lenox household however I have not found any connection. The truth that anybody had a portrait of John in New Jersey signifies that certainly, he most definitely left descendants (or kinfolk) but once more, their relationship and identity are unclear.

The will refers to James' spouse as Elizabeth and his mother-in-law as Eleanor Compton, which may be a northern New Jersey connection that I am aspiring to comply with up on. The elder James in flip is the son of Duncan Campbell, merchant in Glasgow, born abt 1673 in Argyll and died Glasgow 1729, and Duncan's second wife Agnes Campbell.

The situation of his habitation known as Racawacahana” …… passed quickly after the Revolution into the arms of John Campbell, nephew of Lord Neil Campbell …. and subsequently into others and finally into its present owners. The attention-grabbing level sunset hills real estate concerning the above quote was printed in a time when other professed descendants of John Campbell, Proprietor have been dwelling in the area. The issue however, is that no details of John Campbell's life are given in any publication.

But such a relationship - if it did exist - may clarify why the notion of a familial tie between this John Campbell and the unique proprietorial settlement in East New Jersey did not seem absurd when first raised. Whereas there may be little doubt that Duncan Campbell, merchant in Glasgow d.1729 was an elder brother of John Campbell of Black River d.1740 the view that James Campbell of Duan Vale and Gibraltar, Jamaica d.1766 was Duncan's son is, I consider, tenuous. There may be some further proof for James Campbell of Duan Vale's inserting as son of Duncan Campbell, service provider and elder brother to John of Black River.User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

John Campbell purchased the Phil's Hill estate from her nephew Joseph Ricketts after the dying of Philip. Ann Campbell of the Household of Balenabe Whereas I've my doubts about Ann of Balenabe being Ann Lenox, there may be a connection to the Lenox/Lennox household through John Campbell. Ann Campbell and her husband came to America from the Isle of Islay in Scotland with Captain Lauchlan Campbell. The following are a number of the info and sources I used to make some assumptions of John Campbell who purchased part of the Kells Corridor land and the Phil's Hill House in 1794.

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