RE: [CampbellsAustralia] Re - Our Research ??
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MessageWow Fran, that was quick, thanks so much for your nice words its gave me a smile on my dial. Your Death Certificate copy was a welcome surprise, isn't it strange and ironic that you touched base with Gill, in Adelaide, she photocopied it for me and then sent it to me in Cheltenham, I've been working up in Brisbane and received it when I came home, from Gill and of course devoured it, even though I knew about him I was rapt that I had more documented and confirmed information - For that I thank you very much.I'll upload my stuff asap, you never ever know but I do have to tell you that after zillions of years researching our Johnston's and Campbell's that you are the first to share our ancestors info [I'm sorry that we haven't been able to light up your star !!], Fran it will happen though, somewhere, sometime someone will go "Zing" Gotcha.....and what a sensational feeling that will be eh ??.I think I will be doing some work in Mt Gambier in the near future, can I call into Portland and look at anything for you ??Have you checked out the LDS CD Census, rather do you know much about your Donald & Jane McIntyre Fran ??Best WishesDon in nearby Cheltenham<Snip>-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Campbell [mailto:neils1@...]
Sent: Saturday, 13 March 2004 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [CampbellsAustralia] Re - Our Research ??
Don I would like to thank you for leadership and know you are leaving us in safe hands with Gillian (one of newest email friends!) Always glad to share my Campbells with anyone (if anyone would really want my tin of worms) Gill by look of one of my other emails do I owe you another certificate (you hog) how come I found all your rellies and not my own! My Campbell's (Donald) such an uncommon name NOT! was born in "British America, Novia Scotia. And married Jane McIntyre in Aussie, they seem to have started in Portland (Vic) but yet to establish when Donald graced our shores. This family is rather messy (isn't Gill!) with young deaths and changed death certificates a little confusing. Anyway enough of my Campbells- would like to know more of any Aussie Campbells in Vic who may be "family"! Fran Campbell Knoxfield, Victoria<Unsnip>
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MessageThanks Don,(another Don, how I wish you were given a number after your names!)Donald and Jane were married in melbourne (waiting on marriage cert)in abt. 1859.Donald Campbell born Novia Scotia abt. 1834 died 1863Jane McIntyre born Tyrone Ireland abt. 1840 died 19/12/1872 in NunawadingJane's parents were Joshua McIntyre and Sarah (nee Campbell)Donald and Jane had three childrenHugh William Robert (our gr grandfather) born 1862 portlandSarah Isabelle born 1862 portland died 1862 portlandDonald Joshua Campbell born Richmond 1863 (his dad died before he was born)died Melbourne Hospital 13/4/1933.As far as I can tell, Donald and Hugh were not brought up together as their parentsboth died young. But the interesting part starts after their death.In 1913 Donald Snr and Jane's death certificates were both altered, to showHugh as their son, although their death certificates indicated differently,Janes showed -William aged 14Donald aged 10(the informant was janes brother in law)in 1913 Janes sisters (both in their 70's) changed the deathcertificate to read-Hugh William Robert aged 12Donald Joshua aged 8 1/2(Sarah is not mentioned)On Donalds which was changed 50 years after his death,read- Stephen aged 3son deceasedchanged to- by the sister in laws againto read-Hugh William Robert aged 3Daughter deceased.Our only assumption being as Hugh died in 1909,and his birth and death certificates state him asHugh. That maybe Donald inherited money andit had to be proved that he was the only livingrelative on his family. (this is all guess work).Donald lived till 1933 and had 10 children himself-William 1891Olive 1892May 1895Isabel 1896Gertrude 1899Donald 1901Archibald 1903Margaret 1906Twins deceased.Donald (jnr) death certificates showsborn vic29 victoria40 years in NSWmarried in SA age 25 to Eliza Greenoccupation minerWell little more than a skeleton at the moment,hope to add more coverage in time.Fran, Knoxfield Victoria