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NRAS3283Maclean-Clephane of Torloisk and Carslogie1468-1889
Country Code GB
Repository Code 800001
Repository Private
Reference NRAS3283/Bundle 380
Title Legal papers and correspondence concerning the financial affairs of Daniel Katherine Campbell, a Jamaican, who latterly appointed Hector MacLean of Torloisk as her attorney to recover her estate
Dates 1732-1775
Access Status Restricted
Access Conditions These records are held privately. All enquiries should be addressed to:

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Description Campbell, born 1732, and her mother, Katherine Dorman, a mulatto, were each left £1,000 jamaican in the will of Hugh Campbell, of Westmorland parish, Jamaica, later of Houston, Scotland. Daniel Campbell, however, was carried off to London by Neil McNeil, formerly an overseer in Jamaica, and settled in a boarding-house there, McNeil returning to Scotland. He died in 1749 and one of his executors was Captain Hugh McLachlan of Cameron who allegedly forced her to marry him and make over her executry claims. McLachlan himself died in 1755. Campbell subsequently returned to Jamaica and obtained a settlement for £2,500 sterling on condition she renounced her claim to her father and uncle's estates but was sued by McLachlan's executors for £18,000. She and her second husband, Lieutenant Thomas Armstrong, then set about defendeding her claims in the courts of Scotland and Jamaica.
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