James Campbell

15 February 1708–
Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Campbell was christened on 15 February 1708, in Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Hector Campbell, was 39 and his mother, Agnes Alexander, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Hector Campbell
1669–
Agnes Alexander
1678–
Hector Campbell
1692–
Jean Campbell
1696–
Margaret Campbell
1699–
Agnes Campbell
1701–
Elizabeth Campbell
1702–
Isabel Campbell
1705–
James Campbell
1708–
Robert Campbell
1712–
Agnes Campbell
1714–
Agnes Campbell
1717–
Jean Campbell
1721–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1692–Male

    Jean Campbell

    Female1696–Female

    Margaret Campbell

    Female1699–Female

    Agnes Campbell

    Female1701–Female

    Elizabeth Campbell

    Female1702–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. The surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp .2 In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as a representation of the French name Hamel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Hector Campbell & Agnes Alexander Family Group Records Collection

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