John CampbellAge: 79 years18331913

Name
John Campbell
Given names
John
Surname
Campbell
Birth November 5, 1833 34 22
MarriageMary Jane SavageView this family
January 2, 1854 (Age 20 years)
Note: OPR Marriages 574/00 0090 0359 - John Campbell, Labourer and Mary Jane Service
Census April 7, 1861 (Age 27 years)
Address: Tobago Street, Greenock, West Parish Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Census April 2, 1871 (Age 37 years)
Address: 17, Baker Street, Greenock, East Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Immigration September 1873 (Age 39 years)
Note: Victoria Inward Passenger Lists 1839-1923
Note: Also son Edward on same sailing
Event
Separation
April 1881 (Age 47 years)

Note: See note attached to Mary Jane Campbell records, also case notes recorded here.
Event
Resignation
July 1883 (Age 49 years)
Note: Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) - Sat 21 Jul 1883 - Page 2 - The Chronicle
Fact
Biography
September 1912 (Age 78 years)

Note: Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) - Sat 14 Sep 1912 - Page 2 - Biographical Sketch.
Death February 25, 1913 (Age 79 years)
Note: The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Wed 26 Feb 1913 - Page 1 - Family Notices
Note: Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) - Sat 1 Mar 1913 - Page 26 - Crossed the Bar.
Note: Victoria Deaths 1836-1985
Burial February 1913 (Age 79 years)
Note: Buried with sister Margaret Bradley (Campbell)
Probate December 11, 1913 (9 months after death)
Note: The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) - Thu 11 Dec 1913 - Page 5 - JOHN CAMPBELL'S ESTATE
Note: Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) - Sat 13 Sep 1913 - Page 3 -
Family with parents - View this family
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mother
Marriage:
brother
himself
11 years
younger sister
6 years
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Family with Mary Jane Savage - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 2, 1854Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1 year
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
23 months
daughter
Susan Campbell
Birth: November 7, 1860 27 26Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: between 1861 and 1871
2 years
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3 years
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2 years
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3 years
daughter
2 years
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Jane Scott Park “Jessie” Campbell
Birth: February 15, 1872 38 38Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: 1956Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
son

Marriage
OPR Marriages 574/00 0090 0359 - John Campbell, Labourer and Mary Jane Service Banns - 24/12/1853 Both residing in Port Glasgow. Married at Port Glasgow by the Rev. John Henderson 2nd Jan 1854
Census1861 Scotland - Census - John Campbell + Mary Jane Savage - Household

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationBirthplaceInfirmSchool
John CampbellheadMar27Sugar House LabourerIreland
Mary Jane CampbellwifeMar27Ireland
Elizabeth Campbelldaughter6ScholarPort Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Agnes May Campbelldaughter4Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Edward Campbellson2Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Susan Campbelldaughter0Greenock, Renfrewshire
James CampbellnephewUnm17Sugar House LabourerIreland

Census1871 Scotland - Census - John Campbell + Mary Jane Savage - Household

NameRelationConditionAgeMAgeFOccupationBirthplaceInfirmSchool
John CampbellheadMar37Sugar BoilerIreland
Mary Jane CampbellwifeMar37Ireland
Elizabeth CampbelldaughterUnm16Apprentice TailoressPort Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Agnes Campbelldaughter14Shop AssistantPort Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Edward Campbellson12Sugarhouse WorkerPort Glasgow, Renfrewshire
John Campbellson7ScholarGreenock, Renfrewshire
Mary Marshall CampbelldaughterUnm5Greenock, Renfrewshire
George Alexander Scott Campbellson3Greenock East, Renfrewshire
Martha Isabella Campbelldaughter1Greenock, Renfrewshire

Immigration
Victoria Inward Passenger Lists 1839-1923 First name(s) John Last name Campbell Age 39 Birth year 1834 Nationality Scotch Departure port Glasgow Arrival year 1873 Arrival month Sep Arrival port Hobsons Bay, Melbourne Ship name Loch Lomond State Victoria Record set Victoria Inward Passenger Lists 1839-1923 Category Travel & migration Subcategory Passenger Lists Collections from Australasia
Immigration
Also son Edward on same sailing
Event
See note attached to Mary Jane Campbell records, also case notes recorded here. Evidence in the legal action shows that John Campbell and Mary Jane Savage had separated before March 1883 The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) - Wed 21 Mar 1883 - Page 3 - WILLIAMSTOWN LIBEL CASES. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241142790 (....other evidence....) Mr Moleswortti in opening tho case for the defence stated that the letter complained of was published more than twelve months ago and it was only now that the action was brought. There was a Police Court case, Walpole v. Campbell, which caused all the present trouble. A Mrs Walpole proceeded against Mrs Campbell, wife of the manager of the sugarworks, the present defendant,. Campbell was separated from his wife. Mrs Campbell was fined L2 The ladies in the district thereupon took different sides, and a letter signed by a number of ladies, amongst whom the plaintiff was one testifying to Mrs Campbells sobriety was forwarded to one of tho local newspapers, and was published. Then a newspaper war was started by the two Mrs Scott, who con- tinued firing away at each other in the local newspapers, and the rows of those two women brought about the present litigation between two men and the cause of four libel actions- As to the statement that the plaintiff came out by assisted emigration to Queensland it would be proved in evidence. (....other evidence....)
Event
Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) - Sat 21 Jul 1883 - Page 2 - The Chronicle https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/70008219 Mr.John Campbell; J.P., has resigned:. his seat at the Footscray Council tableiand 'the members; of the Council have tendered him a vote of. thankii for his services to, theu borough during the past six years..
Fact
Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) - Sat 14 Sep 1912 - Page 2 - Biographical Sketch. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/69672646 Biographical -Sketch. AN INTERESTING CAREER. THE SUGAR. REFINING- INDUSTRY. There has lain for some months on a bed of sickness an old identity in the person of Mr. John Campbell, J.P., ex-manager of the Yarraville Sugar Works. He is now eighty years of age. Messrs. Joshua Bros. decided early in the "seventies" to enter into the sugar refinery business. Their first lookout was for a practical manager. Mr. Campbell was recommended as the one possessing the needful credentials. An agreement was entered into that he should manage the works. Before leaving his old employment with Alexander Scott and Sons, sugar refiners of Greenock, he was presented with a massive gold watch and chain, together with a piece of jewellery for his wife. The watch in its inscription bore the date. "June 13th, 1873." Given carte blanche in the matter of selecting men skilled in the business, he chose 36, and they came out in the clipper ship Loch Lomond, leaving on June 19th. Three of the men brought their wives and seven children. The ship's cargo was largely made up of beams, columns and other necessaries to be used in the construction of the Yarraville Refinery. The machinery was mainly made up of vacuum pans, copper piping, etc. A trip of 84 days brought Melbourne on September 11th. At arrival Joshua Bros. celebrated the inception of the undertaking with a banquet. Yarraville at this time was practically a quagmire, and so Mr. Campbell discovered it at his first visit to the site of the new works with Mr. Joshua. Some difficulty was presented in finding housing for the employes and their wives, quarrymen's huts being about the only types available. At the time of Mr. Campbell's first visit the intended refinery had only reached its third story. Mr. James Muir, the engineer sent out by Blake, Barclay and Co.. assisted. In the early part of February. 1874, or six months after Mr. Campbell's landing, refinery operations were commenced, and the first pan of sugar was boiled. On the first day 40 tons of refined sugar resulted. Messrs. Joshua Bros. were naturally delighted with their success. For many years Mr. Horace Walpole filled the position of landing waiter at the works. It was here that Major Reay. now of London, was first engaged as timekeeper and weigher. Towards the end of 1874 the Victoria Sugar Co.'s works at Sandridge were burnt to the ground, and this led to negotialtions by the proprietary for the purchase of the Yarraville works. This was effected, and shortly after arrangements were made for the bringing out of Mirs. Campbell and their, family (five daughters and two sons); the wives of many of the men previously arrived, also the family of the leading pansman, Mr. Menzles. This large party, 100 in all, arrived in the s.s. Great Britain In July; 1874. All the expense was borne by Joshua Bros. The housing problem had in the interim been satisfactorily dealt with, and the majority of the newcomers had homes ready to go to. Mr. Campbell himself had eight cottages built, known as "Greenock Cottages." The new proprietary retained Mr. Campbell's services, and when he retired in 1885 the place was in first-class order and the industry a great success. The first improvement the retained manager suggested was the construction of a steamboat to carry the refined sugar to Melbourne. Later Messrs. Robison Bros., of Melbourne, built the s.s. Florence Maud. She was of 30 tons, with a speed of 10 knots, and turned out a very profitable adjunct. Another property equipment was making tile refinery fireproof. Engineer Lamond, Plumber Page and Manager Campbell put their heads together and successfully accomplished the desired end. Plans were prepared and a tender let,- that accepted being that of Messrs. H. R. Houston, engineers and founders, of Greenock. The material required was shipped by the four-masted barque. Loch Torridon. Mr. James Ormiston represented the contracting firm, being specially sent out. Mr. Campbell after retirement was elected to the Footscray Council as a member for the then newly-created South (Yarraville) Ward, and eventually became the council's representative on the Harbor Trust. Mr. Campbell has in his time owned various crafts, the brigantine Glen Albyn, the schooner Salve, barque Pleidas, and the barque Ansonia; all flew the "C" house flag. In 1879 he was made a justice of the peace.
Death
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) - Wed 26 Feb 1913 - Page 1 - Family Notices https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10768280 CAMPBELL.—On the 25th February, at the resi- dence of his niece (Mrs. Chanter), Mason-street, Newport, John Campbell, J.P., first manager Sugar Refinery, Yarraville, aged 79 years.
Death
Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) - Sat 1 Mar 1913 - Page 26 - Crossed the Bar. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221827818 The death occurred at Newport, of Mr. John Campbell, who was the first manager of the Yarraville sugar re- finery. Deceased, who was 79 years of age, was a native of Grennock, Scot- land. He landed at Sandridge in 1871, and went direct to Yarraville to super- intend and manage the sugar refinery there. He was specially engaged in England for this work.
Death
Victoria Deaths 1836-1985 First name(s) John Last name Campbell Age 79 Sex Male Birth year 1834 Death year 1913 Father's name Campbell Edward Mother's name Betty Watt Death place Newport State Victoria Registration number 3049 Record set Victoria Deaths 1836-1985 Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials Collections from Australasia
Burial
Buried with sister Margaret Bradley (Campbell) https://billiongraves.com/grave/JOHN-CAMPBELL/3027875
Probate
The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) - Thu 11 Dec 1913 - Page 5 - JOHN CAMPBELL'S ESTATE https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/241650906 JOHN CAMPBELL'S ESTATE The executors, of the estate of John Campbell held a sale on Saturday of various allotments. Messrs T. W. and A. A. Harris (with Messrs Morgan, Gunn and Company) were the auctioneers. They, report having sold an allotment in York street, off Stephen street, Yarraville, 41ft. by 86ft., for 30/ a foot. In Napoleon street, West Footscray, three lots, 90ft. by 107ft., were sold for £10 a block. In Braybrook £30/10/ an acre was realised. Seven lots in Laverton brought up to £1 a foot.
Probate
Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) - Sat 13 Sep 1913 - Page 3 - The Campbell Will Case. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/69674309 The Campbell Will Case. PARTIES AGREE. THE will of John Campbell, late of Hanmer street, Williamstown, dealing with an estate valued at between £3000 and £4000, was before Mr. Justice Hodges in the First Civil Court on Tuesday. In the preliminary stages a caveat had been lodged by John Campbell (son of the testator) against the granting of probate, and an order nisi granted. This order came before the Court tor argument. Meesra Weigall, K.C., and Magennis (instructed by Messra Snowball and Kauffman) appeared for the executors, and Mr. Schutt (instructed by Messrs Wilmoth and Son) for the caveator. Mr. Weigall said that testator was an old man of 79. He made a will on August 21 last year, in which his sons, John and George, and Mr. Snowball were named as executors. Later on, in February this year, he added three codicils, in which John Campbell was cut out of the will, both in his capacity as executor and in regard to his beneficiary interest. In his place, Oliver Chanter had been chosen as executor and beneficiary. The son (John Campbell) had contested the will, lodging a caveat on the grounds of testamentary incapacity and undue influence of Chanter and his wife. It was now conceded that testator had suffered from a delusion in regard to the caveator, and the parties were willing to admit that, all allegations of undue influence being withdrawn against Chanter. There was an agreement also between the parties that the action of both had been honestly taken. The caveator was willing that Chanter should have £125 for services rendered to testater. Mr Schutt concurred in this explanation and Mr Justice Hodges directed that the order nisi should be discharged, all allegations against Chanter and his wife withdrawn, and that the costs of both parties should be a charge on the estate.