The co-partnery of John Campbell Senior & Company merchants in Glasgow, of which the subscribers are the sole partners, is dissolved by mutual consent 30/4/1858: Thomas Campbell; James Campbell; Mungo Campbell; Mungo Campbell jun.; Colin Campbell jun.
'They [the Campbells of John Campbell sen. & Co.] are not one of our old families: they were here just three generations, coming with the West India trade, and, when it went, vanishing.'
For a discussion of its history see Stephen Mullen's article.
Stephen Mullen, ‘The great Glasgow West India house of John Campbell, Senior and Co.’, in T. M. Devine (ed.), Recovering Scotland’s Slavery Past. The Caribbean Connection (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2015), ch. 6.
Enslaved boy on Unity Valley Pen, Jamaica. Manumitted in 1795 by David Barclay and removed to Philadelphia, with 29 other freed persons from the estate, where he was placed under the care of Society for Improving the Condition of Free Blacks.