Duncan Campbell of Morven Estate

???? - 1810


Of Morven estate in Hanover Jamaica, dying in London in 1810. It is not clear from his will whether he owned the Morven estate or was an attorney or manager there: the latter appears more likely as his legacies included a bay mare to John Malcolm and a cow and calf to another friend John Hog [?], rather modest legacies for an owner of an estate and enslaved people.

  1. Will of Duncan Campbell [formerly] of Morven Estate Hanover [but late of Great Pulteney Street Golden Square London] proved 13/09/1810. In his will he left: £100 currency to each of two 'quadroon reputed' daughters Margaret Campbell and Christiana Campbell and his 'quadroon reputed son Duncan Campbell; and to his three 'mulatto daughters by Esther belonging to the Reprieve estate Old Works' Susannah Campbell, Jane Campbell and Ann Campbell £100 each, and £300 to his reputed mulatto son by the same mother; and the last four children should be manumitted. To my negro woman Fanny Clarks as a reward for her due attendance on him, £70, and £30 to her youngest child Eliza Campbell Clarke. His residuary heir was his brother Capt. John Campbell.


  1. PROB 11/1515/156

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1810 [LA] → Not known

Although the enslaved people were registered to Duncan Campbell in 1810, it is not clear from his will that he was the owner or attorney/manager of Morven.