Sweet Family West of Scotland


Person Chart

Additional Names

Additional Names Name
Nickname Black Mungo


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Alexander CAMPBELL of Haylodge Catherine ROBERTSON 11 Oct 1770

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 22 Oct 1793 Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Marriage 9 Sep 1825
Death 21 Apr 1860 Glasgow, Lanarkshire


1851 Census.
147 West George Street, Barony, Blythswood, Lanarkshire
Mungo Campbell Head Widower male aged 56 West India Merchant born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Catherine Miller Servant Unmarried Female aged 50 Cook born in Crieff, Pertshire
Jane McMillen Servant Unmarried Female aged 45 Housemaid born in St Ninians, Stirlingshir:
Elizabeth McNeil Servant Unmarried Female aged 26 Tablemaid born in Argyllshire
This will be the nephew mentioned in John Robertson's will (1175-1861).
From the following newspaper clips I think I am following two Mungo Campbells. I record all these though in case I ever research this again.

Glasgow Gazette 29 Dec 1849
Scottish Widows Fund Life Assurance Society lists the Glasgow Board of Directors and this includes Mungo Campbell junior Esq.

Glasgow Gazette 25 Sep 1852
The City of Glasgow Life Assurance Co and Reversionary Company - established 1838. Board of directors included Mungo Campbell esq Glasgow. [not "junior"]

Dundee, Perth and Cupar Courier 29 Oct 1852
Deaths: At Lesnesky, Aberfeldy, on the 16th current, Mr Mungo Campbell.

Scottish Guardian Glasgow 13 Jul 1855
Scottish Widows Fund Life Assurance Society Glasgow Board of Management included Mungo Campbell Junior esq, West George Street.

Glasgow Sentinel 10 Nov 1855
Merchants' House
On Tuesday...the following gentlemen appointed Commissioners for the Post of Glasgow. included Mungo Campbell Junior of J Campbell Senior & Co.

Greenock Advertiser 7 Nov 1861
Glasgow Shipowners: the following gentlemen were appointed Commissioners for the ensuing year: Post Glasgow included Mungo Campbell Junior 7 Victoria Place.

And again in the Glasgow Morning Journal 28 Jun 1865
Scottish Commercial Fire Insurance Comopany, First issue 50,000 shares directors included Mungo Campbell Junior Esq Glasgow

Chichester Express and West Sussex Journal 12 Dec 1866 refers to
Scottish Commercial Insurance Co, directors included Mungo Campbell Junior Esq Glasgow.

But this is after his death in 1860. There must be another Mungo Campbell.

Inverness Courier 26 April 1860
Deaths: At Atholl Place, Glasgow on the 21st instant, Mungo Campbell Esq.
[This is the Mungo Campbell mentioned in John Robertson's will.

Dundee Courier 27 Jun 1890
Deaths: Campbell, At Broomhill House, Kirkintilloch on the 18th inst, Grace Wilson Baxter, widow of Mungo Campbell
From the UCL database of legacies
Son of Alexander Campbell of Hay Lodge (known as 'Marran' from his west India property, the son of Mungo campbell of Kailzie, the brother of John Campbell senior, and Miss Nutter of a West Indian family and Catherine Robertson, daughter of John Robertson west India merchant of Glasgow. Known as 'Black Mungo' 'being a black-a-vice-man'
T71/887 British Guiana Claim nos 2281B, 2317A&B (Endeavour), 2318 (Enterprise), 2341 (Annandale), 2348, 2441 (Johanna) and 2454 (Perth).
John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry.