Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Campbell, Smollett James Drummond

Updated October 7, 2014

Smollett James Drummond Campbell, bank manager, was recorded as a resident of Hong Kong in 1846. He was the manager of Oriental Bank in 1846. He moved to Bombay in August the same year.

Campbell was born in Craignish, Argyllshire, Scotland on December 12, 1812. He was the son of Captain James Campbell and Jean Vyse Campbell. He married Mary Adelaide Tyndall in fall 1846, by then he was the manager of the Oriental Bank in Bombay. He died in Calcutta on April 13, 1854. Campbell and Tyndall had four children: Smollett Campbell (born in India on August 12, 1852, died in Hong Kong on August 20, 1915), Adelaide Campbell (born ca.1850), Georgina Campbell (born ca.1852), and Magdalen Isabell Campbell (born ca. 1854).

[Three Oriental Bank officers were linked by marriages. Smollett James Drummond Campbell (manager in Hong Kong in 1846) was married to Mary Adelaide Tyndall; Charles James Fife Stuart (manager in Hong Kong in 1850) to Caroline Georgina Tyndall. The Tyndall girls were the sisters of Bruce Tyndall (assistant in Hong Kong in 1850).]

Selected Bibliography: Beckham Books of Sudbury, Suffolk [online]. Find A Grave [online]. Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850.


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