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« on: Saturday 01 December 07 08:57 GMT (UK) »
James and William Campbell, Bagpipers to Queen Victoria.  Seeking information
on the families of above.  James  Campbell of Kintail Head Piper to the Queen from 1881 to 1910.  James nephew William Campbell served as Piper 1891 to 1901.

James Campbell born Kintail Scotland 1853

William Campbell born Kiltarilty Scotland 1872.

Many thanks.  Mike

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 December 07 09:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike  :)
Welcome to Rootschat!

Can you tell us what sort of information you are after for your men?  And also (and most importantly) what information you already have, apart from the details you've given above?  For example, do you have parents' names etc.

You will get plenty of help here at Rootschat, from the friendliest bunch of people you're likely to find - online or anywhere else  :D

Cheers
Prue

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 December 07 10:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike & welcome from me too  :)

Civil registrations are on the IGI from 1855 to 1875. The only William Campbell I can find in Inverness 1872 is registered Laggan which is some distance from Kiltarlity. Is this your man - parents given as Coll Campbell and Isabella MacDonald. There are a few more either side of 1872

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 December 07 10:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike,

Found James Campbell in 1881 Scotland Census, and at that time he is an ex-piper from 42 nd Highland Infranty. Maybe just before his Royal Appointment.

On the 1881 census at Lower Bridgend Kilmorack, Inverness-shire,
William Campbell 67 b 1814 Tongue, Sutherland - Shepherd
Elizabeth Campbell 57 b 1824 Roxburgh-shire
Robert Campbell 33 b 1848 Loch Broom –Ross-shire Game Keeper
Adam Campbell 29 b 1852 Kintail – Ex Police Constable
James Campbell 27 b 1854 Kintail G, Ross-shire Late Piper 42nd Highland Infantry
Jessie Campbell 12 b 1869 Kintail G, Ross-shire Scholar


Tom
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 December 07 10:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi MIke,

Follow this link and read on,

http://www.rootschat.com/links/02ak/

I googled "royal piper to vicotria" not difficult, I was away checking census details etc.

Tom

PS Just read he had to take orders from John Brown, who was portrayed by Billy Connoly in the film about Victoria.
Scotland - Buchanan, Thomson, Pat(t)erson, Stewart, Ritchie, Tracey
Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 December 07 10:55 GMT (UK) »
Prue and Trish.

The Campbell descendants I am looking for are from William Campbell and my
Great Aunt Elizabeth Irvine. They had a family of ten children, one of which, James became the Queen's Piper in 1881 taken his instructions from John Brown.

William was James's nephew. William died in British Columbia Canada in 1960 aged 87 years. I have his death cert but it dosen't give his parents. Would like to hear from any relatives of these men.

Both men lived around Inverness, Urquhart, Knockbain, Kilmonvaig area.

James Campbell died in 1930 and is buried at the priory church Beauly Inverness.

Hopefully the above information will help the Campbell's I am searching for.

Tom.

Many thanks, this is the family. I did have this info and am hoping to get contacts
from Campbell's who I am sure, are aware of the Royal association.

Regards Mike.

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 01 December 07 10:57 GMT (UK) »
1861


Kintail
Ross and Cromarty
Address Malm
registration Number 72 ED 1 page 2

William Campbell age  47 Shepherd born Tongue Sutherlandshire
Elizabeth Campbell age 38 Roberlon Roxburghshire
William son age 17 Lockbroom Rosshire
Robert son age 13 Lockbroom Rosshire
Adam son age 9 Kintail
James C Campbell  son age 7 born Kintail Rosshire
Alexr W son age 5 Kintail
Rachel dau age 1 Beauly Invernesshire

Ann McKenzie age 18 servant born Lochalsh Rosshire



1871


Kintail
Ross and Cromarty
Registration number 72  ED 1   page 2

Corrynagullan Shepherd house

William Campbell age 57 Shepherd Tongue sutherland
Elizabeth wife age 48 Roberton
William son age 27 Lochbroom Gamekeeper
Mary dau age 21 Kintail servant
Adam son age 19 lab unemployed Kintail
James Campbell son age 17 shepherds son kintail
Alexr son age 15 Kintail
Elizabeth dau age 9
Helen dau age 5

1861

Registration Number 75/1 ED 5 page 6

Lochbroom Ross and Cromarty
Address Achlunachan


Donald Mckenzie age 45 Gardener Lochbroom
Catherine wife age 38 lochbroom
Catherine dau age 3 Lochbroom
Helen dau age 1 Lochbroom
Duncan McKenzie age 32 brother  born Lochbroom      Tenant
Catherine McKenzie age 18 sister Lochbroom
Roderick McKenzie brother age 15 Lochbroom
Mary Campbell niece age 12 born Lochbroom


1881
Registration number 100 ED  1 page 53

Kimorack Inverness

Lower Bridgend

William Campbell age 67 Shepherd born Tongue
Elizabeth wife age 57 Roxburghshire
Robert son age 33 Gamekeeper born Lochbroom
Adam son age 29 Kintail   late Police constable
James Campbell age 27 born Kintail late piper 42 end-Highin-Is
Jessie Campbell dau age 12 born Kintail where did she come from?

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oakley, Leadbeater, Hemming, Jones, Pearsall, Page,------ Aston, Leominster, Balsall Heath, Tewkesbury, Kings Norton, Birmingham.

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Re: Royal Household
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 01 December 07 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Pam.  Are the records as you have listed appear as such?

I am looking for living relatives but to my surprise you have
added one Jessie I didn't know of. Her mother must have been
47 when Jessie was born in 1869.

I thought there were only ten children. One John died very early.

I don't know who Mary Campbell is the niece of. But guess she is
William and Elizabeth's daughter.

Many thanks.  Mike.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 01 December 07 11:42 GMT (UK) »
hello
yes I assume Mary Campbell age 12 niece is William and Elizabeths daughter. There is a Ann Mackenzie with William 1861. The spelling is Mackenzie not Mc.

There must be a family connection some where.
I have Adam the police constable 1891/ do you want the details?

Pam
oakley, Leadbeater, Hemming, Jones, Pearsall, Page,------ Aston, Leominster, Balsall Heath, Tewkesbury, Kings Norton, Birmingham.

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