Duncan Campbell of Blairbuie and his family

Duncan Campbell's stone In loving memory
Duncan Campbell
farmer Blairbuie Strathtummel
who died 29th April 1887 aged 61
and his wife
Jessie Robertson
who died 25th August 1900 aged 75
also his sons
who died at Loch Tummel Hotel
21st January 1890 aged 32
All interred at St Lukes Dunalastair
who died at Logierait
7th December 1928 aged 84
and is interred here
"At Rest"

Duncan Campbell married Janet (Jessie) Robertson, the daughter of John Robertson of Dalno, in the early 1850s, although the marriage has not been located in the OPRs. She died at Blairbuie in Strathtummel on 26th August 1900, aged 75 years. The death certificate was witnessed by her daughter Ann McGlashan.

Duncan's death certificate gives his parents as Angus Campbell and Ann McClintoch, but his mother's surname is highly unusual for this area. A clue to the correct name of his mother comes from the monument inscription above, which mentions his son Donald. Donald died in the Logierait Poohouse (Cuil an Doraich), in 1928 and his death certificate gives his parents as Donald (sic) Campbell and Euphemia Cumming. His age is given as 85, so he must have been born around 1843, and this appears to be an illegitimate birth. The 1891 census for Blairbuie describes Donald as Jessie's step-son.

In the 1851 census for Dalno, Catherine Campbell the daughter of Angus Campbell and Ann McDonald has an unmarried brother Duncan aged 23 years and a nephew Donald aged 3 years. This strongly suggests that; Ann McClintoch is actually Ann McDonald; Catherine's brother Duncan is the same Campbell who marries Jessie Robertson of Dalno; and that the nephew Donald is Duncan's illegitimate son.

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