CAMPBELL, Frederick William

1782 - 1849

Born on 4 January 1782, a descendant of the Campbells of Barbreck, a branch of the Scottish Argyll family, eldest and only surviving of the four children of Donald Campbell of Barbreck (1751-1804) and his wife Mary, daughter of Lord Frederick Campbell. He entered the army becoming captain in the 1st Regiment of Guards. He retired from the army on succeeding his father in 1804, and gradually disposed of his estate in Argyllshire, retaining only the superiority (freehold qualification) to connect him with the county. In 1824 he moved into the newly built Birkfield Lodge, Ipswich, Suffolk, purchased at auction in July of that year from General Count Linsingen, who had gone bankrupt with the building costs. He married three times, firstly on 23 January 1804, Jessie Aspasia Caulfeild, daughter of Janet Ruthen, Jessie died in 1812, aged 28; secondly on 15 October 1814, her step-sister Emma Ashwell Caulfeild, daughter of Anne Cope, Emma died in 1817, aged 27, both daughters of Wade Toby Caulfeild (1732-1800) and thirdly on 21 February 1820, Sophia (born c.1785), daughter of Sir Edward Warrington, bart. M.P., by whom he had one daughter Sophia. Campbell was an Ipswich magistrate and deputy-lieutenant of the county of Suffolk and privately published ĎA Letter, to Mrs. Campbell of Barbreck, containing an account of the Campbells of Barbreck, from their first ancestors, to the Present Time' (Ipswich 1830) and a member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1833, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.]. He died at Ipswich on 14 December 1849 and buried at Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire on 27 December 1849, his will was proved 6 February 1850(PROB 11/2108/352). In 1851 his 66 year old wife was still living at Birkfield Lodge where she died in 1856.