William Campbell Scotland Trinidad and Tobago

Biography of William Campbell

William Campbell was born in 1807, the son of Dugald, of Skerrington, part of an aristocratic Scottish family. He attended the University in 1820. He died, at only 18 years of age on 1 November 1825, in a shipwreck. The Christiana, a ship bound for Trinidad from Glasgow was wrecked on Patterson's Rock, Mull of Kintyre.

His younger brother, Robert, also attended the University, later becoming a magistrate in Ayrshire. Robert's son, William, became the first Catholic judge in Scotland, under the title Lord Skerrington.


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Archival Materials

  • W Innes Addison, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow from 1728 to 1858 (Glasgow, 1913), p. 319


William Campbell
Born 1807.
Died 1 November 1825.
GU Degree: Arts, 1820;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1820
Record last updated: 22nd Apr 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Argyll, Mull of Kintyre
Place of Death

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student