|John and Margaret Campbell
- from Ireland to Phoenix Park NSW -
Last Update 27th September 2014
I am not directly related to this family but researched them as the sister of one of my
Maher ancestors married into the family. For more information on the Campbell family
you might like to contact fellow researcher Christine Cavanagh
John Campbell born about 1809 in County Tyrone, Ireland.
Margaret Campbell born about 1809 in Ireland
Immigration: John and Margaret arrived NSW prior to June 1838. Possible arrival on the Adam
Lodge from Londonderry in 1837. John aged 22 from Tyrone, a farmer, protestant, wife
Margaret and one child. [Co Tyrone website - c/- Christine]
Children: John and Margaret had nine living children at the time of his death
Annie Campbell. Married James Cavanagh in Maitland in 1862 [ref 2166/1862]
James Campbell V1838579 121A/1838. Married Bridget Maher in 1862
Elizabeth Campbell born about 1840. Married Daniel Guilfoyle at Maitland in 1862 ref
2223/1862 [indexed as David Guilfoyle] Her obituary in the Catholic Press dated 16th August
1902 gives us a good insight of the family:
Mrs. Daniel Guilfoyle, Hamilton.
On Sunday night, August 3, Mrs. Daniel Guilfoyle passed away at her residence, Lawson-street,
Hamilton. She had been suffering for the past three months, and bore her painful illness with the
greatest calmness and fortitude. The deceased, who was born at Phoenix Park, Morpeth, was
the daughter of the late Mr. John Campbell, and sister to James, John and Patrick
Campbell, of that district, her sisters being Mrs. Cavanagh, of Newcastle, Mrs. O'Neill, of
West Maitland, and Mrs. Dowling and Mrs. Devine, of Sydney. Mrs. Guilfoyle, who was in
her 62 nd year, leaves a husband and a grown-up family, Mrs. L. Hunter and the late Mrs. P.
Donnelly, of Bathurst, being daughters of deceased. The funeral took place on Tuesday
afternoon, and was very largely attended. The remains had been previously conveyed to the
Sacred Heart Church, where prayers were said by the Very Rev. Father O'Donohoe. The funeral
cortege then proceeded to the Hamilton station, and thence to the Sandgate Cemetery, where the
last sad rites were performed by the Very Rev. Father O'Donohoe, assisted by Rev. Fathers
Cullen, Costelloe and Ahearn. The deceased was attended during her illness by Father Cullen
and the Sisters of Mercy. Father Cullen, who was unremitting in his attentions throughout,
administered the last Sacraments, and was with deceased at the last. The deceased was a
member of the Sacred Heart Confraternity and a most devout Catholic. — R I. P.
Mary Campbell born about married Michael O'Neill in 1867 [ref 2311/1867 indexed as
O'NAIL MICHAEL] at Maitland. Michael was a suspected in the death of his niece Mary Ann
Margaret Campbell baptised 1846 ref V18461787 31A/1846. Married Joseph Dowling 1874 at
Paddington ref 1428/1874
Jane Campbell baptised 1848 ref V18481795 65/1848. Died 1848 aged 5 months ref
Maitland Mercury dated 12th August 1848 reported:
Fatal Accident.- On Wednesday morning a man named John Campbell, of Phoenix Park, was
driving his family and that of a neighbour to the races in a cart, and had reached as far as East
Maitland, when a fatal accident occurred. In the cart were John Campbell, his wife, Mrs.
Macmahon, a boy and girl, and two infants, seven in all. As the cart was approaching East
Maitland at a trot, a spring cart came up quickly behind, which frightened Campbell's horse,
and he galloped on. Campbell tried in vain to hold him, and the horse turned sharp round Mr.
Majo's corner, the sudden turn throwing Campbell off ; Campbell kept hold of the reins, but in an
instant they were wrested from him, and he was pulled down on his face, the wheel passing
close to his head as the horse galloped madly on past the court house. On reaching the turning
into Bank-street the horse mode another sharp turn, and the wheel catching the raised footway
the cart was overturned after running a short distance on one wheel. Campbell and a man
named Corrall were pursuing the cart, and they soon lifted it up releasing Mrs. Campbell, on
whose breast the rail was resting. Mrs Macmahon was found much injured also, and Mrs.
Campbell's infant, a little girl of five months old, was found to have fractured its skull. The
injured persons were all removed into the nearest house, when Dr. Edye, who saw the accident,
was in instant attendance, as was also Dr. Brown. The poor infant, however, lived but a short
time after the accident, and both women were found to have suffered much injury. The overturn
broke the leg of the horse, and he was shot, by desire of the owner. An inquest was held on the
body of the infant, Jane Campbell, on Thursday, at the Victoria Inn before J. S. Parker, Esq.,
coroner, when the above evidence was given, and Dr. Edye deposed that the infant died from
fracture of the skull and concussion of the brain. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death,
exonerating the driver from all blame.
John/John Thomas Campbell baptised 1849 ref V18491625 66/1849. Married Mary Ryan in
Maitland in 1875 ref 3006/1875. They had no children.
Joseph Campbell baptised 1851 ref V18512178 68/1851. Married Mary Quinn in 1883 at
Newcastle ref 6314/1883
Patrick William Campbell baptised 1853 ref V18491625 66/1849
Isabella Campbell born 1858 ref 8704/1858 Maitland. Married Charles Devine in 1882 at
Balmain ref 2311/1867 O'NAIL MICHAEL
8275/1890 CAMPBELL JOHN JOHN MARY MORPETH
8545/1894 CAMPBELL MARGARET JOHN UNKNOWN MORPETH