Campbell, Hugh (1801-1860)

Primitive Methodist Magazine | Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.28b
Primitive Methodist Magazine
Englesea Brook Museum ENBM 1990.21.28b

Hugh was born on 18 November 1801 at Seaton, Cumberland, the son of John Campbell and Elizabeth Robinson. (Note: Familysearch.org dates baptism as 14 December 1800)

Chapel Builder

Kendall records that Hugh is regarded as one of the great chapel-builders of the Hull District, since sixteen chapels and two unfinished ones, besides schools at Louth and minister’s houses at Scotter stand to his credit.

Family

John married Sarah Hall (b1814) on 28 Jun 1834 at Catterick. They had three children.

  • John (b1840)
  • James (1845-1907) – emigrated to Canada and died in Seattle
  • George Lamb (1849-1906) – a journalist and magistrate

Hugh died on 12 October 1860 at Scarborough as a result of a street accident.

Circuits

  • 1829 Hexham
  • 1830 N Shields
  • 1831 Brompton
  • 1833 Whitby
  • 1834 Glasgow
  • 1836 Edinburgh
  • 1837 Knowlwood
  • 1839 Leeds
  • 1841 Driffield
  • 1844 Wakefield
  • 1845 Doncaster
  • 1848 Scotter
  • 1851 Louth
  • 1854 Barton on Humber
  • 1857 Grimsby
  • 1860 Scarborough

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1852/385; 1861/193

PM Minutes 1861/6

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p113

T Greenbury, The Standard Bearer Fallen: Being a Brief Sketch of the Life and Labours of the Rev. Hugh Campbell, 1862

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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