Campbell, John


Student United College 1790-1791 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1791-1792 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Jun. 1792-1793 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Log. 1793-1794 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. Jun.; N. Phil.; Ethics; Civ. Hist. 1795-1796 N. Phil. (Secondar). M.A. 1803 (Quaestor’s accounts only).

Student St Mary’s College 1794-1798. Foundation bursar, 1794. Alexander bursar, 1796. LL.D. 14.11.1846.


Born 17.9.1779 2nd son of George Campbell, minister, Cupar and Magdalene Hallyburton.


Called to English bar in 1806 having entered Lincolns Inn 1800. M.P. Stafford 1830 and subsequently for other places. Held various high legal offices becoming Lord Chancellor in 1859. [Lawyer, politician]


Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England.... (10 vols.) Vol. 1 (Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1851)

Lives of the Chief Justices of England. (4 vols.) Vol. 1 (London: John Murray, 1874)

Shakespeare's Legal Acquirements Considered (London: John Murray, 1859)


Died 23.6.1861.