Elizabeth Campbell (Forbes)

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Elizabeth Campbell (Forbes)

Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: September 10, 1880 (32)
New Zealand
Place of Burial: Plot 652C, Block 0, Addington Cemetery, Christchurch
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Forbes and Margaret Forbes
Wife of John Campbell
Mother of Margaret Wagstaff; Alexander Arthur Manson Campbell; George Forbes Campbell; William Finlay Campbell; Katherine Isabella Selfe and 3 others
Sister of Alexander Forbes

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About Elizabeth Campbell (Forbes)

Elizabeth came out from Scotland in 1863 with her husband John Campbell on the plague ship the Brothers Pride. The ship left London on 25th July 1863. Forty four passegers on the ship died of plague on the journey out to New Zealand. When Elizabeth left Scotland with her husband John she was just 15 years old. It is interesting to note that Elizabeth is not listed in the passenger list as a seperate person, only as a 'y' meaning yes in the spouse column in one newspaper article and in another it is stated John Campbell with "wife". The cost per single person for the trip out was Thirteen pounds six shillings. It is expected that a couple would have paid slightly less than the per head amount.

A column in the Lyttelton Times follows:

The Lyttelton Times Thursday, December 10, 1863

On Tuesday last we briefly noticed the arrival of this vessel at the Heads, and although we possessed the information, since proved to be too true, respecting the amount of sickness aboard, for the sake of friends on shore we refrained from publishing the melancholy intelligence that forty-four deaths occurred during the passage. In our columns will be found a list of the sufferers, as well as a number of births. We hear that Captain Sproul, on boarding the vessel, was refused the charge of the ship, and the offer of the pilot to place his boat and crew at the service of the ship to obtain fresh supplies for the sick children was also refused. On Tuesday evening the anchor was raised, and sail made before half a gale wind blowing from the S.W., and at daylight next morning the vessel was out of sight. She returned yesterday morning when off Camp Bay, and was immediately ordered to hoist the Yellow Jack. This peremptory order of the Health Commissioner was not appearing to suit this cavalier officer, in two or three hours the anchor was again up, and with the assistance of the light breeze from the N.E., the Brother's Pride was brought up just astern of the Lancashire Witch. We presume the authorities will not permit their orders to be set at defiance, and the law treated with contempt.


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Elizabeth Campbell (Forbes)'s Timeline

Age 16
Christchurch, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
April 24, 1866
Age 18
Christchurh, New Zealand
Age 20
July 24, 1871
Age 23
Christchurch, New Zealand
Age 26
Christchurch, New Zealand
June 11, 1875
Age 27
Christchurch, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand
Age 28
September 10, 1880
Age 32
New Zealand