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Descendants of Tamberlin Campbell and Hester Cunnabell

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Tamberlin and Hester had a large family of at least 8 children, the last of which was born in 1795 - these 8 survived to adulthood and had issue. Today, there are certainly many hundreds if not thousands of descendants. Much is known about Hester's ancestry, but little is known of Tamberlin's. I do not even have with certainty his date or place of birth and have nothing on either of his parents.

The goal is to complete the tree of descendants of these two and hopefully come across details of the early life and ancestry of Tamberlin.


There were four Tamberlin Campbells that I know of, and to distinguish between the various Tamberlin Campbells, I have nicknamed them:

• Tamberlin the Soldier (c. 1740-1821), head of the family that settled in Northampton c. 1788.

• Tamberlin the Son (b. 1782), fifth child and second son of Tamberlin the Solider.

• Tamberlin the Emigrant (1811-1867), son of John Campbell, the fourth child and first son of Tamberlin the Soldier. He emigrated from Northampton with about 100 New Brunswickers to Australia in 1852; he and some of the group eventually settled in New Zealand in 1853 where they founded a place they called Brunswick near Waganui. In 1867, a Mr. Cunnabell (almost certainly a relative) made a return visit to New Brunswick and brought back seeds he thought would thrive in New Zealand. Ironically, Tamberlin the Emigrant was killed while planting some of these New Brunswick seeds due to a kick from his horse.

• Tamberlin the Tobiquer (1813-1892), son of Edward Campbell, the youngest child of Tamberlin the Solider. He and two brothers and their mother, the widow of Edward, had settled the Tobique River by the time of the 1851 census.