Alexander McIvor Campbell 1a 2a 2b

Birth Name Campbell, Alexander McIvor 3a 4a 5a 5b 5c 6a 5 5 5 5
Also Known As Campbell, Alexander 1b
Also Known As Campbell, Alexander McKiever
Gender male
Age at Death 84 years, 6 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1830-12-16 Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
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Residence 1841-06-06 Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Now called Lochcarron, Janetown was a very large slum village populated by displaced cottars and crofters. It was hit by famine in 1846. Age is listed as 9 on 1841 Census.
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Occupation 1849-01-00 Lochcarron, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Shepherd. The Highland Clearances displaced crofters and replaced their agricultural land with sheep farms. I believe Lochcarron is miss-transcribed on some shipping lists as Roscommon (Ireland).
 
Departure 1849-09-21 Plymouth, Devon, England With family on the "Harry Lorrequer." The family embarked in London? Colonial Land and Emigration Commission http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
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Arrival 1849-12-26 Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Aboard the "Harry Lorrequer".
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Arrival 1851 Victoria, Australia  
 
Residence 1854-02-00 Greensborough, Victoria, Australia Area then known as "River Plenty". Witnessed his father's fatal injury. Gave evidence at inquest. Signed father's death certificate.
 
Residence 1860 Young, New South Wales, Australia Lachlan River goldfields
 
Property 1860-02-03 Woodend, Victoria, Australia Signs mortgage for brother's property. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232564363
 
Residence 1862 Newham, Victoria, Australia Present at conception of Alexander Duncan Campbell according to court documents.
 
Property 1872-07-00 Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia Alexander Campbell is charged with larceny (stealing the property of his brother), out on bail, then free when the case is dismissed.
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Arrival 1872-10-00 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Arrives in Sydney with brother John. Lurid Kyneton Guardian article likely embellishes circumstances. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232565071
 
Residence 1873-02-11 Palmers Island, New South Wales, Australia ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, 63 acres, parish of Taloumbi, portion No. 73, on Palmer's Island. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61896323
 
Residence 1880-09-07 Palmers Island, New South Wales, Australia Electoral Roll. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62117648
 
Property 1883-09-27 Palmers Island, New South Wales, Australia Property (on Palmer's Island, next to Palmer's creek) he later describes in 1891 newspaper interview, is put on market. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62140123
 
Residence 1884-05-00 Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia Cane cutter for CSR on the Richmond River.
 
Property 1884-05-22 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Register 539 (Sophia), Obtains 10 year lease of 160 acres of Crown Land under the 1876 Act. Does not occupy selection.
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Property 1886-09-02 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Reversal of Forfeiture.
 
Residence 1887-04-00 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Finally takes up selection first acquired in 1885.
 
Occupation 1891-07-00 Goondi, Queensland, Australia Self-reports as "kanaka ganger". Quote: "I have eight kanakas in Cairns, now waiting word from me, who have been working four years for me, ..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbirding#In_Australia
 
Residence 1891-10-00 Innisfail, Queensland, Australia Interviewed by Geraldton Advocate reporter: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167940795
 
Property 1891-10-02 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Reg 539: fulfillment of conditions hearing at Cairns Land Court (i.e. attempt to own the property outright). Outcome: "referred to Minister".
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Property 1892-03-28 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Deed issued for Cairns 539.
 
Property 1892-09-17 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Ineligible to vote in Sep 1892 so property likely sold. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39443573
 
Residence 1894 Cairns, Queensland, Australia Self-reports as a farmer in Cairns 2 years prior to admission to Dunwich, however possibly missing from district per electoral roll: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39443573
 
Medical Information 1896-10-00 Townsville, Queensland, Australia Was apparently in Townsville Hospital according to Dunwich admission summary. "Bad eyes".
 
Arrival 1896-11-17 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia Admitted to Dunwich Benevolent Asylumfrom Townsville Hospital. Age is listed as 53. Admitted for "bad eyes."
 
Residence 1903 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia As "Aleander McKiever Campbell". Inmate. Elderly destitute, invalid and blind men and women in Queensland were involuntarily committed to the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum between 1866 and 1946.
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Residence 1905 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia As Alexander McKiever Campbell. Inmate at Dunwich Benevolent Asylum.
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Residence 1908 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia  
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Residence 1909 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia  
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Residence 1912 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia As Alexander McKiever Campbell. Inmate at Dunwich Benevolent Asylum. The Islands electoral district.
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Residence 1913 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia Alexander McKiever Campbell. Benevolent Asylum Inmate. Present in all (indexed and unindexed) electoral rolls from 1903 to 1915.
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Burial 1915-06-26 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia Buried in Dunwich Cemetery. Approx 8000 burials there, though now all mostly unmarked. http://www.interment.net/data/aus/qld/redland/dunwich/index.htm
 
Death 1915-06-26 Dunwich, Queensland, Australia Benevolent Asylum, Nth Stradbroke Island. Alexander McIvor Campbell, Labourer. DC (Reg# 1915/B21446) states 26 yrs Qld, 1 yr S.A., 17yrs Vic.and 20yrs NSW. His cause of Death was Senile Decay, Exhaustion. It states his father was a Medical Man.
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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Roderick Campbell
Mother Margaret McRae
    Sister     Margaret Campbell
    Brother     John Campbell
         Alexander McIvor Campbell
    Sister     Campbell
    Sister     Campbell
    Sister     Mary Campbell

Families

    Family of Alexander McIvor Campbell and Isabella McDonald
Married Wife Isabella McDonald
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1855-09-14 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  
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Initial desertion of Alexander Campbell to dig for gold at the Lachlan in NSW. 1860 Newham, Victoria, Australia  
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Per newspaper story and family oral history. 1863 Newham, Victoria, Australia  
 
Court proceedings re abandonment 1872-06-03 Woodend, Victoria, Australia  
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  Children
  1. Margaret Campbell
  2. Kenneth Campbell
  3. Roderick Campbell
  4. Alexander Duncan Campbell

Pedigree

  1. Roderick Campbell
    1. Margaret McRae
      1. Campbell
      2. Campbell
      3. Margaret Campbell
      4. John Campbell
      5. Alexander McIvor Campbell
        1. Isabella McDonald
          1. Margaret Campbell
          2. Kenneth Campbell
          3. Roderick Campbell
          4. Alexander Duncan Campbell
      6. Mary Campbell

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Brisbane Courier Mail
      • Date: 1915-07-03
      • Page: 1915 'Modernist Guild.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 3 July, p. 11
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20041105

      • Source text:

        Report of the State of the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, for the week ended June 26:--In the asylum at last report, 781 males, 137 females; since admitted, 5 males; returned from leave, 11 males, 2 females; discharged, 1 female; died, 2 males, 1 female; absent on leave, 8 males, 3 females; remaining 787 males, 134 females. Deaths during the week: Adolph Kuhn (74 years), born Baden, Germany; Margaret Coffey (74), born Westmead, Ireland; Alexander M'Ivor Campbell (72), born Kingston, Ross, Scotland.

      • Date: 1915-07-03
      • Page: 1915 'Modernist Guild.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 3 July, p. 11
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20041105

      • Source text:

        Report of the State of the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, for the week ended June 26:--In the asylum at last report, 781 males, 137 females; since admitted, 5 males; returned from leave, 11 males, 2 females; discharged, 1 female; died, 2 males, 1 female; absent on leave, 8 males, 3 females; remaining 787 males, 134 females. Deaths during the week: Adolph Kuhn (74 years), born Baden, Germany; Margaret Coffey (74), born Westmead, Ireland; Alexander M'Ivor Campbell (72), born Kingston, Ross, Scotland.

      • Date: 1915-07-03
      • Page: 1915 'Modernist Guild.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 3 July, p. 11
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20041105

      • Source text:

        Report of the State of the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, for the week ended June 26:--In the asylum at last report, 781 males, 137 females; since admitted, 5 males; returned from leave, 11 males, 2 females; discharged, 1 female; died, 2 males, 1 female; absent on leave, 8 males, 3 females; remaining 787 males, 134 females. Deaths during the week: Adolph Kuhn (74 years), born Baden, Germany; Margaret Coffey (74), born Westmead, Ireland; Alexander M'Ivor Campbell (72), born Kingston, Ross, Scotland.

      • Date: 1915-07-03
      • Page: 1915 'Modernist Guild.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 3 July, p. 11
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20041105

      • Source text:

        Report of the State of the Benevolent Asylum, Dunwich, for the week ended June 26:--In the asylum at last report, 781 males, 137 females; since admitted, 5 males; returned from leave, 11 males, 2 females; discharged, 1 female; died, 2 males, 1 female; absent on leave, 8 males, 3 females; remaining 787 males, 134 females. Deaths during the week: Adolph Kuhn (74 years), born Baden, Germany; Margaret Coffey (74), born Westmead, Ireland; Alexander M'Ivor Campbell (72), born Kingston, Ross, Scotland.

  2. Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969

  3. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=4246288&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1855 Marriage place: Victoria

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=4246288&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1855 Marriage place: Victoria

  4. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=4863934&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Death date: 1915 Death place: Queensland

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=4863934&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Death date: 1915 Death place: Queensland

  5. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6535343&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1905 Residence place: Dunwich, Oxley, Queensland, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6335048&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1903 Residence place: Dunwich, Oxley, Queensland, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=5738663&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1913 Residence place: The Islands, Oxley, Queensland, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6335048&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1903 Residence place: Dunwich, Oxley, Queensland, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6535343&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1905 Residence place: Dunwich, Oxley, Queensland, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=5738663&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1913 Residence place: The Islands, Oxley, Queensland, Australia

  6. 1841 Scotland Census
      • Page: Parish: Lochcarron; ED: 4; Page: 1; Line: 1000; Year: 1841
      • Page: Parish: Lochcarron; ED: 4; Page: 1; Line: 1000; Year: 1841
      • Page: Parish: Lochcarron; ED: 4; Page: 1; Line: 1000; Year: 1841
  7. The South Australian Register
      • Date: 1849-12-29
      • Page: 1849 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 29 December, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50246299

      • Source text:

        SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.ARRIVED.Wednesday, December 26.— The ship Harry Lorrequer, Jeffares, master, from London and Plymouth. Passengers— In the cabin — Mr Thos. Gibson, and D. Rock, Surgeon-Superintendent. In the steerage. — From London — Thomas Brookes and wife. Peter Brown wife and two children, John Campbell, Roderick Campbell, Margaret Campbell, Mary Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Peter Campbell, Jane Campbell, [...]

      • Date: 1849-12-29
      • Page: 1849 'SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 29 December, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50246299

      • Source text:

        SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.ARRIVED.Wednesday, December 26.— The ship Harry Lorrequer, Jeffares, master, from London and Plymouth. Passengers— In the cabin — Mr Thos. Gibson, and D. Rock, Surgeon-Superintendent. In the steerage. — From London — Thomas Brookes and wife. Peter Brown wife and two children, John Campbell, Roderick Campbell, Margaret Campbell, Mary Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Peter Campbell, Jane Campbell, [...]

  8. The Melbourne Argus
      • Date: Wednesday 24 July 1872
      • Page: 1872 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 24 July, p. 7
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5864803

      • Source text:

        The case in which a man charged his brother with larceny has come on for trial at the Castlemaine Circuit Court. Alexander Campbell was charged with stealing some Crown grants and other deeds belonging to his brother, at Woodend. The judge, however, stopped the proceedings and directed tbe jury to acquit the prisoner, the whole affair being a "family squabble," to be settled in a civil court.

  9. Cairns Post
      • Date: 1891-09-26
      • Page: 1891 'Advertising.', Cairns Post (Qld. : 1884 - 1893), 26 September, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39438865

      • Source text:

        APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATES OFFULFILMENT OF CONDITIONS. " CROWN LANDS ALIENATION ACT OF 1876." CROWN LANDS ACT OF 1884." :HEREBY give notice that the under-mentioned Selectors have given notice of their intention to apply for Certificates of Fulfilment of Conditions, at the Land Court, to be held at Cairns, on FRIDAY, the 2ndday of October, 1891, at 11 o'clock a.m.:"Act 1876."William Widdop, Conditional, N.-. 331.Russell. Alexander Campbell, Homestead, No. 539, Sophia William Barry, Homestead, No. 592, Bel-lenden Ker.

      • Date: 1891-10-03
      • Page: 1891 'Gairns Land Court.', Cairns Post (Qld. : 1884 - 1893), 3 October, p. 3
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39438946

      • Source text:

        Cairns Land Court.(Before Mr. Acting Land CommissionerHartley).Friday, 2nd OctoberThe following applications to select Crown lands were disposed of :--Thomas Gardener, 100a, parish of Former- time. Conditionally approved.The following applications for certificates of fulfilment of conditions were disposedof:Act 1876.W. Widdop, 1280a, conditional, Russell. GrantedW. Barry, 160a, homestead, Bellender Ker. Granted.A. Campbell, 160a, homestead, Sophia,Referred to Minister.

      • Date: 1891-09-26
      • Page: 1891 'Advertising.', Cairns Post (Qld. : 1884 - 1893), 26 September, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39438865

      • Source text:

        APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATES OFFULFILMENT OF CONDITIONS. " CROWN LANDS ALIENATION ACT OF 1876." CROWN LANDS ACT OF 1884." :HEREBY give notice that the under-mentioned Selectors have given notice of their intention to apply for Certificates of Fulfilment of Conditions, at the Land Court, to be held at Cairns, on FRIDAY, the 2ndday of October, 1891, at 11 o'clock a.m.:"Act 1876."William Widdop, Conditional, N.-. 331.Russell. Alexander Campbell, Homestead, No. 539, Sophia William Barry, Homestead, No. 592, Bel-lenden Ker.

      • Date: 1891-10-03
      • Page: 1891 'Gairns Land Court.', Cairns Post (Qld. : 1884 - 1893), 3 October, p. 3
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39438946

      • Source text:

        Cairns Land Court.(Before Mr. Acting Land CommissionerHartley).Friday, 2nd OctoberThe following applications to select Crown lands were disposed of :--Thomas Gardener, 100a, parish of Former- time. Conditionally approved.The following applications for certificates of fulfilment of conditions were disposedof:Act 1876.W. Widdop, 1280a, conditional, Russell. GrantedW. Barry, 160a, homestead, Bellender Ker. Granted.A. Campbell, 160a, homestead, Sophia,Referred to Minister.

  10. Hobart Mercury
      • Date: 14 June 1872
      • Page: 1872 'VICTORIA.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 14 June, p. 3
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8920885

      • General:

        Reprint of a story from Kyneton Guardian, 5 Jun 1872.

      • Source text:

        The matrimonial troubles of the Campbells occupied the attention of the Woodend bench for a long time on Monday morning. Mrs. Isabella Campbell charged her husband, Alexander Campbell, with deserting her, and leaving her and her four children without means of support, and the tale that she told was a pitiful one. Twelve years ago her husband went away to seek his fortune on the Lachlan diggings, leaving his wife and three children settled upon a small piece of land at Newham, the property of Mrs. Campbell's brother. Two years elapsed, and as the husband neither returned nor contributed to the support of his family, a warrant was obtained for his apprehension, but when the truant was brought back the heart of his wife relented ; the husband promised to be faithful in future, and the two lived comfortably together for some months. Campbell, however, soon grew tired of home, and once more bent his stops to the Lachlan, promising faithfully to send for his wife as soon as he had made his pile. At first he used to write regularly-"such loving letters," Mrs. Campbell told the bench-and remitted several sums of money ; but the letters and remittances gradually got less frequent, and at last ceased altogether ; whilst, to make matters worse, the brief visit home of the husband had added another to the family, and the wife had now four children dependent upon her exertions for support. For seven years she had managed to keep them and herself from actual starvation partly by tilling the little plot of ground upon which she was living, partly by going out to work, and partly by the kindness of the neighbours, many of whom were in court willing to bear testimony to the excellent character of the deserted wife. To add to her misfortunes, her house and furniture were destroyed by fire about twelve months ago, and she would have been absolutely homeless, but for the kindness and sympathy of some of the residents of Newham. It appeared that her husband was the owner-with his brother-of a farm of 235 acres, which had always been let, though no portion of the rent was ever received by the wife. The bench ordered security to be found for the payment of 10s. a week ; but Campbell said he would live with his wife and support her. Against this arrangement, however, Mrs Campbell vehemently protested, and offered to take 6s. a week if the bench would make the order so that she could get the money without the husband. When it was explained that no such order could be made, the friends of the parties concluded an arrangement by which Mrs. Campbell undertook, upon the receipt of £20 in cash, not to seek maintenance from her husband for the next six years, and to withdraw the summons. One- sided as such an arrangement was, it was gladly acquiesced in by the wife ; and at its conclusion, the husband jeeringly told her that she had made a fool of herself, for that he was about to sell his farm, and that she would not be able to got a penny of the money.-Kyneton Guardian, 5th June.

      • Date: 14 June 1872
      • Page: 1872 'VICTORIA.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 14 June, p. 3
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8920885

      • General:

        Reprint of a story from Kyneton Guardian, 5 Jun 1872.

      • Source text:

        The matrimonial troubles of the Campbells occupied the attention of the Woodend bench for a long time on Monday morning. Mrs. Isabella Campbell charged her husband, Alexander Campbell, with deserting her, and leaving her and her four children without means of support, and the tale that she told was a pitiful one. Twelve years ago her husband went away to seek his fortune on the Lachlan diggings, leaving his wife and three children settled upon a small piece of land at Newham, the property of Mrs. Campbell's brother. Two years elapsed, and as the husband neither returned nor contributed to the support of his family, a warrant was obtained for his apprehension, but when the truant was brought back the heart of his wife relented ; the husband promised to be faithful in future, and the two lived comfortably together for some months. Campbell, however, soon grew tired of home, and once more bent his stops to the Lachlan, promising faithfully to send for his wife as soon as he had made his pile. At first he used to write regularly-"such loving letters," Mrs. Campbell told the bench-and remitted several sums of money ; but the letters and remittances gradually got less frequent, and at last ceased altogether ; whilst, to make matters worse, the brief visit home of the husband had added another to the family, and the wife had now four children dependent upon her exertions for support. For seven years she had managed to keep them and herself from actual starvation partly by tilling the little plot of ground upon which she was living, partly by going out to work, and partly by the kindness of the neighbours, many of whom were in court willing to bear testimony to the excellent character of the deserted wife. To add to her misfortunes, her house and furniture were destroyed by fire about twelve months ago, and she would have been absolutely homeless, but for the kindness and sympathy of some of the residents of Newham. It appeared that her husband was the owner-with his brother-of a farm of 235 acres, which had always been let, though no portion of the rent was ever received by the wife. The bench ordered security to be found for the payment of 10s. a week ; but Campbell said he would live with his wife and support her. Against this arrangement, however, Mrs Campbell vehemently protested, and offered to take 6s. a week if the bench would make the order so that she could get the money without the husband. When it was explained that no such order could be made, the friends of the parties concluded an arrangement by which Mrs. Campbell undertook, upon the receipt of £20 in cash, not to seek maintenance from her husband for the next six years, and to withdraw the summons. One- sided as such an arrangement was, it was gladly acquiesced in by the wife ; and at its conclusion, the husband jeeringly told her that she had made a fool of herself, for that he was about to sell his farm, and that she would not be able to got a penny of the money.-Kyneton Guardian, 5th June.