Henrietta Campbell
Henrietta Campbell
Date of Birth 20 September 1840
Place of Residence Upper Charles Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name John William Campbell
Childrens Names William Henry, Frances Anne Susan, Colin, Henrietta Victoria, John Paterson, Archibald Duncan, Alice Corrie (Lily), Eveline Beresford & Dudley Forescue

Mrs Henrietta Campbell was born in Hobart on 20 Sep 1840, the eldest daughter of Captain William Chamberlain (c.1803-1870), mariner, and his wife Susan Andrews (c.1813-1886). She had four brothers and three surviving sisters. On 3 May 1860 Henrietta Chamberlain was married to John William Campbell, the eldest son of Rev. Peter Campbell, in Hobart by the Rev. Charles Simson.

John had been appointed to the Colonial Government service in Feb 1843 and after a career of 40 years in Hobart, he became the Collector of Customs, Registrar of Shipping and Landing Surveyor in Launceston from Mar 1883. Henrietta and John had nine children between 1861 and 1883; the youngest son Dudley was born at Perth in May 1883, two months after moving north. At least six of their children died at a relatively young age. Four of them are pictured in the Launceston Family Album: Henrietta, Lily, Eveline and Dudley.

Henrietta's husband John died aged 88 on 10 Oct 1913 at their residence 'Clydeville', 13 Welman Street, and was buried at the Carr Villa Cemetery. Henrietta passed away in the Public Hospital, Hobart, on 29 Nov 1928 aged 88 and was buried at Cornelian Bay.

Prue McCausland & Marion Sargent Jul 2008