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c.1806 Born in Scotland
c1837 Birth of son George Campbell in Greenock
1838 June 30th. Birth at Greenock of son James Campbell
1851 Living at 28 Peel Street, Hunslet, Leeds: Alexander Campbell (age 45 born Scotland), Foreman of Engineers, Locomotives. With his wife Christiana Campbell (age 40 born Scotland) and their children George Campbell (age 14 born Scotland), Engineer Apprentice; James Campbell (age 12 born Scotland); Alexander Campbell (age 10 born Scotland); and Marrian Campbell (age 8 born Scotland). Also lodging is William Potterson (age 23 born Scotland), Engineer, Locomotive; and Robert Burns (age 22 born Scotland), Engineer, Locomotive.
1856 Appointed manager of the Railway Foundry when Wilson left
1858 One of the founders of Manning, Wardle and Co
1876 February 9th. Died at Leeds. 'February 9th. aged 70. Alexander Campbell, late of the firm of Manning, Wardle, and Co, Leeds.'