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I learned of this Daniel Campbell, initially through his son Daniel Campbell (6)'s death record. This names Daniel (6)'s parents as Daniel Campbell and Mary Duncan. However, there is significant doubt as to Mary's surname. This is because I have found what I firmly believe to be the record of Daniel (6)'s birth. Although, there is an indication in the 1851 Census that Daniel (6) was born in Aberdour, the 1861 and 1871 Censuses indicate his birth place as Burntisland. This together with the ages ascribed to Daniel in these Censuses (48 and 58) suggests he was born in 1812 or 1813 and I found a birth record for a Daniel Campbell born in Burntisland in December 1812. It seems reasonable to conclude that this is the correct birth record. However, Daniel's mother is named as Mary Thomson (not Duncan). I am convinced this is the correct Daniel, so my assumption is that the informant of Daniel (6)'s death, a D. Campbell, made a mistake.
KEY EVENTS AND DATES
18th December 1812
Daniel's son Daniel Campbell (6), was born in Burntisland. - his mother was named as "Mary Thomson" and his father as Daniel Campbell.
14th December 1814
Daniel's daughter, Isabella, was born in Burntisland and baptised on the 24th December. Her mother was also named as "Mary Thomson" and his father as Daniel Campbell.
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7th July 1816
Daniel's daughter, Mary, was born in Burntisland to Daniel Campbell and Mary Thomson. I have not yet obtained the actual record, but have seen the summary in ScotlandsPeople.
6th July 1818
Daniel's son, William, was born in Burntisland to Daniel Campbell and Mary Thomson. I have not yet obtained the actual record, but have seen the summary in ScotlandsPeople.
30th August 1820
Daniel's son, John, was born in Burntisland to Daniel Campbell and Mary Thomson. I have not yet obtained the actual record, but have seen the summary in ScotlandsPeople.
26th August 1822
Daniel's daughter, Euphemia, was born in Burntisland to Daniel Campbell and Mary Thomson. The baptism (no date given) was witnessed by Danie and Andrew Campbell. Euphemia's father's occupation was recorded as a Cooper, the same as that recorded on Daniel Campbell (6)'s Death record.
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7th February 1843
Daniel's son, Daniel Campbell (6) married Isabella Brand in South Leith Parish Church.
11th June 1875
Daniel's son, also Daniel Campbell (6), died at 8.30 p.m. at Mary's Court, Yardheads, Leith. He was aged 61 and described as a Cooper (Journeyman) and the Widower of Isabella Brand. His parents were recorded as Daniel Campbell also a Cooper and Mary Duncan - both were deceased. As noted above, I believe the informant got Mary's maiden surname wrong.