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Hugh Mitchell Campbell GEMMELL and Simonette Marie CHRISTIANI.

Date married: 01 July 1852.
Place: British Guiana, South America.

Hugh died in Victoria in 1880, aged 52 years.
Birth place given as Ayrshire.
Parents named as Robert GEMMELL and Margaret MITCHELL.

Simonette died 1888, St Kilda, Victoria, aged 64 years.
Parents named as Eno CHRISTIANI and Charlotte Serpina C VON OAKAMA.

Five children located Victorian records for Hugh and Simonette.


Margaret Serpina GEMMELL.
Born: circa 1854, West Indies.
Died: 1938 St Kilda, Victoria, aged 84 years.

Married: William Lamb SMITH.
Year: 1883.
Place: Victoria.


Born: 1857 St Kilda, Victoria.
Died: 1858 not recorded, Victoria, aged 09 months.


Unnamed Female GEMMELL.
Born: 1859 South Yarra, Victoria.
Died: -


Emma Elizabeth GEMMELL.
Born: 1861 St Kilda, Victoria.
Died: -

Married: John CATTO.
Year: 1886.
Place: Victoria.


Unnamed Male GEMMELL.
Born: 1864 St Kilda, Victoria.
Died: -


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.

British Guiana Colonists Index.

Update 13 December 2012.

I have changed Simonette's maiden name from CHRISTIAN to CHRISTIANI.
This was a typo error on my part.
My thanks to Marroch below for the correction.

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on 2012-06-11 23:23:28

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by Marroch on 2012-12-12 18:02:50

I'm certain that you will find that your Simonette Marie Christian was actually Christiani, and was born in British Guiana. I believe that she and her sister, Serpina were related to the governor OUCKAMA. My mother was a Christiani. Although her grandfather was Eno, I don't know how your Eno fits into the tree.. I'm keen for info re: these families pre 19900.
Marilyn from Canada

by tonkin on 2012-12-13 03:31:57

Thank you Marilyn.

by Maera on 2013-03-21 04:18:48

For the CHRISTIANIs and OUCKAMAs, check out the British Guiana Colonist (

For information on Hugh Mitchell Campbell GEMMELL, auctioneer of Gemmell, Tuckett, and Co
check out
The Argus. (1880, January 2). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 4.

There was a sixth child, Lambertina Robertina GEMMELL b.1855 in Demerara
Your unnamed female was Sarah
Your unamed male was also a Gavin

by tonkin on 2013-03-22 04:06:25

Thank you Maera.

Will see if I can find them.


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