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Campbellfield Victoria - Naming of

There has been much confusion about the naming of Campbellfield. Robert Campbell Jnr had land near Mahoneys Rd, (lived in Sydney a Shipping Merchant), Neil Campbell had land in Will Will Rook as well as Keelbundora. 1841 Census of NSW Neil Campbell was the only one living on his land. Part of which he gave for the Scots Church in Sydney Road and another in Camp Road for the Will Will Rook Pioneer Cemetery.
James David Lyon Campbell, has been given credit for the naming of this suburb, but he never lived there, his land was closer to Coburg, this was only one of his property's South of Boundary Rd. the main property was in the now suburb of Abbotsford, on the Yarra, named Campbellfield. 50 Acres, on which he built a large Homestead, Georgiana Macrea, mentions in her Journal, that she often walked to Campbellfield for morning tea. JD Lyon Campbell, was mixing with the elite so to speak, and when he died his death was registered at St James Church and the place of death is Campbellfield, his property on the Yarra. a more well known person, so was given the credit. He died in 1844 only 34yrs old, his wife and children, left Melbourne in 1848 and returned to England. selling the property to John Dight, his brother Charles was advertising the property for rent, and people to contact him at the adjoining property Yarra Ford.


Will Will Rook Pioneer Cemetery Campbellfield Victoria Australia

Looking for old photographs of this cemetery, or more information of people who are buried there, prior to 1859 when recording commenced. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Victoria, and will be 160 years old this year. Friends of Will Will Rook are looking to place a plaque or print a booklet on the early pioneer families that are buried in this site. Unfortunately many of the headstones are non existent, being ravaged by time and vandals, and families moving on and not looking after them.
Any help greatly appreciated
Bezza

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Peet Family from Derbyshire US A & Australia

This Peet family were Hosier manufacturers in Derbyshire, James Peat married a Mary Mills, Dec 1782, they had issue 8 Children. They were around St Alkmund & Friargate. Some staying in England, others emigrating to USA and Australia.

1. MARY PEAT - 03 APR 1786 Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby,
2. ISAAC PEAT - 25 JAN 1791 Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby,
3. GEORGE PEAT - 10 JUL 1787 Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby,
4. CHARLES SEPTIMUS PEAT -11 JUN 1797 Friar Gate Presbyterian,
5. JOHN PEAT -30 JUN 1788 Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby,
6. JOHN PEAT -21 MAY 1793 Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby,
7. JAMES PEAT -25 SEP 1784 Friar Gate Presbyterian, Derby,
8. WILLIAM PEAT - unknown

James married Elizabeth Percival
Mary married William Newell
George m Elizabeth Brookes
Isaac m Judith Burley
Charles married Ann Yates

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