William Campbell born 1816/1819 Creich, Sutherland, Scotland, was the husband of Elspeth Matheson (born 1820 Rogart, sutherland) and had 6 children and as far as I can ascertain had a relationship with Eliza Campbell at the same time and had 9 children.

He was a missionary and preacher of the Free Church and they moved a great deal.

Can anyone clarify this for me?

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    Do you have baptism records for all 15 children naming a William Campbell as the father? Do you have any marriage records for a William Campbell around the right time and location? – PolyGeo Feb 18 '17 at 1:19
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    I'm sure you've thought of this already but are you quite certain that Elspeth and Eliza are not the same person, since the names are so similar? In these cases it really helps to include all the relevant evidence. What records do you have that shows he was having two relationships? You can edit your question to add information. Otherwise we will probably be telling you things you already know, which is not useful for you or us. – Harry V. Feb 18 '17 at 1:32
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    According to Wikipedia Cambell is the seventh most common surname in Scotland, and William is a very common Christian name so I think you will need to take much care not to confuse two (or more) men of the same name. – PolyGeo Feb 18 '17 at 8:31
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  • Thanks for all your answers. No I don't have any baptism certificates for any of them. I have looked at registers and other information that people have. I am pretty sure they are different people. – Bronwen Summers Feb 25 '17 at 20:46

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