My Grandmother told me of her Grannie who she said was reared on the Argyle Estates by order of the Princess Louise as Miss Campbell.
It appears that Lorne had promised himself to a lady from east anglia [doubtfully perhaps called Forrest] and had set her up in a House on the Argyle Grounds where she had a child to him. When he appeared with the Princess Louise she fled, leaving her child in the house. The servants told the princess about the child and She went to the house on the grounds and took the little child by the hand and confronted Lorne in The Big House where there was the most a huge ruction. The Princess had the child reared in the Big House where she had her own suite of Rooms and drawing room which she was put out of by the inheritors of the title. she took only some sprigs of fuscia from the drive [of Southport House] and sprigs growing in the Antrim road Belfast and the back garden of 9 Groomsport road Bangor are possibly descendant of them.
When the honeymoon couple were being rowed by a giollac [hear me Mac an Giollaigh] one of the gillies said of the Princess "Is leat Bean Ri'ogh I' is, is leat Bean a Toighe I'." which Lorne fobbed over by saying "He called you a half soverign Dear! Ha Ha." But the princess was further informed about the little child.
I saw an east anglican dutch type ornate cot in a Antiques Roadshow programme at Southport which came out of a house on the Argyle Grounds.
A Mr J.A. Campbell who worked as a chemist for the Du Pont co [U.K.] Ltd., may also be descendant of a branch from the Miss Campbell I speak of.
My mother took leave of Princess Louise over afternoon tea in early 1939 or late 1938.
Can anyone shed light on this story.
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