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Argyll, Earl of (S, c.1457)

 

Creation: let. pat. c.1457

 

Family name: Campbell

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Arms:

See Duke of Argyll

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Colin [Campbell], 2nd Lord Campbell later 1st Earl of Argyll

son and heir of Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell (by his first wife Elizabeth Somerville, 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Somerville], 2nd Lord Somerville), 1st son and heir ap. of Duncan [Campbell], 1st Lord Campbell, by his first wife Lady Marjory Stewart, 1st dau. by his second wife of Robert [Stewart], 1st Duke of Albany

born

 

mar.

bef. 9 Apr 1465 Isabel Stewart (d. 26 Oct 1510), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John [Stewart], 2nd Lord Lorne

children

1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 2nd Earl of Argyll

2. Hon Thomas Campbell of Lundie, mar., and had issue

1. Lady Margaret Campbell, mar. bef. 23 Apr 1475 George [Seton], 2nd Lord Seton, and had issue

2. Lady Isabel Campbell, mar. bef. 5 Mar 1478/9 as his first wife William Drummond, Master of Drummond, 1st surv. son and heir ap. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond, and had issue

3. Lady Helen Campbell (d. after 23 Jan 1528/9), mar. 21 Apr 1478 Hugh [Montgomerie], 1st Earl of Eglinton, and had issue

4. Lady Elizabeth Campbell (d. after 18 Nov 1516) mar. bef. 10 Oct 1493 John [Oliphant], 2nd Lord Oliphant, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Campbell, mar. Angus Macdonald of Trotternish (d. 1490), illeg. son of John [Macdonald], 11th Earl of Ross, and had issue

6. Lady Agnes Campbell

7. Lady Catherine Campbell, mar. 1498 Lachlan Og ("the Younger") Maclean of Dowart, and had issue

died

10 May 1493

created

c.1457 Earl of Argyll

17 Apr 1470 Lord Lorne, by charter conveying to him the lands and Lordship of Lorne on the resignation of his wife's uncle, Walter [Stewart], 3rd Lord Lorne later 1st Lord Invermeath, to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, to Colin Campbell of Nelesoun, to Duncan Campbell, etc., each in like manner respectively

suc. by

son

note

suc. his grandfather 1453 as 2nd Lord Campbell;  Master of the King's Household 1464;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1483-88 and 1488-93

 

Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll

born

 

mar.

Lady Elizabeth Stuart, 1st dau. of John [Stuart], 1st or 10th Earl of Lennox, by his wife Margaret Montgomerie, 1st dau. of Alexander [Montgomerie], 1st Lord Montgomerie

children

1. Hon Colin Campbell, later 3rd Earl of Argyll

2. Hon Archibald Campbell of Skipnish (d. 18 Jul 1537), mar. bef. 1535 Lady Janet Lyon (widow of John [Lyon], 6th Lord Glamis; d. 17 Jul 1537), sister of Archibald [Douglas], 6th Earl of Angus, and 3rd dau. of Hon George Douglas, Master of Angus (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Drummond, 2nd dau. of John [Drummond], 1st Lord Drummond), 1st son and heir ap. of Archibald [Douglas], 5th Earl of Angus, by his first wife Elizabeth Boyd, 1st dau. of Robert [Boyd], 1st Lord Boyd

3. Hon Sir John Campbell of Cawdor (d. 1 May 1546), mar. 1510 Muriel Cawdor (b. 13 Feb 1498; d. c. 1575), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Cawdor, 8th Thane of Cawdor, and had issue

4. Hon Donald Campbell of Keithock, Abbot of Couper 1526-59 (b. 1492; d. 1562), mar., and had issue

1. Lady Margaret Campbell, mar. John [Erskine], 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 17th Earl of Mar, and had issue

2. Lady Isabel Campbell, mar. Gilbert [Kennedy], 2nd Earl of Cassilis, and had issue

3. Lady Janet Campbell (d. c. 2 Feb 1545/6), mar. John [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Atholl, and had issue

4. Lady Jean Campbell, mar. Sir John Lamont of that Ilk, and had issue

5. Lady Catherine Campbell (dsp), mar. (1) as his second wife her cousin Lachlan Cattanach Maclean of Dowart, and (2) Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck

6. Lady Marion Campbell, mar. after 8 Dec 1526 Sir Robert Menzies of that Ilk

7. Lady Ellen Campbell, mar. 1521 (annulled 1522) Sir Gavin Kennedy of Blairquhan (d. bef. 22 Jul 1522), and had issue

died

9 Sep 1513 at the Battle of Flodden

suc. by

son

note

Master of the Household 1494/5;  Lieutenant General of the Isles 1500

 

Colin [Campbell], 3rd Earl of Argyll

born

 

mar.

bef. 28 Feb 1506/7 Lady Jane Gordon, 1st dau. of Alexander [Gordon], 3rd Earl of Huntly, by his first wife Lady Janet Stewart, 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Stewart], 1st Earl of Atholl

children

1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 4th Earl of Argyll

2. Hon John Gorm Campbell of Lochnell (d. 15 May 1568 at the Battle of Langside), mar. Mary Campbell, dau. of Colin Campbell, 5th of Ardkinglass, and had issue

3. Hon Alexander Campbell, Dean of Moray c. 1560

1. Lady Elizabeth Campbell (dsp. bef. 15 May 1548), mar. (1) 24 Aug 1529 James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Moray, illeg. son of James IV, King of Scotland, and (2) betw. 21 Nov 1545 and 6 Aug 1546 as his first wife her first cousin once removed John [Gordon], 11th Earl of Sutherland

2. Lady Agnes Campbell, mar. (1) bef. 1554 Sir James MacDonnell, son of Alexander MacDonnell, Chief of Clan Donnell, and (2) c. 1569 Turlough Luinech O'Neill

died

bef. 26 Mar 1529

suc. by

son

note

Vice-Regent and Lieutenant of the Kingdom 1511;  Justice-General of Scotland 1514;  Lieutenant of the Isles 1516;  Lieutenant of the Borders and Warden of the Marches 1528;  Master of the King's Household 1528

 

Archibald [Campbell], 4th Earl of Argyll

born

 

mar. (1)

bef. 26 Mar 1529 Lady Helen Hamilton, 1st dau. of James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Arran, by his second wife Janet Livingston, widow of Sir Robert Livingston of Easter Wemyss and dau. of Sir David Bethune of Creich, Comptroller of Scotland

only child by first wife

1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 5th Earl of Argyll

mar. (2)

21 Apr 1541 Lady Margaret Graham, 1st dau. of William [Graham], 3rd Earl of Menteith, by his wife Margaret Cornwall, widow of John Cornwall of Bonhard, and dau. of John Moubray of Barnbougle

children by second wife

2. Hon Colin Campbell, later 6th Earl of Argyll

1. Lady Margaret Campbell (d. after 7 Feb 1591/2), mar. 11 Jan 1563/4 James [Stewart], 1st Lord Doune, and had issue

2. Lady Janet Campbell, mar. 1557 Hector Og ("the Younger") Maclean of Dowart, and had issue

mar. (3)

bef. 23 Jan 1546 his third cousin Catharine Maclean (mar. (2) Calvagh O'Donnell, de jure Earl of Tyrconnell;  mar. (3) bef. 6 Apr 1575 John Stewart of Appin), dau. by his first wife of Lachlan Cattanach Maclean of Dowart

died

2 Dec 1558

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Justiciary of Scotland and Master of the King's Household 1529;  Master of the King's Wine Cellar 1542

 

Archibald [Campbell], 5th Earl of Argyll, PC

born

c.1532

mar. (1)

1 Jul 1553 (div. 23 Jun 1573) Lady Jane Stuart (dsp. 7 Jan 1587/8), illegitimate dau. of James V, King of Scotland, by his mistress Elizabeth Bethune, dau. of Sir John Bethune of Creich

mar. (2)

5 Aug 1573 Lady Janet Cunningham (mar. (2) 1583 Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss;  dsp. 1584), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Cunningham], 5th Earl of Glencairn, by his second wife and cousin Janet Cunningham, dau. of Sir John Cunningham of Caprington

died

s.p.legit. 12 Sep 1576

suc. by

half-brother

note

Justiciar of Scotland 1558;  Privy Councillor 1571;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1572/3

 

Colin [Campbell], 6th Earl of Argyll, PC

born

 

mar. (1)

14 Oct 1551 his second cousin Hon Janet Stewart (dsp.), 1st dau. of Henry [Stewart], 1st Lord Methven, by his second wife Lady Janet Gordon (widow of Hon Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland, 1st son and heir ap. of Lady Elizabeth Sutherland, suo jure Countess of Sutherland, by her husband and second cousin Adam Gordon of Aboyne, later jure uxoris Earl of Sutherland, 2nd son of George [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Huntly, by his second wife the Princess Annabella, 6th dau. of James I, King of Scotland), 1st dau. of John [Stewart], 2nd Earl of Atholl, by his wife Lady Mary Campbell, 3rd dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 2nd Earl of Argyll

mar. (2)

bef. 26 Feb 1571/2 Lady Agnes Stewart (widow of James [Stewart], 1st Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland;  d. 16 Jul 1588), 1st dau. of William [Keith], 3rd Earl Marischal, by his wife Margaret Keith, dau. and cohrss. of William Keith, Yr. of Inverurie

children by second wife

1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 7th Earl of Argyll

2. Hon Colin Campbell of Lundie, mar. after 26 Jun 1599 Mary Graham (widow of John [Graham], 6th Earl of Menteith; d. after 14 Dec 1618), 3rd dau. of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy by his second wife Hon Catherine Ruthven, 2nd dau. of William [Ruthven], 2nd Lord Ruthven, and had issue

1. Lady Anne Campbell

died

10 Sep 1584

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Privy Councillor 1577;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1579

 

Archibald [Campbell], 7th Earl of Argyll

born

1575

mar. (1)

24 Jul 1592 Lady Agnes Douglas (d. 3 May 1607), 5th dau. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Agnes Leslie, 1st dau. by his 1st wife of George [Leslie], 4th Earl of Rothes

children by first wife

1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 8th Earl of Argyll later 1st Marquess of Argyll

1. Lady Anne Campbell (b. 1594; d. 14 Jun 1638), mar. 1607 George [Gordon], 2nd Marquess of Huntly, and had issue

2. Lady Annabella Campbell (d. aft. 16 Jul 1652), mar. 27 May 1611 Robert [Kerr], 2nd Earl of Lothian, and had issue

3. Lady Jean Campbell (bur. 26 Feb 1674/5), mar. (1) c. 1626 John [Gordon], 1st Viscount of Kenmure, and (2) 21 Sep 1640 Hon Sir Henry Montgomerie of Giffen (b. 26 Jul 1614; dsp. 3 May 1644), 2nd son by his first wife of Alexander [Seton later Montgomerie], 6th Earl of Eglinton, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Mary Campbell, mar. after 23 Aug 1617 Sir Robert Montgomery of Skelmorly (d. bef. 22 May 1654), and had issue

5. Lady Elizabeth Campbell

mar. (2)

30 Nov 1610 Anne Cornwallis (d. 12 Jan 1634/5), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Sir William Cornwallis, of Brome, co. Suffolk, by his first wife Hon Lucy Neville, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John [Neville], 4th Baron Latymer

children by second wife

2. Hon James Campbell, later 1st Earl of Irvine

3. Hon Henry Campbell (b. 1615 ; dvp. 1636)

4. Hon Charles Campbell (b. 1615 ; bur. vp. 29 Mar 1616)

6. Lady Mary Campbell, mar. 20 Apr 1642 as his second wife James [Rollo], 2nd Lord Rollo, and had issue

7. Lady Isabella Campbell, a nun (b. 1614; d. after 1694)

8. Lady Victoria Campbell, a canoness (d. after 7 Jan 1687/8)

9. Lady Barbara Campbell, a nun (d. after 7 Jan 1687/8)

10. Lady Anne Campbell (b. 1619), mar. 1640 Rev..... Bulleyn, chaplain to the Earl of Lindsey

died

bef. 29 Nov 1638

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Justice-General of Scotland

 

Archibald [Campbell], 8th Earl of Argyll later 1st Marquess of Argyll

created

15 Nov 1641 Marquess of Argyll

 

The Earldom of Argyll was held by the 1st Marquess of Argyll from 15 Nov 1641 until his attainder and execution in 1661. In 1663 the family titles and estates were restored to his elder son,

 

Archibald [Campbell], 9th Earl of Argyll

born

26 Feb 1628/9

mar. (1)

13 May 1650 Lady Mary Stewart (d. May 1668), 1st dau. of James [Stewart], 4th Earl of Moray, by his wife Lady Margaret Home, 1st dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Home], 1st Earl of Home

children by first wife

1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 10th Earl of Argyll later 1st Duke of Argyll

2. Hon John Campbell of Mamore, sentenced to death 1685 for his part in his father's rebellion but pardoned 1689, Groom of the Bedchamber, Member of Parliament (Scotland) for Argyllshire 1700, and for Dumbarton (GB) 1708-22 and 1722-27 (d. 7 Apr 1729), mar. 1692 Hon Elizabeth Elphinstone (b. 24 May 1673; d. 13 Apr 1758), 1st dau. of John [Elphinstone], 8th Lord Elphinstone, and had issue:

1a. John Campbell, later 4th Duke of Argyll

2a. Capt Charles Campbell of Auchnacreive, Member of Parliament for Argyllshire 1736-42 (d. Jan 1742)

3a. Neil Campbell (d. after 27 Jun 1721)

4a. William Campbell, of Liston Hall, co. Suffolk (d. 8 Sep 1787), mar. (1) ..... Barnard; and (2) 7 Apr 1762 Bridget Firebrace (widow of (1) Philip Evers, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, and (2) Sir Cordell Firebrace, Bt. MP, of Melford Hall, co. Suffolk; d. 3 Jul 1782), 3rd dau. of Philip Bacon, of Ipswich, co. Suffolk, and had issue by his first wife

1a. Mary Campbell (b. c.1694; d. 11 May 1756), mar. James [Primrose], 2nd Earl of Rosebery, and had issue

2a. Anne Campbell (d. 2 Nov 1785), mar. after 4 Oct 1716 Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath (d. 1768)

3a. Isabella Campbell (d. 3 Jan 1786), mar. Capt William Montgomery of Rosemount (d. 1743), and had issue

4a. Jean Campbell, mar. 9 Dec 1725 Capt John Campbell of Carrick (d. 1745 at the Battle of Fontenoy), and had issue

5a. Primrose Campbell (b. c. 1710; d. 23 May 1796), mar. 1 Jul 1733 as his second wife Simon [Fraser], 11th Lord Lovat, and had issue

6a. Elizabeth Campbell

3. Hon Charles Campbell, forfeited for his part in his father's rebellion but pardoned 1689, Member of Parliament (Scotland) for Campbelltown 1700, mar. 1678 his father's step-daughter Lady Sophia Lindsay (dsp. 1698), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Lindsay], 1st Earl of Balcarres, and (2) Bettie Bowles, and had issue by his second wife

4. Col Hon James Campbell of Burnbank and Boquhan, Member of Parliament for Renfrew 1699-1707 and for Ayr 1708-10, mar. Hon Margaret Leslie (d. 17 Apr 1755), 4th dau. of David [Leslie], 1st Lord Newark, and had issue

1. Lady Mary Campbell (b. 17 Jul 1657)

2. Lady Anne Campbell (b. c.1658; d. 18 Sep 1734), mar. (1) 1 Jul 1678 Richard [Maitland], 4th Earl of Lauderdale, and (2) her cousin Charles [Stewart], 6th Earl of Moray, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Jean Campbell (d. 31 Jul 1712), mar. 30 Jun 1685 her cousin William [Kerr], 2nd Marquess of Lothian, and had issue

mar. (2)

28 Jan 1670 Lady Anne Lindsay (widow of her cousin Alexander [Lindsay], 1st Earl of Balcarres;  bur. 29 May 1707), 2nd dau. of Colin [Mackenzie], 1st Earl of Seaforth, by his wife Lady Margaret Seton, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline

died

executed 30 Jun 1685

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Privy Councillor 1664;  extraordinary Lord of Session 1674-81;  refused to subscribe to the Test Act and was found guilty of High Treason 19 Dec 1681 and sentenced to death;  escaped and subsequently let an abortive invasion of Scotland

 

Archibald [Campbell], 10th Earl of Argyll later 1st Duke of Argyll

created

23 Jun 1701 Lord of Inverary, Mull, Moreen and Tirie, Viscount Lochaw and Glenyla, Earl of Campbell and Cowall, Marquess of Kintyre and Lorne, and Duke of Argyll, to him and his heirs male whatsoever

 

The Earldom of Argyll has been held by the Dukes of Argyll since 23 Jan 1701.

 

 Last updated 13 Aug 2003

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