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Campbell of Shawfield, Islay and Skipness


Daniel Campbell MP, 1st of Shawfield and 1st of Islay

2nd son of Walter Campbell, Captain of Skipness, by his first wife Anne Stewart, dau. of Sir James Stewart of Ardmaleish, 1st Bt.



mar. (1)

1695 Margaret Leckie, dau. of John Leckie of Newlands

children by first wife

1. John Campbell of Shawfield, Yr. of Shawfield and Islay (b. 1696; dvp. 22 Jul 1746), mar. (1) 30 Aug 1728 Lady Margaret Campbell (dsp. before 7 Oct 1733), only dau. of Hugh [Campbell], 3rd Earl of Loudoun, by his wife and cousin Lady Margaret Dalrymple, 3rd dau. of John [Dalrymple], 1st Earl of Stair, and (2) 20 Apr 1735 Lady Henrietta Cunningham (b. 24 Feb 1710; d. 5 May 1774), 2nd dau. of William [Cunningham], 12th Earl of Glencairn, by his wife Lady Henrietta Stewart, 2nd dau. of Alexander [Stewart], 3rd Earl of Galloway, and had issue by his second wife:

1. Daniel Campbell, 2nd of Shawfield and Islay and 8th of Skipness

2. John Campbell (d. unm. 9 Jul 1773)

3. Walter Campbell, 3rd of Islay and 9th of Skipness

2. Walter Campbell, Receiver of Customs (d. 31 Jan 1733), mar. 2 Nov 1728 Mary Anna Campbell (d. Jun 1749), dau. of Sir James Campbell, 13th of Ardkinglass

3. David Campbell (d. unm. by drowning in the River Clyde)

1. Margaret Campbell, mar. Sir Duncan Campbell, 7th of Lochnell (dsp. c. 1765)

2. Anna Campbell, mar. 1722 Colin Campbell of Skipnish (b. 1690; dsps. 26 Apr 1756), and had issue

3. Janet Campbell, mar. Alexander MacMillan

mar. (2)

4 Apr 1714 Hon Catherine Denholm (widow of Sir William Denholm of Westshields), 3rd dau. of Henry [Erskine], 3rd Lord Cardross, by his wife Catherine Stewart, sister and cohrss. of Sir William Stewart of Kirkhill, and 2nd dau. of Sir James Stewart of Kirkhill

only child by second wife

4. Katharine Campbell, mar. 1737 Thomas Gordon of Airds, Yr. of Earlestown (b. 1713; dvp. 1767)


8 Jun 1753

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Inverary 1702 and for Glasgow 1716-34; a prosperous merchant and ship owner, he purchased the Isle of Islay and part of Jura in 1726


Daniel Campbell, 2nd of Shawfield and Islay and 8th of Skipness



13 May 1777

suc. by



inherited Skipness on the death of his cousin, Colin Campbell, Captain of Skipness, on 26 Apr 1756


Walter Campbell, 3rd of Shawfield and Islay (Islay only from 1788) and 9th of Skipness


29 Dec 1741

mar. (1)

9 Mar 1768 Eleanora Kerr (bapt. 17 Jan 1745; d. bef. 1788), dau. of Robert Kerr of Newfield (by his wife Eleanora Nugent), son of Lord Charles Kerr of Cramond (by his wife Janet Murray, 1st dau. of Sir David Murray of Stanhope, 2nd Bt., by his first wife Lady Anne Bruce, 2nd dau. of Alexander [Bruce], 2nd Earl of Kincardine), 2nd son of Robert [Kerr], 1st Marquess of Lothian, by his wife  Lady Jane Campbell, 2nd dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 1st Marquess of Argyll

children by first wife

1. Col John Campbell MP, 4th of Islay

2. Robert Campbell, Yr. of Skipness (dvp. 14 Dec 1814). mar. Jul 1806 Eugenia Josephine Wynne (b. c. 1780), dau. of Richard Wynne, of Folkingham, co. Lincoln (b. c. 1778), by his wife Agathe Camille Deroyer, and had issue:

1a. Walter William Thomas Beaujolais Campbell, 10th of Skipness, sold Skipness Castle 1853 (b. 5 Nov 1807), mar. 18 Sep 1838 Anna Henrietta Loring (b. 1817), dau. of Col Robert Roberts Loring, of York, Ontario, Canada, by his wife Mar Anne Campbell, dau. of Walter Campbell, and had issue:

1b. Col Walter Lorne Campbell (b. 28 Jul 1845; d. 16 Jul 1874 in Waimarama, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

2b. Rt Rev Archibald Ean Campbell DD, Curate of Aberdare 1881-85, Rector of Castle Rising with Royden, co. Norfolk 1885-91, Vicar of All Souls', Leeds 1891-1901, Provost of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth 1901-04, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway 1904-21 (b. 1 Jun 1856; d. 18 Apr 1921), mar. 1885 Helen Ann Broderick, and had issue

3b. Allan Nigel Campbell (b. 17 Oct 1858)

1b. Constance Glencairn Campbell (b. 16 Jul 1839; d. 1912)

2b. Annetta Campbell (b. c. 1848)

2a. Col John Francis Glencairn Campbell (b. c. 1809), mar. Oct 1836 Katherine Alexander, dau. of Col ..... Alexander, and had issue

3a. George Augustus Campbell HEICS (b. c. 1813; d. 7 Nov 1841), mar. 2 Nov 1834 Lady Sarah Lyon-Bowes (b. 8 Aug 1813; mar. (2) 13 Jul 1843 Maj Charles Philip Ainslie; d. 6 Jun 1847), only child of Thomas [Bowes later Lyon-Bowes], 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, by his second wife Eliza Northcote, dau. of Col .... Northcote, and had issue

1a. Mary Agatha Campbell, mar. Keith Macalister of Glenbarr

3. Walter Campbell, mar. Aug 1814 Mary Anne King, dau. of John King, and had issue

4. Admiral Colin Campbell of Ardpatrick (b. 1787; d. 1851), mar. 1826 Harriet Royds (d. 1856), dau. of James Royds of Falinge, and had issue

5. Daniel Campbell (dvp. young)

1. Harriet Campbell, mar. Daniel Hamilton of Gikerscleugh

2. Glencairn Campbell. mar. Francis/Thomas Carter, of Edgcott

3. Margaret Campbell (d. 25 Jan 1850), mar. 31 May 1794 Francis [Charteris of Amisfield later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], de jure 4th Earl of March later 6th Earl of Wemyss, and had issue

4. Katherine Campbell (d. 14 Feb 1855), mar. 4 Feb 1803 Sir Charles Jenkinson, 10th Bt., and had issue

5. Elizabeth Campbell, mar. Stuart Moncrieff of Thriepland

6. Eleanor Campbell

mar. (2)

Mary Nisbet (former wife of Maj William Hay, Yr. of Newhall, elder brother of George [Hay], 7th Marquess of Tweeddale), sister and hrss. of John Hamilton Nisbet of Pencaitland, Dechmont and Winton, and only dau. of William Nisbet of Dirleton by his wife Mary Hamilton, heiress of Pencaitland, Saltcoats, Dechmont, Barncleuch, Biel and Presmennan, only dau. and sole hrss. of Alexander Hamilton of Pencaitland, by his wife Mary Tulloch, 1st dau. of Sir Francis Kinloch of Glimerton, 3rd Bt.

children by second wife

6. William Campbell (b. 2 Oct 1793; d. unm.)

7. Hamilton Campbell (b. c. 1790; dsp. 8 Sep 1873; bur. at Cambusnethan, Hamilton), mar. 16 Dec 1815 her sixth cousin Robert Montgomery [Hamilton], 8th Lord Belhaven and Stenton

8. Mary Campbell, inherited the Pencaitland estates in 1804 from her maternal uncle John Hamilton Nisbet of Pentcaitland; on her death she left these estates to Mary Georgina Constance Nisbet-Hamilton, the grand-daughter of her cousin Mary Hamilton Nisbet of Belhaven and Dirleton, Countess of Elgin and Kincardine (b. 1789; dsp. 5 Apr 1885), mar. 20 Dec 1813 James [Ruthven], 7th Lord Ruthven of Freeland


19 Oct 1816 (bur. at Bothwell, co. Lanark)

suc. by



Rector of Glasgow University 1789-91


Col John Campbell MP, 4th of Islay


c. 1770


14 Jun 1796 his fourth cousin Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell, a Lady in Waiting to Queen Caroline when Princess of Wales (b. 28 Jan 1775; mar. (2) 17 Mar 1818 Rev Edward John Bury (d. 1832); d. 31 Mar 1861), 2nd dau. of John [Campbell], 5th Duke of Argyll, by his wife Elizabeth Hamilton, suo jure Baroness Hamilton, widow of James [Hamilton], 6th Duke of Hamilton, and 2nd dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Coote, co. Roscommon, by his wife Hon Bridget Bourke, dau. by his first wife of Theobald [Bourke], 6th Viscount Mayo


1. Walter Frederick Campbell, 5th of Islay

2. John George Campbell (b. 1800; d. 6 Aug 1830), mar. 16 May 1824 Ellen Flacke Barrington (b. 1802), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Fitzwilliam Barrington, 10th Bt., by his wife Edith Mary Marshall, dau. of Sir Samuel Marshall RN by his wife Elizabeth Worsley, dau. of Sir Edward Worsley, of Gatcombe in the Isle of Wight ,and had issue:

1a. Walter Odenal Campbell (d. Sep 1851)

1a. Charlotte Edith Eleanora Campbell, mar. 1 Jul 1847 as his second wife James Henry Callandar of Craigforth (d. 31 Jan 1851)

1. Eliza Maria Campbell (d. 1842), mar. 11 Sep 1815 as his first wife Sir William Gordon Cumming later Gordon-Cumming of Altyre, 2nd Bt., and had issue

2. Eleanora Campbell (b. c. 1799; d. 3 Jul 1828), mar. 5 Aug 1819 as his first wife Henry [Paget], 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, and had issue

3. Harriet Charlotte Beaujolais Campbell (d. 1 Feb 1848), mar. 26 Feb 1821 Charles William [Bury], 2nd Earl of Charleville, and had issue

4. Adelaide Constance Campbell (d. 14 Aug 1888), mar. 1 Jul 1835 Lt Col Lord Arthur Lennox MP, Clerk of the Ordnance 1844 (b. 2 Oct 1806; d. 15 Jan 1864), 7th son of Charles [Lennox], 4th Duke of Richmond, by his wife Lady Charlotte Gordon, sister and heiress of line of George [Gordon], 5th Duke of Gordon, and 1st dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Gordon], 4th Duke of Gordon, and had issue

5. Emma Campbell (d. 14 Jan 1886), mar. 17 May 1828 William Russell, Accountant-General of the Court of Chancery (b. 15 Jul 1800; d. 5 Sep 1884), 4th son of Lord William Russell (by his wife Lady Charlotte Anne Villiers, 1st dau. of George Bussy [Villiers], 4th Earl of Jersey), 3rd son of Lord Francis Russell, styled Marquess of Tavistock (by his wife Lady Elizabeth Keppel , 6th dau. of William Anne [Keppel], 2nd Earl of Albemarle), 1st son and heir ap. by his second wife of John [Russell], 4th Duke of Bedford, and had issue

6. Julia Seymour Buccleugh Campbell (d. 8 Sep 1858), mar. (1) 1836 Peter Langford Brooke, of Mere, co. Chester (b. 1793; dsp. 9 Jan 1840), and (2) Stewart Kerr


dvp. 5 Mar 1809

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Argyll and Ayr


Walter Frederick Campbell DL JP MP, 5th of Islay 1809-53


10 Apr 1798

mar. (1)

14 Jan 1820 his cousin Lady Eleanor Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas (b. 7 Jul 1796; dvp. 16 Sep 1832; bur. in Bowmore Church), 1st dau. of Francis [Charteris of Amisfield later Charteris-Wemyss-Douglas], de jure 4th Earl of March later 6th Earl of Wemyss, by his wife Margaret Campbell, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Walter Campbell, 9th of Skipness

only child by first wife

1. John Francis Campbell, representative of Campbell of Islay 1855-84 (b. 29 Dec 1822; d. unm. 1884)

1. Margaret Susan Campbell (b. 13 Oct 1820; d. 15 Aug 1822)

mar. (2)

11 Mar 1837 his half first cousin once removed Catherine Cole, 2nd dau. of Stephen Thomas Cole, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Stanley, 2nd dau. of Edward [Smith-Stanley] 12th Earl of Derby, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, only dau. and hrss. in her issue of James [Hamilton], 6th Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Elizabeth Gunning, suo jure Baroness Hamilton, 2nd dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Coote, co. Roscommon

only child by second wife

2. Capt Sir Walter Douglas Somerset Campbell KCVO, representative of Campbell of Islay 1884-1919, Groom-in-Waiting 1881-1916 and Deputy Ranger of Windsor Great Park (b. Jun 1840; d. 17 Apr 1919), mar. 26 Apr 1881 Marie Louise Guild, dau. of J Guild, and had issue:

1a. Capt Walter Henry Edward Campbell AFC RAF, representative of Campbell of Islay, Page of Honour 1908-12 (b. 24 Apr 1897), mar. Sep 1934 Irene Keeling, dau. of Capt E J Keeling MC, and had issue:

1b. Ann Victoria Campbell (b. Jun 1935)

1b. Victoria Alexandrina Helena Christian Campbell, mar. 17 Mar 1917 Robert Howard Jobson MC RFA (d. 27 Jan 1944)

2. Augusta Elizabeth Campbell (d. 1916), mar. 6 Jul 1858 Lt Col William Henry Davenport-Bromley later Bromley Davenport MP, of Capesthorne, co. Cheshire, and Baginton Hall, co. Warwick (d. 15 Jun 1884), and had issue

3. Eila Frederica Campbell (d. 12 Oct 1923), mar. 11 Jun 1860 Sir Kenneth Smith Mackenzie of Gairloch, 6th Bt., and had issue

4. Violet Katherine Campbell (d. 5 Apr 1908), mar. 22 Dec 1870 Hamilton Henry Wyndham West QC, Recorder of Manchester

5. Castalia Rosalind Campbell (b. 20 Jul 1847; d. 12 Nov 1938), mar. 26 Sep 1865 as his second wife Granville George [Leveson-Gower], 2nd Earl Granville, and had issue


8 Feb 1855 (bur. in Paris, France)


Member of Parliament for Argyllshire 1821-32; the Islay estate found itself in serious financial difficulties and in 1853 it was sold to James Morrison, one of the richest commoners of the 19th century, for £500,000


Last updated 14 Feb 2012



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