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Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll

​ ​ Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll




















Colin Campbell, 2nd Lord Campbell created 1st Earl of Argyll 1457

Only 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: c. 1433

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


1. Hon Archibald Campbell, later 2nd Earl of Argyll
2. Hon Thomas Campbell of Lundie, Married: , and had issue
1. Lady Margaret Campbell, Married:  bef. 23 Apr 1475 George Seton, 2nd Lord Seton, and had issue
2. Lady Isabel Campbell, Married:  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), Married:  21 Apr 1478 Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton, and had issue
4. Lady Elizabeth Campbell (d. after 18 Nov 1516) Married:  bef. 10 Oct 1493 John Oliphant, 2nd Lord Oliphant, and had issue
5. Lady Mary Campbell, Married:  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, Married: 1498 Lachlan Og ("the Younger") Maclean of Dowart, and had issue

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.

Died: 10 May 1493

Tenure: 1457 – 10 May 1493

Other titles: 2nd Lord Campbell, Lord Lorne

Preceded by: Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell

Succeeded by: Eldest son, Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll

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

He succeeded as the 2nd Lord Campbell [S., 1445] in 1453. He was created 1st Earl of Argyll [Scotland] in 1457. He held the office of Baillie of Cowal in 1460. He held the office of Master of the Household in 1464. He was created 1st Lord Lorne [Scotland] on 17 April 1470, together with a conveyance to him of the lands of and lordship of Lorne, after the resignation of his wife's uncle, Walter Stewart as Lord Lorne (who was then created Lord Innermeath). He held the office of Hereditary Justiciary and Sheriff of the lordship of Lorne in 1471. He held the office of Lieutenant and Commissary of Argyll in 1479. He held the office of Chancellor [Scotland] between 1483 and February 1488, being deprived of office after the rebellion and death of King James III. In 1487 he joined the conspiracy of the nobles against King James III. He held the office of Chancellor [Scotland] between June 1488 and 1493, reinstated by King James IV. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.



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