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

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

Children:

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

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.

Succeeded by: son

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
 

Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll

Born: c. 1513
 
Married: 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), Married:  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), Married:  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), Married: , and had issue
1. Lady Margaret Campbell, Married:  John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine and de jure 17th Earl of Mar, and had issue
2. Lady Isabel Campbell, Married:  Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassilis, and had issue
3. Lady Janet Campbell (d. c. 2 Feb 1545/6), Married:  John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl, and had issue
4. Lady Jean Campbell, Married:  Sir John Lamont of that Ilk, and had issue
5. Lady Catherine Campbell (dsp), Married:  (1) as his second wife her cousin Lachlan Cattanach Maclean of Dowart, and (2) Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck
6. Lady Marion Campbell, Married:  after 8 Dec 1526 Sir Robert Menzies of that Ilk
7. Lady Ellen Campbell, Married:  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

Succeeded by: son

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

Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll

Born: c. 1486
 
Married: Before 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), Married:  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), Married:  (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, Married:  (1) bef. 1554 Sir James MacDonnell, son of Alexander MacDonnell, Chief of Clan Donnell, and (2) c. 1569 Turlough Luinech O'Neill

Died: Before 26 Mar 1529

Succeeded 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: c. 1507
 
Married:  (1) Before 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

Married:  (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), Married:  11 Jan 1563/4 James Stewart, 1st Lord Doune, and had issue
2. Lady Janet Campbell, Married:  1557 Hector Og ("the Younger") Maclean of Dowart, and had issue

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

Died: 2 Dec 1558

Succeeded 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

Married:  (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

Married:  (2) 5 Aug 1573 Lady Janet Cunningham (Married:  (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

Succeeded 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: c. 1541
 
Married:  (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

Married:  (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, Married:  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

Succeeded by: son by second wife

Note: Privy Councillor 1577;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1579
 

Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll

Born: c. 1575

Married:  (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), Married:  1607 George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly, and had issue
2. Lady Annabella Campbell (d. aft. 16 Jul 1652), Married:  27 May 1611 Robert Kerr, 2nd Earl of Lothian, and had issue
3. Lady Jean Campbell (bur. 26 Feb 1674/5), Married:  (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, Married:  after 23 Aug 1617 Sir Robert Montgomery of Skelmorly (d. bef. 22 May 1654), and had issue
5. Lady Elizabeth Campbell

Married:  (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, Married:  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), Married:  1640 Rev..... Bulleyn, chaplain to the Earl of Lindsey

Died: bef. 29 Nov 1638

Succeeded by:  son by first wife

Note: Justice-General of Scotland

 

Marquesses of Argyll (1641)

Archibald Campbell, 8th Earl of Argyll created 1st Marquess of Argyll, PC

1st son and heir of Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll, by his first wife Lady Agnes Douglas, 5th dau. of William Douglas, 6th Earl of Morton
Born: c.1606

Married: 6/7 Aug 1626 his first cousin once removed Lady Margaret Douglas (b. 1610; d. 13 Mar 1677/8), 2nd dau. of William [Douglas], 7th Earl of Morton, by his wife Lady Anne Keith, 1st dau. by his first wife of George [Keith], 4th Earl Marischal

Children:

1. Lord Archibald Campbell, later 9th Earl of Argyll
2. Lord Neil Campbell of Ardmannie, Governor of Dumbarton Castle (b. c. 1630; d. Apr 1692), mar. (1) 28 Jan 1668 his half-cousin once removed Lady Vere Kerr (b. 24 Apr 1649;  d. 17 Apr 1674), sister of Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian, and 3rd dau. of William Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian, by his wife Lady Anne Kerr, 1st dau. and heir of line of Robert Kerr, 2nd Earl of Lothian, by his wife Lady Annabella Campbell, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll, and (2) after 20 Mar 1685 Susan Menzies (mar. (2) Col Alexander Campbell of Finab and Monzie), 1st dau. of Sir Alexander Menzies of Weem, 1st Bt., and had issue by both wives
1. Lady Anne Campbell (dvp. bef. 1660)
2. Lady Jane Campbell (d. 31 Jul 1712), mar. Jan 1660/1 her half-cousin once removed Robert [Kerr], 1st Marquess of Lothian, and had issue
3. Lady Mary Campbell (b. after 1634; d. 4 Feb 1690/1), mar. (1) 22 Sep 1657 George [Sinclair], 6th Earl of Caithness, and (2) 7 Apr 1678 as his second wife John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, and had issue by her second husband
4. Lady Isabella Campbell (b. 20 May 1650; d. bef. 19 Oct 1663)

Died: Executed 27 May 1661

Created: 15 Nov 1641 Marquess of Argyll

Succeeded by: (in Earldom of Argyll only) son

Note: Privy Councillor (Scotland) 1628;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1634;  suc. his father 29 Nov 1638 as 8th Earl of Argyll;  Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire 1658-59;  suc. his half-brother Sep 1645 as 2nd Lord of Kintyre;  attainted and all his honours forfeited 1661.

The Earldom of Argyll was held by the 1st Marquess of Argyll from 15 Nov 1641 until his attainder and execution in 27 May 1661. In 1663 the late marquess's elder son, Archibald Campbell, was restored to the titles and estates of the family as Lord Campbell, Lorne and Kintyre and Earl of Argyll.

 

Earls of Argyll (1457; restored 1663)

Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll

Born: 26 Feb 1628/9

Married:  (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), Married:  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), Married:  (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), Married:  James Primrose, 2nd Earl of Rosebery, and had issue
2a. Anne Campbell (d. 2 Nov 1785), Married:  after 4 Oct 1716 Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath (d. 1768)
3a. Isabella Campbell (d. 3 Jan 1786), Married:  Capt William Montgomery of Rosemount (d. 1743), and had issue
4a. Jean Campbell, Married:  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), Married:  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, Married:  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, Married:  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), Married:  (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), Married:  30 Jun 1685 her cousin William Kerr, 2nd Marquess of Lothian, and had issue

Married:  (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

Succeeded 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

Born: c. 1658

(Elder son of the 9th Earl, restored to his father's honours in 1685, created Duke of Argyll in 1701)

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.

 

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