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George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (S), 1st Duke of Argyll (UK), KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE

George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (S), 1st Duke of Argyll (UK), KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE
George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (S), 1st Duke of Argyll (UK), KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE

Born: 30 Apr 1823

Married: (1) 31 Jul 1844 Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower VA CI, Mistress of the Robes to the Queen 1868-70 (b. 30 May 1824; d. 25 May 1878), 1st dau. of George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, by his wife Lady Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Howard, 3rd dau. of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle

Children by first wife:

1. Lord John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, later 9th Duke of Argyll

2. Capt Lord Archibald Campbell (b. 18 Dec 1846;  d. 29 Mar 1913), married: 12 Jan 1869 Janey Sevilla Callander (d. 15 Jul 1923), 3rd dau. of James Henry Callander of Craigforth and Ardkinglas, and had issue:

 1a. Niall Diarmid Campbell, later 10th Duke of Argyll

 2a. Lady Elspeth Angela Campbell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Duke by Royal Warrant 22 Aug 1914 (b. 2 Nov 1873; d. 28 Oct 1942)

3. Lord Walter Campbell (b. 30 Jul 1848; d. 2 May 1889), married: 14 Apr 1874 Olivia Rowlandson Milns (married: (2) 14 Jun 1890 Allan Gordon;  d. 17 Aug 1892), only dau. of John Clarkson Milns, of Asory House, Bute, and had issue:

 1a. Douglas Walter Campbell (b. 6 Mar 1877;  d. 5 Jan 1926), married: (1) 28 Nov 1899 Aimee Marie Suzanne Lawrence (d. 9 Feb 1920), dau. of John Lawrence, of New York, USA, and (2) 17 Jun 1920 Lilian Elizabeth Lutley Morgan (widow of Harington Morgan, of Khartoum;  d. 8 Apr 1957), and only dau. of Philip Lutley Sclater, of Odiham Priory, Hampshire, and had issue by his first wife:

  1b. Ian Douglas Campbell, later 11th Duke of Argyll

  1b. Lilah Olive Campbell (b. 10 Oct 1875;  d. 6 Jul 1960)

4. Lt Lord George Granville Campbell RN (b. 25 Dec 1850;  d. 21 Apr 1915), married: 8 May 1879 Sybil Lascelles Alexander (d. 1 May 1947), only child of James Bruce Alexander, and had issue

5. Lord Colin Campbell MP (b. 9 Mar 1853;  dsp. 19 Jun 1895), married: 21 Jul 1881 (div. 1884) Gertrude Elizabeth Blood (dsp. 2 Nov 1911), 2nd dau. of Edmund Maghlin Blood, of Brickhill, co. Clare

1. Lady Edith Campbell (b. 7 Nov 1849;  d. 6 Jul 1913), married: 23 Dec 1868 Henry George [Percy], 7th Duke of Northumberland, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Campbell (b. 14 Feb 1852; d. 24 Sep 1896), married: 17 Jul 1880 Lt Col Edward Harrison Clough-Taylor, of Firby Hall, co. York (d. 1 Apr 1921), son of Edward Clough-Taylor, of Kirkham Abbey, co. York, and had issue

3. Lady Victoria Campbell (b. 22 May 1854;  d. 6 Jul 1910)

4. Lady Evelyn Campbell (b. 17 Aug 1855;  dsp. 22 Mar 1940), married: 10 Aug 1886 James Baillie-Hamilton (dsp. 28 May 1921), 4th son of Adm William Alexander Baillie-Hamilton, by his wife Lady Harriet Hamilton, only dau. of Lord James Hamilton, styled Viscount Hamilton

5. Lady Frances Campbell (b. 22 Feb 1858;  d. 25 Feb 1931), married: 12 May 1879 Eustace James Anthony Balfour (d. 14 Feb 1911), 5th son of James Maitland Balfour, of Whittinghame, East Lothian, by his wife Lady Blanche Mary Harriet Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd dau. by his first wife of James Brownlow William Cecil (later Gascoyne-Cecil), 2nd Marquess of Salisbury, and had issue

6. Lady Mary Emma Campbell (b. 22 Sep 1859;  d. 22 Mar 1947), married: 4 Jul 1882 Rt Rev Hon Edward Carr Glyn DD, Bishop of Peterborough (b. 21 Nov 1843; d. 14 Nov 1926), 8th son of George Carr [Glyn], 1st Baron Wolverton, by his wife Marianne Grenfell, dau. of Pascoe Grenfell MP, of Taplow House, co. Buckingham, and had issue

7. Lady Constance Harriet Campbell (b. 11 Nov 1864;  d. 9 Feb 1922), married: 27 Jun 1891 Charles Emmot, of North Bailey, Durham (d. 18 Feb 1910), son of Thomas Emmott, of Brookfield, Oldham, co. Lancaster, and had issue

Married: (2) 13 Aug 1881 Amelia Maria Anson (b. c. 1844; widow of Col Hon Archibald Henry Augustus Anson, 3rd son of Thomas William [Anson], 1st Earl of Lichfield;  d. 4 Jan 1894), sister of Sir Gilbert Henry Claughton, 1st Bt., and 1st dau. of Rt Rev Thomas Legh Claughton DD, Bishop of St Albans, by his wife Hon Julia Susanna Ward, 1st dau. of William Humble [Ward], 10th Baron Ward

Married: (3) 30 Jul 1895 Ina Erskine McNeill VA, Extra Lady of the Bedchamber and Private Secretary to Queen Victoria (d. 24 Dec 1925), 2nd dau. of Archibald McNeill of Colonsay, by his wife Christina Mitchell, dau. of Col St Leger Mitchell

Created: 7 Apr 1892 Duke of Argyll (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

Died: 24 Apr 1900

Succeeded by: eldest son by first wife John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (S), 2nd Duke of Argyll (UK)

Note: Chancellor of the University of St Andrews 1851-1900; Lord Privy Seal 1852-55, 1859-66 and 1880-81;  Privy Councillor 1853; Rector of the University of Glasgow 1854-56; Postmaster General 1855-58; Knight of the Thistle 1856; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1862-1900; Lord Lieutenant of Argyll 1862-1900; Secretary of State for India 1868-74; Knight of the Garter 1883.


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