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Field Marshall John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1st Duke of Greenwich, KG PC

John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, and 1st Duke of Greenwich
John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, and 1st Duke of Greenwich


1st son of Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Tollemache

Born: 10 Oct 1680

Married: (1)

After 30 Dec 1701 Mary Duncombe (dsp. 16 Jan 1716/17), dau. of Thomas Browne later Duncombe, by his wife Ursula Duncombe, sister of Sir Charles Duncombe, Lord Mayor of London 1708-09, and only dau. of Alexander Duncombe, of Drayton, co. Buckingham

Married: (2)

6 Jun 1717 Jane Warburton, a Maid of Honour to Queen Anne (b. c. 1680; d. 16 Apr 1764), dau. of Thomas Warburton, of Winnington, co. Chester, by his wife Anne Williams, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Williams, Bt., of Penrhyn

Children by second wife:

1. Lady Caroline Campbell, Ranger of Greenwich Park, Created: 19 Aug 1767 Baroness Greenwich, of Greenwich in the County of Kent, with remainder to her male issue by her second husband (b. 17 Nov 1717;  d. 11 Jan 1794), married: (1) 2 Oct 1742 Lord Francis Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (dvp. 1 Apr 1750), 1st son of Francis Scott, 2nd Duke of Buccleuch, by his first wife and cousin Lady Jane Douglas, 2nd dau. of James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, and (2) 18 Sep 1755 Rt Hon Charles Townshend MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. c. 1725; d. 4 Sep 1767), 2nd son of Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend, by his wife Audrey Harrison, only dau. and hrss. of Edward Harrison, of Ball's Park, co. Hertford, and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Anne Campbell (b. c. 1720; dsp. 7 Feb 1785), married: 28 Apr 1741 William [Wentworth], 2nd Earl of Strafford

3. Lady Jane Campbell (b. 1723; dvp. 26 Jan 1735)

4. Lady Elizabeth Campbell (b. c. 1722; dsps. 16 Jul 1799), married: 16 Feb 1749 her cousin Rt Hon James Stuart later Stuart-Mackenzie of Rosehaugh MP, Lord Privy Seal of Scotland (dsps. Dec 1749), 2nd son of James [Stuart], 2nd Earl of Bute, by his wife Lady Anne Campbell, 1st dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 1st Duke of Argyll, and had issue

5. Lady Mary Campbell (b. 6 Feb 1726/7; dsp. 30 Sep 1811), married: 1 Apr 1747 Hon Edward Coke MP, styled Viscount Coke (b. 2 Feb 1718/9; dvp. and sp. 31 Aug 1753), only son and hr. ap. of Thomas [Coke], 1st Earl of Leicester

Created: 26 Nov 1705 Baron Chatham and Earl of Greenwich (Peerage of England)
               27 Apr 1719 Duke of Greenwich (Peerage of Great Britain)

Arms of John Campbell, 1st Duke of Greenwich, Great Britain, 1719
Arms of John Campbell 1st Duke of Greenwich Great Britain 1719









Died: 4 Oct 1743

Succeeded by: His younger brother, Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll

Note: Knight of the Thistle 1703/4; an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1704/5-43; High Commissioner of the Scottish Parliament 1705; a strong proponent of the Union with England; Col of the 4th Troop of Horse Guards 1703-15, of the 3rd Regiment of Foot 1707-11, of the Royal Horse Guards 1715-16, 1733-40 and 1742, and of the 3rd Troop of the Horse Guards 1726-33; Brig General 1704, Maj General 1706, Lieut General 1709, General 1711 and Field Marshal 1735/6; Privy Councillor 1708/9; Knight of the Garter 1709/10 when he resigned the Thistle; Governor of Minorca 1712-14 and 1714-16; Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1712-14; a Lord Justice of the Realm 1714; won the Battle of Sheriffmuir 1715; Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1715-16 and of Argyll and Dunbarton 1715-43; Lord Steward of the Household 1718/9-25; Master General of the Ordnance 1725-30 and 1742; Governor of Plymouth 1730-37 on his death the peerages of Baron Chatham, Earl of Greenwich and Duke of Greenwich became extinct.


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