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General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, KT PC

General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, KT PC
General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, KT PC


1st son and heir of Hon John Campbell of Mamore (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Elphinstone, 1st dau of John Elphinstone, 8th Lord Elphinstone), 2nd son by his first wife of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll

Born: c.1693

Married: 1720 Hon Mary Bellenden, Keeper of the Palace of Somerset House (d. 18 Dec 1736), 2nd dau. of John Kerr later Bellenden, 2nd Lord Bellenden of Broughton, by his wife Lady Mary Moore, 2nd dau. of Henry Moore, 1st Earl of Drogheda


1. Archibald Campbell (b. c.1722; d. young)

2. Lord John Campbell, later 1st Baron Sundridge, later 5th Duke of Argyll

3. Henry Campbell (d. unm. 2 Jul 1747)

4. Lord Frederick Campbell, Member of Parliament for Ayr and Glasgow Burghs 1761-68, for Glasgow Burghs 1768-80 and for Argyllshire 1780-96, Lord Clerk Register (b. 1729; d. 8 Jun 1816), married: 28 Mar 1769 Mary Shirley (former wife of Laurence [Shirley], 4th Earl Ferrers; d. 24 Jul 1807), sister of Sir William Meredith, 3rd Bt., of Henbury, co. Cheshire, and dau. of Amos Meredith, by Joanna Cholmondeley, dau. of Thomas Cholmondeley, and had issue

5. Capt Lord William Campbell RN, Member of Parliament for Argyllshire 1764, Governor of South Carolina 1773 (d. 4 Sep 1778), married: 17 Apr 1763 Sarah Izard (d. 4 Sep 1784), dau. of Ralph Izard, of Charleston, South Carolina, USA, and had issue

1. Lady Caroline Campbell (b. 12 Jan 1721; d. 17 Jan 1803), married: (1) 18 Jan 1739 as his third wife Charles [Bruce], 4th Earl of Elgin, and (2) 19 Dec 1747 Field Marshal Rt Hon Henry Seymour-Conway, brother of Francis [Seymour-Conway], 1st Marquess of Hertford, and 2nd son by his third wife of Francis [Seymour later Seymour-Conway], 1st Baron Conway, and has issue by both husbands

Died: 9 Nov 1770

Succeeded by: second son, Field Marshall John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll

Note: Lt Col 1712, Col of the 29th Foot 1737-38, of the 21st Foot 1738-52 and of the North British Dragoons 1752-70; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bute 1713-15, for Elgin Burghs 1715-22 and 1725-27, and for Dunbartonshire 1727-61; Groom of the Bedchamber 1727-60; Brig General 1743, Maj General 1744, Lieut General 1747 and General 1765; Governor of Limerick 1761-70; Representative Peer for Scotland 1761-70; Privy Councillor 1762; Knight of the Thistle 1765.


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