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Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell

son and heir of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow, by his wife and second cousin Mariot Campbell, dau. of John Campbell


Married: (1) Lady Margery Stewart (d. bef. Aug 1432), 1st dau. of Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany (by his second wife Muriel Keith, 1st dau. of Sir William Keith, Marischal of Scotland), 3rd son by his first wife of Robert II, King of Scotland

Only child by first wife:

1. Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell (dvp. before Mar 1440), mar. (1) Elizabeth Somerville, 1st dau. of John Somerville, 2nd Lord Somerville, by his first wife Helen Hepburn, sister of Patrick Hepburn, 1st Lord Hailes, and dau. of Sir Adam Hepburn of Hailes, and (2) allegedly his half-cousin, a dau. of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, and had issue by his first wife:
1a. Colin Campbell, later 2nd Lord Campbell later 1st Earl of Argyll

Married: (2)
bef. 12 Mar 1439/40 Margaret Stewart (d. after Aug 1442), dau. of Sir John Stewart of Ardgowan, Blackhall and Auchingoun, illegitimate son of Robert III, King of Scotland
children by second wife
2. Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy (b. c. 1406; d. 1475), mar. (1) c. 1448 Janet Stewart, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne, (2) Margaret Robertson, dau. of Robert Robertson of Struan, and (3) bef. 7 Oct 1467 Margaret Stirling, dau. of Luke Stirling of Keir, and had issue by all three wives
3. Neil Campbell of Ormidale (d. after 1442), mar., and had issue
4. Duncan Campbell of Kilmichael (d. after 6 Jul 1452), mar. and had issue
5. Archibald Campbell of Otter, mar. 1460 Mariot Stewart, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne, and had issue

Created: 1445 Lord Campbell

Died: c. 1453

Succeeded by: grandson, Colin Campbell, 2nd Lord Campbell

Note: Justiciar of Scotland; knighted bef. 1440


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


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

Note: The Lordship of Campbell has been held by the Earls of Argyll (Dukes of Argyll from 23 Jun 1701) since 1457.

See:  Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll


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