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Sir Cailean Mór Campbell, 1st Lord of Lochow "Colin the Great"

Son and heir of Sir Gillespic Campbell 1st of Menstrie.

Born: January 1230

Married: Wife unnamed, possibly a dau. of Sinclair of Roslin (a.k.a. St. Clair of Roslin)

Children:

1. Sir Neil Campbell, later 2nd Lord of Lochow
2. Sir Dugald Campbell of Torsa, Knight, Laird of Menstrie in Clackmannanshire, swore fealty to King Edward I in 1296, but later joined Robert Bruce.
3. Sir Arthur Campbell, Knight, Constable of Dunstaffnage, swore fealty to King Edward I in 1296, but later joined Robert Bruce. (Some writers have doubted he was the son of Sir Colin.)
1. Unknown daughter Campbell
4. Sir Donald Campbell, ancestor of the Campbells of Loudon.
5. Sir Duncan Campbell, alive in 1296.
6. Sir Gillespic Campbell

Created: 1280 1st Lord of Lochow

Died: September 1294

Tenure: 1280 - September 1294

Other Titles: 2nd of Menstrie, Chief of Clan Campbell, a.k.a: "Colin the Great" Campbell

Preceded by: Sir Gillespic Campbell, 1st of Menstrie

Succeeded by: Sir Neil Campbell, 2nd Lord of Lochow

Note: Died fighting Alexander, Lord of Lorne, at the Ath-dearg (Red Ford) of Lorn (where a cairn marks the site of his grave). Earned the name Cailean Mór "Colin the Great" for his deeds on and off the battlefield and for his leadership of Clan Campbell. The Chiefs of Clan Campbell take the Gaelic title of 'MacCailein Mor' (Son of Colin the Great) from Sir Cailean Mór Campbell.

 

Sir Neil Campbell, 2nd Lord of Lochow

Eldest son and heir of Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Lochow, Cailein Mòr "Colin the Great".

Born: ?

Married 1st: He married, firstly, unknown daughter Crawford, daughter of Andrew Crawford, before 1303. 

Children by first wife:

1. Sir Colin Campbell later 3rd Lord of Lochow. b. c 1282, d. b 2 May 1343

Married 2nd: He married, secondly, Margaret Cameron between 1303 and 1312, possibly the widow of Hubert de Multon, and had by her issue:

Children by second wife: No issue.

Married 3rd: He married, thirdly, Lady Mary Bruce, daughter of Robert Bruce, Lord of Annandale, and Earl of Carrick (in right of his wife), by Margaret dtr of Neil, 2nd Earl of Carrick, sister of King Robert I, circa 1312.

Children by third wife:

1. Dougal Campbell, living 1323, had issue:
2. Douglas Campbell
3. Duncan Campbell Macdonnachie of Inverawe, progenitor of the Campbells of Inverawe.
4. John Campbell of Moulin, b. c 1313, d. 19 Jul 1333, created Earl of Atholl ca 1320, m Joanna dtr of Sir John Menteith of Rusky and widow of Malise, Earl of Strathern, and was a Knight at the Battle of Halidon Hill 19 July 1333 leaving no issue. His widow m. 3rd Sir Maurice Moray of Drumsagard (on whom the Earldom of Strathearn was conferred 1343/34 and who d 17 Oct 1346) and m 4th ante Nov 1347 William Sutherland, 4th Earl of Sutherland (d 1370). She was alive in 1367.

Died: c.1316

Tenure: September 1294 - 1316

Other Titles: 3rd of Menstrie, Chief of Clan Campbell, a.k.a: Mac Cailein Mòr "Son of Colin the Great" Campbell

Preceded by: Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Lochow

Succeeded by: Sir Colin Campbell 3rd Lord of Lochow

Note: Sir Neil Campbell 2nd Lord of Lochow joined Robert the Bruce in 1296 and fought for him in almost every action between Methven and Bannockburn. He was also known as Nigel Campbell. He was appointed Knight of Lochow circa 1285. In 1296 he joined Robert the Bruce in the struggle against the English. Robert the Bruce granted him, his (third) wife and their son John, all of the lands of David de Strathbogie, 11th Earl of Atholl. He lived at Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland. On 26 April 1315 he was one of the great Barons of Parliament which met to fix the succession to the Crown.

 

Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd Lord of Lochow

Eldest son and heir of Sir Neil Campbell, 2nd Lord of Lochow

Born: c. 1282

Married: Helena de Levenax of Lennox, daughter of Sir John 'Mor' de Levenax of Lennox, son of the Earl of Lennox

Children:

1. Sir Archibald Campbell later 4th Lord of Lochow
2. Dugal Campbell of Glassary, m Margaret, sister and heiress of John Glasreth of Glassary
3. John Campbell
1. Alicia Campbell

Died: May 2, 1343

Tenure: February 10, 1315 - May 2, 1343

Other Titles: 4th of Menstrie, Chief of Clan Campbell, a.k.a.: Mac Cailein Mòr "Son of Colin the Great" Campbell, 10 February 1315. He gained the title of Lord of Lochow [feudal barony] on 10 February 1315, Hereditary Keeper of Dunoon Castle c. 1334.

Preceded by: Sir Neil Campbell, 2nd Lord of Lochow

Succeeded by: Sir Archibald Campbell 4th Lord of Lochow

Note: Knight, granted all the lands of Lochow, united with the lands of Ardsheodnish, in free barony 10 Feb 1315. He accompanied the expedition of King Robert I to Ireland in 1316 to win its throne for the King's brother, Edward Bruce, and in 1334 assisted Robert, 7th High Steward of Scotland, to recover the Castle of Dunoon from the English, following which he was appointed its heritable Keeper. Sir Colin Campbell is reported to have had also a natural son, Niall Campbell, ancestor of the Campbells of Melfort.

 

Sir Archibald Campbell, 4th Lord of Lochow

Eldest son and heir of Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd Lord of Lochow and Helena de Levenax of Lennox.

Born: d. before 1394

Married 1st: He married, firstly, unknown Menteith, daughter of Sir John Menteith.

Children by first wife:

1. Helen Campbell, She married, firstly, Iain Macdonald, son of Iain Macdonald, Lord of the Isles and Amie MacRuari, before 1369. Had issue. She married, secondly, Duncan, 8th Earl of Lennox, son of Walter of Faslane and Margaret, Countess of Lennox, before 1373. She was also known as Ellen. Had issue.

Married 2nd: He married, secondly, Mary Lamont, daughter of Sir John Lamont of that Ilk.

Children by second wife:

1. Sir Colin Campbell, later 5th Lord of Lochow d. bt 1412 - 1414
2. Duncan Campbell, reported to be the ancestor of the Campbells of Glenfeochan

Died: c.1394

Tenure: May 2, 1343 - 1394

Other Titles: 5th of Menstrie, Chief of Clan Campbell, a.k.a: Mac Cailein Mòr "Son of Colin the Great" Campbell, Hereditary Keeper of Dunoon Castle.

Preceded by: Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd Lord of Lochow

Succeeded by: Sir Colin Campbell, 5th Lord of Lochow

Note: He was also known as Gillespic. He gained the title of Lord of Lochow [feudal barony]. On 2 May 1343 he was granted many forfeited lands by King David II, and received also from Mary II, Countess of Menteith, daughter of Alan II, Earl of Menteith, a grant of Kilmun, confirmed by charter of King David II on 11 October 1363. He lived in 1360 at Lockawe, Scotland. On 26 March 1371 he did homage to King Robert II.

 

Sir Colin Campbell, 5th Lord of Lochow

Eldest son and heir of Sir Archibald Campbell, 4th Lord of Lochow and Mary Lamont, daughter of Sir John Lamont of that Ilk.

Born: ?

Natural Children of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow

1. Dugall Campbell b. b 1414, d. a 1442, Dean of Argyll
2. Duncan Campbell b. b 1414, ancestor of the Campbells of Duntroon.

Married 1st:  He married, secondly, Mariot Campbell, daughter of John Campbell, before 1 April 1387.3 He died between 1412 and 1414.

Children by first wife:

1. Sir Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell d. 1453,
2. Colin Campbell,  Colin Campbell of Ardkinglass m 1396 Christina dtr of Robert MacLayman (alias Lamont) of Inveryne and was the ancestor of the Campbells of Ardentinny, of Auchnawillan, of Carrick, of Dergachy, and of Clachan.
3. John Campbell, John Campbell of Barbreck, ancestor of the Campbells of Inverliver. (The Campbells of Succoth claim descent from a cadet of the Campbells of Barbreck.)
4. Dugall 'Mor' Campbell, Dugall Mor Campbell of Dunstaffnage m a dtr of Macdonald of the Isles and was ancestor of the Campbells of Glenamackrie, of Scammadale, of Torry, and of Crackaig.
5. Donald Campbell b. b 1414, d. a 1442
6. Patrick Campbell b. b 1414
7. Celestin Campbell b. b 1414

Died: between 1412 and 1414

Tenure: 1394 - 1412-1414

Other Titles: 5th of Menstrie, Chief of Clan Campbell, a.k.a: Mac Cailein Mòr "Son of Colin the Great" Campbell, Hereditary Keeper of Dunoon Castle.

Preceded by: Sir Archibald Campbell, 4th Lord of Lochow

Succeeded by: Sir Duncan Campbell, 6th Lord of Lochow and 1st Lord Campbell

Note: He gained the title of Lord of Lochow [feudal barony]. He held the office of Lieutenant and Commissary of Argyll in 1382. He lived at Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland.

 

Sir Duncan Campbell, 6th Lord of Lochow, later 1st Lord Campbell

Son and heir of Sir Colin Campbell, 5th Lord of Lochow, by his wife and second cousin Mariot Campbell, dau. of John Campbell.

Created: 1445 Lord Campbell

Tenure:  1445 - 1453

Preceded by: Father, Sir Colin Campbell, 5th Lord of Lochow (d. between 1412 and 1414)

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

See:  Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell

 

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