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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.


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