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CAMPBELL

1. DUNCAN McDUINE-

Loch Awe from the side of Beinn a'Bhuiridg

Duncan evidently had certain rights in the barony of Lochow as given in a charter by David II to Archibald Campbell in 1368.

Issue-

·  2I. DOUGAL-

Ref:

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.318-9


2I. DOUGAL (DUNCAN 1)

Issue-

·  3I. GILLESPIC- m. MARGARET SOMERVILLE, d.c.1280

Ref:

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.318-9


3I. GILLESPIC (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2)

m. ?MARGARET SOMERVILLE of Carnwath, d. of William Sommerville and Margaret of New Bigging, g-d. of Sir Thomas Sommerville
? AFRAIG- d. of either Cailean Mac Dhonnchaidh or Niall, Earl of Carrick
d.c.1280

It was first suggested in the 1970's that Gilleasbaig married Afraig the daughter of Cailean Mac Dhonnchaidh or of his son Niall, Earl of Carrick. This means that she was a cousin of the future king Robert the Bruce which explains why the Campbells were so attached to the Bruce during the Wars of Scottish Independence.(3)

In 1263 Gilleasbaig received from the Crown the lands of Menstrie and Sauchie, Stirlingshire (now Clackmannanshire).(1) He was a witness in 1266 to a charter from King Alexander III to the monks of Lindores.(2)

Issue-

·  4I. COLIN- d.c.1296

Ref:

(1) Exchequer Rolls- Vol.I, p.24
(2) Chartulary of Lindores- p.8
(3) The Earliest Campbells - Norman, Briton, or Gael- David Sellar, in Scottish Studies- Vol. 17 (1973), pp. 116-7; The Campbells, 1250-1513- Stephen Boardman, Edinburgh, 2006- pp. 13, 29, n. 24

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, p.319


4I. COLIN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3)

d.c.1296
bur. St. Peter's church, Kilchrenan on Loch Awe

Cailean Mor Caimbeul was knighted about 1280 and appears in a charter about 1281 by Malcolm, Earl of Lennox to the lands of Luse.(1) He was also one of the supporters of his cousin Robert Bruce's claim to the Scottish throne and was one of his advocates to King Edward I in 1291.(2) In 1293 he received from Sir William Lindsay the lands of Symontoun, Ayrshire and agreed to pay the feu-duty yearly to the monks of Newbattle. In the Newbattle Registrum c.1293 he is called the son of "Gylascop Kambel". Cailean witnessed a charter of James Stewart to Paisley Abbey in 1295 and attested to the marriage of James to the sister of Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster in 1296 also in the Paisley Registrum. Cailean also witnessed a charter of Maol Choluim, the contemporary Mormaer or Earl of Lennox, and in another Lennox charter in which he is granted lands in Cowal by John Lamont, one of Maol Chaluim's vassals.

By 1296, and perhaps by 1293, Cailean held the position of "Ballie" of Loch Awe and Ardscotnish, a position he was granted either by King John Balliol or Edward I of England. It was this position that made him the enemy for Iain of Lorn, the MacDougall Lord of Lorne. Sometime after September 1296, Cailean was killed by the MacDougalls at the "Red Ford" on the borders of Loch Awe and Lorne at a place known as the String of Lorne where a cairn marks the spot. So many died in this battle that the stream ran red with their blood, hence the name Red Ford. His tombstone may still be seen.(3)

St. Peter the Deacon, Kilchrenan

Monument placed by the Duke of Argyll at Cailean's tomb at St. Peter's

Cailean's great fame lies in the fact that the later Earls and Dukes of Argyll claimed descent from him, and styled themselves "Mac Cailein Mór", son or descendant of "Colin the Great".

Issue-

·  5I. NEIL- m.1. ?Feb. 1301/2 MARGARET ______ (m.1. Herbery De Multon), 2. MARY BRUCE (m.2. 1316 Sir Alexander Fraser, Great Chamberlain of Scotland), 3. ? Margaret, daughter of John Cameron of Lochiel, d. before 1316

·  6II. DONALD- m. AMABILLA ______

·  III. Dugal- of Torsa, Laird of Menstrie

·  IV. Duncan- living in 1296

·  V. Gillespic-

·  VI. ______- m. Angus Mor MacDonald, Lord of the Isles (d. 1300)

·  ?VII. Arthur- Constable of Dunstaffnage

Ref:

(1) "Chartularium de Lennox"- p.21
(2) "Foedera"- Rymer, Vol.II, p.553
(3) "The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.319-22

The Earliest Campbells - Norman, Briton, or Gael- David Sellar, in Scottish Studies- Vol. 17 (1973), pp. 116-7
The Campbells, 1250-1513- Stephen Boardman, Edinburgh, 2006- pp. 10, 13, 15-18, 21, 32, 36-55 n. 24, 47-52


5I. NEIL (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4)

m.1. ?Feb. 1301/2 MARGARET ______ (m.1. Herbert de Multon)
2. MARY BRUCE (m.2. 1316 Sir Alexander Fraser, Great Chamberlain of Scotland)
3. ?Margaret, daughter of John Cameron of Lochiel
d.c. 1316

Neil appears in a charter to the abbey of Cambuskenneth on 17 Oct. 1282.(1) Niall was active in the service of the then Robert, Earl of Carrick in the 1290's. In 1293 Niall was sent to Norway to deliver personal items to Robert's sister, Isabella Bruce, Queen of Norway. He swore allegience to King Edward at Berwick 28 Aug. 1296 and on 10 Sept. he is mentioned as one of the Barons of Argyll and the King's bailie for Lochow and Ardskeodnish. He was a witness to a charter confirmed by Edward I on 10 Oct. 1296.(2)

He was one of the Earl of Ulster's knights when he brought over a contingent from Ireland in 1303 to help King Edward(3) who granted him the ward and marriage of the two daughters of Andrew Crawford.(4) He obtained from Edward a grant 13 Feb. 1301/2 of the custody of land in Cumberland belonging to the heir of Sir Hubert de Multon until the heir becomes of age an also letters patent empowering Hubert's widow Margaret to marry him if she will, however by 8 Jan. 1304 the King had taken back his gift and he gives John de Dovedale a charter of Neil's lands and the ward and marriage of his son which was confirmed at Westminster 24 Oct. 1305.(5) This unusual procedure was probably due to the fact that Neil had joined Robert the Bruce as on 20 June 1306 it is stated that the ward and marriage of Hubert de Multon's heir is in the King's gift "by reason of Nigel Cambel to whom the said custody was formerly granted having betaken himself to Scotland against the King".(6) Neil was a staunch adherant of Robert the Bruce and fought with him in almost every battle from the battle of Methven to Bannockburn. He was present at Scone in March 1306 when Robert was crowned King of Scots. After the defeats at the Battle of Methven and the Battle of Dalrigh, Niall was one of the few knights who stuck by King Robert fighting against the English as well as the MacDougalls in the west of Scotland. He was part of the envoy to Richard de Burgo, Earl of Ulster who had been appointed Edward's commissioner to treat with Robert for terms of peace for which he obtained a safe conduct from Edward 21 Aug. 1309.(7) After Bannockburn, Neil was one of the Commissioners sent to York in Sept. 1314 to negotiate a peace with the English.(8) He was one of the great Barons in the Parliament at Ayr 26 Apr. 1315.

As a reward for his long loyal service, King Robert gave his sister, Mary, in marriage to Niall and granted the couple the lands confiscated from David Strathbogie. Poor Mary, along with the King's other female relatives, was captured and betrayed to the English by the Earl of Ross. By order of Edward I she was held prisoner in a cage exposed to public view in Roxburgh Castle until 1310. Isabella MacDuff was imprisoned in a similar cage at Berwick Castle. She was eventually released in exchange for an English nobleman captured at the Battle of Bannockburn. According to "The Borders," by Alistair Moffat, an author from Kelso who specialises in history, the ancient fort of Roxburgh Castle was the location of what is now known as Arthur's "Camelot." In his book "Arthur & the Lost Kingdoms", he provides detailed analysis of the Roman occupation of the area, the Celtic Kingdoms and the language behind place names of the Scottish Lowlands, together with the battles fought by Arthur, concluding that Roxburgh Castle was indeed Arthur's base.

Roxburgh Castle by E.W. Haslehust, 1920

Issue- first child by Margaret, next two by Mary, last by Margaret Cameron.

·  7I. COLIN- m. HELENA MOR, d. before May 1343

·  II. John- Earl of Atholl, m. Joanna Menteith of Rusky (m.1. Malise, Earl of Strathern), d.s.p. battle of Hallidon Hill 19 July 1333

·  8III. DOUGAL- alive in 1323

·  ?IV. Duncan- of Inverawe

Ref:

(1) Cartulary of Cambuskenneth- p.70
(2) Calendar of Documents- Vol.II, No.847
(3) Palgrave- p.274
(4) Cal. of Docs.- Vol.II, No.1406
(5) Cal. of Patents- Rolls 22,206,361; Cal. of Docs.- II, No. 1628,1717
(6) Cal. of Patents- Rolls 206,443,538
(7) Cal. of Docs.- III, No.100; Cal. of Patents- Roll 189
(8) Anderson's Index D

The Earliest Campbells - Norman, Briton, or Gael- David Sellar, in Scottish Studies- Vol. 17 (1973), pp. 109-26
The Campbells, 1250-1513- Stephen Boardman, Edinburgh, 2006- pp. 18-24, 40-1, 104
"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.322-5


7I. COLIN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5)

m. HELENA MOR d. of Sir John Mor, son of the Earl of Lennox
mistress, daughter of Mac Ildhui
d. before May 1343

He was granted Lochow and Ardscodysthe (Ardskeodnish) from Robert I dated at Arbroath 10 Feb. 1315 for the service of a 40-oared galley for 40 days per year.(1) He went with the King to Ireland in 1316 to assist King Robert in placing his brother Edward Bruce upon the throne of Ireland. He was at the battle where Edward Bruce was killed fighting against the English. For his service Colin was rewarded a grant of land in Argyll. In 1334 he raised 400 men and assisted the Steward of Scotland in the recovery of Dunoon castle in Cowal from the English for which David II granted him the hereditary keepership of the castle an office still held by the Dukes of Argyll.(2)

Issue- first four children by Helena

·  9I. GILLESPIC- m.1. ? daughter of Sir John Menteith, 2. MARY LAMONT, d. before 1394

·  II. Dugal- m. Margaret Glasreth of Glassary. Dougall found that his wife was being "bothered" by the Crowner of Glassary. Catching him red-handed, he killed the man and so had to flee Argyll, settling in Lochaber.

·  III. John-

·  IV. Alicia- m. Allan Lauder of Hatton

·  V. Neil- ancestor of the Campbells of Melfort

Ref:

(1) "Officers of State"- Crawford, p.41; "Diplomata"- Anderson, No.XLVII
(2) "The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.325-6


9I. GILLESPIC (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6)

m.1. ? daughter of Sir John Menteith
2. MARY, daughter of Sir JOHN LAMONT
d. before 1394

On 2 May 1343 David II granted him many forfeited lands including those of his brother Dougall Campbell and the barony of Morfrath (Melfort).(1) He had a grant from Mary, Countess of Menteith of Kilmun which was confirmed by David II 11 Oct. 1363.(2) He also obtained a large grant of land from John Menteith, Lord of Knapdal and Arran 29 Nov. 1352. On 15 March 1368/9 he had a charter to Craignish, Melfort, Straquhir and others.(3)

He was an M.P. and in June 1368 he was directed to come to the King to be bound to keep the peace and restrain maruaders on other lands and because of this obligation he was absent from Parliament at Perth 18 Feb. 1369. At the same time it was proposed that the King and Court should pass through his lands in connection with the price of the wool to be purchased for payment of the King's ransom to England. On 26 March 1371 he paid homage to Robert II at Scone.(4) Robert II granted him Loch Gilp, Earndrome, Loch Melfort and Loch Longe with half the dues of ward and relief within that district.

Issue- all children by Mary

·  10I. COLIN- m.1. Margaret Drummond 2. MARIOTA CAMPBELL, d. between 1412 & 1414

·  II. Duncan- of Castle Fraoch Eilean, Loch Awe

·  III. Helena- m.1. ?John Mac Donald, Earl of Ross, 2. Duncan, Earl of Lennox, alive in 1434

Ref:

(1) Fourth Rep. Hist. MSS Com.- 473,477
(2) Ibid- 476
(3) Ibid- 477, No.57
(4) Acta Parl. Scot.- Vol.I, pp.497,503,506,508,545

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.326-8


10I. COLIN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7)

m.1. Margaret, daughter of John Drummond of Stobhall, sister of Queen Annabella
2. MARIOTA CAMPBELL
d. between 1412 & 1414

Colin "Iongarrlach" (the Wonderful) received a charter in 1361 from his kinswoman Christina heiress of Dugald of Craignish to lands in Craignish.(1) In 1364 he had a deed of gift from Robert Erskine of Erskine to Menstrie belonging to the son of John Campbell of Menstrie.(2) He obtained a grant from Robert III to land in Nether Cowal 20 June 1404. He also had a charter from Robert, Duke of Albany to the lands of Strachachy in the barony of Cowal Stewart and of all other lands which he held of the Earl of Menteith dated Stirling 5 May 1409.(3) These grants were mostly in reward for his assisting the King in restraining the incursions of the Highlanders who had invaded the western parts of the country.

Issue- first six children by Mariota.

·  11I. DUNCAN- m.1. Marjory/Marcellina Stewart, 2. MARGARET STEWART, d. 1453

·  II. John- of Barbreck, ancestor of the Campbells of Inverliver

·  III. Colin- of Ardkinglas, m. Christina Lamont

·  IV. Dugal- of Dunstaffnage, m. ______ MacDonald of the Isles, d. 1442.

·  V. Donald- alive in 1442

·  VI. Christiana- m. Duncan Macfarlane of Arrochan

·  VII. Dugall- Dean of Argyll, alive in 1442

·  VIII. Duncan- of Glanshira, ancestor of the Campbells of Duntroon

Ref:

(1) Orig. Parochiales- Vol.II, pp.96-7
(2) Fourth Rep. Hist. MSS Com.- 483
(3) Ibid- 473, Original in the Argyll Charter Chest

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.328-30


11I. DUNCAN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8)

m.1. Marjory/Marcellina Stewart, daughter of Robert, Duke of Albany
2. MARGARET STEWART, daughter of Sir John Stewart of Ardgowan, illegitimate son of Robert III
d. 1453
bur. Kilmun church

Duncan "Na-Adh" had a charter to Menstrie 6 Feb. 1392/3.(1) He succeeded his father about 1414 when with the consent of his son Celestin he confirmed a grant which had been made by his father to his kinsman Ronald Malcolmson of Craignish.(2) He is called "Cambel de Ergyle" in the list of hostages for the release of James I in 1423 and his annual income was given as 1500 marks. He was a member of the privy council and justiciar and lord lieutenant of Argyllshire.(3)

In March 1440 Sir Duncan le Cambel, knight, Lord of Lochawe granted a charter to the church of Dunnovyng or Dunoon giving one half mark from his lands in Ardenaslate for wax candles to be lit before the image of the Virgin Mary in the church in behalf of the souls of his grandfather celestin Cambel and Isabella Lamont his wife, his father Colin Cambel, his mother Mariota, daughter of M'Cwill Cambel, his late wife Marcellina Stewart, his present wife Margaret Stewart and the soul of Celestin, lately his son and heir. The writ is dated Dunoon castle 12 March 1439/0 and was witnessed by his wife Margaret and his sons Nigel and Colin.(4)

He also founded the Collegiate church of Kilmun in Cowal 4 Aug. 1442 which was confirmed 12 May 1450. Sir Duncan founded the church for prebendaries to pray for the souls of his first born son and his first wife, Marjoy. The church was badly damaged by the Lamonts in 1646 when they massacred all those taking refuge in the tower (which is still standing).(5)

St. Munn's Church

The old tower at St. Munn's Church

Sir Duncan's Effigy at St. Munn's

Lady Marjory Duncan's Effigy at St. Munn's

He was made Lord Campbell in 1445. On 20 Nov. 1450 he granted to his cousin John Campbell son of Alexander the office of Toscheachdeorac of Melpfort.(6) He had a charter of 20 marks of the King's lands in Cowal 19 June 1452 for his services to the late James I at the siege of Roxburgh Castle.(7)

Duncan and Lady Campbell

Issue- first child by Marjory, last four by Margaret.

·  I. Celestin or Archibald- m. Elizabeth Somerville of that ilk, bur. Mar. 1440 Kilmun, Argyll

·  12II. COLIN- m.1. c.1448 JANET, daughter of John, Lord Lorn, 2. Margaret Robertson, 3. before 27 Oct. 1467 MARGARET STIRLING, bur. 26 Sept. 1475 Kilmartin

·  III. Neil- of Ormsdale

·  IV. Duncan- of Auchinbreck

·  V. Archibald- m. Mariota Stewart of Lorn

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.- Folio Vol.212, Robertson's Index, 158
(2) Orig. Parochiales- Vol.II, p.97
(3) Crawford's Peerage p.16
(4) Original Charter No.304 at General Register House
(5) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(6) Gen. Reg. House- writ No.325
(7) Reg. Mag. Sig.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.330-2


12II. COLIN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9)

m.1. c.1448 JANET STEWART, daughter of John, "the Leper", Lord of Lorn
2. Margaret or Marie, daughter of Robert Robertson of Strowan
3. before 27 Oct. 1467 MARGARET, daughter of Luke STIRLING of Keir
bur. 26 Sept. 1475 Kilmartin

On 20 Oct. 1432 Colin received a charter to the lands of Glenurchy from his father who had taken them from the MacGregors. He went three times to Rome and was of the knights of Rhodes.(1) Colin had a charter to Auchiwach (Auchreoch) in Glendochart 27 Oct. 1467.(2) Colin supposedly built Caolchurn Castle in Glenurchy.(3) A charter of 1449 refers to the "apud castrum de Glenurquhay" so by that time some sort of castle was on the site. The castle was originally on an island, however, the water level has dropped and it now lies on a small peninsula.

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

The story goes that while Sir Colin was off fighting in the Holy Land his wife built for him the castle of Kilchurn on its peninsula at the end of Loch Awe. He was so long absent that it was said he was dead, and the lady, like Penelope in the classic tale, was besieged by suitors. After long delays a neighbouring baron, MacCorquodale, it is said, forced her to a marriage. While the marriage feast was going on, a beggar came to the door. He refused to drink the health of the bride unless she herself handed him the cup. This she did, and as the beggar drank and returned it she gave a cry, for in the bottom lay Sir Colin’s signet ring. The beggar was Sir Colin himself, returned just in time to rescue his wife.

Kilchurn was occupied by the Campbells until the 1740's and was greatly enlarged in 1693.

For his serviced in apprehending one of the murderers of James I (Thomas Chalmer of Lawers), James III on 17 Dec. 1473 granted the barony of Lawers to him, his wife Margaret Stirling and his heirs-male by her.(4)

Portraits of Sir Colin, his father Duncan and other lairds of Glenurchy are given in the Black Book of Taymouth and portraits also appear in the Genealogical Tree at Taymouth Castle painted in 1635 by George Jamesone.

Sir Calein Dubh aquired Glenlyon from the Stewarts of Garth by force of arms. By his second marriage to Janet he inherited one-third of the estate of Lorn.

Colin was the guardian of his nephew Colin, the future Earl of Argyll and also his future brother-in-law (his nephew married a sister of Janet's).

Issue- First two children by Janet, next two by Marie/Margaret, last four by Margaret Stirling

·  13I. DUNCAN-

·  II. Patrick- d.s.p. after 1502

·  III. John- bishop of the Isles, d. 15 July 1510

·  IV. Margaret- m.1. Archibald Napier of Merchiston, 2. John Dickson of Ross Herald

·  14V. JOHN- m.1. MARGARET MONCRIEFF, 2. Christiana Ogilvy (m.2. Patrick Hepburn of Beinstoun, d. before 27 July 1554), 9 Sept. 1513 Flodden

·  VI. George- d. young

·  VII. Mariot- m. before 5 Oct. 1498 William Stewart of Baldoran

·  VIII. Helen- m. ______ MacEane of Ardnamurroch, 2. John MacErvin McAlaster McGregor, master of Clandoulcheir

Ref:

(1) "Origines Parochiales Scotiae"- Vol.II, pt.I, pp.126,136
(2) "The Black Book of Taymouth"- p.13
(3) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(4) "The Black Book of Taymouth"- p.13
(5) Reg. Mag. Sig. 16 June 1525

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.II, pp.174-8


14V. JOHN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10)

m.1. MARGARET, daughter of Sir John MONCREIFF of Moncrieff
2. Christiana Ogilvy (m.2. Patrick Hepburn of Beinstoun, d. before 27 July 1554)
killed at battle of Flodden 9 Sept. 1513

Issue- all children by first marriage

·  15I. JAMES- m.1. before 1517 MARION FORRESTER (m.1. Sir Henry Shaw of Cambusmore, d. 31 Oct. 1527 Fordes in Strathearn), 2. before 28 Sept. 1530 Janet, daughter of Andrew, Lord Gray (m.1. John Charters, 2. Alexander Keith,3. Sir David Wemyis, d. Oct. 1539), 3. Isobel Hay (m.1. Alexander Robertson, 3. John Forret), d. 12 Feb. 1561/2

·  II. John- m.1. Marjorie Menzies (d. before 31 July 1562), 2. Margaret Drummond of Balloch (m.2. 1578 Duncan Campbell of Glenlyon, 3. before 1581 John Lyon of Cossins), d. July 1567

·  III. Archibald- m. Elizabeth Wedderburn (m.2. before 15 Mar. 1545/6 Patrick Lyon), d.s.p. before 14 May 1545

Ref:

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.499-500


15I. JAMES (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, JOHN 11)

m.1. before 1517 MARION, daughter of Sir Walter FORRESTER of Torwood (m.1. Sir Henry Shaw of Cambusmore, d. 31 Oct. 1527 Fordes in Strathearn, bur. Stirling Church in aisle of St. Andrew)
2. before 28 Sept. 1530 Janes, daughter of Andrew, Lord Gray (m.1. John Charters of Cuthilgurdie, 2. Alexander Keith, 3. Sir David Weymiss of Wemyss, d. Oct. 1539),
3. Isobel Hay (m.1. Alexander Robertson of Fascaly, 3. John Forret of Forret, Fife)
d. 12 Feb. 1561/2

James had sasine 27 Oct. 1513 to the lands of Lawar Mor, Lawar Mannach, and Lawar Clene and had had a Crown charter from James V 16 June 1525 of the barony of Lawers.(1) He had charters to the lands of Fordew, Glentarkane and Balmuch in Strathearn 29 Jan. 1525/6, to Auchenreoch in Glendochart, Perthshire 3 Mar. 1530/1, to Auchenreoch, Lawers, etc. 4 June 1540, and to Wouchtertiry, Perthshire from Sir John Gray, Prior of Strathfillan monastery 28 Feb. 1542.(2)

On 21 Jan. 1548/9 a commission of justiciary was issued to him, his brother John and his son Duncan for the trial of Finlay Macmyllan, common thief, sorner and oppressor.(3)

He died 12 Feb. 1561/2 having "lived that time in the Lutheran law. He broke all his bones on the stair of the Inn."(4)

Issue- First seven children by Marion, last three by Isobel.

·  16I. ARCHIBALD- m. AGNES ROSS, d. before 1546

·  II. John- of Fordew

·  III. Duncan- d. 8 June 1554, bur. at Finlarig

·  IV. Edward-

·  V. Walter-

·  VI. Margaret- m. Sir William Edmonstone of Duntreath

·  VII. Janet-

·  VIII. Elizabeth-

·  IX. Marion-

·  X. Janet-

Ref:

(1) Exch. Rolls- XIV, p.518; Reg. Mag. Sig.
(2) Exch. Rolls- XV, p.238; Reg. Mag. Sig.
(3) Exch. Rolls- XVIII, p.464
(4) Chronicle of Fortingall

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.500-2


16I. ARCHIBALD (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, JOHN 11, JAMES 12)

m. AGNES, daughter of John ROSS of Craigie
d. before 1546

Archibald had a charter of half the lands of Lawers from his father on 29 May 1542.(1)

Issue-

·  I. Duncan-

·  17II. JOHN- m. BEATRIX CAMPBELL, d. before 1611

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, p.502


17II. JOHN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, JOHN 11, JAMES 12, ARCHIBALD 13)

m. BEATRIX, daughter of Colin CAMPBELL of Glenurchy
d. before 1611

John had sasine of the lands of Auchenreoch 11 Sept. 1558 and of Law 11 Sept. 1559.(1) He had a precept of clare constat on 22 Aug. 1559, a tack from John, Earl of Atholl to the lands of Scheane in Glenquaych for 19 years from Lammas 1582.(2) He was knighted at the coronation of Queen Anne in 1590 and had a charter to the lands of Kinrotharochie in Perthshire 19 & 20 Sept. 1594.(3)

Issue- First 11 children by Beatrix.

·  18I. JAMES- int. 21 & 23 June 1595 JEAN COLVILLE, d. Jan. 1645 Lawers

·  II. Colin- m. ?, d. March 1618, bur. Canongate

·  III. Duncan-

·  IV. Archibald- m. Bessie Napier, d. 1649

·  V. Andrew-

·  VI. John- m. Margaret Menzies

·  VII. William- bpt. 9 Oct. 1575

·  VIII. Marjory- m. Edward Tosbach of Monzievaird

·  IX. Beatrix- int. 8 Feb. 1588/9 Colin Campbell of Glenlyon

·  X. Dorothy- Lady Letters

·  XI. Marie- bpt. 28 Feb. 1579

·  XII. John-

Ref:

(1) Exch. Rolls- XIX, p.450
(2) Gray Inventory, Laing Charters 1021
(3) Reg. Mag. Sig. 18 Feb. 1594/5

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.502-4


18I. JAMES (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, JOHN 11, JAMES 12, ARCHIBALD 13, JOHN 14)

int. 21 & 23 June 1595 JEAN, daughter of James, Lord COLVILLE of Culross
d. Jan. 1645 Lawers(1)

James of Lawers was much in favor with James VI and was sheriff of Perthshire. He had a charter 31 July 1595 in the marriage contract to land in Fordew and others in Perthshire.(2) He also had a charter to Sestill, Perthshire 4 March 1603, to Ardonnen from James Haldane of Gleneagles 21 Aug. 1612, to Finnard in Rannoch 12 Jan. 1619.(3)

Issue- first five children by Jean.

·  19I. JOHN- b. 1598, m. 8 Mar. 1620 MARGARET CAMPBELL (b. 1605), d. 15 Mar. 1663 Edinburgh

·  II. Mungo- int. 6 July 1624 Helen Menzies of Weem, killed at the battle of Auldearn 9 May 1645

·  III. James-

·  IV. William-

·  V. ______- m. David Dunbar of Enterkin

·  VI. William- m. Janet McGruder

Ref:

(1) Hope's Diary- p.212
(2) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(3) Ibid

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.504-6


19I. JOHN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, JOHN 11, JAMES 12, ARCHIBALD 13, JOHN 14, JAMES 15)

b. 1598
m. 8 Mar. 1620 MARGARET CAMPBELL (b. 1605)
d. 15 Mar. 1663 Edinburgh
bur. Loudoun Kirk

Sir John was knighted by King James VI and because of his marriage to Margaret was called Lord Loudoun upon the resignation of his father-in-law Dec. 1622.

He and Margaret had a charter to Sorn, Ayrshire 8 Mar. 1620, Hudstoun and others in the barony of Loudoun 26 July 1620, and to Kylesmuir 4 Sept. 1630.(1) Margaret was heir along with her sister Elizabeth to Matthew Campbell of Loudoun their great grandfather in the lands of Benderloch, Argyllshire 22 Nov. 1626.(2)

John was made the Earl of Loudoun and Baron Tarrinyean and Mauchline 12 May 1633, but due to his opposition to the measures of the court the patent was stopped at the chancery and the title superseded until 1641.

In 1637 he distinguished himself by his active resistance to the attempt of Charles I to force episcopacy upon Scotland. He was a member of the Glasgow Asembly of 1638 as elder for the burgh of Irvine and was selected as one of the assessors to the moderator. In the next year he took the castles of Strathaven, Douglas and Tantallon and garrisoned them for the Covenanters. He as one of the commissioers from the Scots army at the settlement of Berwick with Charles I in 1639. Soon after this he was, with the Earl of Dunfermline, sent by the Scots Estates to London to give the King the proceedings of Parliament and were ordered by the King not to approach nearer than two miles of court when they returned to Edinburgh. On 19 Jan. 1640 he was one of the commissioners sent by the committee of Estates toLondon and was arrested by order of the King on a charge of treason on account of a letter signed by him and six other Scots noblemen and addressed to the King of France asking for his assistance. This letter filled the court with great concern and was read to by the King to the members on the opening of Parliament. Sir John was brought before the English privy council but he refused to give any account of the letter except that it was never sent and that he should be questioned about it in Scotland and not in England. He was put in the Tower of London where he was visited by the Marquis of Hamilton through whose influence with the King he was at last released. After being introduced by the Marquis at court and kissing the King's hand he returned to Scotland. In Aug. 1640 he commanded a regiment of the Scots army at the battle of Newburn, and was one of the commissioners for the treaty of Ripon on 22 Nov. 1641.(3) On 15 July 1641 he presided at the opening of the Scottish Parliament and when the King visited Scotland the next month he was given his title of Earl and was appointed Lord High Chancellor of Scotland and first commissioner of the treasury 20 Sept. 1641 with a salary of £1,000 per year. He had a charter under the Great Seal turning his lands into an earldom 8 Jan. 1644 in favour of himself, Margaret and his son James, Lord Machline. He along with the Earls of Lauderdale and Lanark were sent tosee the King when he was a prisoner in Carisbrook castle, Isle of Wight in 1647 and on 15 Feb. 1648 he presented to the committee of Estates the concessions to which the King had acceded. On 2 Mar. 1648 he was elected president of parliament. John at first agreed with "the Engagement" for the King's relief, but withdrew his support from it when he found it opposed by the church and was disgusted with the violence and insincerity of his associates. Afater the defeat of the Scottish army at Preston and the advance of the Earl of Lanark's force to the border the 6,000 Presbyterians under Chancellor Loudoun and the Earls of Eglinton and Cassillis marched towards Edinburgh toprevent any assistance being given to the King. Jhn supported the act of fClasses which excluded all who were in favour of "the Engagement" from public office. He was at the coronation of Charles II at Scone on 1 Jan. 1650 and at the battle of Dunbar. After the defeat of Charles II at Worster in 1651 he returned to the Highlands and in 1653 joined the Earl of Glencairn who then took up arms for the King. John soon left the Earl and retired to Athol. He was excepted from Cromwell's act of grace and pardon in 1654 by which £400 per year was given out of his estate to his countess and her heirs. At this time numerous attacks had been led against his estates.(4) He submitted to General Monck and lived quietly until the Restoration when he was deprived of his office of chancellor and fined £12,000.

Issue-

·  I. James- m. Lady Margaret Montgomery

·  20II. JEAN- m. 7 Mar. 1645 GEORGE MAULE, d. 20 Aug. 1703

·  III. George- d.s.p.

·  IV. Ann- m. 30 Oct. 1649 Holyrood Abbey, John, Lord Balmerino, d. Jan. 1666 Restalrig

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(2) Special Retours, Argyll 26 & 27
(3) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(4) Ibid- per index

"The Scottish Nation"- William Anderson, A. Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh, 1880
"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.506-7, 499


6II. DONALD (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4)

m. AMABILLA ______

Donald paid homage to Edward I in 1296.(1) On 22 Aug. 1294 he and others were warned by Robert, Bishop of Glasgow not to communicate with the Earl of Lennox and others.(2) In 1304 he was acting in the English interest and was under the orders of John Botetourte, Justiciar of Galloway and on 31 Aug. he was on the jury to inquire into certain privileges claimed by the Earl of Carrick.(3) Later he joined Robert th Bruce and he and his brother Neil signed the letter to the King of France 16 Mar. 1308 saying that they could not go on the proposed crusade until Scotland was at peace. He was also one of the Scottish barons who signed the letter to the Pope 6 Apr. 1320.(4) From King Robert he received a grant to half the lands of Reid castle which he later resigned to his son Duncan and also the lands "quhilk is called Veneduloche" or Benderloch in Lorne.(5)

Issue-

·  21I. DUNCAN- m. SUSANNA CRAUFORD

Ref:

(1) Cal. of Docs.- II, p.211
(2) Cart. of Paisley- p.204
(3) Cal. of Docs.- II, 412
(4) Acta Parl. Scot.- I, 459, 474
(5) Robertson's Index- 18,26

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, p.320


21I. DUNCAN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5)

m. SUSANNA CRAUFORD

Duncan had a charter from Robert I to Loudoun and Stevenstoun in Cunyingham 4 Jan. 1317/8.(1) He also held the heritable sheriffship of Ayrshire in right of his wife. He received the lands of Reid castle from his father and had a charter to land in Borgue, Kirkudbright from Roland Ascolog or Magachen.(2)

This Duncan was probably the Duncan Campbell who was one of the signatories of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.

Issue-

·  I. Andrew- Laird of Loudoun and Sheriff of Ayr

·  II. George-

·  22III. HUGH-

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.- No.38
(2) original charters at Loudoun castle

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, p.320-1; V, 490-1


22III. HUGH (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6)

Hugh witnessed a charter of Johanna Keith of Galston 11 Dec. 1406.(1) He was one of the Scottish barons nominated to meet James I at Durham and had a safe conduct from Henry VI 3 Feb. 1423/4.(2) He was a witness to a charter from Sir Hugh Berkley of Kilbirny to his son Archibald 25 May 1430.(3)

Issue-

·  23I. GEORGE- d.c.1484

·  II. John-

·  III. Hucheon-

·  IV. David-

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.- I, No.890
(2) Cal. of Docs.- IV, 942
(3) Reg. Mag. Sig.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V,pp.491-2


23I. GEORGE (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7)

d.c.1484

George was a hostage in England for the ransom of James I 28 Mar. 1424 when the annual value of his estates was 300 merks.(1) He was held in Fotheringay Castle and on 21 May 1424 he was transferred to Dover castle but was released 16 July 1425.(2) He was a witness to letters by Rankyn of Fowlartoun of Corsby to his sons Adam and William 15 Dec. 1426(3) He was a commissioner of Archibald, Duke of Touraine to hear the petition of Gilbert of Lawdie as to recognition of the lands in Loudoun 2 July 1438.(4) He had a grant of the fermes of Trarynyane in 1438 and a charter to the office of sheriff of Ayr to himself and his heirs 16 May 1450.(5)

Issue-

24I. GEORGE- m. before 29 March 1466 ELIZABETH STEWART, d. between 2 Mar. 1489/0- 9 Mar. 1490/1 Ref:

(1) Cal. of Docs.- IV, 952
(2) Ibid- 960; Foedera- X, 348
(3) Laing Charters- 105
(4) Ibid- 117
(5) Exch. Rolls- V, 21; Reg. Mag. Sig.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, p.492


24I. GEORGE (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8)

m. before 29 March 1466 ELIZABETH STEWART
d. between 2 Mar. 1489/0- 9 Mar. 1490/1

George had a charter to the lands of Duchray in King's Kyle, Benquhol and Dalnarton, Ayrshire and Kittomure in the barony of Stanehouse, Lanarkshire from Alexander Livingston of Duchray in exchange for the lands of Cowlath and Edingham in Kirkcudbright on 19 July 1465 and the lands of Scheveld in 1467.(1) On 29 Mar. 1466 George and Elizabeth had a papal dispensation because they were in the third and fourth degrees of kinship and Elizabeth's father had been George's godfather.(2)

Issue-

·  25I. GEORGE- m.1. ______ KENNEDY, 2. Marion Auchinleck (m.2. William Cunningham), d.c.1492

·  II. John-

·  III. Thomas-

·  IV. Robert-

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(2) Regista Laterana- DCXXXV, 48

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.492-3


25I. GEORGE (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8, GEORGE 9)

m.1. ______ KENNEDY, daughter of Gilbert, Lord Kennedy
2. Marion Auchinleck (m.2. William Cunningham)
d.c.1492

George had a tack of the lands of Collyndach in Glenkens, Kirkcudbright in 1488, a charter as son and heir of his father to the office of Sheriff of Ayrshire 4 July 1489, a charter erecting Newmills into a barony 9 Jan. 1490/1 and was seised in the lands of Martname, Loudoun and Scheil in 1492.(1)

Issue-

·  26I. HUGH- m. ISOBEL WALLACE (d. 1530), d. by 4 Aug. 1508

·  II. Matthew-

·  III. Colin-

·  27IV. ISOBEL- m. ROBERT, Lord ERSKINE

·  V. Margaret- m. Sir Alan Lockhart of Lee Ref:

(1) Exch. Rolls- X, 658, 764; Reg. Mag. Sig.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.493-4


26I. HUGH (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8, GEORGE 9, GEORGE 10)

m. ISOBEL, daughter of Sir Thomas WALLACE of Craigie (d. 1530)
d. by 4 Aug. 1508

Hugh was sheriff of Ayr and was seised of the lands of Mertynhame and Loudoun in 1492 and leased Cullindach in Glenkens.(1) In 1499, 1503 and 1504 he redeemed an annual rent of 10 merks payable from the lands of Mertname which had been pledged to Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock by George Campbell of Loudoun and rendered his account to the Exchequer as Sheriff of Ayr 28 July 1501.(2) He gave sasine to Margaret, Queen of James IV to the lordship and castl of Kilmarnock on 19 Apr. 1504.(3) He had charters to the barony of Mertname, Ayrshire including Kerse, Keirsmayne and Skeldon on 22 Apr. 1505, to the dominical lands 1 Oct. 1505 and to Bruntwood, Ayrshire 26 Mar. 1505/6.(4) He was in Parliament in 1504. Isobel was seised in the barony of Martname, Easter Loudoun and Stevenson 11 Apr. 1523.(5)

Issue-

·  28I. HUGH- m.1. MARGARET STEWART, 2. Agnes Drummond (m.2. Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, 3. Patrick, Lord Drummond, d. 21 Jan. 1589/0), d. Feb. 1560/1

·  II. Helen- m. ______ Lawrence

·  III. Isobel- m. Mungo Mure of Rowallen (killed 1547 Fawside)

·  IV. Janet- m. John Campbell of Cessnock

·  V. Margaret- m. 2 March 1528 Thomas Kennedy of Bargany

·  VI. Annabella- m.1. Thomas Boswell of Auchinleck (killed at Flodden 9 Sept. 1513), 2. John Cunningham of Caprington, d. before 20 June 1575 Ref:

(1) Exch. Rolls- X, 741, 766
(2) Ibid- XI, 199, 345, 361; XII, 108, 227, 491)
(3) Cal. of Docs.- I, 737
(4) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(5) Exch. Rolls- XV, 605

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.494-5


28I. HUGH (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8, GEORGE 9, GEORGE 10, HUGH 11)

b. 1502
m.1. MARGARET, daughter of Matthew STEWART, Earl of Lennox
2. Agnes, daughter of John Drummond of Innerpeffrey (m.2. Hugh, Earl of Eglinton, 3. Patrick, Lord Drummond, d. 21 Jan. 1589/0)
d. Feb. 1560/1

Hugh had sasine of the estate on 11 Apr. 1523 and a charter to Garvanehead, Turnberry, half of Traboyag in Carrick and the Forest of Buchane in Wigtownshire 13 March 1526.(1)

He murdered Gilbert, Earl of Cassillie at Prestwick in Sept. 1529 for which he was outlawed on 5 Oct. 1527.

He was seised in the barony of Wester Loudoun with the tower, fortalice and half the barony of Stevenston in Cunningham 3 Nov. 1530 and of the eight merk lands of Newmylnes in the barony of Easter Loudoun 9 Nov. 1530.(2)

As chamberlain of Trabeauch and Terringzean he rendered his account to the Exchequer for the years 1530 to 1534 but he failed to account for certain fermes collected by him as sheriff of Ayr in 1534-6 and in 1537 he paid to James Colville of Easter Wemyss the arrears due by him as former chamberlain of Trabeauch.(3) He had charters to Wester Loudoun 20 Aug. 1533, to land in the barony of Loudoun to he and his wife Margaret 14 Oct. 1533 and to Loudounhill 20 Dec. 1542.(4)

For the service he had done he had a remission from Parliament on 12 Dec. 1544 for all the crimes of treason done by him. He had charters to Trabeauch and Clonestang, Ayrshire 24 May 1545, to Terrinzean in King's Kyle 10 Aug. 1546, the Mains of Loudoun 26 July 1550, to Spangok, Renfrewshire 1 July 1552 and to Auchinroglin and Fern, Ayrshire.(5) He rendered to the Exchequer the accounts for the feu fermes of Terinzean from 1554 to 1560.(6)

Issue- first two children by Margaret.

·  29I. MATTHEW- m. ISOBEL DRUMMOND, alive 21 May 1593

·  II. Thomas- commendator of Holywood

·  III. Alexander-

·  IV. Margaret- m. Alexander Nisbet of Bankhead. She and her brother had letters of legitimation 5 Oct. 1572.

Ref:

(1) Exch. Rolls- XV, 605; Reg. Mag. Sig.
(2) Exch. Rolls- XVI, 528-9
(3) Ibid- XVII, 15,82,214,328; XVI, 330,444,454
(4) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(5) Ibid
(6) Exch. Rolls- XVIII, XIX, 248,276,319,351 et seq.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.495-6


29I. MATTHEW (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8, GEORGE 9, GEORGE 10, HUGH 11, HUGH 12)

m. ISOBEL, John DRUMMOND of Innerpeffrey
alive on 21 May 1593

Isobel had a charter of the lands of Crag in the barony of Mastnayme from Hugh Campbell of Loudoun and to the lands of Newmylls on 25 Sept. 1546.(1)

Matthew was sheriff of Ayr and had sasine of the lands of Easter Loudoun, Stevenston, Martname, Terrinzean and Trabeoch 26 March 1561 and of Wester Loudoun 1 July 1561.(2) He had a commission of Justiciary to adminnister justice in Kyle 31 July 1564.(3) He had a charter to the dominical lands of Mauchline, Aryshire from Michael, Commendator of Melrose 30 Jan. 1564/5 and to the lands of Darvel from Gavin, Commendator of Kilwinning on 20 Jan. 1564/5.(4) He had sasine of Spango in Renfrewshire under reservation of the liferent of Agnes Drummond relict of his father 28 Oct. 1569 and a charter of Loudounhill 23 April 1570.(5) He was a proomoter of the Reformation, rendered the accounts of Trabeauch and Terrinzean to the Exchequer for the years 1561 to1591, and supported the cause of Queen Mary at Langside where he was takekn prisoner.(6)

Issue-

·  30I. HUGH- m.1. 1572 MARGARET GORDON, 2. after 11 Aug. 1608 Elizabeth Ruthven (m.1. Sir Robert Gordon, d. Jan. 1617), 3. int. Oct. 1617 Margaret Home (m.2. Archibald Stewart of Ardgowan), d. 15 Dec. 1622

·  II. George-

·  III. Jean- m.1. int. Apr. 1589 Robert Montgomery of Giffin (d. Aug. 1596), 2. Aug. 1598 Ludovic, Duke of Lennox

·  IV. Margaret- m. Sir John Wallace of Craigie, d. 5 May 1597

·  V. Agnes- m. William Cunningham of Caprington

·  VI. Isobel- m. William Crauford of Lochnoris

·  VII. Annabella- m.1. David Ker of Kersland, 2. David Dunbar of Enterkin

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(2) Exch. Rolls- XIX, 468,528
(3) Ibid- 528
(4) Reg. Mag. Sig.
(5) Exch. Rolls- XX, 402; Reg. Mag. Sig.
(6) Exch. Rolls- XX, XXI

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.496-7


30I. HUGH (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8, GEORGE 9, GEORGE 10, HUGH 11, HUGH 12, MATTHEW 13)

m.1. 1572 MARGARET, daughter of John GORDON and Lady Juliana Home of Lochinvar
2. after 11 Aug. 1608 Elizabeth Ruthven, daughter of William, Earl of Gowrie (m.1. Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar, d. Jan. 1617)
3. int. Oct. 1617 Margaret, daughter of David Home of Wedderburn (m.2. Archibald Stewart of Ardgowan)
d. 15 Dec. 1622

Hugh was sheriff of Ayr and had a charter to the lands of Sorne from William Dunbar of Blantyre 5 Feb. 1588.(1) He was Provost and an MP for Irvine in 1579 and 1587 and was in Parliament in 1597 and 1599. He was admitted to the Privy Council 8 July 1601 and was made Lord Campbell of Loudoun on 30 June 1601.(2) He had charters to Kylesmure and Barnwell, Ayrshire 30 June 1608, to the barony of Grougar 27 July 1613 and to the barony of Loudoun 3 Dec. 1613.(3)

Issue- First five children by Margaret, next two by Elizabeth

·  30I. GEORGE- m. 1603 JEAN FLEMING (d. Mar. 1612), d. Mar. 1612

·  II. Egidia- m. 1594 Sir Colin Campbell of Glenurchy, d.s.p.

·  III. Isobel- m. Sir John Maxwell of Pollok

·  IV. Margaret- m. John Kennedy of Blairquhan

·  V. Agnes- int. Oct. 1603 Robert M'Clellan of Bomby, Lord Kirkcudbright

·  VI. Jean- m. David Crawford of Kerse

·  VII. Margaret- m. 1636 Sir William Cunningham of Cunningham, Bart.

Ref:

(1) Reg. Mag. Sig. 7 Mar. 1588/9
(2) P.C. Reg.- VI, 268
(3) Reg. Mag. Sig.

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.497-8


30I. GEORGE (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, DONALD 5, DUNCAN 6, HUGH 7, GEORGE 8, GEORGE 9, GEORGE 10, HUGH 11, HUGH 12, MATTHEW 13, HUGH 14)

m. 1603 JEAN FLEMING, daughter of John, Earl of Wigtown (d. Mar. 1612)
d. Mar. 1612

Issue-

·  31I. MARGARET- b. 1605, m. 8 Mar. 1620 JOHN CAMPBELL (b. 1598, d. 15 Mar. 1663 Edinburgh)

·  II. Elizabeth- m. Sir Hugh Campbell of Cessnock

Ref:

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.497-8


8III. DOUGAL (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5)

At Scone 3 Aug. 1323 Dougal entered into an agreement with his uncle Dugal, son of Colin concerning 20 mark lands of Ardscondniche and the advocation of the church of Kilmartin.(1) He obtained a grant of land in Argyll.(2)

Issue-

·  32I. JOHN-

Ref:

(1) Acta Parl. Scot.- I, 482; Rpbertson's Index- 28
(2) Robertson's Index- 14

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.322-5


32I. JOHN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, DOUGAL 6)

Laird of Ardkinglas.

Issue-

·  33I. MARIOTA- m. COLIN CAMPBELL (m.1. Margaret Drummond, d. between 1412-1414

Ref:

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.I, pp.322-5


13I. DUNCAN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10)

int. 14 Oct. 1479 MARGARET DOUGLAS, d. of George Douglas
killed at battle of Flodden 9 Sept. 1513

Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenurchy, further added to the importance of the family by acquiring the estates of Glenlyon, Finlarig, and others on Loch Tay side. When he married Margaret in 1479, daughter of George, fourth Earl of Angus, he obtained with her a dowry of six hundred merks. Duncan was killed at the battle of Flodden in 1513.

Issue-

·  34I. COLIN- m. MARJORY STEWART (d. 26 July 1524), d. 12 Aug. 1523

·  II. Elizabeth- b. Aug. 1481 Glenorchy, m. David Toschoch

·  III. Archibald- b.c.1485, m.1. Mariota Campbell or Ardtarua (d. 12 Aug. 1537), 2.c.1539 Isabel Grant of Culcabock

·  IV. Patrick- d. 14 Jan. 1507 Badchelych Isle, bur. Killin, Perthshire

·  V. Catharine- m. William Murray of Tullibardine, d. 12 Dec. 1577

·  VI. Annabella- m.1. Alexander Napier (d. 10 Sept. 1547 Musselburgh), 2. Robert Fairlie of Braid, Midlothian


34I. COLIN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, DUNCAN 11)

m. MARJORY STEWART (d. 26 July 1524 Loch Tay, bur. Finlarig)
d. 12 Aug. 1523 Kilchurn Castle, Glenorchy

Colin was the 3rd Earl Campbell of Glenorchy.

Issue-

·  I. Duncan- d.s.p. 1536

·  II. John- d. before 1583

·  35III. COLIN- m. KATHERINE RUTHVEN, d. 11 Apr. 1583.


35I. JOHN (DUNCAN 1, DOUGAL 2, GILLESPIC 3, COLIN 4, NEIL 5, COLIN 6, GILLESPIC 7, COLIN 8, DUNCAN 9, COLIN 10, DUNCAN 11, COLIN 12)

int. 28 Jan. 1550/1 KATHERINE RUTHVEN, d. of William Ruthven, Laird Ruthven and Janet Haliburton
d. 11 Apr. 1583

"Calein the Grey" was the 6th Laird Campbell of Glenorchy. In 1550 Colin built Balloch Castle which was eventually extended to form Taymouth Castle which is probably the finest and most important Scottish castle still in private ownership. Taymouth remained in the Campbell family until shortly after Word War I when the Breadalbane estate was broken up.

James VI visited Balloch Castle in Aug. 1582 tipping the gardener 40/... only a few days later he was seized at the Ruthven Raid.(1) After being rebuilt as Taymouth Castle by Lord Breadalbane it was visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1842. In her diaries the Queen described her reception. "There were a number of Lord Breadalbane's Highlanders, all in the Campbell tartan, drawn up in front of the house, with Lord Breadalbane himself in a Highland dress at their head, a few of Sir Niall Menzie's men (in the Menzie's red and white tartan), a number of the pipers playing, and a company of the 92 Highlanders also in kilts. The firing of the guns, the cheering of the great crowd, the picturesqueness of the dresses, the beauty of the surrounding country with its rich background of wooded hills, altogether formed one of the finest scenes imaginable. It seemed as if a great chieftan in old and feudal times was receiving his sovereign."

The Campbells of Breadalbane were one of Scotland's greatest landowning families. At its height their estate extended to 437,696 acres and was over 100 miles long. From Aberfeldy it was possible to reach the west coast of Scotland without leaving the Breadalbane's land and at its core lay Taymouth, a vast baronial castle, built at the height of the family's power.

Taymouth Castle

Finlarig Castle- built by Colin's son "Black Duncan"

The Execution Pit at Finlarig Castle

Some entries give Beatrix's parents as Sir Colin Campbell and Catherine Ruthven and others give Sir Colin Campbell and Margaret Stewart. A Sir Colin did marry a Margaret Stewart, but in the 1400's and died 1523. The only Sir Colin of Glenorchy in the mid 1500's was the one who married Catherine Ruthven. The references to Margaret Stewart are thus considered to be in error, even though those are the references which give a more precise date of birth for Beatrix.

Issue-

·  36I. BEATRIX- m. JOHN CAMPBELL of Lawers (d. before 1611)

·  II. Duncan- Baronet Glenorchy, b.c.1550, m. 18 Nov. 1573 Jean Stewart of Atholl, (d. Sept. 1593). Duncan was known as "Sir Duncan of the Seven Castles" or "Black Duncan". One of his castles, Finlarig Castle, had a stone lined pit where nobles were beheaded, commoners being hanged on a nearby oak tree. The castle was visited by Rob Roy MacGregor in 1713.

·  III. Colin-

·  IV. Patrick-

·  V. Archibald-

·  VI. Margaret-

·  VII. Katherine-

·  VIII. Mary-

·  IX. Annas-

Ref:

(1) The National Archives of Scotland- E22/5, Aug. 1582

"The Scots Peerage"- Vol.V, pp.502-4


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