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Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll

Nicknames: "Colin 1st Earl of Argyll of Scotland Campbell"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lochow,,Argyllshire,Scotland
Death: Died in Tullibardine,,Perth,Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell; Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell; Elizabeth Somerville and Elizabeth Somerville
Husband of Isabel Stewart of Lorn, Countess of Argyll and Isabel Stewart
Father of Margaret Buchanan; Elizabeth Oliphant; Helen Isabel Montgomerie, of Argyll; Colin Campbell, of Argyll, Lord of Lorne; Catherine MacLeod and 7 others
Brother of DUNCAN8 Campbell and N.N. Campbell of Argyle

Occupation: Lord High Chancellor Of Scotland
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About Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll

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1st Earl of Argyll (died 1493),

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He was the son of Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell and Elizabeth Somerville. Elizabeth Somerville was the daughter of John Somerville, 2nd Lord Somerville and Helen Hepburn. Colin Campbell succeeded his grandfather Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell in 1453, and was created Earl of Argyll in 1457 and Lord Lorne in 1470, after the resignation of his wife's uncle Walter Stewart, 3rd Lord Lorne, who became Lord Innermeath.

Campbell had supported King James II against the "Black Douglases", led by the 8th Earl of Douglas, and was given the earldom by King James III. James also gave him the position of Lord Chancellor of Scotland, but he eventually collaborated in the slaying of James III in 1484. In 1488 he became Lord Chancellor again, this time given by James IV of Scotland.

He married Isabelle Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne in 1465. His oldest son was Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, his middle son was Thomas Campbell, and his youngest son was Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy. Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy was the ancestor of the Earls of Breadalbane). The poet Iseabail Ní Mheic Cailéin was Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy's daughter.

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The first Lord Campbell was succeeded by h is grandson Colin, the son of his second son Archibald. He acquired part of the lordship of Campbell in the parish of Dollar, by marrying the eldest of the three daughters of John Stewart, third Lord of Lorn and Innermeath. He did not, as is generally stated, acquire by this marriage any part of the lordship of Lorn (which passed to Walter, brother of John, the fourth Lord Innermeath, and heir of entail), but obtained that lordship by exchanging the lands of Baldunning and Innerdunning, etc. in Perthshire, with the said Walter. In 1457 he was created Earl of Argyll. In 1470 he was created baron of Lorn, and in 1481 he received a grant of many lands in Knapdale, along with the keeping of Castle Sweyn, which had previously been held by the Lord of the Isles. He died in 1493.

By Isabel Stewart, his wife, eldest daughter of John, Lord of Lorn, the first Earl of Argyl has two sons and seven daughters. Archibald, his elder son, became second earl, and Thomas, the younger, was the ancestor of the Campbells of Lundie , in Forfarshire. Another daughter was married to Torqui Macleod of the Lewis.

-------------------- COLIN CAMPBELL, FIRST EARL OF ARGYLL, was granted that title by King James II in 1457. Under King James III he held the offices of lord privy seal, master of the household, and lord high chancellor. His wife was Isabel, daughter of coheir of John Stewart lord Lorn. Their children were Archibald, Thomas, Margaret, Isabel, Helen, Mary, Catherine, and two other daughters whose names are not known. Colin died in 1493.

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. 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.

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.

Sources

  1. Scots Peerage page 332-335

-------------------- 1st Earl of Argyll (died 1493),

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He was the son of Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell and Elizabeth Somerville. Elizabeth Somerville was the daughter of John Somerville, 2nd Lord Somerville and Helen Hepburn. Colin Campbell succeeded his grandfather Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell in 1453, and was created Earl of Argyll in 1457 and Lord Lorne in 1470, after the resignation of his wife's uncle Walter Stewart, 3rd Lord Lorne, who became Lord Innermeath.

Campbell had supported King James II against the "Black Douglases", led by the 8th Earl of Douglas, and was given the earldom by King James III. James also gave him the position of Lord Chancellor of Scotland, but he eventually collaborated in the slaying of James III in 1484. In 1488 he became Lord Chancellor again, this time given by James IV of Scotland.

He married Isabelle Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne in 1465. His oldest son was Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, his middle son was Thomas Campbell, and his youngest son was Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy. Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy was the ancestor of the Earls of Breadalbane). The poet Iseabail Ní Mheic Cailéin was Sir Colin Campbell of Glen Orchy's daughter.

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The first Lord Campbell was succeeded by h is grandson Colin, the son of his second son Archibald. He acquired part of the lordship of Campbell in the parish of Dollar, by marrying the eldest of the three daughters of John Stewart, third Lord of Lorn and Innermeath. He did not, as is generally stated, acquire by this marriage any part of the lordship of Lorn (which passed to Walter, brother of John, the fourth Lord Innermeath, and heir of entail), but obtained that lordship by exchanging the lands of Baldunning and Innerdunning, etc. in Perthshire, with the said Walter. In 1457 he was created Earl of Argyll. In 1470 he was created baron of Lorn, and in 1481 he received a grant of many lands in Knapdale, along with the keeping of Castle Sweyn, which had previously been held by the Lord of the Isles. He died in 1493.

By Isabel Stewart, his wife, eldest daughter of John, Lord of Lorn, the first Earl of Argyl has two sons and seven daughters. Archibald, his elder son, became second earl, and Thomas, the younger, was the ancestor of the Campbells of Lundie , in Forfarshire. Another daughter was married to Torqui Macleod of the Lewis.

-------------------- COLIN CAMPBELL, FIRST EARL OF ARGYLL, was granted that title by King James II in 1457. Under King James III he held the offices of lord privy seal, master of the household, and lord high chancellor. His wife was Isabel, daughter of coheir of John Stewart lord Lorn. Their children were Archibald, Thomas, Margaret, Isabel, Helen, Mary, Catherine, and two other daughters whose names are not known. Colin died in 1493.

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. 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.

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.

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name:

Colin /Campbell/ 1st Earl of Argyll[1]


sexo: male

nacimiento: aproximadamente 1433

                           Minor=1453/Lochawe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland [11]

bautismo en otra Iglesia: 1453

                                             Minor-1453/ 

matrimonio: antes de 9 April 1465

                         Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

Padres

Padre: Archibald Celestin /Campbell/


madre: Elizabeth /Somerville/


Matrimonios (1)

cónyuge: Elizabeth /Stewart/ Countess of Argyll


matrimonio: antes de 9 April 1465

                           Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

Ocultar hijos (9)

hijo 1:

Agnes /Campbell/ Lady sexo: female nacimiento: from 1371 to 1426

                          Scotland 

defunción: from 1402 to 1465

                       Scotland 

hijo 2:

Marion /Campbell/ sexo: female nacimiento: aproximadamente 1457

                               Lochawe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

defunción:

hijo 3:

Margaret /Campbell/ sexo: female nacimiento: 25 February 1456

                            Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

defunción:

hijo 4:

Isabel /Campbell/ sexo: female nacimiento: 5 December 1458

                         Lochawe, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

defunción: antes de 14 June 1493

                     Stobhall, Cargill, Perth and Kinross, Scotland 

hijo 5:

Helen /Campbell/ sexo: female nacimiento: aproximadamente 1460

                            Eglinton Castle, North Ayrshire, Scotland 

defunción: después de 23 January 1527

hijo 6:

Catherine /Campbell/ sexo: female nacimiento: aproximadamente 1462

                           Eglinton Castle, North Ayrshire, Scotland 

defunción: después de 1498


hijo 7:

Elizabeth /Campbell/ sexo: female nacimiento: 17 April 1462

                          Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

defunción:

hijo 8:

Archibald /Campbell/ 2nd Earl of Argyll

sexo:              male

nacimiento: aproximadamente 1466

                        Glen Orchy, Argyll and Bute, Scotland 

defunción: 9 September 1513

                        Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, England 

entierro: Kilmun, Cowal, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

hijo 9:

DaughterofColin /Campbell/ Lady of Argyle sexo: female defunción:

Notas (1) [Isiaha Lee.ged]

1st Earl Of Argyll, so created 1457; Master King's Household 1464; Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1483. [Burke's Peerage]

17 Apr 1470-Lord Of Lorne

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Colin Campbell, 2nd Lord Campbell, d. 19 May 1493, Justiciar of Scotland, cr 1457 [?]; m. bef 9 Apr 1465 Isobel (or Elizabeth), eldest daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn. [Magna Charta Sureties]

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BARONY OF CAMPBELL (II) 1453

EARLDOM OF ARGYLL [SCT] (I) 1457

COLIN (CAMPBELL), LORD CAMPBELL [SCT], son and heir of Archibald CAMPBELL, of Lochow, Argyll, styled MASTER OF CAMPBELL, by, as is said (aa), Elizabeth, daughter of John (SOMERVILE), 3rd LORD SOMERVILE, which Archibald was son and heir apparent of Duncan, 1st LORD CAMPBELL [SCT], but died v.p., between April 1431 and March 1440, probably before 1439. He succeeded to the dignity of a Lord of Parliament [SCT] by the death of his said grandfather, in 1453, being then a minor, and was created by James II, in 1457 Earl Of Argyll [SCT]. He was employed in various embassies to England and France, was Master of the Household 1464, and Chancellor [SCT] 1483 to February 1488, and again June 1488 till his death. In 1460 he had a commission as Bailie of Cowal. In 1471 he had a charter of the heritable offices of Justiciary and Sheriff within the lordship of Lorne. In 1479 he had a charter confirming to him the offices of Lieutenant and Commissary of Argyll, as held by his ancestors Gillespic and Colin Cambel under a charter of 1382. In 1487 he joined the conspiracy of the nobles against James III.

He married, before 9 April 1465, Elizabeth or Isabel, daughter and senior coheir of John (STEWART), 2nd LORD LORNE [SCT]. On the resignation of her uncle, Walter STEWART, the heir male of the family, till then usually designated LORD LORNE, but afterwards LORD INNERMEATH [SCT], he obtained a crown charter of the Lordship of Lorne (dominium De Lorne), 17 April 1470, to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, to Colin Campbell Nelesoun, to Duncan Campbell (brother of Sir Colin, of Glenorchy), &C., each in like manner respectively. It was made a condition of this resignation that the resigner should continue a Lord of Parliament by the style of Lord of Innermeath "or any other honourable place that pleases him." From that time the Earl is usually designated (as are his successors) "Earl Of Argyll, Lord Campbell and Lorne." After the rebellion in 1487, which ended in the death of James III at Sauchieburn, he was deprived of the office of Chancellor, but was reinstated by James IV in 1488, as above. He died in May 1493. His widow died 26 October 1510, at Dunbarton, and was buried at Kilmun. [CP I:198, XIV:33, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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Colin, second Lord Campbell, already referred to as Colin McGillespic in a writ of 1450 noted above. He succeeded his grandfather in 1453, and is said, but not on good authority, to have been a minor under the guardianship of his uncle, Sir Colin Campbell of Glenurcy. It is probable his uncle had only a gift of his marriage, and he arranged a union between his nephew and Isabel or Elizabeth Stewart, one of the three daughters and co-heirs of John, Lord Of Lorne, and sister of his own wife, a very advantageous match for the house. He was created Earl Of Argyll 1457. In 1462, he and Lord Boyd were acting as justiciars of Scotland south of the Forth, an office which, after the fall of his colleague, he continued to exercise by himself for many years. He was one of the commissioners for negotiating a truce with King Edward IV of England 1463, and had the appointment of Master of the King's Household 1464. He obtained a confirmation of a charter of Walter, Lord Lorne, to him of the lands of Kippane Le Muretoun et Le Myretoun in Perthshire, 7 May 1466; and three days later he had a grant to himself and his wife, daughter of the late John, Lord Of Lorne, of a third part of the lands of Kuldrane (Coldraine) and other lands in Fife and Perth, on the resignation of Mariota, his wife's sister, and on 8 February 1466-67 a grant of the lands of Pannel, co Perth. On 30 November 1469 he entered into a transaction with Walter, Lord Lorne, uncle of his wife, by which Walter resigned the lordship of Lorne in favour of the Earl, in exchange for the barony of Innermeath, and the Earl Of Argyll obtained a charter of the whole lordship of Lorne, 17 April 1470, to himself and the heirs-male of his body, whom failing to a series of other subsitutes with a similar remainder in each case. The Earl thereupon added the designation of Lord Lorne to his other titles, and took the galley of Lorne into his own achievement, and from this time the Earls of Argyll are usually designated in addition Lords Campbell and Lorne. On 18 January 1472-73 he had a gift of the keepership of the Castle of Dunoon.

He had a charter of the office of Justiciar, Chamberlain, Sheriff, and Bailie, within the limits of the King's lordship of King's Cowal, 26 February 1472-73, and another, erecting his town of Innowreyra (Inveraray) into a burgh of barony, 8 May 1474.

The Earl was one of the commissioners who settled the treaty of alliance with King Edward IV, 1474, by which James, Prince of Scotland was affianced to Cecilia, Edward's youngest daughter. He had a joint commission of the lieutenancy of the districts of Argyll, Lorne, Menteith, and others, along with Laurence, Lord Oliphant, John Drummond of Stobhall, and William Stirling of Keir, 4 December 1475. On 26 February 1480-81 he had a charter of certain lands in Knapdale, and the keepership of the royal castle of Castelsone (Castle Sweyn).

He was appointe Lord High Chancellor of Scotland early in 1483, as on 29 April that year he obtained a charter under that designation, erecting the lands of Pinkerton in the constabulary of Haddington into a free barony. In 1485 he had a charter of the lands of Craigdrum, co Argyll.

The Earl was one of the commissioners sent to France in 1484, to renew the ancient league with that crown, which was confirmed at Paris, 9 July of that year. He was also one of the commissioners who concluded a pacification with Richard III at Nottingham, 21 September 1484, where it was agreed that Prince James should marry Anne De La Pole, only daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, and niece of the English monarch.

In May 1488 the Earl Of Argyll and other noblemen and prelates obtained a safe-conduct from King Henry IV to come into England, where he was at the period of the murder of James III. He was continued in the Chancellor's office by King James IV, and had a charter from that King, expressed in very flattering terms, of the lands of Roseneath, 9 Januray 1489-90. He also obtained an Act of Parliament on the third of the following month, changing the name of his stonghold on the south slope of the Ochils from Castle Gloom to Castle Campbell, under which designation its picturesque ruins are still known.

He was one of the conservators of a truce with England for five years, 21 December 1491, and died 10 May 1493.

By Isabel Stewart, his wife, already described, who died at Dumbarton 26 October 1510, and was buried at Kilmun, he had issue. [The Scots Peerage I:332-334]

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Colin Campbell, second Lord Campbell, and first Earl of Atholl (d 1493), was the son of Archibald, second, but eldest, surviving son of Dir Duncan Campbell of Lochow, created Lord Campbell in 1445. He succeeded his grandfather in 1453. On the death of his father he was placed under the care of his uncle, Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, who concluded a match between him and Isabel Stewart, the eldest of three daughters, and coheiresses of John, third Lord Of Lorne. Having acquired the principal part of the landed property of the two sisters of his wife, he exchanged certain lands in Perthshire for the lordship of Lorne with Walter, their uncle, on whom the lordship of Lorne, which stood limited to heirs male had devolved. In 1457 he was created, by James II, Earl Of Argyll. He was one of the commissioners for negotiating a truce with Edward IV of England, in 1463. In 1465 he was appointed, along with Lord Boyd, lord justiciary of Scotland on the south of the Forth, and after the flight of Lord Boyd to England he acted as sole justiciary. In 1474 he was appointed one of the commissioners to settle the treaty of alliance with Edward IV, by which James, prince of Scotland, was affianced to Cecilia, youngest daughter of Edward. Early in 1483 he received the office of lord high chancellor of Scotland. He was one of the commissioners sent to France in 1484 to renew the ancient league with the crown, which was confirmed at Paris 9 July, and also one of the commissioners who concluded the pecification at Nottingham with Richard III, 21 Sept of the same year. In 1487 he joined the conspiracy of the nobles against James III, and at the time of the murder of the king, after the battle of Sauchisburn, he was in England on an embassy to Henry VII. After the accession of James IV he was restored to the office of high lord chancellor. He died 10 May 1492. He had two sons and seven daughters. It is from him that the greatness of the house of Argyll properly dates. Besides the lordship of Lorne he also acquired that of Campbell and Cable Campbell in the parish of Dollar, and 1481 he received a grant of many land in Knapdale, along with the keeping of Castle Sweyn, which had formerly been held by the lords of the Isles. In the general political transactions of Scotland he acted a leading part, and as regards the south-western highland he laid the foundation of that unrivalled influence which the house of Argyll has enjoyed for many centuries. [Dictionary of National Biography III:797-798]

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2013) Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll (c. 1433 – 10 May 1493) was a Scottish nobleman. Biography[edit]

He was the son of Gillespic (Archibald) Campbell, Master of Campbell and Elizabeth Somerville. Colin Campbell succeeded his grandfather Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell in 1453, and was created Earl of Argyll in 1457 and Lord Lorne in 1470, after the resignation of his wife's uncle Walter Stewart, 3rd Lord Lorne, who became Lord Innermeath. Campbell had supported King James II against the "Black Douglases", led by the 8th Earl of Douglas, and was given the earldom by King James III. James also gave him the position of Lord Chancellor of Scotland, but he eventually collaborated in the slaying of James III in 1484. In 1488 he became Lord Chancellor again, this time given by James IV of Scotland. Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Isabelle Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne in 1465, and had issue:[1] Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll.[1]. Thomas Campbell Margaret Campbell, married George Seton, 4th Lord Seton Isabel Campbell, married William Drummond, Master of Drummond, son to John Drummond, 1st Lord Drummond Mary Campbell married Aonghas Óg Lord of the isles. Helen Campbell, married to Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton Elizabeth Campbell, married John Oliphant, 2nd Lord Oliphant Catherine Campbell, married Lachlan Og Maclean References[edit]

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Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll's Timeline

1430
1430
Argyll, Scotland
1433
September 10, 1433
Lochow,,Argyllshire,Scotland
1433
Scotland, (Present UK)
1433
Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom
1450
1450
Age 16
1457
1457
Age 23
Inveraray Castle, , , Scotland
1458
December 5, 1458
Age 25
In Ardkinglass, Lochgoilhead, Argyllshire, Scotland
1462
1462
Age 28
eglinton, Ayrshire, , Scotland
1464
1464
Age 30
1465
April 9, 1465
Age 31
Lorn, , , Scotland