Archibald Campbell (1769 - 1843)

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"General Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Baronet GCB (12 March 1769 – 6 October 1843) was an officer of the British Army.From 1824 to 1826, Gen. Campbell commanded the British forces in the First Anglo-Burmese War, the longest and most expensive war in British Indian history,[1][2] that gave the British control of Assam, Manipur, Cachar, Jaintia, Arakan and Tenasserim.[3] From 1831 to 1837, he was the administrator of the colony of New Brunswick, Canada.

Archibald was born 12 March, 1769, at Glen Lyon, Perthshire. He was the third son of Captain Archibald Campbell and his wife Margaret Small of Dirnanean, daughter of Captain James Small, factor of the forfeited estates of the Robertsons of Struan. Archibald was a descendant of the Robertsons through his maternal great grandmother, Magdalen Robertson, and also through his paternal grandmother, Janet Robertson. Archibald's great-grandfather on his father's side, Duncan Campbell 2nd Laird of Duneaves, Perthshire, was a first cousin of Robert Campbell, 5th of Glenlyon. One of Archibald's maternal great-uncles was Major-General John Small who fought in the American Revolutionary War and later became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey. Archibald grew up at Carie, formerly part of the Robertson estate on the south shore of Loch Rannoch within the parish of Logierait...

...Archibald Campbell married Miss Helen McDonald, a sister of John MacDonald of Garth. She was also the sister of Mrs William McGillivray, nee Magdalen MacDonald. The Campbells were the parents of two sons and three daughters. Archibald Campbell and his wife both spoke Gaelic. The family's primary residence was Garth House near Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland.

After his service in Bombay, Campbell retired. He died in Edinburgh on 6 October 1843, and was buried in the churchyard of the Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh.

Sir Archibald's son, Sir John Campbell, 2nd Baronet succeeded to the baronetcy upon his death."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Baronet', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 27 February 2013, 20:22 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sir_Archibald_Campbell,_1st_Baronet&oldid=541033740> [accessed 9 March 2013]

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General Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Baronet GCB's Timeline

1769
March 12, 1769
1843
October 6, 1843
Age 74
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