Colin Campbell, 3rd of Ardkinglass

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Colin Campbell, of Glen Orchy

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Ardkinglass, , Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: February 20, 1479 (45)
Lochguilhead Church, , , Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Campbell, "the freckled", "Riabhaich", 2nd of Ardkinglass and Agnes Gordon
Husband of Margaret Campbell and Marion Houston
Father of Margaret Napier; Isobel Campbell; Sir John Ian Campbell, 4th of Ardkinglass; Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll; Margaret Campbell and 3 others
Brother of Robert Campbell, of Carrick; Anne Campbell and Marion Campbell
Half brother of Ewen Campbell, of Dergachy and Duncan Campbell, of Clachan

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About Colin Campbell, 3rd of Ardkinglass

Not a son of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll & Isabel Stewart of Lorn his wife. See:


By Isabel Stewart, his wife, already described, who died at Dumbarton 26 October 1510, and was buried at Kilmun, he [Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll] had issue :



In 1432, Colin, second son of Duncan Campbell (later 1st Lord Campbell), was granted Glenorchy, at the north end of Loch Awe. This grant was designed to ensure Colin’s loyalty following the sudden death of his elder brother, Gillespic.

Colin’s descendants, the Campbells of Glenorchy (later earls of Breadalbane), were the most powerful of the numerous cadets of Clan Campbell. Indeed, there were times when this branch almost rivalled the clan chiefs, the earls of Argyll, for supremacy.

Kilchurn remained their powerbase for 150 years. It was not abandoned until the 1700s.

The charter of 1449 Sir Colin Campbell built the castle on ‘Elankylquhurne’ (island of Kilchurn) before his death in 1475. A charter dated March 1449 ‘apud Castrum de Glenurquhay’ (at the Castle of Glenurquhay) confirms its existence by that date.

The castle comprised a five-story tower-house at one corner of an irregular-shaped courtyard. The tower house still stands substantially complete, overshadowing the rest of the complex. On the ground level of the tower were a cellar and prison. There was a hall on the first floor and private chambers above.

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Colin Campbell, 3rd of Ardkinglass's Timeline

Ardkinglass, , Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 28
Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 31
Ardkinglass, Lochgoihead, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 34
Ardkenglass, Argyll, Scotland
September 26, 1475
Age 41
Age 42
Ardkinglass, , Argyllshire, Scotland
February 20, 1479
Age 45
Lochguilhead Church, , , Scotland