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Colin Campbell of Glenorchy

Also Known As: "Colin 'the Grey' Campbell", "Cailien", "6th Laird of Glenurchy"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: April 11, 1583 (70)
Balloch, Perthshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Colin Campbell, 3rd of Glenorchy and Marjory 'Marjory' Stewart
Husband of Margaret Stewart of Moray and Katherine Ruthven
Father of Margaret MacDougall (Campbell); Beatrix Campbell of Glenurchy; Agnes McKenzie; John Campbell; Margaret (Mariot) Cunningham and 8 others
Brother of John Campbell of Glenorchy and Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy

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About Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy and Arkinglass

Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy and Arkinglass

  • Birth: July 7 1512 - Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
  • Death: Apr 11 1584 - Balloch, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Parents: Colin Campbell, Marjory Stewart
  • Siblings: Duncan Campbell, Janet Drummond (nacida Campbell), John Campbell
  • Wife: Katherine Ruthven
  • Wife: Margaret Stewart
  • Wife: Partner Campbell (nacida Unknown)

AKA: Colin 'the Grey' Campbell


  • Duncan (Black Duncan "of the Cowl"or "of the Seven Castles") Campbell, Colin Campbell, Archibald Campbell, Mary Campbell, dau. McGregor [MacGregor] (nacida Campbell), Annas (or Elizabeth) Campbell, Margaret (Mariot) Cunningham (nacida Campbell), Patrick Campbell, Katherine Campbell

Cailein (Colin) Campbell was the 6th Laird of Glenorchy (1550-1584). Sir Colin was amongst the first to embrace the Reformation. He sat in the Reformation Parliament of 1560 when Protestant doctrines received the sanction of law. He had the Castle of Balloch built in 1580 in Perthshire, and also built "Edinample".

Colin was fostered with John MacNiell Vrek and Gregory MacNiell, his brother, on 29 April, 1510, and is then styled as third son and to whom was disponed the lands of Crannycht and Acharn by his father. He succeeded to the lands of Glenorchy on the death of his elder brother Sir John Campbell in 1550, had a charter under the Great Seal for the lands and barony of Finlarig to be held jointly by himself and his second wife Katherine Ruthven and by their heirs on 15 June, 1551, and had a charter from his brother-in-law Finlay MacNab of Bovaine, for all and whole of the lands of Ewer, Lerakene, Bovaine, Ardkelle-Easter and Doinche in the barony of Glendochart on 24 November, 1552. He had a charter from Archibald Campbell, Master of Argyll, for the lands of Stronmelichan with the manor thereof with many other lands in Glenstrae which had previously been the possession of the Clan Gregor on 26 April, 1554.

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Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy and Arkinglass's Timeline

July 7, 1512
Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 35
August 7, 1550
Age 38
Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
December 11, 1550
Age 38
Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 42
Crannich, Perth, Scotland
Age 43
Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 44
Glenorchy, Argyll, Scotland
Age 46
Monzie, Perthshire, Scotland