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Duncan Campbell

Also Known As: "'the Fortunate", "" "the Prosperous", "" "Donnchadh mac Cailein ' or ' Donnchadh na-Adh '", "1st Lord Campbell", "I Lord Campbell and Laird Lochawe", "Sir Archibald Campbell", "3rd Lord of Auchinbreck", "Sir Duncan Campbell", "of Lochow; first Lord Campbell of Argyll"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Lowchow, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: August 12, 1453 (63)
Place of Burial: Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Colin "Longantach" Campbell, of Lochow and Mariota Campbell, Lady Argyll
Husband of Lady Margaret Campbell (Stewart) and Margaret Stewart, of Blackhall & Ardgowan
Father of Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell; Colin McIphryar Campbell, 1st Lord of Glenorchy; Celestine Campbell; Neil Campbell, of Ormidale; Sir Duncan Campbell, of Kilmichael, 1st Lord of Auchinbreck and 1 other
Brother of Donald "More" Campbell, of Lochow; Colin Og Campbell, 1st of Ardkinglass; Christian Campbell, of Lochow; Agnes Campbell Houston; Gyllis Campbell and 4 others

Occupation: high chancellor of Scotland, 3rd Lord of Auchinbreck, 3rd Auchenbreck; No. 328, 1st Lord Campbell, Justiciar of Argyll
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About Duncan "Na-Adh" Campbell, of Luchow, 1st Lord Campbell

SIR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, who served as his majesty’s justice general, one of his privy counsel, and lieutenant with the shire of Argyll during the reigns of James I and James II. By the latter he was made high chancellor of Scotland, and in 1445 he was summoned to parliament by the title lord Campbell. His first wife was the lady Margaret, daughter of Robert, duke of Albany, governor of Scotland. Their children were Celestine (who died young), Archibald, and Sir Colin Campbell. His second wife, also named Margaret, was daughter of Sir John Stewart of Blackhill. Their sons were Duncan, Neil, and Arthur.

Duncan "Na-Adh" had a charter to Menstrie 6 Feb. 1392/3. 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.

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.

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).

No. 7 on House of Argyle Chart, Call No. B12 C17; married Margaret Stewart, daughter of Sir John Stewart, the illegimate son of Robert III.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The name Cambel was first used by the family in the 13th century. The first chief of the clan to appear on record as "Campbell" may well have been Sir Duncan of Lochawe when he was created Lord Campbell in 1445.' copied from Clan Campbell website, history page.


  • 'Archibald Campbell1
  • 'M, #2951, b. circa 1480, d. 1542
  • Father Dugald Campbell d. 1497
  • Mother Agnes Lamont b. c 1455
  • ' Archibald Campbell was born circa 1480 at of Ardkinglas, Argyllshire, Scotland.2 He married Margaret Campbell, daughter of Colin Campbell, 3rd Laird of Ardkinglass and Marion Houston, circa 1505.2 Archibald Campbell married Catherine Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stewart, circa 1524.3,4,2 Archibald Campbell died in 1542 at of Auchinbreck, Argyllshire, Scotland.2
  • 'Family 1 Catherine Campbell
  • Child
    • Alexander Campbell
  • 'Family 2 Margaret Campbell b. c 1478
  • Children
    • Donald Campbell, 1st Lord of Kilmory d. a 7 Nov 1593
    • Margaret Campbell+
    • Dugald Campbell
    • Archibald Campbell
    • Duncan Campbell, Capt. of Castle Sween b. c 1511, d. 3 Oct 1594
  • Citations
  • 1.[S201] Unknown author, Irvine of Drum, by D. A. McCormick, 1989, p. 7; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 144.
  • 2.[S11649] Clan MacFarlane & Associated Clans Genealogy.
  • 3.[S147] Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1938 ed., by Sir Bernard Burke, p., 480.
  • 4.[S11563] The Scots Peerage, Vol. I, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 337.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p98.htm#i2951
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  • 'Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck and Kilmichael1
  • 'M, #19447, b. circa 1480, d. circa 1546
  • Last Edited=17 Jul 2006
  • ' Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck and Kilmichael was born circa 1480 at Auchinbreck, Argyllshire, Scotland.2 He was the son of Dugald Campbell of Auchinbreck and Kilmichael and Agnes Lamont.3,1 He married, secondly, Lady Catherine Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Lady Elizabeth Stuart.4 He married, firstly, Margaret Campbell of Ardkinglass, daughter of Colin Campbell, 3rd of Ardkinglass and Marion Houston, in 1505 at Ardkinglass, Lochgoihead, Argyllshire, Scotland.2 He died circa 1546.1
  • ' He lived at Auchinbreck, Argyllshire, Scotland.4
  • 'Child of Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck and Kilmichael and Lady Catherine Campbell
    • 1.Alexander Campbell1
  • 'Children of Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck and Kilmichael and Margaret Campbell of Ardkinglass
    • 1.Dugald Campbell of Auchinbreck and Kilmichael3 d. b 1590
    • 2.Duncan Campbell+3 d. 1594
    • 3.Archibald Campbell, 1st of Danna+1
    • 4.Donald Campbell, 1st of Kilmory+2 b. c 1513, d. a 7 Nov 1593
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 666. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S1322] David Arathoon, "re: Acheson Family and Campbell Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 8 April 2005 - 14 July 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Acheson Family and Campbell Family."
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 4.[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 104. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p1945.htm#i19447
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Known as "Na-Adh" (the fortunate or prosperous). from Lochow, co. Argyll and was 1st Lord Campbell of Argyll.

ah-adh means 'the fortunate'

Birthdate unknown

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Duncan "Na-Adh" Campbell, of Luchow, 1st Lord Campbell's Timeline

Lowchow, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 10
Age 35
Age 37
Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Age 38
Age 41
Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 44
August 12, 1453
Age 63
August 12, 1453
Age 63
Argyll and Bute, Scotland