Flora Mure-Campbell, 6th Countess of Loudoun

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Flora Rawdon-Hastings (Mure-Campbell), Marchioness of Hastings, 6th Countess of Loudoun

Birthplace: Rowallan, Ayr,, Scotland
Death: January 08, 1840 (59)
Kelburne Castle
Place of Burial: Loudoun
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Mure-Campbell, 5th Earl of Loudoun and Flora Mure-Campbell
Wife of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
Mother of Lady Flora Elizabeth Rawdon-Hastings; George Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings; Sophia Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute; Selina Constance Henry and Lady Adelaide Murray (Rawdon-Hastings)

Occupation: Heir. 7th "earl"., Marchioness of Hastings and 6th Countess of Loudon
Managed by: Heather (Fachet) Bond
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About Flora Mure-Campbell, 6th Countess of Loudoun



Flora Mure-Campbell, Marchioness of Hastings and 6th Countess of Loudoun (1780 – 8 January 1840) was a British peer, the second daughter of James Mure-Campbell, 5th Earl of Loudoun and Lady Flora Macleod.

She married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira, later the Governor-General of India, Governor of Malta and Marquess of Hastings, on 12 July 1804 and with him had six children:

Lady Flora Elizabeth (1806–1839), died unmarried.

Hon. Francis George Augustus (1807–1807), died in infancy.

George Augustus Francis, styled Lord Rawdon, later Earl of Rawdon, later 2nd Marquess of Hastings (1808–1844)

Lady Sophia Frederica Christina (1809–1859), married John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd Marquess of Bute and had issue.

Lady Selina Constance (1810–1867), married Charles Henry, of Straffan.

Lady Adelaide Augusta Lavinia (1812–1860), married Sir William Keith Murray.

Around 1807 she commissioned the building of Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, to designs by Archibald Elliot.

Her husband died on 28 November 1826 aboard HMS Revenge off Naples, and, following his directions, his right hand was cut off to be buried with his wife when she died. This wish was complied with, and it now rests clasped with hers in the family vault at Loudoun Kirk.


Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

3-13 October 1791: Precept of clare constat granted by the tutor and trustee of Flora Mure Campbell of Rowallan, Countess of Loudoun, heir and representative of deceased John and James, Earls of Loudoun, for infefting Patrick Warner as heir of his father in 20s land of old extent of Saltcoats commonly called Saltcoats Campbell with all and sundry those houses commonly called the salt pan houses, and also the salmon fishings in the mouth of the harbour used and wont in the sea pertaining to the said lands, and that muir commonly called the Muir of Stevenston, and ward thereof commonly called the Bowbridge Ward with the whole houses etc, which are proper parts and pertinents of the £10 land of old extent of Stevenston-Campbell, lying within the parish of Stevenston, bailliary of Cunningham, Regality of Loudoun and sheriffdom of Ayr; to hold of the said Countess in feu farm for payment yearly of £7 8s 2d Scots of feuduty at Whitsunday and Martinmas by equal portions and performing three suits of court at the three head courts of the barony and regality of Loudoun so far as agreeable to law and doubling the said feuduty at entry of every heir National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Montgomerie Family, Earls of Eglinton, reference GD3/1/4/23/6

Genealogical Accounts


Flora Campbell was born in August 1780. She was the daughter of Maj.-Gen. James Campbell, 5th Earl of Loudoun and Flora Macleod. She married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, son of John Rawdon, 1st Earl of Moira and Elizabeth Hastings, Baroness Hastings, on 12 July 1804. She died on 8 January 1840 at age 59. Flora Campbell gained the title of Countess of Loudon. Her married name became Rawdon-Hastings.Children of Flora Campbell and Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings 1.Selina Constance Rawdon-Hastings d. 8 Nov 1867 2.Flora Elizabeth Rawdon-Hastings b. 11 Feb 1806, d. 5 Jul 1839 3.George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings+ b. 4 Feb 1808, d. 13 Jan 1844 4.Lady Sophia Frederica Christina Rawdon-Hastings+ b. 1 Feb 1809, d. 28 Dec 1859 Darryl Lundy's Peerage


suo jure Countess of Loudoun born Aug 1780 mar.12 Jul 1804 Frances [Rawdon later Rawdon-Hastings], 1st Marquess of Hastings children 1. Lord George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, later 2nd Marquess of Hastings and 7th Earl of Loudoun 1. Lady Flora Elizabeth Rawdon-Hastings, Lady of the Bedchamber to HRH the Duchess of Kent (b. 11 Feb 1806; d. 5 Jul 1839) 2. Lady Sophia Frederica Christina Rawdon-Hastings (b. 1 Feb 1809; d. 28 Dec 1859), mar. 10 Apr 1845 as his second wife John [Crichton-Stuart], 2nd Marquess of Bute, and had issue 3. Lady Selina Constance Rawdon-Hastings (d. 8 Nov 1867), mar. 25 Jun 1838 Charles John Henry, son of John Joseph Henry, of Straffan, co. Kildare, by his wife Lady Emily Elizabeth FitzGerald, 1st dau. of William Robert [FitzGerald], 2nd Duke of Leinster 4. Lady Adelaide Augusta Lavinia Rawdon-Hastings (dsp. 6 Dec 1860), mar. 8 Jul 1854 Sir William Murray later Keith-Murray of Ochtertyre, 7th Bt. (d. 16 Oct 1861) died 8 Jan 1840 suc. by son Cracrofts Peerage

Biographical Accounts

  1. Wikipedia: Flora Mure Campbell
  2. Electric Scotland: Campbell of Loudon

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