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John Campbell, Lord Cawdor of Castlemain

Also Known As: "19th Thane"
Birthplace: England UK
Death: Died in Somerset, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Pryse Campbell and Sarah Campbell
Husband of Isabella Caroline Campbell
Father of John Frederick Campbell of Cawdor, 1st Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin and George Pryse Campbell
Brother of Admiral Sir George Campbell and Sarah Wodehouse

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About John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor

MP Defeated the French at Fishguard, 1st Baron Cawdor; married Lady Caroline Howard d.1821


John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor (1753 – 1 June 1821), was a British politician.

Campbell was the son of Pryse Campbell and Sarah Bacon. He was Member of Parliament for Cardigan Boroughs from a by-election in June 1780 until he stood down at the 1796 general election. The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Cawdor, of Castlemartin in the County of Pembroke. He was the commander of the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry which defeated the Last invasion of Britain in 1797.

Lord Cawdor married Lady Isabella Caroline Howard, daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle and Lady Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower, on 28 July 1789. They had two children:

  • John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor (1790–1860).
  • Rear-Admiral Hon. George Pryse Campbell (1793–12 August 1858), married on 13 October 1821 Charlotte Gascoyne, daughter of Isaac Gascoyne.

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John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor's Timeline

England UK
November 8, 1790
Age 37
Age 40
June 1, 1821
Age 68
Somerset, England UK