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Marquess Archibald Campbell

Birthplace: Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: May 27, 1661 (54)
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (Beheaded)
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll and Agnes Douglas, Countess of Argyll
Husband of Margaret Douglas
Father of Duke Archibald "9th Earl of Argyll" Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll; Lord Neil Campbell, of Ardentinney; Jean Kerr, Marchioness of Lothian; Anne Campbell; Mary Campbell, Countess of Breadalbane and Holland and 4 others
Brother of Mary Anne Campbell; Lady Anne Campbell; Jean Campbell and Annabella Kerr
Half brother of James Campbell, 1st Earl of Irvine and Mary Campbell

Occupation: 1st Marquis of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, Marquess of Argyll (8th Earl), MARQUIS OF ARGYLL
Managed by: Esther ROWE Irish
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About Marquess Archibald Campbell,_1st_Marquess_of_Argyll

"Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, (1607 – 27 May 1661) was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, also known as the British Civil War. He was a major figure in the Covenanter movement that fought for the Presbyterian religion and what they saw as Scottish interests during the English Civil War of the 1640s and 1650s. He is often remembered as the arch-enemy of the royalist general James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose."


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 438. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 203.
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 204.
  4. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), Campbell, Archibald. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  5. [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, 10


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Marquess Archibald Campbell's Timeline

March 1607
Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
February 26, 1628
Age 20
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 22
Ardmaddy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 23
Age 23
Age 28
Argyle, Scotland
May 27, 1661
Age 54
Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom