NameEarl Archibald CAMPBELL 4th Of Argyll , M
Birth Dateabt 1507
Birth PlaceInveraray, Argyll, Scotland
Death Datebef 2 Dec 1558
Death PlaceInvererary, Argyll, Scotland
MotherLady Janet GORDON Of Huntly , F (~1496-)
Spouses
Birth Dateabt 1521
Birth PlaceBrodick Castle, Isle Of Arran, Scotland
Death Datebef 1541
Death PlaceInveraray, Argyll, Scotland
Marr Dateabt 1537
ChildrenArchibald , M (~1538-1573)
Birth Dateabt 1523
Birth PlaceMenteith, Perthshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1546
Death PlaceInveraray, Argyll, Scotland
FatherEarl William GRAHAM 3rd Of Menteith , M (~1499-~1543)
MotherLady Margaret MOUBRAY Of Barnbougle , F (~1495->1548)
Marr Date21 Apr 1541
Marr PlaceInchmahome, Loch Menteith, Scotland
Marr MemoPriory of Inchmahome
ChildrenColin , M (~1542-1584)
 Margaret , F (~1543-)
 Janet , F (~1545-)
Birth Dateabt 1530
Birth PlaceDuart Castle, Isle Of Mull, Scotland
Marr Dateabt 1547
Marr PlaceInveraray, Argyll, Scotland
No Children
4UNNAMED , F
Unmarried
ChildrenColin , M (~1524-)
Notes for Earl Archibald CAMPBELL 4th Of Argyll
By Janet Gordon, his wife, eldest daughter of Alexander, third Earl of Huntly,

he [Colin] had issue:


1. Archibald, fourth Earl of Argyll.

2. John, called Gorm, who married Mary, daughter of Colin, fifth Laird of Ardkinglas …
3. Mr. Alexander, Dean of Moray in 1557, and in 1563.
4. Elizabeth or Isobel, married first to James, Earl of Moray, natural son of King James IV …
5. Agnes, married first, not later than 1554, to Sir James Macdonnel of Antrim …

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 337-38.
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IV. Archibald, fourth Earl of Argyll, obtained a charter of all his father’s lands and offices on 18 January 1525-26, wherein he is designed son and heir-apparent of Collin, Earl of Argyll.


Immediately after his father’s death, he received, as Earl of Argyll, a charter from King James V appointing him Justice-General within the whole kingdom of Scotland and Master of his Household.

He had a charter, 2 November 1533, of the Barony of Abernethy, etc., forfeited by the Earl of Angus. On 14 march 1540, he received from the King a renewed grant of all his lands, and in a charter to him of the lands of Kirktoun of Cardrose and others, co. Dumbarton, 28 March 1542, he is designed Master of the King’s wine-cellar.

Argyll was one of the peers who, 4 July 1543, entered into an association to oppose the match betwixt the infant Queen Mary and King Edward VI of England, and the consequention union of the two crowns.

- He had two charters, granting him lands in the Lennox and islands of Lochlomond, forfeited by Matthew, Earl of Lennox, both dated 5 October 1545.
- He distinguished himself at the battle of Pinkie, 10 September 1547, and at the siege of Haddington, 1548.
- In 1546, he received from the King and Queen a charter of the lands of Boquhan, the contemporary endorsement on which, and on the precept of sasine, is ’To Archibald Roy.’

Cardinal Beatoun, Archbishop of St. Andrews, granted him, nominally on account of services against heresy, a charter of lands in the barony of Muckart and regality of St. Andrews, 16 January 1542, and again, with consent of the chapter, 17 August 1543. His subsequent conduct must have sadly disappointed the Cardinal, as we are told that he was the first of his quality to embrace the Protestand religion, of which he was a most zealous professor, and he recommended the promotion thereof, and the suppression of Popish superstitions, to his son on his deathbed.

His appointment of Justice-General of the Kingdom was renewed by Queen Mary 20 January 1558.

He died between 21 August 1558, when he granted a charter to Archibald, Lord Lorne, his son, and 2 December, same year, when the charter was confirmed, and the Earl is then said to be deceased.

(1) The Earl married, first, Helen, eldest daughter of James Hamilton, first Earl of Arran, about 1529, by whom

he had a son:

1. Archibald, fifth Earl of Argyll.


(2) He married, secondly, 21 April 1541, at the Priory of Inchmahome, Margaret, only [sic] daughter of William Graham, third Earl of Menteith,

by whom he had issue:

2. Colin, sixth Earl of Argyll, born before 1546.
3. Margaret, who was married 11 January 1563-64 to James, Lord Doune and St. Colme, son of sir James Stewart of Belth, Commendator of St. Colme’s Inch, ancestor of the Earls of Moray. He died 20 July 1590
4. Janet, married to Hector Maclean of Dowart, and had issue.

(3) He married, thirdly, Katherine Maclean, mentioned in a charter of 22 January 1546-47, and had no issue by her.

The Earl had a natural son, Colin, who married the heiress of the sixth Laird of Barbreck, and was father of Colin, eighth laird. He witnessed a deed in 1575.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 338-40
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Notes for Helen (Spouse 1)
(2) the Earl married, secondly, Janet Beaton, said to be a daughter of Sir David Beaton of Creich, widow of Sir Robert Livingstone of Easter Wemyss and Drumry, who was killed at Flodden. Their banns of marriage were published on 2, 9, and 11 November 1516, and they were married between that date and 23 November, when they had a joint charter of the lands of Kinnell.

Janet Beaton died about 1522,

and by her the Earl had issue, two sons and a daughter:

1. James, who succeeded as second Earl.
2. Gavin, who is styled brother-german of the Earl of Arran in a series of Crown charters, …

3. Helen, designed in her father’s will his ‘lawful and firstborn daughter,’ married to Archibald, Fourth Earl of Argyll, apparently before her father’s death, with a dowry of £1666, 13s. 4d.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol IV, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 360.
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(1) The Earl married, first, Helen, eldest daughter of James Hamilton, first Earl of Arran, about 1529, by whom

he had a son:

1. Archibald, fifth Earl of Argyll.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 339.
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Notes for Margaret (Spouse 2)
Earl William married, before June 1521, Margaret Moubray, daughter of John Moubray of Barnbougle, and widow of John Cornwall of Bonhard, who was killed at Flodden. She survived him and was alive in July 1548.

Issue:

1. John, who became fourth Earl of Menteith.
2. Walter, who, with his mother, was executor of his father …
3. Robert, who, in 1547, was infeft in the lands of Wester Boquhapple by his brother, Earl John, but he sold these lands …
4. Gilbert, frequently designed of Beircrofts, name in 1551 as brother-german to John, Earl of Menteith …
5. Andrew, who, in 1547, received the lands of Boquhapple from his brother, Earl John. …

6. Margaret, married, on 21 April 1541, in the Priory of Inchmahome, as his second wife, to Archibald, fourth Earl of Argyll.

7. Christian, married, before March 1553, to William Livingstone of Kilsyth. …

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol VI, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 156-60.
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He [Earl Archibald] married, secondly, 21 April 1541, at the Priory of Inchmahome, Margaret, only [sic] daughter of William Graham, third Earl of Menteith,

by whom he had issue:

2. Colin, sixth Earl of Argyll, born before 1546.
3. Margaret, who was married 11 January 1563-64 to James, Lord Doune and St. Colme, son of sir James Stewart of Belth, Commendator of St. Colme’s Inch, ancestor of the Earls of Moray. He died 20 July 1590
4. Janet, married to Hector Maclean of Dowart, and had issue.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 338-40
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Notes for Margaret (Spouse 2)
Argyll married, secondly, Lady Margaret Graham, daughter of William Graham, 3rd Earl of Menteith, and Margaret Moubray, on 21 April 1541 at the Priory of Inchmahome.

They had three children:
Colin (died 10 September 1584), later 6th Earl of Argyll,
Margaret (died February 1572),
Janet., married Hector Óg MacLean of Duart

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Campbell,_4th_Earl_of_Argyll
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Notes for Katherine (Secundus) (Spouse 3)
Eachuinn [Hector] Mor Maclean married Mary MacDonald of Islay and the Glens, daughter of Alexander MacDonald, 5th of Dunnyveg,

by whom he had two sons and seven daughters:

• Hector Og Maclean, 13th Chief, his heir and successor
• John Dubh Maclean of Morvern, predecessor of the family of Kinlochaline Castle
• Marian Maclean, married to Norman MacLeod of Harris
• Mary Maclean, married to Donald MacDonald of Sleat
• Catherine Maclean I, died unmarried

Catherine Maclean II, first to Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll, and secondly to John Stewart of Appin. Catherine was a high-spirited woman, and was distinguished for her beauty and culture

• Julian Maclean, married first to Calvagh O'Donnell of Tirconnell, and secondly to Shane O'Neill, Prince of Ulster. She died in 1585.
• Una Maclean, to Cameron of Lochiel
• Janet Maclean, to MacDonald of Keppoch.

Hector Mor died about the year 1568.

Source: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_Mor_Maclean,_12th_Chief
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(1) The Earl [Archibald] married, first, Helen, eldest daughter of James Hamilton, first Earl of Arran, about 1529, by whom

he had a son:

1. Archibald, fifth Earl of Argyll.

(2) He married, secondly, 21 April 1541, at the Priory of Inchmahome, Margaret, only [sic] daughter of William Graham, third Earl of Menteith, by whom

he had issue:

2. Colin, sixth Earl of Argyll, born before 1546.
3. Margaret, who was married 11 January 1563-64 to James, Lord Doune and St. Colme, son of sir James Stewart of Belth, Commendator of St. Colme’s Inch, ancestor of the Earls of Moray. He died 20 July 1590
4. Janet, married to Hector Maclean of Dowart, and had issue.

(3) He married, thirdly, Katherine Maclean, mentioned in a charter of 22 January 1546-47, and had no issue by her.

The Earl had a natural son, Colin, who married the heiress of the sixth Laird of Barbreck, and was father of Colin, eighth laird. He witnessed a deed in 1575.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol I, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 338-40
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