Sir Duncan CAMPBELL

Male 1550 - 1631  (80 years)


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  • Name Duncan CAMPBELL 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 7 Aug 1550  Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Clan aka "The Black Duncan"  [1
    Nickname Duncan of the 7 Castles  [1
    TitleOfNobility 1st Baronet, 7th Lord of Glenorchy  [1
    TitleOfNobility 7th Baron of Glenorchy  [1
    TitleOfNobility Sir Knight  [1
    Buried Jun 1631  Finlarig Chapel, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 23 Jun 1631  Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I19955  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 

    Father Sir Colin CAMPBELL, 6th Laird of Glenorchy and Ardkinglas,   b. 7 Jul 1512, Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1583, Balloch Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Lady Katherine RUTHVEN,   b. Abt 1525, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1584, Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1551  Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F9900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lady Elizabeth SINCLAIR, of Sinclair,   b. Abt 1577, Dysart, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1654, Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1597  Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Patrick CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1598, Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1648, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     2. John CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1600, Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1631  (Age ~ 31 years)
     3. William CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1602, Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1606, Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bridge of Orchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Katharine CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1608, Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Jane CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1610, Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1642, Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     7. Julianna Egidia CAMPBELL,   b. Abt 1611, Glenorchy, Dalmally, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1642, Lochby, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 18:29:00 
    Family ID F8431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Life Sketch

      Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Bt. was born circa 1550.2 He was the son of Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy and Catherine Ruthven.2 He married by contract, firstly, Lady Jean Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl and Margaret Fleming, on 18 November 1573.2 He married by contract, secondly, Elizabeth Sinclair, daughter of Henry Sinclair, 5th Lord Sinclair and Elizabeth Forbes, on 20 October 1597.1,3 He died on 23 June 1631.4 He was buried at Finlarig, Scotland.4

      Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Bt. also went by the nick-name of 'Black Duncan'.2 He was invested as a Knight on 18 May 1590.2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Argyllshire [Scotland] in 1593.2 He held the office of Hereditary Sheriff of Perthshire, for life.2 He was created 1st Baronet Campbell, of Glenorchy, co. Perth [Nova Scotia] on 29 May 1625.2 He lived at Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland.

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      Sir Duncan Cambell of Glenurchy, the eldest son, born prior to 1555, received from his father dispositions of the lands of Port of Lochtay and others, and the barony of Finlarig, dated 5 March 1573-74, in implement of the contract of his marriage with Jean, daughter of John, Earl of Atholl, which was dated 18 November 1573. His father also disponed certain lands to that lady, in implement of said marriage contract, 20 November 1573.

      - He acquired the lands of Cretindewar and Craigvokin, 2 December 1575.

      - He bought from his brother, Archibald, as before mentioned a fourth part of Monzie, 21 August 1581.

      - On the occasion of the marriage of King James Vi, he was knighted, about 17 May 1590.

      - He was one of the Lords of the Articles chosen to represent the barons in the Parliament held in Edinburgh in 1592, and was a commissioner for the smaller barons of Argyllshire to Parliament, 1593.

      - In 1594 he denied that he had any participation in the measures connected with the claughter of the 'Bonnie Earl of Moray.'

      - He also acquired from various parties certain lands in Menteith, Strathgartney and elsewhere.

      - King James feued to him the mill and mill lands of Mylnehorne.

      - On the resignation of Colin Campbell of Strachur, he acquired twenty-six merk lands in the barony of Glen Falloch; on the resignation of William Moncrieff of that Ilk, the lands of Culdares and Duneaves; and

      - on the resignation of William Moncrieff of that Ilk, the lands of Culdares and Duneaves; and

      - and on the resignation of Alexander Balfour of Boghall, the lands of Emyrcrichane and Costinterrie in Menteith.

      - In 1599 he represented the smaller barons at the Convention of Estates of Parliament, and was a commissioner on the coin in that year.

      - He purchased from John, Earl of Atholl, and his wife, the lands of Wester Stuikis, on 18 september 1599.

      He was warded in Edinburgh Castle in June 1601, 'throch the occasion of certane fals leis and forged inventis,' and had to pay 40,000 merks to the courtiers of the King before he was released. Thereafter he went to England and Flanders for about a year.

      Alexander Menzies of that Ilk, on 15 April 1602, sold to Sir Duncan in liferent, and his eldet son in fee, the lands of Morinche and others. He bought the lands of Drumquharg and others in the barony of Redgorton, 28 May 1611.

      Two of his natural sons had letters of legitimation, 27 December 1614.

      - He and his heirs-male were apppointed foresters of Mamlorne, 22 July 1617,

      - He acquired various lands in Strathgartney, 9 November 1618, and 31 October and 2 November 1618.

      - He purchased from Robert Robertson of Strowan, the four merk lands of Stronfernan, 21 December 1614, and the five merk lands of Candloch, 16 and 17 May 1616, and from Duncan Robertson, brother to Robert, Thometayvoir in Fernan, 14 August and ___ 1622.

      He was created a baronet of Nova Scotia by patent dated 29 may 1625, and sealed 30 june 1627.

      On 12 may 1627, King Charles I granted letters of remission to Sir Duncan, his sons Colin, Robert, and Patrick, and their natural brother, Patrick, for burning the town of Dewletter and the castle of Glenstrae in 1611, when engaged against the Clan Gregor.

      He is said to have built the Castle of Finlaric, the Tower of Auchallader, the House of Lochdochart, the House of Barcaldine, and another great house in Lorne.

      Sir Duncan died at Balloch on 23 June 1631, aged eighty-one, and was buried in the chapel of Finlarig. His portrait, dated 1601, is given in the Black Book of Taymouth.

      (1) He married first, contract 18 November 1573, Jean or Janet, daughter of John Stewart, fourth Earl of Atholl, Lord High Chancellor Scotland, by his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Malcolm, third Lord Fleming. She died in September 1593,

      and had issue:

      1. Sir Colin
      2. Sir Robert.
      3. Duncan, died young.
      4. John, who had from his father the land of Auchinryre
      5. Archibald of Lagvinschoch, on 30 October 1594, while still a boy
      6. Alexander, and
      7. Duncan, who both died young.
      8. Margaret his eldest daughter Sir Alexander Menzies of the Ilk
      9. Jean, married, as his first wife, to John, afterwards Sir John, Cambell of Cawdor
      10. Anne or Agnes, married to Patrick Ogilvie, apparent heir of Inchmartine
      11. Elizabeth, who died young.

      (2) Sir Duncan married between 7 October and 7 November 1597, as his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry, Lord Sinclair, contract 7 and 20 October 1597, and by her, who died in October 1654,

      had issue:

      12. Patrick, on whom his father settled the lands of Edinample and others, in 1624.
      13. John (secundus), who was alive at his father's death.
      14. William, died young.
      15. Juliana (Egidia), married as his first wife, to John Gordon apparent of Buckie
      16. Elizabeth, married to Robert Irvine of Fedderat, second son of Alexander Irvine of Drum
      17. Catherine, married to Alexander, son and apparent heir of Sir John MacDougall of Dunollie in April 1628.
      18. Jean, married to John (Murray), Earl of Atholl, 6 June 1630

      Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol II, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 184-88.

           ---  on FamilySearch  26 Apr 2017

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 26 Apr 2017), entry for Duncan Campbell, person ID LVGV-DJC. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 27 Apr 2017), entry for Colin Campbell, person ID 277D-RHW. (Reliability: 3).