Colin  (Campbell) Third Earl of Argyll

Colin (Campbell) Third Earl of Argyll (abt. 1487 - 1529)

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Colin (Sir Colin) "Mailich" Third Earl of Argyll formerly Campbell
Born about in Glenorchy, Lorn, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Glenorchy, , Lorn, Scotlandmap
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Categories: Earls of Argyll | Justiciars.

Preceded by
Sir Archibald Campbell
8th Mac Cailein Mór
Succeeded by
Sir Archibald Campbell

Preceded by
Sir Archibald Campbell
3rd Earl of Argyll
Succeeded by
Sir Archibald Campbell

Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll (c. 1486 – 9 October 1529) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier. He was the son of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox.

This Colin, 3rd Earl of Argyll, was one of the Four Councillors of the Regency to King James V, anno 1525, and appointed Lord Lieutenant of the Borders, and Warden of the Marches.

Campbell led an army against the insurrection of various Highland chieftains; a few years later, he joined the court of King James V. He was given the position Lord Warden of the Marches and in 1528, Lord Justice General of Scotland.

In 1506/07 he married Lady Janet (Jean) Gordon, the eldest daughter of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly.

Children of Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll and Jean Gordon:

Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll d. bt 21 August 1558 – 2 December 1558, married three times.

Lady Elizabeth Campbell d. c 1548, married; firstly, James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, an illegitimate son of King James IV; secondly, John Gordon, 11th Earl of Sutherland

Lady Agnes Campbell (1526–1601), married James MacDonald and Turlough Luineach O'Neill.

Argyll's sister, Lady Catherine Campbell, survived a murder attempt by her husband, Lachlan Maclean of Duart in 1527. Maclean rowed out to Lady's Rock in the Firth of Lorne one night at low tide and left his wife stranded.[3]


The house of Argyll and the collateral branches of the Clan Campbell, from the year 420 to the present time Published in 1871 by John Teed in Glasgow.

The Scots Peerage, Sir James Balfour Paul, Ed., 1904 Vol 1

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