Archibald III Campbell

Archibald Campbell (1629 - 1685)

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Sir Archibald (Archibald III) "9th Earl of Argyll" Campbell
Born in Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotlandmap
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Categories: Earls of Argyll | Executed | Kilmun Parish Church and Cemetery, Kilmun, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.



Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (1629–1685) was a Scottish peer. He was born in 1629 in Dalkeith, Scotland, the son of Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll. In his early life he bore the courtesy title Lord Lorne.

Preceded by
First of the restored title
9th Earl of Argyll
Succeeded by
Archibald Campbell


He became the ninth earl in 1663 (on the earldom's restoration after a dissolution two years earlier following the execution of his father for treason). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in October 1663.

Invaded Scotland as part of Monmouth's Rebellion (May - July 1685) [1].
He was captured and beheaded and many Campbell's who had risen for him escaped to Ulster in Ireland many later moving on to North America.


m. 13 May 1650 Canongate Kirk Lady Mary Stewart (Father: 4th Earl of Moray). Issue: 7.

  1. Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll
  2. John Campbell of Mamore, Commissioner for Argyllshire, and later MP for Dunbartonshire.
  3. Charles Campbell, Commissioner for Campbeltown
  4. James Campbell
  5. Mary Campbell
  6. Anne Campbell, married 1st Richard Maitland, 4th Earl of Lauderdale; 2nd, to #Charles Stuart, 6th Earl of Moray
  7. Jean Campbell, married William Kerr, 2nd Marquess of Lothian

m. 2 1670 widow Lady Anne Mackenzie, Countess of Balcarres (d.1707)


  • Protestant.


He lost his position on the council, in manoeuvres and prevarications on oath-taking. The hostility of James and others pursued the matter into a court case. As a consequence Argyll was put in trial, on 12 December 1681, before Queensberry and four other judges.

On 22 December the king's letter reached the council; and, questionably, sentence of death as well as of forfeiture was pronounced in Argyll's absence on the 23rd.

His estates were confiscated, and his hereditary jurisdictions assigned to Atholl.


He escaped but was executed on 30 June 1685 A, like his father, on the maiden in Edinburgh. He was later interred in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

Burial: 30 Jun 1685, Kilmun, Argyle, Scotland, Great Britain.[1]


  1. Archibald Campbell on Find A Grave: Memorial #98051237 retrieved 23 sep 2016
  • "Campbell, Archibald (d.1685)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  • Drown, Isabelle McLean. Scottish Covenanters Index Publication: Name:, 2003
  • "Information about Archibald, Earl of Argyll, Campbell (1627 - 1685)" Tooley Ellison Clark Menser Tree, at this link: [2]
  • "Library and Archive catalogue". London: The Royal Society. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  • Mary McGrigor: "Anna--Countess of the Covenant"
  • Wikipedia: Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll
  • WikiData: Q2557180 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)

Archibald Earl of Argyll Campbell. [2][3]

Born 1629[4]

Died 1685[5]

Marriage Husband @P2237@. Wife @P601@. Child: @P2236@. Marriage 13 May 1650. Canongate,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland[6]


  1. Archibald Campbell on Find A Grave: Memorial #98051237 retrieved 23 sep 2016
  2. Source: #S1267215619
  3. Source: #S1267183385
  4. Source: #S1267183385
  5. Source: #S1267183385
  6. Source: #S1267215619
  • Source: S1267183385 Repository: #R1250861406 Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Repository: R1250861406
  • Source: S1267215619 Repository: #R1250861406 Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910 Publication: Operations, Inc.

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