John Campbell MP

John Campbell MP (1693 - 1770)

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Gen John "4th Duke of Argyll" Campbell MP
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Categories: Duke of Argyll | Lord of Kintyre.

Preceded by
Archibald Campbell
4th Duke of Argyll
1761–1770
Succeeded by
John Campbell

Biography

General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll was born circa 1693. He was the son of Hon. John Campbell and Elizabeth Elphinstone. He married Hon. Mary Bellenden, daughter of John Bellenden, 2nd Lord Bellenden of Broughton and Lady Mary Moore, in 1720. He died on 9 November 1770 at London, England.[1]

He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1712. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for County Bute between 1713 and 1715.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Elgin Burghs between 1715 and 1722.

He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Elgin Burghs between 1725 and 1727. He held the office of Groom of the Bedchamber between 1727 and 1760. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Dunbartonshire between 1727 and 1761, in six Parliaments.1 He was Colonel of the 39th Foot from 1737 to 1738. He was Colonel of the 21st Foot between 1738 and 1752.

He gained the rank of Battle of Dettingen in 1741 in the service of the where he distinguished himself. He gained the rank of Brigadier-General in 1743. He gained the rank of Major-General in 1744. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1747. He was Colonel of the North British Dragoons (now Scots Greys) between 1752 and 1770. He held the office of a Representative Peer [Scotland] between 1761 and 1770. He held the office of Governor of Limerick between 1761 and 1770.

On 15 April 1761 Archibald Campbell Duke of Argyll died. John succeeded to his titles:- Viscount of Lochow and Glenyla, Lord of Inverary, Mull, Morvern and Tirie, Earl of Campbell and Cowall, Duke of Argyll, Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn, Lord Campbell, Baronet Campbell, of Lundy in Angus, co. Forfar, Lord Lorne and Earl of Argyll. [2]

Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 2 January 1762, he was promoted to General in 1765 and invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 7 August 1765.

Children of General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll and Hon. Mary Bellenden

  • Lady Caroline Campbell b. 12 Jan 1721, d. 17 Jan 1803
  • Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll b. Jun 1723, d. 24 May 1806
  • Lord William Campbell b. 1731, d. 1778


Sources

  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 I, page 209.
  2. George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 334.

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Painting of John Campbell by Thomas Gainsborough




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On 10 Aug 2014 at 15:46 GMT Betty (Delisle) Tierney wrote:

Campbell-3601 and Campbell-2951 are not ready to be merged because: seems to match. mothers are different. needs more information.

On 16 Jul 2014 at 14:38 GMT David Hughey Ph.D. wrote:

Campbell-3601 and Campbell-2951 appear to represent the same person because: Since Mary Kerr and Mary Bellenden are one and the same person, it follows that these two John Campbells with the same birthdate and death date are also one and the same person.



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