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  • ID: I10118
  • Name: Archibald IV Campbell
  • Given Name: Archibald IV
  • Surname: Campbell
  • Name: Duke of Argyll
  • Given Name: Duke of
  • Surname: Argyll
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1652 in Argyllshire, Scotland
  • Death: 25 Sep 1703 in Cherton House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
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  • Change Date: 27 May 2017 at 08:54
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    Eldest son of the ninth earl of Argyll. He sought to recover his father's forfeited estates by siding with the king in Monmouth's Rebellion, by becoming a Catholic to conciliate James II, and by welcoming William and Mary after the Revolution of 1688. He was finally reinstated in 1690. Defied by the MacDonalds of Glencoe, he organized in 1692 the horrible massacre of Glencoe. He was appointed to high offices in the government, and in 1701 was created duke.

    Archibald 10th Earl of Argyll, was the son of Archibald, 9th Earl. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Lionel Tollmash, by whom he had two sons, the elder being the celebrated Duke of Argyll and Greenwich. On the 21st June 1701 he was created Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorn and Kintyre, Earl of Campbell and Cowal, Viscount of Lochow and Glenila, Baron Inverary, Mull, Morvern, and Tiree for his service by William of Orange having played an active part in bringing the Dutch William to the throne. He was one of the commissioners deputed from the Scots Parliament, to offer the crown of Scotland to the Prince, and to tender him the coronation oath. For this and other services, the family estates, which had been forfeited, were restored to him. He was appointed to several important public offices, and in 1696, was made colonel of the Scots horse-guards, afterwards raising a regiment of his own clan, which greatly distinguished itself in Flanders. No less than 2,500 of his clansmen in 1689 occupied Duart Castle, the stronghold of Clan Maclean. He died 28th September 1703.

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    In Electric Scotland they write:

    His eldest son and successor, ARCHIBALD, tenth Earl, and first Duke of Argyll, took refuge in Holland, and accompanied the Prince of Orange to England in 1688. The Revolution, which expelled the Stewarts from the throne, at once reinstated the chief of the Campbells in all his ancestral rights and privileges. The Convention treated as a nullity the sentence which deprived him of his estates and honours. He was selected from the whole body of Scottish nobles to make a tender of the crown of Scotland, and to administer the oath of office, to William and Mary. He was authorised to raise a regiment among his clansmen for the service of the Crown, who were employed under Campbell of Glenlyon in the atrocious massacre of Glencoe, and afterwards served with distinction both in Ireland and Flanders. Although he had been guilty of the crime, ‘singularly disgraceful in him,’ says Macaulay, of intriguing with the agents of James while professing loyalty to William, the latter created him, in 1701, Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Kintyre and Lorne, Earl of Campbell and Cowal, Viscount Lochaw and Glenisla, Lord Inverary, Mull, Inverness, and Tiree. But, as the historian justly remarks, the Duke was in his personal qualities one of the most insignificant of the long line of nobles who had borne the great name of Argyll. He was the descendant of eminent men and the parent of eminent men, but he was unworthy both of his ancestry and of his progeny. He was noted for little else than his polished manners; he had no application to business, and by his careless and spendthrift style of living he still further involved his estates, which had been greatly impoverished by the misfortunes of his father and grandfather. He married a daughter of the notorious Duchess of Lauderdale, with whom, as might have been expected, he led a very unhappy life, and at last he in a great measure abandoned public duties and lived with a mistress in a house. called Clinton, near Newcastle. His death, which took place in 1703, was both miserable and discreditable. He was succeeded by his son, a nobleman of a very different character, the famous Duke John.




    Father: Archibald III Campbell b: 16 Feb 1629 in Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
    Mother: Mary Stuart b: 1628 in Darnaway Castle, Dyke, Morayshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Tollemache b: 26 Jul 1659 in Great Fakenham, Suffolk, England
    • Married: Abt 1676 in Petersham, Surrey, England
    • Change Date: 27 May 2017
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