Name: Colin ?Grey Colin? Campbell
Suffix: 6th of Glenorchy
Birth: 7 JUN 1512
Death: 11 APR 1583 in Balloch Castle,by Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland
Burial: Finlarig, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland
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Change Date: 28 FEB 2008
Sir Colin was amongst the first to embrace the Reformation. He sat in the Reformation Parliament of 1560 when Protestant doctrines received the sanction of law.
m1. (by 04.1548) Margaret Stewart (dau of Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray) and had:
a) Beatrix Campbell, m. Sir John Campbell of Lawers;
b) Margaret Campbell, m. (mcrt 30 May 1569) Alan Macdougal of Ragray.
He had the Castle of Balloch* built in 1580 in Perthshire (where Taymouth now stands), and also built ?Edinample?.
Children of Sir Colin CAMPBELL and Katherine RUTHVEN:
Colin of Glenample m. Margaret MUNRO of Foulis;
Patrick of Auchinryre;
Archibald of Monzie m. Mary TOSOCH of Monzie;
Margaret m. James CUNNINGHAM, 9th Earl of Glencairn;
Mary m1. John GRAHAM, 6th Earl of Menteith, m2. Colin CAMPBELL of Lundie;
Annas m. Ian CAMPBELL of Ardkinglass;
* Balloch castle (later known as Taymouth) at Kenmore.
Sir Colin Campbell, better known has Grey Colin, became Lair Laird of Glenorchy in 1550. Two years later he evicted the McGregor chieftain from Balloch and built a castle for himself, later known as Taymouth Castle. He was also responsible for the founding of the Kenmore Hotel, because he granted the lease of "an honest hostelry" to his servant in 1572.
?A ruthless and treacherous persecutor of the MacGregors.?
(Balquhidder History http://www.stronvar.co.uk/balquhidder/vilkirk3.htm)
Sir Colin CAMPBELL sired ten legitimate children and a number of illegitimate children.
Glenorchy to Queen Mary and King Henry (draft)
c. 6 November 1565, Balloch Castle. [no address]
It will pleis Your Maiesties that I am chargit to compere before Your Maiesties and Secrete Cunsale within sex dayis efter the charge or ellis pas to the horne. And albeit I am willing to cum at Your Maiesties command nocht onlie on my feit bot on my kneis gif it war possible I am swa vexit with disseis of my persoun at this present. And als the sobir rowmis quhilkis ar left me onwaistit and brint be Your Maiesties rebellis thir four yeris bigane being under the lik dangear as yit that I may nocht gudly leif it without it be alluterlie wrekit. Besekand Your Maiesties to accept this my excuiss and creidheyd this berar my spous quhom I haif send to knaw Your Maiesties will towart me and quhat I may or can salbe accomplesit at the command of Your Maiesties missive as gif my self mycht be present. And this efter my maist hwmill commendatiouns of my service committis Your Maiestie to the eternall God. Wretin at Balloch the My Lord ?
Father: Colin Campbell b: 6 JAN 1481 in Glenorchy, Argyllshire, Scotland
Mother: Mary or Marjory Stewart b: ABT 1490 in Balveny, Fifeshire, Scotland
Margaret Stewart b: AUG 1520
- Beatrix Campbell
- Duncan ?Black Duncan? Campbell b: 7 AUG 1550 in Finlairg Castle, Perth, Scotland
- Maria Campbell