Name: Colin Campbell
Suffix: of Lundie
Death: BEF 15 MAY 1619 1
Residence: Lundie, Angus, Forfar
Change Date: 12 OCT 2010
Colin Campbell of Lundy, the seventh earl?s brother, lamented on the state of Campbell finances at the time: I beleve thair be nocht ane mair miserable surname in Scotland and of thair rank nor they ar, I mein be thame that speiks the Erisch language for ye know ...
(Douglas Watt: 'The laberinth of thir difficulties': the Influence of Debt on the Highland Elite c.1550 - 1700. The Scottish Historical Review - Volume 85, Number 1: No. 219, April 2006, pp. 28-51)
The Earl of Argyll suspected the [MacAulay] Laird of Ardencaple, among others, to have been involved in a conspiracy which resulted in the murder of John Campbell, Laird of Calder, in 1591. Argyll's evidence pointed to a larger conspiracy which had designs on the assassination of himself, his brother Colin Campbell of Lundy, the Earl of Moray, and John Campbell of Calder. It seems the conspirators goal was to replace the Earl of Argyll with his kinsman, Campbell of Lochnell, who was next in line of succession to Argyll after his brother Colin, and divide the vast estates of Argyll amongst themselves. When Argyll discovered MacAulay was somehow involved in the plot he took action and, by May 1594, invaded and took Ardencaple Castle from the MacAulays. The Duke of Lennox, taking Argyll's action to be a direct assault on himself, demanded Argyll to return the lands of Ardencaple. By July 1594 the Earl had eventually executed Patrick MacAulay og "Mackalla ogg" and his brother Patrick, for Calder's murder.
Seems he had an older son than Colin:
?Sir Hugh was the oldest son of Sir Colin Campbell of Lundie and his wife, Mary Campbell, dau of the Lord of Glenurchy.?
(The Campbells of Drumaboden: On the River Lyennon, Near Rathmelton, County ... by John Farquharson. 1925. Page 7)
Father: Colin Campbell
Mother: Agnes or Anne Keith
- Colin Campbell b: 1599
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Title: thePeerage.com, A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe
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