Name: John Campbell
Suffix: of Lawers
Prefix: Sir 1
Residence: Lawers, Perthshire
Change Date: 11 APR 2009
Date: 19 June 
REF: GD112/39/12/12 (SHS ed. No. 106)
From: John Campbell of Lawers
To: Colin Campbell of Glenorchy
Address: To the rycht honorabill and his fathir2 the Laird of Glenwrquhay
Rycht honourable Sir and fathir eftir my maist hertlie commendationis.
I hawe ressavit zour wreting yes Settirday ye xvij of yes instant
makand mentioun that ze wait I haf heard tell quhow the Clangregor
wald haif persewit zow and the Laird of Glenlione of zour liffis
bot it zid3 againis thame prisit be God. Quhairof I praiss God
inlik maneir that they come nocht to yair intent bot I heard na
suirlie of yair persuit quhill the ressait of zour wreting. Alss that I
be rebemberit yairis ane contract betuix zow and me to tak plaine
parte with zow in all zour lesome4 auctiounis and spetiallie aganis
the Clangregor and that now is the tyme.5 Thairfoir promis me
to cum and remaine in Laweris and ze sall causs ye contre
men await wpone me quhane I haif to do or geve ...l... hed
rather pass quhair ze ar ze will send men to convoy me quhat
day I will appointt and thair to tak sic parte...
the Laird of Glenlioun dois and geve I do moy... nocht
lippin in mein tyme cuming. As tuiching the contract betuix
ws I hawe beyne willing to keip ye pointtis yairof and
geve I can do better I wald sa lif se zow according to reasoun.
Bot at yes presente I could nocht assure zow quhaire I ...
to remaine in Lawiris nor zit pass quhair ze a[r] ...
quhay as zour dessyre was and yat be reassone no... of
day is appointtit betuix me and ye Laird of Cal...
making securitie anentis ye contract betuix his sone ...
sisters. Nochtwithstanding I wilbe ready in thes [me..]
at all tymes to setforthwartis zour gued and howes
at poware. And quhair ye think schame of ye ...
rinis wpone me that I am slak in zour author... ...
miscontentit to here my Lord of Argle and ...
freindis tell quhow I hawe nocht kepit ...
As to yat quhane it sall pleis zow or ony ...
to accuse me of promeis breaking befoir thay not... ...
onderstand thay sall nocht find me altogethre in ye w... ... quhow
promeisses ar kepit on athir syde. I am contentit to abi... ... the
jugement of honest freindis. Zour wreting beris ... but it is
nocht at the poinct as I am informit nor is able to be haestalie.
Thair is na informatioun gevin me that sall st...
from setforthwartis zour lesome auctiounis as affeiris geve
ze wald accept ye samyn ar yat and tak ye samen to procede
of gud will. Wyerwyiss I dessyre nocht ze burding me... ...
Hawing no foryer occasioun to wreit at yes presente as for
newis yairis nane bot ye Lordis of the Kingis fauctioun ...venis
in Strueling on Mononday ye xix and sall chese ane Regent.
And God bless zow. From Perthe ye xix day of yis instant.
Zowris sone at his poware,
Jhone Campbell off Lawiris
Refers to receiving Grey Colin?s letter on Saturday, 17 June 1570 (not extant) in which
the Glenlyon incident was described, see Introduction.
John was married to Beatrix, Grey Colin?s daughter by his first wife, Margaret Stewart,
see Appendix C.
A form of ?gae?, so went against them.
This was the general bond made for mutual assistance against the MacGregors, 6 May
1569, GD112/1/176-7; BBT, 213-4, and the specific agreement between Grey Colin
and John of Lawers of 9 May 1569, GD112/65/1/3.
Father: Archibald Campbell
Mother: Agnes Ross
BEF JUN 1570
- Note: Letter from Joh C to father in law
- Colin Campbell
- Type: Gedcom File