Abbreviations:

b. = born

bap. = baptised

c. = christened

c/m = marriage contract

d. = died

d. vita patris = died in the father's lifetime

dsp(decessit sine prole) died without issue

m. = married

CAMPBELL

OF DANNA

 

Archibald Campbell, who, with his brother Duncan and William Stewart of Ambroismore, raised an action against Archibald Stewart, brother of James Stewart, Sheriff of Bute, regarding ownership of the teinds of the parish of Rothesay, on 29 January 1564-65 and is then styled son of the Laird of Auchinbreck.[1] He d. by 23 February 1591-92, when he had been succeeded by his son Duncan, and was father of :

  1. Duncan Campbell of Danna, (see below).
  2. Colin Campbell, 1st of Kilberry, (see Campbell of Kilberry).

Duncan Campbell of Danna, is styled father’s brother’s son to Dougald Campbell of Auchinbreck in a Bond subcribed by himself to John Cunningham, Merchant in Edinburgh, for 250 merks Scots, dated 29 July 1596.[2] He was father of :

  1. Angus Campbell, fiar of Danna, (see below).
  2. Donald Campbell, was witness to a Bond by his father to Duncan MacKay, Tailor in Stirling, for 110 merks dated 15 August 1611.[3]
  3. Duncan Campbell of Glennane, was a cautioner to his father in a Bond by him to Duncan MacKay, brother of the deceased Andrew MacKay, Burgess of Stirling, for 140 merks, dated 12 November 1613.[4] He m. by 29 September 1612, to Moir Campbell when he granted a Bond to Alexander Campbell of Torrane of all his goods and gear in lieu of debts due to the said Alexander by Duncan’s wife[5] although she raised a process of divorce against him for adulterous beaviour. On 11 August 1612 she granted an Obligation declaring that she would not hold him responsible for any debts she incurred before their marriage.[6]
  4. Colin Campbell, was a witness to a Bond by his father to Duncan MacKay, dated 12 November 1613.

Angus Campbell, fiar of Danna, was the eldest son and m. Katherine, sister of Archibald Campbell of Barbreck, (she survived him and m. secondly, by c/m 1 July 1612, to Torquil MacNeil, son of Neil MacNeil of Skegness[7]). He d. in his father’s lifetime before 11 May 1611, when his father and his widow, Katherine, settled certain differences between them. He was father of :

Archibald Campbell of Danna, is styled son of the deceased Angus Campbell, fiar of Danna, and “oy” [grandson] to Duncan Campbell of Danna in a submission between his mother and that grandfather dated 11 May 1611. He had succeeded to the lands of Danna by 20 June 1632, when he was included in an action raised by Alexander Campbell of Kilmartin, and was father of :

Dugald Campbell of Danna, succeeded his father and had issue :

Archibald Campbell of Danna, is styled eldest son to Dugald Campbell of Danna in a Precept of Clare Constat issued for his infeftment as heir to his father and also his deceased grandfather, Archibald Campbell of Danna, in the lands of Danna on 21 August 1676,[8] to himself and his heirs male which failing, to return to Campbell of Auchinbreck, the superior. He was put on trial in 1685 on the charge of treason for having supported the Earl of Argyle’s rebellion, and was living on 14 July 1695, when he granted a Bond for 110 merks to John Cunningham, Merchant in Glasgow. He had d. by November 1701 having m. Katherine Campbell ad by whom he was father of :

  1. Dugald Campbell of Danna, (see below).
  2. Archibald Campbell, who is named as a substitute heir to his brother Dugald in 1676 and is then styled the second son.
  3. Isobel Campbell, m. Neil MacNeil in Ardmeanish.

Dugald Campbell of Danna, was infeft in the lands of Danna as heir to his father on 11 November 1699[9] for which he had a novodamus from Sir James Campbell of Auchinbreck, the superior, dated 7 August 1707, to himself and the heirs male of his own body, which failing, to his brother Archibald and his heirs male, which failing, to any other heir male of the body of the deceased Archibald Campbell of Danna, bearing the surname of Campbell, which failing, to return to Auchinbreck as superior.[10] He either dsp soon after or else renounced his rights to Danna by April of 1737 when they were acquired by Archibald Campbell, Sheriff Clerk of Argyleshire.

 

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[1] Acts & Decreets.

[2] RD1/64.

[3] RD1/198.

[4] RD1/218.

[5] RD1/234.

[6] RD1/241.

[7] RD1/317.

[8] GD437/98.

[9] GD437/102.

[10] GD437/108.