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 INVERLIVER

 

Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, of whom it is said that he acquired the lands of Inverliver in reward for having commanded the force which brought the young Muriel Calder, heiress of Cawdor, from her home at Cawdor to Inveraray during which they had fought off a strong force under her uncles. He was infeft in the lands of Tulloch and others, in Argyleshire, on 4 September 1515[1] and m. Katherine Campbell with whom he was infeft in the lands of Duchray, in Argyleshire, on 15 October 1528.[2] He was father of :

Alexander Campbell of Inverliver, succeeded his father, d. before April of 1553 and had issue :

John Campbell of Inverliver, succeeded and was infeft in the lands of Duchray, in Argyleshire, on 10 April 1553.[3] He redeemed the lands of Glenliver for which he had a redemption dated 15 September 1560,[4] and was infeft in the lands of Corranebeg on 22 September 1561.[5] He m. Katherine MacCoull, (she survived him and m. secondly, by 31 December 1591, to Lachlan MacLean of that Ilk[6]), d. about 1560 and was father of :

  1. Alexander Campbell of Inverliver, had a charter for the lands of Inverliver from the superior, Archibald, Earl of Argyll, in October of 1569,[7] and m. Una, daughter of Colin Campbell of Barbreck, (c/m 3 August 1576[8]). He had dsp by November 1584, when he was succeeded by his brother, Duncan.
  2. Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, (see below).
  3. Archibald Campbell, who is named in his brother Alexander’s marriage contract of 1576.

Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, was infeft in the lands of Inverliver on 23 November 1584,[9] which he afterwards assigned to his son, Angus, on 17 January 1599. He m. Margaret MacLachlan, d. by February of 1621, when his grandson Duncan was served heir to him, and was father of :

  1. Angus Campbell of Inverliver, (see below).
  2. Colin Campbell, who, on 5 November 1611, entered into a contract with the tutors of his nephew, Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, to lease those parts of Inverliver not reserved to Margaret Campbell, his brother’s relict. He served as Tutor to his nephew, Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, m. Janet Nigh Dougal NhicEwer, d. by November of 1618 and was father of :

2a} Katherine Campbell, m. Dougal Campbell, eldest son of Ewir MacGillespic VhicEwer ban alias Campbell in Kilbride, (c/m at Kilmelfort 23 November 1618[10]).

  1. Alexander Campbell, is styled son to Duncan Campbell of Inverliver when witness to the marriage contract between Archibald Campbell of Barbreck and Janet, sister of Alexander Campbell of Lochnell, dated 6 August 1599.[11]

Angus Campbell of Inverliver, to whom his father granted a charter for the lands of Inverliver on 17 January 1599.[12] He was infeft in the 100 merk lands of Camusnanesran on 24 January 1608[13] and those of Kilmacha on 29 April 1610,[14] and d. by 5 November 1611. He m. Margaret Campbell and was father of :

Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, was under age at his father’s death and was placed under Tutors by 5 November 1611, when all are named in a contract by his tutors leasing the lands of Inverliver to his uncle Colin Campbell.[15] He was served heir to (1) his grandfather Duncan Campbell of Inverliver, in the lands of Inverlivermor, Inverliverbeg and others on 26 February 1621,[16] and for which a Precept was issued for his infeftment in these lands on 10 September 1624,[17] and (2) his father, Angus Campbell of Inverliver, in the lands of Duchray, in the lordship of Arkonish, on 2 October 1627.[18] He had a novodamus for the lands of Inverliver on 25 June 1653 and d. before February 1659. He was father of :

  1. Alexander Campbell of Inverliver, succeeded his father and had a charter for the lands of Inverliver from the superior, Archibald, Marquis of Argyll, on 10 February 1659.[19] He dsp by December of 1667 and was succeeded by his brother, Colin.
  2. Colin Campbell of Inverliver, succeeded his brother Alexander in the lands of Inverliver by 25 December 1667 when he witnessed to a Bond by Alexander MacCanish of Garvalt to Colin Campbell of Glenanne for £48 Scots. He m. Anna, daughter of Donald Campbell of Barbreck,[20] (she survived him and m. secondly, by c/m 15 January 1673, to Alexander Campbell, younger son of Sir James Campbell of Ardkinglass), and d. by January of 1673. He had issue,

2a} Angus Campbell of Inverliver, succeeded his father while still underage and to whom his uncle John Campbell was appointed Tutor. He dsp and was succeeded by his uncle John.

  1. John Campbell of Inverliver, (see below).

John Campbell of Inverliver, served as Tutor to his nephew, Angus Campbell, and in which capacity he is styled when he was infeft in the lands of Camusnesrin on 15 October 1686. He had a Disposition from the Earl of Argyll for the lands of Inverliver on 6 October 1680, and is then styled son of Duncan Campbell of Inverliver.[21] He m. Margaret, daughter of Duncan Campbell, Bailie of Jura, and was father of :

Archibald Campbell of Inverliver, was infeft in the lands of Inverliver as heir to his father on 12 August 1729.[22] He m. Jean, daughter of Dugald Campbell of Shirvan, and was appointed sole executor to his mother-in-law Isobel Campbell, on 13 November 1732, to whom he confirmed her liferent right on 11 January 1754. He d. without male issue in February of 1754, with Neil Campbell in Kilmelfort being cognised his heir male, and was father of :

  1. Ann Campbell, m. Alexander Campbell of Shirvan, (c/m 9 April 1744).
  2. Margaret Campbell, m. Mr. Alexander Lamont, Minister of Kilfinnan, brother of Colin Lamont of Knockdow, (c/m 8 & 10 February 1748), and to whom her father the four merklands of Torrinmore on 13 January 1754.[23]

Neil Campbell of Inverliver, resided at Kilmelfort and succeeded to the lands of Inverliver as heir male to Archibald Campbell of Inverliver, the grandson of his grand-uncle, on his death in February of 1754 and to whom he was served heir 23 October 1755.[24] This succession was contested by Archibald’s daughters as his heirs of line and also by the superior, the Duke of Argyll, and he only succeeded in securing his rights by considerable legal expense and the assistance of John Campbell of Clochcombie whom, in recognition of his contribution, he included in the entail of his estate. He d. before 1 March 1765 and was father of,

  1. Colin Campbell, upon whom his father entailed the lands of Inverliver on 29 December 1756, to himself and the heirs male of his body, which failing, by his three daughters, which failing, by John Campbell of Clochcombie, and his heirs.[25] He dsp by August of 1776.
  2. Mary Campbell, to whom her father granted a provision for £200 Scots on 30 August 1763.[26]
  3. Elizabeth Campbell, m. James MacAlpine, Wright, and to whom her father granted an annuity on 30 August 1763.[27]
  4. Jean Campbell, to whom her father granted a Provision for £150 Scots on 30 August 1763.[28]

He m. secondly, to Martha Campbell by whom he was father of :

  1. Neil Campbell of Inverliver, (see below).
  2. Angus Campbell, to whom his father assigned the lands of Kilmun Lochow on 2 July 1761, with remainder that should he die without issue, they would revert to Colin Campbell, eldest son of his father by his first marriage.[29]

Neil Campbell of Inverliver, succeeded his father and was infeft in the lands of Inverliver as heir to him on 29 August 1776. He m. Grace Campbell, whom he infeft in a liferent of his lands on 14 November 1793, and exposed his estate for sale in 1793.

 

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[1] RH6/835.

[2] RH6/1031.

[3] RH6/1584.

[4] RH6/1828.

[5] RH6/1864.

[6] Acts & Decreets. Vol. 132/305.

[7] GD43/18/13.

[8] RD1/

[9] GD43/18/14.

[10] RD1/396

[11] RD1/201.

[12] GD43/18/15.

[13] GD100/21.

[14] GD100/23.

[15] RD1/191.

[16] C22/8/234.

[17] GD43/18/17.

[18] C22/9/299.

[19] GD43/18/20.

[20] Narrated in CC2/2/9/1

[21] GD43/18/23.

[22] GD43/18/26.

[23] Inverary Deeds.

[24] Services of Heirs.

[25] Inverary Deeds.

[26] Inverary Deeds.

[27] Inverary Deeds.

[28] Inverary Deeds.

[29] Inverary Deeds.