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




Alexander Campbell, 1st of Lochdochart, was seventh son of Sir Robert Campbell, 9th of Glenorchy, and to whom his favour conveyed the lands of Lochdochart. He d. in 1691, having m. firstly, on 29 January 1656, to Julian, daughter of Alexander Robertson of Struan,[1] by whom he was father of :

  1. John Campbell, 2nd of Lochdochart, (see below).
  2. Robert Campbell, who discharged his brother, John Campbell of Lochdochart, on 28 April 1705 for the sum of 115 merks left to him by his father. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Gunn of Breamor, (c/m 11 April 1682[2]).
  3. Catherine Campbell, bap. at Kenmore, on 27 September 1656.

He m. secondly, on 19 September 1671, to Magdalene, daughter of William Menzies, 1st of Carse,[3] and by her he had further issue :

  1. Archibald Campbell, who, on 9 April 1707, discharged his brother, John Campbell of Lochdochart, for payment of a legacy left to him by his father
  2. Colin Campbell. He and his brother John Campbell of Lochdochart had instructions from the Earl of Breadalbane to keep record of trees cut by Patrick Campbell of Monzie.[4]
  3. Patrick Campbell, who discharged his brother John Campbell of Lochdochart for the sum of £140 due to him by his parents in 1707.

John Campbell, 2nd of Lochdochart, succeeded his father on his death in 1691 and d. about 1723, having m. firstly, Susanna, daughter of Robert Campbell, 2nd of Glenfalloch, (c/m 24 November 1694[5]), by whom he had no apparent issue. He m. secondly, to Margaret, daughter of William Stewart, 2nd of Fungorth, (c/m 16 & 20 January 1699.[6] She survived him and m. secondly, to David Stewart, brother of Robert Stewart of Ardvorlich, who was taken prisoner following the battle of Culloden and d. in prison, in Stirling, from wounds received in a skirmish), and was father of :

  1. William Campbell, 3rd of Glendochart, (see below).
  2. Alexander Campbell, who is said to have become a doctor.
  3. Anna Campbell, bap. at Killin, on 8 April 1710.
  4. Margaret Campbell, who is named in her stepfather, David Stewart’s Will as a substitute heir to his lawful son James Stewart in November of 1746.[7]
  5. Julian Campbell, m. at Edinburgh, on 28 May 1738, to William Fraser, 1st of Ford,[8] and d. on 3 March 1767,[9] having had issue.

William Campbell, 3rd of Glendochart, b. in around 1700 and succeeded his father, being served heir to him on 25 January 1724.[10] He m. in 1725, Katherine, daughter of Alan Cameron, son of Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, d. in 1765 and was father of :

  1. Charles Campbell, 4th of Lochdochart, (see below).
  2. Allan Campbell, who d. at Jamaica in May/June 1752. His fate is mentioned in a letter from there of 15 June 1752: We have had great Sicknefs both in this Ifland and a board the Ship of War stationed here : Many of our Country died ; among others, our Friend Allan Campbell of Lochdochart, a Youth of promifing Genius, and great Sweetnefs of Temper. He was on the Point of being named a Lieutenant of a Man of War. He is the fourth of his Family that died in this Ifland within thefe few Years.[11]
  3. Alexander Campbell, bap. at Killin on 21 March 1730.
  4. John Campbell, bap. at Killin on 28 September 1731.
  5. Ewen Campbell, bap. at Killin on 29 October 1732.
  6. Robert Campbell, was a Captain in the H.E.I.C.S, and d. at Pondicherry, in April 1761.[12]
  7. Isabel Campbell, bap. at Killin on 14 April 1729.
  8. Ann Campbell, bap. on 17 March 1738 and d. at Edinburgh, on 10 October 1813.[13]

Charles Campbell, 4th of Lochdochart, b. in around 1727, succeeded his father and was served heir general to him on 18 February 1766.[14] He d. at Callander, on 11 October 1815,[15] having m. firstly, Anna, daughter of Robert Campbell, younger son of Colin Campbell, younger of Glenfalloch, (she d. at Callander, on 16 May 1812[16]), by whom he was father of :

  1. William Campbell, bap. at Killin, on 21 March 1773 and entered the army. He served as a Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade at the Battle of Barrosa during which he was severely wounded. He wrote to his sister Susanna on 15 June 1816, asking if her husband would do him the kindness of advancing him money during his period of convalescing,[17] and was served heir to his father on 4 November 1816.[18] He was afterwards appointed Paymaster of the 20th Foot and d. at Poonah, Bombay, on 28 December 1826.[19]
  2. Colin Campbell, bap. at Killin, on 10 July 1776 and m. on 22 November 1802, to Ann, daughter of Captain John Campbell of Auch. He was father of,

2a} Susan Campbell, who d. at Garnet Hill, on 18 April 1849.[20]

  1. James Campbell, bap. at Killin, on 27 October 1782.
  2. Susanna Campbell, bap. at Killin, on 29 September 1778 and m. firstly, at Auchlyne, on 17 December 1800, to William Erskine Campbell, 5th of Glenfalloch,[21] (he d. on 22 July 1806). She m. secondly, to Captain Alexander MacFarlane and d. at Callander on 12 January 1840,[22] having had issue.
  3. Agnes Campbell, bap. at Killin, on 14 August 1780 and m. on 14 July 1797, to John Brown, W.S.[23]
  4. Margaret Campbell, who d. at Edinburgh, on 21 April 1808.[24]

He m. secondly, at Edinburgh, on 2 November 1813, to Catherine, fourth daughter of Archibald Buchannan, in Callander,[25] (c/m 2 November 1813.[26] She survived him and m. secondly, at Callander, on 13 April 1830, to John Cree, Merchant in Glasgow[27]), and was father of :

  1. Charles Archibald Campbell, bap. at Callander, on 30 September 1814 and qualified as an M.D. He emigrated to St. Therese de Blainville, Canada, and m. at Sabrevois, Canada, on 18 May 1847, to Marjory, only daughter of James MacGillivray of Sabrevois and Point La Meule.[28] On the extinction of the senior male line of the Earls of Breadalbane news circulated in Ottowa that Charles Archibald Campbell, M.D. of this city, will succeed to the title and immense estates of Breadalbane. Dr. Campbell intends proceeding to Scotland immediately to look after his interests in the case, which is now in litigation[29]although he was unsuccessful.




[1] OPR – Kenmore.

[2] GD112/58/12/15.

[3] OPR – Kenmore.

[4] GD112/39/268/17.

[5] RS52/12/f.126.r

[6] RS52/16/f.332.

[7] Stirling Tests.

[8] OPR – Edinburgh.

[9] Caledonian Mercury, 9th March 1767 edition.

[10] Services of Heirs.

[11] Caledonian Mercury, 19th September 1752 edition.

[12] Scots Magazine, 5th April 1762 edition.

[13] Scots Magazine, 1st November 1813 edition.

[14] Services of Heirs.

[15] Scots Magazine, 1st November 1815 edition.

[16] Caledonian Mercury, 25th May 1812 edition.

[17] GD112/32/57

[18] Services of Heirs.

[19] Inverness Courier, 20th June 1827 edition.

[20] Inverness Courier, 26th April 1849 edition.

[21] Scots Magazine, 1st December 1800 edition.

[22] Perthshire Courier, 30th January 1840, edition.

[23] Scots Magazine, 1st July 1797 edition.

[24] Caledonian Mercury, 28th April 1808 edition.

[25] Perthshire Courier, 11th November 1813 edition.

[26] GD112/32/57

[27] Perthshire Courier. 22nd April 1830, edition.

[28] Greenock Advertiser, 25th June 1847 edition.

[29] Westmorland Gazette, 5th December 1863 edition.