Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll

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Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll

Also Known As: "Gillispe", "2nd Earl of Argyll"
Birthplace: Castle Lochow, Argyll, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: September 09, 1513 (43-52)
Flodden Field, near Branxton, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom) (Killed in Battle)
Place of Burial: Kilmun, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll and Isabel Stewart of Lorn, Countess of Argyll
Husband of Elizabeth Stewart, Countess of Argyle
Father of Janet Campbell, Countess of Atholl; Isabel Campbell, Countess of Cassillis; Sir John Campbell, 1st of Calder; Dame Helen Campbell; Jean Moir Campbell and 7 others
Brother of Catherine Campbell of Argyll; Mary Campbell, of Argyll; Thomas Campbell, 1st of Lundie; Elizabeth Campbell, of Argyll; Lady Helen Campbell, of Argyll and 3 others

Occupation: 3rd Lord Campbel & 2nd Earl of Argyll (1493)
Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll

Gillespie Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll (c. 1465 – 9 September 1513) was a Scottish nobleman and politician who was killed at the Battle of Flodden.

Archibald was the eldest son of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll and Isabel Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne. He was Master of the Royal Household of James IV of Scotland, March 24, 1495. Lord of Argyll, 2nd Lord High Chancellor of Scotland.

Killed in battle at Flodden Field, Branxton, Northumberland, Eng. King James IV also killed in battle, which was an English victory, and a disaster for Scotland.

De Facto head of Government in Scotland during the War of 3 Kingdoms.

From The Scots Peerage:

II. ARCHIBALD, second Earl of Argyll, had a grant of the lands of Auchintwerely (Auchintorlie) and others, co. Dumbarton, 3 July 1489,6 which were erected into a barony of that name. He succeeded his father 1493, and obtained a charter, 30 June 1494,7 confirming the purchase from Elisabeth Menteith, Lady of Rusky, with the consent of Archibald Napier of Merchiston her son, of half of the lands of Inchirnawrisky and others, co. Argyll. He had the office of Master of the Household 1494, as appears from a charter which he witnessed on 24 March 1494-95 ; 8 and ob- tained a great number of charters under the great seal from 1494-1512. Argyll and his brother-in-law Lennox commanded the right wing of the royal army at the battle of Flodden, and were both killed on that field.


By his wife Elizabeth, a daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, Argyll had issue:[5]

  1. Colin Campbell[1]
  2. Archibald Campbell of Skipness (d 1537 escaping from Edinburgh Castle), second husband of Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis
  3. Sir John Campbell of Calder (d.1546) ancestor of the Earls Cawdor
  4. Donald Campbell the Abbot of Coupar Angus
  5. Margaret Campbell, who married John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine
  6. Isabel Campbell, married Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassilis
  7. Janet Campbell, married John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl
  8. Jean Campbell, married Sir John Lamont of that ilk, son Duncan Lamont
  9. Catherine Campbell, married Lachlan Cattanach Maclean, 11th Chief of Duart, secondly to Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck
  10. Marion Campbell, married Sir Robert Menzies of that ilk
  11. Elen Campbell, married Sir Gavin Kennedy of Blairquhan
  12. Mary Campbell, married James Stewart, 4th Earl of Bute

5. James Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage, vol i, pp 335-337 Archive.Org

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Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll's Timeline

Castle Lochow, Argyll, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
July 13, 1486
Glen Orchy, Argyll, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Castle Balveny, Fife, Scotland (United Kingdom)
August 9, 1489
Lorn, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Argyllshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Scotland, UK