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Archibald More Campbell of Lochow

Also Known As: "Gillespie", "Gillespic", "Gillespic Campbell", "Gillespic Mór"
Birthplace: Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: 1372 (61-62)
Gillespie, Lochow, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow and Helena Mor
Husband of Isabella Lamont
Father of Sir Colin Campbell of Lochow, 13th Knight of Lochow; Duncan Skeodan Campbell and Helen Campbell
Brother of Dugald Campbell, of Lochow; Alicia Campbell and John Campbell, of Lochow

Occupation: Knight, Peer of the Realm
Managed by: Esther Rowe Irish
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About Archibald More Campbell of Lochow

Archibald (or Gillespic) Campbell, Lord of Lochow, was granted several forfeited estates 2 May 1343, and received also from Mary, Countess of Menteith, a grant of Kilmun, confirmed by charter of King David II 11 October 1363. He has been reported to have married a daughter of Sir John Menteith, but there is no confirmation of this. He married Mary (or Isabella) daughter of Sir John Lamont of that Ilk, and died in 1394 having by her issue:

..A1 Colin, his heir [see below]

..A2 Duncan Campbell, reported to be the ancestor of the Campbells of Glenfeochan

Sir Gillespie or Archibald, added largely to the family possessions, was twice married, and had three sons, Duncan, Colin and David, and a daughter, married to Duncan Macfarlane of Arrochar. Colin, the second son, was designed of Ardkinglass and of his family, the Campbells of Ardentinny, Dunoon, Carrick, Skipnish, B lythswood, Shawfield, Rachan, Auchwillan and Dergachie are branches.

He was granted several forfeited estates 2 May 1343, and received also from Mary, Countess of Menteith, a grant of Kilmun, confirmed by charter of David II 11 October 1363.

On 2 May 1343 David II granted him many forfeited lands including those of his brother Dougall Campbell and the barony of Morfrath (Melfort). He had a grant from Mary, Countess of Menteith of Kilmun which was confirmed by David II 11 Oct. 1363. He also obtained a large grant of land from John Menteith, Lord of Knapdal and Arran 29 Nov. 1352. On 15 March 1368/9 he had a charter to Craignish, Melfort, Straquhir and others.

He was an M.P. and in June 1368 he was directed to come to the King to be bound to keep the peace and restrain maruaders on other lands and because of this obligation he was absent from Parliament at Perth 18 Feb. 1369. At the same time it was proposed that the King and Court should pass through his lands in connection with the price of the wool to be purchased for payment of the King's ransom to England. On 26 March 1371 he paid homage to Robert II at Scone. Robert II granted him Loch Gilp, Earndrome, Loch Melfort and Loch Longe with half the dues of ward and relief within that district.


A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage 1869 ; Name: Harrison; Location: London, England; Date: 1869; [] The Campbell Colin no. 022049 [[S323], (Name:; Location:;), Campbell Colin #022049 [ ]


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Sir Archibald 'Gillespic Mór' Campbell

Archibald Campbell of Lochawe (died before 1394),[1] also known as Gillespic Campbell,[2] and Gillespig More,[3] was an early member of Clan Campbell and patrilineal ancestor of the Earls of Argyll.


Archibald was the son of Sir Colin Og Campbell of Lochawe and his wife Helena, a possible daughter of John de Menteith.[4] He became Lord of Lochawe either through inheritance from his father or the disenfranchisement of his brother, Dougall. In 1342, King David II granted Archibald the forfeited lands of his brother Dougall as well as the barony of Melfort.[2] Melfort was in turn granted to Archibald's half-brother Neil, from whom the Campbells of Kenmore and Melfort descend. In the 1350s, Archibald was granted numerous properties in Argyll by John, Lord of Menteith and John's cousin Mary de Menteith, most notably Castle Sween.[5] In 1373, he received the lands of Finnart and Stronewhillen from Paul Glenn.[6] In 1382, he and his son, Colin, were appointed the hereditary position of King's Lieutenants and Special Commissioners in the Sheriffdom of Argyll, which would provide them income in exchange for performing various bureaucratic duties.[7]

Marriage and issue

According to Ane Accompt of the Genealogie of the Campbells, Archibald married Isabella, daughter of John Lamont.[3] She is referred to as Mary in other sources.[8] Archibald and Isabella had the following children:

  1. Colin 'Iongantach' Campbell, father of Duncan (1st Lord Campbell)
  2. Helena Campbell
  3. Duncan 'Skeodanasach' (or Skeodnish) Campbell

Through Colin descend the Earls of Argyll. Helena married firstly John MacDonald, son of John of Islay and had a son named Angus.[9] She married secondly Donnchadh, Earl of Lennox[9] and had issue.

Duncan earned his honorific Skeodanasach for having been raised by Clan Malcolm in Ardscotnish; the MacConnochie Campbells of Inverawe are said to descend from him.[9]


  1. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. xviii-xix.
  2. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. 83.
  3. MacPhail 1916, p. 91.
  4. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. 99.
  5. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. 92-93.
  6. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. 96.
  7. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. 95-96.
  8. Collins 1741, p. 439.
  9. Campbell of Airds 2000, p. 100.


  • Campbell of Airds, Alastair (June 15, 2000). A History of Clan Campbell. Volume 1: From Origins to the Battle of Flodden. Edinburgh, Scotland: Polygon. ISBN 978-1902930176.
  • MacPhail, J. R. N. (Mar 1916). Highland Papers, Volume II (PDF). Publications of the Scottish Historical Society. XII (Second Series ed.). Edinburgh, Scotland: University Press. pp. 72–114. ISBN 978-0788400438.
  • Collins, Arthur (1741). The Peerage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of that Kingdom, Now Existing, Either by Tenure, Summons, Or Creation, Their Descents and Collateral Lines, Their Births, Marriages and Issues: Famous Actions both in War and Peace: Religious and Charitable Donations: Deaths, Places of Burial, Monuments, Epitaphs: And many valuable Memoirs never before printed. 1. London.

Archibald Gillespic "Mór" Campbell (20 May 1320–1373)

Birth: 20 May 1320. Lochawe, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom

Death: 1373 (Age 53), Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom


  • Archibald Gillespic "Mor" Campbell (1320-1373)

Marriage: 1343, Argyll, Scotland

  • Mary Isabella Lamont (1318-1364)

Children (5)

  1. David Campbell (1343-?)
  2. Sir Colin (Cailen Iongataich) Campbell 13th Knight of Lochowe (1344-1413)
  3. Duncan Skeodan Campbell (1346-1446)
  4. John McCattock Maith Campbell (1346-?)
  5. Helen Ellen Campbell (1348-1445)


  • Colin Oig Campbell (1283-1342)

Marriage: 1309, Argyll, Scotland

  • Helena Menteith (1285-1356)

Children (7)

  1. Andrew Campbell (1310-1368)
  2. Dugald Campbell of Glassary (1312-1419)
  3. Alicia Campbell (1314-1371)
  4. John Campbell (1314-1373)
  5. Niall Campbell (1316-?)
  6. Archibald Gillespic "Mor" Campbell (1320-1373)
  7. Duncan Campbell of Loudoun


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