Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll

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Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll (c. 1541/1546 – October 1584) was a Scottish nobleman and politician. He was appointed to the Lord Chancellorship of Scotland.

Biography[edit]

He was the eldest son of Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll and his second wife Margaret Graham. He was also a younger paternal half-brother of Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll. His maternal grandparents were William Graham, 3rd Earl of Menteith and Margaret Moubray.

Argyll was first married to Joan Stewart, daughter of Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven and his second wife Janet Stewart. Her maternal grandparents were John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl and Lady Janet Campbell. Janet was a daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stewart. Elizabeth was a daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox and Margaret Montgomerie. Margaret was a daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie and Margaret Boyd.

He married secondly Lady Agnes Keith. She was a daughter of William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal and his wife Margaret Keith. Her maternal grandfather was Sir William Keith. They had three children:

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
The 5th Earl of Argyll
Lord Justice General
1579–1584
Succeeded by
The 7th Earl of Argyll
Political offices
Preceded by
The 4th Earl of Atholl
Lord Chancellor of Scotland
1579–1584
Succeeded by
The Earl of Arran
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Archibald Campbell
Earl of Argyll
1573–1584
Succeeded by
Archibald Campbell