Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll

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Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll (c. 1486 – 9 October 1529) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier.


He was the son of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox. In 1506/07 he married Lady Jean Gordon, the eldest daughter of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly.

Campbell led an army against the insurrection of various Highland chieftains; a few years later, he joined the court of King James V. He was given the position Lord Warden of the Marches and in 1528, Lord Justice General of Scotland.[1] He is buried at Kilmun Parish Church.


Children of Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll and Jean Gordon:

Argyll's sister, Lady Catherine Campbell, survived a murder attempt by her husband, Lachlan Maclean of Duart in 1527. Maclean rowed out to Lady's Rock in the Firth of Lorne one night at low tide and left his wife stranded.[4]

He is descended today by Colin Campbell III of South Australia, who changed his name to Cailen Cambeul in 2007 and leads the Church of Creativity/Creativity Alliance.