Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor

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Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor (6 September 1932- 20 June 1993), was an aristocrat and land-owner.


Campbell was the son of John Campbell, 5th Earl Cawdor and Wilma Mairi Vickers. He studied at Eton College, Magdalen College, Oxford and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.[1]

He held the office of High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1964. Although his ancient title is of the Scottish nobility, he lived at Golden Grove, Llandeilo, in Wales, until his father's death in 1970 meant he inherited the family estates in Scotland.[2]

Marriages & Children[edit]

Lord Cawdor was married firstly on 19 January 1956 to Cathryn Hinde, daughter of Maj-Gen Sir William Robert Norris "Loonie" Hinde, DSO, KBE, CB. They had five children:[3]

  • Lady Emma Clare Campbell (born 15 March 1958) m. David Marrian on 29 January 1983, and had issue, 3 sons. Lives in Nairobi
  • Lady Elizabeth Campbell (born 24 September 1959) m. William Robert Charles Athill in 1990, and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son.
  • Colin Robert Vaughan Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor (born 30 June 1962) m. Lady Isabella Rachel Stanhope, daughter of William Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington on 21 October 1994, and had issue, Viscount Emlyn.
  • Hon Frederick William Campbell (born 29 July 1965) m. Katherine Barrett on 7 Dec 1996, and has issue, 1 daughter and 1 son.
  • Lady Laura Jane Campbell (born 26 December 1966) m. Adam Hall in 2000, divorced in 2013, no issue.

Cawdor and Cathryn Hinde were divorced in 1979 and he was married secondly to Angelica Countess Lazansky von Bukowa on 28 December 1979. She is an advocate for organic gardening and farming.[4] There were no children of the second marriage.

Cawdor died on 20 June 1993. He caused controversy by leaving Cawdor Castle to his second wife rather than his heir.[5] One of his daughters, Lady Elizabeth (Liz), published her memoir of him in 2006, called Title Deeds: a Work of Friction.


  1. ^ Dalyell, Tam (23 June 1993). "Obituary: Earl Cawdor". Independent. London. 
  2. ^ "The 6th Earl of Cawdor". 
  3. ^ The Peerage, entry for 6th Earl of Cawdor
  4. ^ "Angelika Campbell, Countess Cawdor". National Portrait Gallery. 
  5. ^ Peterkin, Tom (10 June 2003). "Earl accused of deterring tourists at Cawdor Castle". London: Daily Telegraph. 

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Campbell
Earl Cawdor
Succeeded by
Colin Campbell