William Campbell, 2nd Baron Stratheden and Campbell

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The Lord Stratheden and Campbell
as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, October 1873
Member of Parliament for Harwich
In office
Preceded byRobert John Bagshaw
Succeeded byRichard Rowley
Personal details
Born15 October 1824
Died21 January 1893
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceHartrigge House
EducationEton College, Balliol College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge

William Frederick Campbell, 2nd Baron Stratheden, 2nd Baron Campbell (15 October 1824 – 21 January 1893), was a British peer and Liberal politician. His father was the Lord Chancellor.


Stratheden and Campbell was the eldest son of Lord Chancellor John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell, and Mary Elizabeth, 1st Baroness Stratheden, daughter of James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger.[1] He was educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was awarded his M.A. in 1846.[1]

Political career[edit]

Stratheden and Campbell was elected Member of Parliament for Cambridge in 1847, a seat he held until 1852,[2] and later represented Harwich from 1859 to 1860.[3] The latter year he succeeded his mother in the barony of Stratheden and entered the House of Lords. The following year he also inherited the barony of Campbell on the death of his father.

Personal life[edit]

Lord Stratheden and Campbell dined at the Reform Club and had residences at Hartrigge House in Jedburgh and Stratheden House in Knightsbridge.[1] He died at Wandsworth, Surrey, on 15 January 1893, aged 66. He never married and was succeeded in the baronies by his younger brother, Hallyburton.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Edward Walford (1864). The County Families of the United Kingdom, Or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland. 2. Ed. Greatly Enl. Hardwicke. pp. 166–.
  2. ^ leighrayment.com[usurped]
  3. ^ leighrayment.com[usurped]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cambridge
With: Robert Adair
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Harwich
1859 – 1860
With: Henry Jervis-White-Jervis
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Mary Campbell
Baron Stratheden
1860 – 1893
Succeeded by
Hallyburton George Campbell
Preceded by Baron Campbell
1861 – 1893