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Duke of Argyll is a title, created in the Peerage of Scotland
Peerage of Scotland
The Peerage of Scotland is the division of the British Peerage for those peers created in the Kingdom of Scotland before 1707. With that year's Act of Union, the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England were combined into the Kingdom of Great Britain, and a new Peerage of Great Britain was...

 in 1701 and in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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 in 1892. The Earls, Marquesses, and Dukes of Argyll were for several centuries among the most powerful, if not the most powerful, noble family in Scotland
Scotland
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain, it shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the...

. As such, they played a major role in Scottish history throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

Subsidiary titles


The Duke holds several subsidiary title
Subsidiary title
A subsidiary title is an hereditary title held by a royal or a noble but which is not regularly used to identify that person.For example, the Duke of Norfolk is also the Earl of Arundel, the Earl of Surrey, the Earl of Norfolk, the Baron Beaumont, the Baron Maltravers, the Baron FitzAlan, the Baron...

s, including: Marquess of Kintyre and Lorne (created 1701), Earl of Argyll (created 1457), Earl Campbell and Cowall and Viscount Lochow and Glenyla (created 1701), Lord Campbell (created 1445), Lord Lorne
Lord Lorne
Lord Lorne is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created twice. First it was created for Robert Stewart, son of John Stewart, ambassador to the English king, by a daughter of Eoghan de Ergadia, Laird of Latharna. He was succeeded by his oldest son John, member of the Scottish Parliament. In...

 (created 1470), Lord Kintyre (created 1626), Lord Inveraray, Mull, Mover and Tiry (created 1701), Baron Hamilton of Hameldon
Baron Hamilton of Hameldon
The title Baron Hamilton of Hameldon, of Hambledon in the County of Leicester, is a title created in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1776. It was created for Elizabeth Hamilton , Duchess of Hamilton, wife since 1752 of James Douglas-Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton...

 (created 1776) and Baron Sundridge (created 1766). They are in the Peerage of Scotland
Peerage of Scotland
The Peerage of Scotland is the division of the British Peerage for those peers created in the Kingdom of Scotland before 1707. With that year's Act of Union, the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England were combined into the Kingdom of Great Britain, and a new Peerage of Great Britain was...

, except the last two, which are in the Peerage of Great Britain
Peerage of Great Britain
The Peerage of Great Britain comprises all extant peerages created in the Kingdom of Great Britain after the Act of Union 1707 but before the Act of Union 1800...

. The Duke is also a Baronet of Lundie (created 1627) in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia. The courtesy title for the Duke's eldest son and heir is Marquess of Kintyre and Lorne.

The Duke of Argyll is also the chief of the Scottish clan of Campbell
Clan Campbell
Clan Campbell is a Highland Scottish clan. Historically one of the largest, most powerful and most successful of the Highland clans, their lands were in Argyll and the chief of the clan became the Earl and later Duke of Argyll.-Origins:...

 and in this capacity is known as "MacCailein Mòr", which is Gaelic, for "The Great MacColin" referring to Cailean Mór (Colin the Great)
Cailean Mór
Cailean Mór Caimbeul, also known as Sir Colin Campbell , is one of the earliest attested members of Clan Campbell and an important ancestor figure of the later medieval Earls of Argyll....

 of Lochawe (Colin of Lochow) who was killed in fighting with Alexander, Lord of Lorne in 1296.

History


Sir Colin of Lochow, was knighted in 1280 and his descendant Sir Duncan was created a peer by James II of Scotland
James II of Scotland
James II reigned as King of Scots from 1437 to his death.He was the son of James I, King of Scots, and Joan Beaufort...

 in 1445 becoming Duncan Campbell of Lochow, Lord of Argyll
Argyll
Argyll , archaically Argyle , is a region of western Scotland corresponding with most of the part of ancient Dál Riata that was located on the island of Great Britain, and in a historical context can be used to mean the entire western coast between the Mull of Kintyre and Cape Wrath...

, Knight, 1st Lord Campbell. Colin Campbell (c. 1433–1493) succeeded his grandfather as the 2nd Lord Campbell in 1453 and was created Earl of Argyll in 1457.
The 8th Earl of Argyll was created a marquess in 1641, when Charles I
Charles I of England
Charles I was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles engaged in a struggle for power with the Parliament of England, attempting to obtain royal revenue whilst Parliament sought to curb his Royal prerogative which Charles...

 visited Scotland and attempted to quell the rising political crisis (and the fall-out from the event known as The Incident
The Incident (conspiracy)
The Incident was a Royalist plot to kidnap a group of Scottish nobles. The Incident took place in 1641 during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and the plot's targets were all prominent members of the Presbyterian Covenanter faction who opposed Charles I's attempts to control the Scottish Church...

). With Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader who overthrew the English monarchy and temporarily turned England into a republican Commonwealth, and served as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland....

's victory in England, the marquess became the effective ruler of Scotland. Upon the restoration, the marquess offered his services to King Charles II
Charles I of England
Charles I was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles engaged in a struggle for power with the Parliament of England, attempting to obtain royal revenue whilst Parliament sought to curb his Royal prerogative which Charles...

 but was charged with treason and executed in 1661. His lands and titles were forfeited but were restored to his son in 1663, Archibald, who became the 9th Earl of Argyll. In 1685 the 9th Earl was executed for his part in the Monmouth rebellion
Monmouth Rebellion
The Monmouth Rebellion,The Revolt of the West or The West Country rebellion of 1685, was an attempt to overthrow James II, who had become King of England, King of Scots and King of Ireland at the death of his elder brother Charles II on 6 February 1685. James II was a Roman Catholic, and some...

.

On the 21 June 1701 the 9th Earl's son was created Duke of Argyll, Marquess of Kintyre and Lorne, Earl of Campbell and Cowal, Viscount of Lochow and Glenyla, Lord Inveraray, Mull, Morvern, and Tiree for his services to William of Orange
William III of England
William III & II was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland...

. His son, the 2nd Duke, was created Baron Chatham and Earl of Greenwich in 1705 as a reward for his support for the Act of Union and further elevated to the title Duke of Greenwich in 1719. Upon his death his Scottish titles passed to his brother and the English titles became extinct.

The 5th Duke sat as a member of parliament
Member of Parliament
A Member of Parliament is a representative of the voters to a :parliament. In many countries with bicameral parliaments, the term applies specifically to members of the lower house, as upper houses often have a different title, such as senate, and thus also have different titles for its members,...

 for Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands...

 until his father's accession to the Dukedom in 1761 disqualified him from representing a Scottish seat. He then became the member for Dover until 1766, when he was created as Baron Sundridge and obtained the right to sit in the House of Lords.

In 17 April 1892, the 8th Duke was created Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Thus, the Duke is one of only five people to hold two different dukedoms, the others being the Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay
Duke of Cornwall
The Duchy of Cornwall was the first duchy created in the peerage of England.The present Duke of Cornwall is The Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning British monarch .-History:...

, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry
Duke of Buccleuch
The title Duke of Buccleuch , formerly also spelt Duke of Buccleugh, was created in the Peerage of Scotland on 20 April 1663 for the Duke of Monmouth, who was the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II of Scotland, England, and Ireland and who had married Anne Scott, 4th Countess of Buccleuch.Anne...

, the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon
Duke of Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland, created in 1643. It is the senior dukedom in that Peerage , and as such its holder is the Premier Peer of Scotland, as well as being head of both the House of Hamilton and the House of Douglas...

, and the Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon
Duke of Richmond and Lennox
Since 1623 the same person has usually held the dukedoms of Richmond and of Lennox. Since 1734 he has held the dukedom of Aubigny. Since 1876 he has also held the dukedom of Gordon.See:*Duke of Richmond*Duke of Lennox*Duke of Aubigny*Duke of Gordon...

.

During the 19th century, a distant Prussian descendent of the family, Jenny von Westphalen
Jenny von Westphalen
Baroness Johanna Bertha Julie "Jenny" von Westphalen was the wife of the philosopher Karl Marx. They became engaged in 1836 and married in 1843. They had six children.- Background :...

, was the wife of the philosopher Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement...

. In a famous story, when exiled to Paris and reduced to poverty, Marx was nearly arrested for attempting to pawn a part of Jenny's dowdry: a silver dinner service bearing the crest of the House of Argyll. Of the incident Marx wrote to Engels
Friedrich Engels
Friedrich Engels was a German industrialist, social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, alongside Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research...

, possibly in an attempt to solicit another loan from his wealthy friend: "My wife cried all night". However, the silver was eventually sold to pay off long-standing debts incurred by the Neue Rheinische Zeitung
Neue Rheinische Zeitung
The Neue Rheinische Zeitung - Organ der Demokratie was a German daily newspaper, published by Karl Marx in Cologne between June 1, 1848 and May 19, 1849. Its name refers to a paper earlier edited by Marx, the Rheinische Zeitung...

.

In the late 19th century the then current Duke of Argyll visited America, and more notably visited Babylon
Babylon (village), New York
Babylon is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 12,615 at the 2000 census.Its official name is The Incorporated Village of Babylon...

, Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

. While there, he stayed at the American Hotel situated in the main square of the village. The town's people took a liking to the duke, and festivals and parades took place while he visited there. Just before the turn of the century (1900) the township of Babylon renamed the Bythbourne Lake/Park to Argyle Lake/Park (Argyll evolved to the currently accepted Argyle) in memory of the duke's visit.
The family seat
Family seat
A seat or family seat is the principal residence of a family. The residence usually denotes the social, economic, political, or historic connection of the family within a given area. Some families took their dynasty name from their family seat , or named their family seat after their own dynasty...

 is Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Castle is an estate house near Inveraray in Argyll in western Scotland.It is the seat of the Duke of Argyll and a Category A listed building.-Ghosts:...

, Inveraray
Inveraray
Inveraray is a royal burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is on the western shore of Loch Fyne, near its head, and on the A83 road. It is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll.-Coat of arms:...

, Argyll
Argyll
Argyll , archaically Argyle , is a region of western Scotland corresponding with most of the part of ancient Dál Riata that was located on the island of Great Britain, and in a historical context can be used to mean the entire western coast between the Mull of Kintyre and Cape Wrath...

.

Coat of arms


The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the dukedom is: Quarterly: 1st and 4th gyronny of eight or and sable (for Campbell); 2nd and 3rd argent, a lymphad, sails furled, flags and pennants flying gules, and oars in action sable (for Lorne).

Lords Campbell (1445)

  • Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell
    Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell
    Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell (Classical Gaelic Donnchadh mac Cailein, and also called Donnchadh na-Adh of Loch Awe, (died 1453), was an important figure in Scottish affairs in the first half of the fifteenth century and...

     (d. 1453) (until 1445 feudal Lord of Argyll)
    • Archibald Campbell, Master of Campbell (d. c. 1431–1440) (eldest son of the 1st Lord, died before his father was created a Lord of Parliament
      Lord of Parliament
      A Lord of Parliament was the lowest rank of nobility automatically entitled to attend sessions of the pre-Union Parliament of Scotland. Post-Union, it is a member of the lowest rank of the Peerage of Scotland, ranking below a viscount...

      )
  • Colin Campbell, 2nd Lord Campbell
    Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll was a Scottish nobleman.-Biography:He was the son of Gillespic Campbell, Master of Campbell and Elizabeth Somerville. Elizabeth Somerville was the daughter of John Somerville, 3rd Lord Somerville and Helen Hepburn...

     (c. 1433–1493) (created Earl of Argyll in 1457)

Earls of Argyll (1457)

  • Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll was a Scottish nobleman.-Biography:He was the son of Gillespic Campbell, Master of Campbell and Elizabeth Somerville. Elizabeth Somerville was the daughter of John Somerville, 3rd Lord Somerville and Helen Hepburn...

     (c. 1433–1493) (only son of the Master)
  • Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll
    Gillespie Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll was a Scottish nobleman and politician.-Biography:Archibald was the eldest son of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll and Isabel Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn. He was made Master of the Royal Household of James IV of Scotland on 24...

     (d. 1513) (eldest son of the 1st Earl)
  • Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll 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...

     (c. 1486–1529) (eldest son of the 2nd Earl)
  • Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll
    Gillespie Roy Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll was a Scottish nobleman and politician.-Biography:He was the eldest son of Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll and Jean Gordon, daughter of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly...

     (c. 1507–1558) (only son of the 3rd Earl)
  • Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll was one of the leading figures in the politics of Scotland during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the early part of that of James VI.-Biography:...

     (c. 1537–1573) (elder son of the 4th Earl, died without issue)
  • Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll
    Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll was a Scottish nobleman and politician. He was appointed to the Lord Chancellorship of Scotland.-Biography:...

     (c. 1541/1546–1584) (younger son of the 4th Earl)
  • Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll , also called "Gillesbuig Grumach", was a Scottish politician and military leader.-Biography:...

     (c. 1576–1638) (elder son of the 6th Earl)
  • Archibald Campbell, 8th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, also known as the British Civil War...

     (1607–1661) (created Marquess of Argyll in 1641)

Marquesses of Argyll (1641)

  • Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, also known as the British Civil War...

     (1607–1661) (elder son of the 7th Earl, was tried for high treason, attainted and all his honours forfeit in 1661)

Earls of Argyll (1457; restored 1663)

  • Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll was a Scottish peer.He was born in 1629 in Dalkeith, Scotland, the son of Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll....

     (c. 1629–1685) (elder son of the 1st Marquess, was restored in 1663 to his father's honours, excepting his Marquessate. He was later tried for high treason and all his honours forfeit in 1681)
  • Archibald Campbell, 10th Earl of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, 10th Earl of Argyll was a Scottish peer.-Biography:The eldest son of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll and Mary Stuart, daughter of James Stuart, 4th Earl of Moray, Campbell sought to recover his father's estates...

     (1658–1703) (created Duke of Argyll in 1701)

Dukes of Argyll (1701)

  • Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, 10th Earl of Argyll was a Scottish peer.-Biography:The eldest son of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll and Mary Stuart, daughter of James Stuart, 4th Earl of Moray, Campbell sought to recover his father's estates...

     (1658–1703) (eldest son of the 9th Earl, was restored to his father's honours in 1685)
  • John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll
    John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll
    Field Marshal John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1st Duke of Greenwich KG , known as Iain Ruaidh nan Cath or Red John of the Battles, was a Scottish soldier and nobleman.-Early Life:...

    , 1st Duke of Greenwich (1680–1743) (elder son of the 1st Duke, died without male issue)
  • Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, 1st Earl of Ilay was a Scottish nobleman, politician, lawyer, businessman and soldier...

     (1682–1761) (younger son of the 1st Duke, died without issue)
  • John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll
    John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll
    General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll KT PC was a Scottish Whig politician in the 17th and 18th centuries.He was born to John Campbell, the third son of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, and Elizabeth Elphinstone, daughter of John Elphinstone, 8th Lord Elphinstone...

     (1693–1770) (eldest son of the third son of the 9th Earl)
  • John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll
    John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll
    Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll , styled Marquess of Lorne from 1761 to 1770, was a Scottish soldier and nobleman.-Military career:...

     (1723–1806) (elder/est son of the 4th Duke)
    • George Campbell, Earl of Campbell (1763–1764) (eldest son of the 5th Duke died in infancy)
  • George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll
    George Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll
    George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll GCH, PC , styled Earl of Campbell from 1768 to 1770 and Marquess of Lorne from 1770 to 1806, was a Scottish Whig politician and nobleman.-Background:...

     (1768–1839) (second son of the 5th Duke, died without issue)
  • John Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll
    John Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll
    -External links:...

     (1777–1847) (third and youngest son of the 5th Duke)
  • George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll
    George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll
    George John Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE , styled Marquess of Lorne until 1847, was a Scottish peer, Liberal politician as well as a writer on science, religion, and the politics of the 19th century.-Background:Argyll was born at Ardencaple Castle, Dunbartonshire, the...

     (1823–1900) (created Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1892)
  • John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll
    John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll
    John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO, VD, PC , usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 and 1900, was a British nobleman and was the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883...

     (1845–1914) (eldest son of the 8th Duke, married The Princess Louise
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
    The Princess Louise was a member of the British Royal Family, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, Prince Consort.Louise's early life was spent moving between the various royal residences in the...

    , daughter of Queen Victoria, but died without issue)
  • Niall Campbell, 10th Duke of Argyll
    Niall Campbell, 10th Duke of Argyll
    Niall Diarmid Campbell, 10th and 3rd Duke of Argyll was a Scottish peer and historian.-Background:Campbell was the son of Captain Lord Archibald Campbell, second son of George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, and his wife Janey Sevilla Callander of Craigforth and Ardkinglas, daughter of James Henry...

     (1872–1949) (only son of Lord Archibald Campbell - himself second son of the 8th Duke - died unmarried)
  • Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll
    Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll
    Ian Douglas Campbell, 11th and 4th Duke of Argyll was a Scottish Peer. He was the 11th Duke of Argyll, but is chiefly remembered for his unhappy marriage to and scandalous 1963 divorce from Margaret Whigham.-Early life:...

     (1903–1973) (only son of the only son of Lord Walter Campbell - himself third son of the 8th Duke)
  • Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll
    Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll
    thumb|right|Photograph by [[Allan Warren]]Ian Campbell, 12th and 5th Duke of Argyll FRSA was a Scottish Peer and Chief of Clan Campbell. He was also the 5th Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom....

     (1937–2001) (elder son of the 11th Duke)
  • Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
    Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll
    Torquhil Ian Campbell, 13th and 6th Duke of Argyll , known as Earl of Campbell before 1973 and as Marquess of Lorne between 1973 and 2001, is a Scottish Peer...

     (b. 1968) (only son of the 12th Duke)


The heir apparent
Heir apparent
An heir apparent or heiress apparent is a person who is first in line of succession and cannot be displaced from inheriting, except by a change in the rules of succession....

 is the present holder's elder son Archie Campbell, Marquess of Lorne (b. 2004)

Lords Kintyre (1626)

  • James Campbell, 1st Earl of Irvine, 1st Lord Kintyre (1626–1645)
  • Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, 2nd Lord Kintyre
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, also known as the British Civil War...

     (1607–1661)

For further succession see above

Campbell Baronets, of Lundie (1627)

  • Colin Campbell, 1st Baronet (b. 1599) (only son of the younger son of the 6th Earl)
  • Colin Campbell, 2nd Baronet (d. 1696) (only son of the 1st Baronet, died without issued)
  • Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll
    Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, 10th Earl of Argyll was a Scottish peer.-Biography:The eldest son of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll and Mary Stuart, daughter of James Stuart, 4th Earl of Moray, Campbell sought to recover his father's estates...

     (1658–1703)

For further succession see above

Hereditary offices

  • Master of the Royal Household in Scotland
  • Admiral of the Western Isles
  • Keeper of the Royal Castles of: Carrick, Dunoon, Dunstaffnage, Tarbert
  • High Sheriff of Argyllshire
  • Member Queen's Body Guard for Scotland
    Royal Company of Archers
    The Royal Company of Archers is a ceremonial unit that serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, a role it has performed since 1822 and the reign of King George IV, when the company provided a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. It is currently known as the Queen's...


See also

  • Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
    The Princess Louise was a member of the British Royal Family, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and her husband, Albert, Prince Consort.Louise's early life was spent moving between the various royal residences in the...

     (1848–1939), wife of the 9th Duke
  • Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912–1993), wife of the 11th Duke
  • Earl Cawdor
    Earl Cawdor
    Earl Cawdor, of Castlemartin in the County of Pembroke, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1827 for John Campbell, 2nd Baron Cawdor...

  • Clan Campbell
    Clan Campbell
    Clan Campbell is a Highland Scottish clan. Historically one of the largest, most powerful and most successful of the Highland clans, their lands were in Argyll and the chief of the clan became the Earl and later Duke of Argyll.-Origins:...

  • Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree

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