Sir Archibald Campbell of Lochawe

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Gille Escoib Campbell of Lochawe, Knight

Also Known As: "Gillespic Caimbeul of Lochawe", "Gillespie"
Birthplace: Lochowe, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: 1280 (76-85)
Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Dugal Campbell and Finlay mac Gillivrail
Husband of Errick of Carrick Campbell
Father of Sir Colin Mor Campbell, Chief of Clan Campbell; Beatrice Campbell and Gillespic Campbell

Occupation: Lord of Lochawe, Peer of the Realm
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About Sir Archibald Campbell of Lochawe

The Campbells arrived in Argyll as part of a royal expedition in c.1220. They settled on Lochaweside where they were placed in charge of the King's lands in the area.

From Bruce's time, the family headquarters had been the great castle at Innischonnell on Loch Awe, and remained so until the 1400's when Sir Duncan Campbell (great grandson of Sir Colin) moved to to Inveraray. He was created Lord Campbell and thereafter a steady string of titles were awarded to the family. His grandson was created Earl of Argyll in 1457.

Sir Gillespic Campbell of Menstrie died circa 1280.1

    Sir Gillespic Campbell of Menstrie lived at Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.1

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Sir Gillespic Campbell, 1st of Menstrie

Son and heir of Duglad Campbell.

Born: c. 1199

Married: Wife unnamed, possibly a dau. of Sinclair of Roslin (a.k.a. St. Clair of Roslin)


  1. Sir Colin Mor Campbell, later Chief of Clan Campbell
  2. Beatrice Campbell
  3. Gillespic Campbell

Created: 1263 1st Lord of Menstrie

Died: c. 1280

Tenure: 1263 - 1280

Other Titles: 9th Knight of Lochow

Preceded by: Dugald Campbell (b. 1161)

Succeeded by: eldest son, Sir Colin Campbell, 2nd of Menstrie, 1st Lord of Lochow

Note: Gillespic's first historical appearance dates to 1263, when he appeared in a charter of King Alexander III of Scotland, being named as "Gilascoppe Cambell". He was granted the estates of Menstrie and Sauchie in Clackmannanshire.

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Sir Archibald Campbell of Lochawe's Timeline

Lochowe, Argyllshire, Scotland
January 1230
Lochow, Argyllshire, Scotland
Loch Awe,,Argyllshire,Scotland
Age 81
Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland