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From: PHHGENE <>
Subject: Re: Will the real Walter Campbell please stand up
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 16:52:32 EST
I recently purchased a book titled "Skipness" Memories of a Highland Estate
by Angus Graham- Its very good, in case anybody is interested in Skipness.
published by Cannongate Academic. Published in 1993, Borders books ordered it
for me from Scotland, Took 6 mo..
The info in this book brings up some serious questions. How many Walter's are
we dealing with?
In the Authors Preface: It says: The estate had been in
Campbell hands since 1511, when it was given to Archibald,
second son of the second Earl(1537); Walter Campbell
of Ardkinglass, who had married Jane, daughter of the second
laird (after 1563); their son Matthew (1614-1618); his son
Angus (c.1702); his son Colin; his nephew John (1756),
grandson of Daniel Campbell of Shawfield, himself eldest
son of Walter, fifth of Skipness; his brother Walter, of Islay;
his son Robert, to whom he gave the estate on his marriage
in 1807; his son Walter (1814). and so on.
On page 43- in a discussion on a Lady Ann- the earlier of
the lairds in question was Walter, 5th of Skipness, who married,
first Ann, daughter of Stewart of Ardvorlich and widow of Macdonald
of Sand* That mark stands for a footnote that says G. Harvey
Johnston (The Heraldry of the Campbells, 19) ignores this lady, crediting the
5th Laird with two wives only., and then the paragraph
goes on to say, and , third, another Ann Stewart, daughter of Sir James
Stewart of Bute. This Walter died about 1702.
On page 40-After Argyll's rebellion of 1685, an order was made for
the'razeing doun' of the Castle, as the laird, Walter Campbell,
had been involved along with his chief; however, he made a petition
to the Privy Council, stating that he proposed to leave the Castle
and go to live in Bute, and the building was accordingly spared.
Most of us researching these Campbell's know about the
razing doun of the Castle, but interesting how no one ever mentioned he was
going to Bute.
From Burke's Peerage 1959- Sir James Stewart, son
of John Steuart, son of King Robert II, House of Bute.
Sir James Stewart m. Mary daughter of Archibald Earl of Argyll.
He secondly m. Marion d. of John Fairlie. Son from Marion,
John Stewart made Commisioner of Buteshire. He m. 1st. Mary daughter of John
Campbell of Skipness.
Keep the above in mind-
>From Clan Campbell of NA under Skipness Castle page 5 and 6
It states In time the administration of the royal lands of Kintyre
was put into the hands of the Earl of Argyll. He in turn granted Keepership
of Skipness castle to his second son Archibald in 1511. Archibald of Skipness
was killed in 1537 and appears to have been the father of John Campbell of
Skipness who died in 1563-6, leaving a daughter and heiress, Jane. She is said
to have married a younger son of the Campbells of Ardkinglass, so founding the
families of the Campbells of Skipness, Shawfield, and Ardpatrick.
Now look at this- next paragraph- In 1576 and 1588, Matthew Campbell, Captain
of Skipness, was granted charters, and his descendant Walter appears on record
as Captain (Keeper)
in 1670 and 1685. Walter died in 1702. Following the Earl
of Argyll's invasion of 1685, royal warrant was issued for
'razing down' the castle but it was saved by Walter who
successfully petitioned against the order.
Now come the kicker- this is more research I have.
Walter Campbell of Skipnish, born ca. 1575? in Skipnish, Sk,
Died ca. 1620? at age 45; Captain of Skipnish. Lived Skipness, Kintyre, SK.
1597 5/7 Interdiction by Walter Campbell, Captain of Skipbenesche, to John
Campbell ofArdkinglas and Duncan
Campbell of Ardcynny and Colin Campbell, merchant burgess of Glasgow, at
Glasgow. 1614 2/8 There was an action at the
instance of Matthew Campbell, son to WC of Skippanisch.
1622 3/12 there was an action at the instance of Mary Campbell,
widow to WC, Captain of Skippenis, (there'smore but doesn't
pertain to the question.
and this part-
Campbell of Ardent-, Donald, Died ca. 1538? in Scotland.
Donald Campbell of Ardentiny Provost of Inverary. Children
included 1. Walter of Skipnish d.>1564 m. Jane Campbel,
l the heiress of Skipnish, 3. Duncan d. >1558 Lived Ardentinny,
Question: if you look at the information under Skipnish Castle
from CCSNA- It looks like we are dealing with more than one
Walter Campbell. Who was the Walter Campbell
who was married to Anne Stewart, and Jean Campbell.? and
is this Walter Campbell the same one who in 1685 is listed
as being allied to his chief (who I would assume is
Archibald Campbell, 9th earl of Argyll.) who is supposed to
have gone to Bute.
Patricia L. Hall
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