Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll was born 1466 to Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll (c1433-1493) and Isabel Stewart (1437-1510) and died 7 September 1513 Battle of Flodden of battle wounds. He married Elizabeth Stewart (c1464-) 1578 JL in Scotland, United Kingdom. Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329)/s.
He was made Master of the Royal Household of James IV of Scotland on 24 March 1495. After a crisis of law and order in the west of Scotland, Archibald was made governor of Tarbert Castle and Baillie of Knapdale, and this was followed by an appointment as Royal Lieutenant in the former Lordship of the Isles on 22 April 1500. Archibald eventually rose to the position of Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. His "clan" was rivalled only by Clan Gordon.
The Earls of Argyll were hereditary Sheriffs of Lorne and Argyll. However, a draft record of the 1504 Parliament of Scotland records a move to request Archibald to hold his Sherriff Court at Perth, where the King and his council could more easily oversee proceedings, if the Earl was found at fault. The historian Norman Macdougall suggests this clause may have been provoked by Archibald's kinship with Torquil MacLeod and MacLean of Duart. These western chiefs supported the suppressed Lordship of the Isles.
Archibald was killed at the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513, with the king and many others.
|Offspring of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stewart (c1464-) ¢|
|Janet Campbell (1468-c1546)||1468 Scotland, United Kingdom||1546 Scotland, United Kingdom||John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl (aft1475-1521)|
|Dugal Campbell (c1475-1565)|
|Archibald Campbell, 1st of Skipness (1478-1537)|
|Margaret Campbell (c1485-1555)|
|Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll (c1486-1529)||1486||9 October 1529||Jean Gordon (aft1473-)|
|Isabel Campbell (1489-1529)|
|John Campbell, 1st of Cawdor (c1490-1546)||1490 Scotland, United Kingdom||1 May 1546||Muriel Calder (-c1575)|
|Donald Campbell (1492-1562)|
|Catherine Campbell (c1500-)|
|Ellen Campbell (1503-)|
|Dugal Campbell (c1512-1588)|
By his wife Elizabeth, a daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, Argyll had issue:
- Colin Campbell 
- Archibald Campbell of Skipness (d 1537 escaping from Edinburgh Castle), second husband of Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis
- Sir John Campbell of Calder (d.1546) ancestor of the Earls Cawdor
- Donald Campbell the Abbot of Coupar Angus
- Margaret Campbell, who married John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine
- Isabel Campbell, married Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassilis
- Janet Campbell, married John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl
- Jean Campbell, married Sir John Lamont of that ilk
- Catherine Campbell, married MacLean of Duart, secondly to Archibald Campbell of Auchinbreck
- Marion Campbell, married Sir Robert Menzies of that ilk
- Elen Campbell, married Sir Gavin Kennedy of Blairquhan
- Mary Campbell
(and see notes below)
- ^ a b Year book of the American Clan Gregor Society. 1978. "Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll. He was the son of Colin Campbell, second Lord Campbell and 1st Earl of Argyll, ... In addition to five daughters, the 2nd Earl of Argyll had four sons: 1. Colin Campbell — who became 3rd Earl of ..."
- ^ Macdougall, Norman, James IV, Tuckwell (1997), 107, citing Register of the Great Seal, vol. 2, no. 2240.
- ^ Macdougall, Norman, James IV, Tuckwell (1997), 178, citing Register of the Privy Seal, vol. 1, nos. 413, 513, 520.
- ^ MacDougall, Norman, James IV, Tuckwell (1997), 184-5, citing Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. 2, (1814), 241.
- ^ James Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage, vol i, pp 335-337
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