Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, was born circa 1437 to Archibald Campbell (-c1435) and Elizabeth Somerville and died 10 May 1493 of unspecified causes. He married Isabel Stewart (1437-1510) . William I of England (1027-1087), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.

Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll (c. 1433 – 10 May 1493) was a Scottish nobleman.


He was the son of Gillespic (Archibald) Campbell, Master of Campbell and Elizabeth Somerville. Elizabeth Somerville was the daughter of John Somerville, 3rd Lord Somerville and Helen Hepburn. Colin Campbell succeeded his grandfather Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord Campbell in 1453, and was created Earl of Argyll in 1457 and Lord Lorne in 1470, after the resignation of his wife's uncle Walter Stewart, 3rd Lord Lorne, who became Lord Innermeath.

Campbell had supported King James II against the "Black Douglases", led by the 8th Earl of Douglas, and was given the earldom by King James III. James also gave him the position of Lord Chancellor of Scotland, but he eventually collaborated in the slaying of James III in 1484. In 1488 he became Lord Chancellor again, this time given by James IV of Scotland.

He married Isabelle Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorne in 1465. His oldest son was Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll.[1]. His daughter Isobella Campbell married Aonghas Óg Lord of the isles.


Offspring of Colin Campbell and Isabel Stewart (1437-1510)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margaret Campbell
Helen Campbell (c1460-) 1460 Hugh Montgomerie (c1460-1545)
Isabel Campbell
Gillespie Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll (1466-1513) 1466 7 September 1513 Flodden, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Stewart (c1464-)
Catherine Campbell
Mary Campbell
Elizabeth Campbell
Thomas Campbell


Offspring of Archibald Campbell (-c1435) and Elizabeth Somerville
Name Birth Death Joined with
Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll (c1433-1493) 1437 10 May 1493 Isabel Stewart (1437-1510)



Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Duncan Campbell
Lord Campbell
Succeeded by
Archibald Campbell
New creation Earl of Argyll
Lord Lorne
Political offices
Preceded by
John Laing
Lord Chancellor of Scotland
Succeeded by
William Elphinstone
Preceded by
William Elphinstone
Lord Chancellor of Scotland
Succeeded by
5th Earl of Angus

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