|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1583|
6th Lord of Glenorchy
"Cailean Liath, Grey Colin, the youngest son of Sir Colin [Campbell], the third Laird, came into the family possessions on the death of his brother John. He was born in 1499, and had thus passed middle age at his succession; yet his career as laird extended to thirty-three years, and covered one of the most eventful periods in the history of Scotland. ***
"[He was intent on building a castle and did so at the East end of Loch Tay.] 'The castle was built there, and it was called Caisteal Bhealaich, the Castle of Balloch, by the common people, but Taymouth by the gentry.' The Castle of Balloch appears to have been occupied by the Laird of Glenorchy some time before 12th October, 1560.....
"Sir Colin took a leading part in promoting the Reformation. He was a member of the Parliament of 1560 when the Protestant doctrines received the sanction of law....
"*** He was twice married. His first wife was Margaret, daughter of Alexander Stewart, Bishop of Moray, and widow of Patrick Grahame of Inchbrakie. By her he had two daughters.... Sir Colin's second wife was Katherine, daughter of William, Lord Ruthven. By her he had a family of four sons and four daughters.... Sir Colin died at Balloch on 11th April, 1583, in the eighty-fourth year of his age...."
William A. Gillies, In Famed Breadalbane, pp. 120-124 (Perth, Scotland; The Munro Press: 1938).
According to The Black Book of Taymouth, p. 23 (Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh: 1855), Colin was "honorablie burreit in the chapell of Finlarg," which now is, according to Wm. A. Gillies, supra p. 119, the Breadalbane family mausoleum.
Colin Campbell (1468 - 1523)
Duncan Campbell (1550 - 1631)*
Created by: William Campbell Snouffe...
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
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