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Archibald "3rd Duke of Argyll" Campbell
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Birth: Jun., 1682
Surrey, England
Death: Apr. 15, 1761
Greater London, England

Archibald 3rd Duke of Argyll Campbell

Archibald, third Duke of Argyll, the brother of the preceding, was born at Ham, Surrey, in June 1682, and educated at the university of Glasgow. In 1705 he was constituted lord high treasurer of Scotland; in 1706 one of the commissioners for treating of the Union between Scotland and England; and 19th October of the same year, for his services in that matter, was created Viscount and Earl of Isla. In 1708 he was made an extraordinary lord of session, and after the Union, was chosen one of the sixteen representative peers of Scotland. In 1710 he was appointed justice-general of Scotland, and the following year was called to the privy council. When the rebellion broke out in 1715, he took up arms for the defence of the house of Hanover. By his prudent conduct in the West Highlands, he prevented General Gordon, at the head of three thousand men, from penetrating into the country and raising levies. He afterwards joined his brother, the duke, at Stirling, and was wounded at the battle of Sheriffmuir. In 1725 he was appointed keeper of the privy seal, and in 1734 of the great seal, which office he enjoyed till his death. He excelled in conversation, and besides building a very magnificent seat at Inverary, he collected one of the most valuable private libraries in Great Britain. He died suddenly, while sitting in his chair at dinner, April 15, 1761. He married the daughter of Mr Whitfield, paymaster of marines, but had no issue by her grace. 
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  Archibald Campbell (1658 - 1703)
  Elizabeth Tollemache Campbell (1659 - 1735)
  Grisal Campbell McCutchen (1682 - 1778)*
  Archibald Campbell (1682 - 1761)
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Kilmun Parish Church and Cemetery
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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Record added: Oct 01, 2012
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Archibald 3rd Duke of Argyll Campbell
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- Suzie Nash
 Added: May. 4, 2015
God Bless and Keep You
- Sharren Formby
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015
6th great grand uncle: Rest in peace.
- Philip N Spencer
 Added: Jan. 31, 2014

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