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Archibald Doun Campbell
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Birth: 1532
Death: Sep. 12, 1573

Archibald Doun 5th Earl of Argyll Campbell

XXXV. The eldest, Archibald, fifth Earl of Argyll, was a man of great parts and prudence, and sent by the estates of Scotland ambassador to Queen Anne in France, anno 1559, to supplicate her in favour of the Protestant religion. But that taking no effect, he concurred with the Earls of Glencairn, Morton, and other persons of quality, in the measures necessary for pro- moting the Eeformation, which they got happily settled by an Act of Parliament, anno 1560;* and by the assistance of Elizabeth, Queen of England, he was successful in obliging the French to quit Scotland. When Queen Mary returned from France, anno 1561, and constituted a Privy Council, of which he was a member, he took no concern whatever in any of those intrigues and insurrections which happened soon after. He, indeed, on her marriage with the Earl of Bothwell, entered into the defence of the Prince, afterwards King James the Sixth, and was present at his coronation, where he carried the sword of State. But understand- ing afterwards that her resignation was far from being voluntary, he laboured to restore her, and was general of her forces in the battle of Langside, near Glasgow, anno 1568, against the Earl of Murray, then Eegent. After the death of the Earl of Lennox, and the election of the Earl of Mar to the Eegency, this Earl of Argyll was appointed Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, anno 1571; and, by his moderation and high esteem with men of all parties, restored the peace of the kingdom. He was twice married; first to Lady Jean Stewart, natural daughter of King James the Fifth; secondly, to Lady Jean Cunningham, daughter of Alexander, Earl of Glencairn, but left no issue, and died on 12th September, 1573 memory the following epigram was composed by Mr. Johnstone

His estate and titles descended to his second brother. Sir Colin Campbell of Buchan
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Family links: 
  Gillespie Roy Archibald Campbell (1507 - 1558)
  Jean Stewart Campbell (1537 - 1588)*
  Archibald Doun Campbell (1532 - 1573)
  Colin Campbell (1542 - 1584)*
*Calculated relationship
Kilmun Parish Church and Cemetery
Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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Originally Created by: historyseeker
Record added: Oct 01, 2012
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Archibald Doun Campbell
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Remembering my 13th Great grandfather.
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