The Dukes of Argyll


Archibald Campbell, (1658 - 1703)
1st Duke of Argyll (1701 - 1703)


John Campbell (1680 - 1743
"Red John of the Battles"
Led the Government Army
at the Battle of Sheriffmuir, 1715
2d Duke of Argyll (1703 - 1743)


Archibald Campbell (1682 - 1761)
3rd Duke of Argyll (1743 - 1761)
Portrait by Allan Ramsay
A Founder of the Royal Bank of Scotland
(his portrait is on RBS banknotes)


John Campbell (1693 - 1770)
4th Duke of Argyll (1761 - 1779)


John Campbell (1723 - 1806)
5th Duke of Argyll (1770 - 1806)
Portrait by Gainsborough
Served at Battles of Falkirk and Culloden
Married one of the fabulous Gunning Sisters


George William Campbell (1768 - 1839)
Marquess of Lorne (1770 - 1806)
6th Duke of Argyll (1806 - 1839)


John Campbell (1777 - 1847)
Lieutenant Colonel/Commandent of
Argyll Volunteers
and from 1809
Colonel of the Argyll and Bute Militia
7th Duke of Argyll (1839 - 1847)

The Sources used for "Argyll Militia"

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

NOTE: I have photographed all the pages of the Lieutenancy Minutes, plus made (very rough) notes associating each photo number with the information. All the mid Argyll parishes are included in those minutes, but I limited my own lists to those of North and South Knapdale. I have kept these photos, and would send of the file (which is large). Let me know! email: heathermc at northwestel dot net.