Death and Funeral of Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneill, K. B.

(Scots Magazine, Vol LIII, April 1791, p. 204)

At his house in Upper Grosvenor Street (which he had lately purchased of the Duke of Montrose, and whither he had removed only the week before.) Sir Archibald Campbell, K. B., late governor and commander in chief of the coast of Coromandel, colonel of the 74th regiment of foot, a major-general of His Majesty's forces, and representative in Parliament for Stirling etc in Scotland. Sir Archibald had been a long time ill of a cold caught in coming up from Scotland, on being sent for pending the late disputes with Spain; but a journey to Bath had very nearly restored him.

His fortune goes to his two brothers, except the interest of £ 25,000 to his lady (in today's values, £ 1,400,750) and a few inconsiderable legacies.

On Tuesday, April 5th, his remains were interred in Westminster Abbey near the monument to John, Duke of Argyle. The procession consisted of twelve porters on horseback, a plume of feathers, a hearse drawn by six horses and fourteen mourning coaches each by four horses, and the chariot of the deceased. The pall-bearers were the Duke of Argyle, Earl Stanhope, Lord Viscount Stormont, Lord F. Campbell, Sir W. Fawcett and Mr. C. Campbell.

Campbell of Inverneill Monument Inscription

Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneil
Knight of the most honorable order of the Bath, Major General of his Majesty's Forces,
Colonel of His Majesty's 74th Highland Regiment of Foot,
Hereditary Usher of the White Rod for Scotland,
Late Governor of Jamaica, afterwards Governor of Fort St. George and
Commander-in-Chief on the Coast of Coromandel in the East Indies.
He died 31st March 1791, in the 52nd year of his age.



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