Islands of Scotland
Catherine Campbell of Argyll, daughter of Colin Campbell, (House of Campbell) and Lady Elizabeth Stewart.
In traditional genealogies of the Clan Campbell, its origins are placed amongst the ancient Britons of Strathclyde. However, the earliest Campbell in written records is Gillespie who is recorded in 1263. Early grants to Gillespie and his relations were almost all in east-central Scotland. However, the family’s connection with Argyll came some generations before when a Campbell married the heiress of the O’Duines and she brought with her the Lordship of Lochow. Because of this the early clan name was Clan O’Duine and this was later supplanted by the style Clan Diarmid. This name came from a fancied connection to Diarmid the Boar, a great hero from early Celtic mythology.
The original seat of the Clan Campbell was either Innis Chonnell Castle on Loch Awe or Caisteal na Nigheann Ruaidh on Loch Avich. The clan’s power soon spread throughout Argyll, however at first the Campbells were under the domination of the Lords of Lorne, chiefs of Clan MacDougall. The MacDougalls killed the Campbell chief Cailean Mór (Colin Campbell) in 1296. (See: Battle of Red Ford). All of the subsequent chiefs of Clan Campbell have taken MacCailean Mór as their Gaelic patronymic.
Between 1200 and 1500 the Campbells emerged as one of the most powerful families in Scotland, dominant in Argyll and capable of wielding a wider influence and authority from Edinburgh to the Hebrides and western Highlands. source: Wikipedia
Born: about 1456 in Eglington, Ayershire, Scotland
Married: about 1470 in Scotland to Lachlan Og MacLean, 8th. Chief of MacLean Clan, and Torquil MacLeod.
Children: Hector Odhar Maclean
Died: 18 November 1516 in Scotland
Catherine Campbell, of Argyll
Also Known As: “MacLeod”
Birthdate: circa 1456
Birthplace: Eglinton, Ayrshire, , Scotland
Death: November 18, 1516 (age 60)
Scotland, United Kingdom
Daughter of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll and Lady Elizabeth Stewart of Lorne, Countess of Argyll.
Wife of Lachlan Og Maclean, 8th Chief and Torquil Macleod of Lewis
Mother of Finvola MacLean; Hector Maclean, 9th Clan Chief; Anne Maclean; Fionnaghal MacLean and John Mactorquil Maclean
Sister of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll; Mary Campbell, of Argyll; Thomas Campbell, 1st of Lundie; Elizabeth Campbell, of Argyll; Helen Montgomerie, of Argyll; Margaret Campbell, of Argyll; Isabell Campbell of Argyll and Agnes Campbell, of Argyll.
One of the oldest Argyll clans, the Macarthurs owned lands around Loch Awe which was populated in close proximity with MacGregors, Campbells and Stewarts.
Clan Macarthur artefacts, including the four-poster state bed, are held at Inveraray Castle.
It was from Loch Awe and surrounding area that Clan Campbell established itself as a powerful family. In 1308, Robert the Bruce defeated the Clan MacDougall at the Battle of the Pass of Brander downstream from the loch.
Loch Awe & Ben Lu, Argyllshire, Scotland
Castle Campbell is a medieval castle situated above the town of Dollar, Clackmannanshire, in central Scotland. It was the lowland seat of the earls and dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell, from the 15th to the 19th century, and was visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, in the 16th century. source: Wikipedia
Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland