James Campbell

Military Officer, Deceased Person

1680 – 1745

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Who was James Campbell?

Lieutenant-General Sir James Campbell KB, of Lawers was a Scottish officer of the British Army and onetime a Whig Member of the Parliament of Great Britain.

He was the third and youngest son of James Campbell, 2nd Earl of Loudoun by his wife Margaret, daughter of Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton; Hugh Campbell, 3rd Earl of Loudoun was his elder brother.

Campbell was married by contract dated 29 March 1720 to Jean, eldest daughter of David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow by his second wife Jean, daughter and heiress of William Mure of Rowallan. They had two children:

James, born 11 February 1726, and

Margaret, born 17 May 1727.

Jean Campbell died on 19 December 1729 and was succeeded in her estate of Rowallan by her son, who assumed the name of Mure. On 27 April 1782 he also succeeded his cousin as fifth Earl of Loudoun.

Commissioned a Captain in the 21st Regiment of Foot in 1702, then was Lieutenant-Colonel in the 2nd Dragoons in 1706. He served under Marlborough in the War of the Spanish Succession and fought in the Battle of Blenheim. After the war, he was Colonel of the 9th Regiment of Foot 1715-17, and of the 2nd Dragoons from 1717 until his death.

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Born
1680
Also known as
  • Sir James Campbell
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Nationality
  • Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Scotland
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Died
1745

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on July 23, 2013

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