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CodeNA8774
Person NameCampbell; family; of Craignish and Logganloch
Epithetfamily
ActivityThe Campbells of Craignish were a junior branch of the family of Campbell of Jura and Craignish, and were Keepers of Craignish Castle.They were related through the marriage of James Campbell of Craignish, paymaster of the 72nd regiment, and Jean Vyse Campbell, to the Campbells of Sunderland. The Campbells of Craignish are chiefly known for the seventeenth century document 'Manuscript History of Craignish' which purported to be a genealogy tracing the Campbells of Craignish from their founder in 1130 to Ronald Roy, who died in 1639. By that point they were already known as a major branch of the Campbell family and were major landowners in the Argyll area. The Campbells of Logganlochan were less well known but marked their descent from Ronald Roy in the seventeenth century. What is known is that by the nineteenth century both families had fallen on harder times. Craignish Castle had been sold by 1830 and the Logganlochan Campbells had been declared bankrupt at the end of the eighteenth century.
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