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Donald Campbell, Abbot of Coupar Angus

Male Abt 1492 - 1563  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name Donald Campbell  [1
    Suffix Abbot of Coupar Angus 
    Born Abt 1492  Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 16 Dec 1562 and 20 Jan 1563  [2, 3
    Person ID I34718  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JMF
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Archibald Campbell,   d. 9 Sep 1513, near Branxton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Stewart 
    Family ID F20412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret 
    +1. Nicholas Campbell,   b. 1517,   d. 1587  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F20410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Appointed abbot of the Cistercian abbey of Coupar Angus by James V, in whose court his brother Colin Campbell was prominent, Donald Campbell travelled to England, France, and Rome as a Cistercian prelate and diplomat. At the Reformation of 1559-60, he (in the words of The Scots Peerage, citation details below), "put on secular weed" in May 1559. He sat in the Scottish parliament and the Convention of Estates; he was Keeper of the Privy Seal during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots; and he was a senator of the College of Justice under James V.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1579] The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018.

    2. [S5591] Charles G. Kurz, "The Ancestral History of Margaret Campbell of Keithick (1571 - c. 1631)." Yearbook of the American Clan Gregor Society 62, p. 55, 1978.

    3. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914., year only.

    4. [S6113] Nathaniel Lane Taylor, "My Children's Royal Descents.".