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Families covered: Campbell of Barquharrie, Campbell of Cesnock (Cessnock), Campbell of Treesbank

                               
(Matthew??) Campbell of Cesnock (d Flodden 1513)
The ancestor of this branch is identified as the unnamed "George Campbell, the seventh Laird of Loudon's second son". Not least because it is not easy to number the lairds with full confidence, we are not certain which generation he belonged to. TSP (Eglinton) suggests that his name was George but that seems not to fit the most likely generations. The continuation shows him as possibly Matthew, second son of a George Campbell of Loudoun. We show him as of that generation as that would make it that his son John married his 1st cousin. However, it is possible that there was an intervening generation here that has been omitted. Commoners reports that the George who m. Agnes Cunninghame (below) was identified as the heir male to the George Campbell, Master of Loudoun, who dvpspm (see Campbell04). That would appear to support (but does not prove) the suggestion that he was of a later rather than an earlier of the possible generations shown on the continuation.
m. Janet Montgomerie (dau of Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglintoun)
1. John Campbell of Cesnock
  m. (1533) Janet Campbell (dau of Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudoun)
  A. George Campbell of Cesnock (d 1578)
  i. George Campbell of Cesnock (a 1597)
Commoners reports that George m1.Agnes Cunninghame m2. Anna Ker. However, Paterson reports that, whilst this was what had been reported in the earlier work by Robertson, "There is good reason to believe, however, that they were two different persons", not least the "the long interval between the succession and the death of the party". Provisionally, we follow Paterson in showing 2 generations at this point.
  m. Agnes Cunninghame (a 1597, "of the Caprington family")
  a. George Campbell of Cesnock (d before 27.05.1630)
  m. Anna Ker (a 1630, dau of Daniel Ker of Kersland)
  (1) Sir Hugh (Hew) Campbell of Cesnock (d 20.09.1686, MP)
m. Elizabeth Campbell (dau/coheir of George Campbell, Master of Loudoun)
  (A) Sir George Campbell of Cesnock (bpt 17.03.1639, d c1697)
  m. (1665) Anna (Mrs McMouran, "heiress of an estate in Fife")
  (i) Mary Campbell (dsp)
  m. William Gordon of Earlstoun
(ii) Margaret Campbell
  m. (1697) Alexander Hume, 2nd Earl of Marchmont (b 1675, d 1740)
  Alexander inherited Cesnock and assumed the name Hume-Campbell.
  (iii) Christian Campbell
  m. Francis Pringle (doctor)
  (B) James Campbell of Treesbank (b by 1640, a 1730)
  The following is supported by BLG1879 ('Campbell of Treesbank').
  m. (mcrt 16.12.1672) Jean Mure (dau of Sir William Mure of Rowallan)
(i) George Campbell of Treesbank
  m. (1708) Anne Boswell (dau of David Boswell of Auchinleck, sister of Margaret)
  (a) James Campbell of Treesbank (d 1776)
  m1. (1763) Helen McCredie (dau of Andrew McCredie of Pierceton)
  ((1)) Jean Campbell (d 08.1789)
  m. (1787) Robert Reid of Adamton
  ((A)) Helen Reid (d 04.1790)
  m2. (1768) Mary Montgomery (dau of David Montgomery of Lainshaw by Veronica, dau of James Boswell of Auchinleck)
  ((2)) George James Campbell of Treesbank (d 11.1815)
  m. (1797) Elizabeth Montgomery Beaumont (dau of Elizabeth (heiress of Lainshaw), sister of Sir James Montgomery Cunninghame, Bart of Corse Hill, cousin)
  ((A)) George James Campbell of Treesbank (b 07.1800) had issue
  m1. (12.1822) Elizabeth McKerell Reid (d 1826, dau of Colonel John Reid by Elizabeth, dau of John McKerell of Hillhouse)
  m2. (08.1829) Catharine Indiana Jones (dau of Major _ Jones)
  ((B))+ other issue - John, David, Jane Maxwell, Elizabeth Montgomery, Mary, Anne
  ((3)) David Campbell (Colonel)
  (b) Jean Campbell
  m. (1746) George Reid of Barwharrie (minister of Ochiltree)
(c)+ other issue (d unm) - John (minister of Riccartoun), Anne
  (ii) Anne Campbell
  m. _ Cunninghame
  (iii) Mary Campbell (d unm 1752)
  (C) Hugh Campbell of Barquharrie, Ayrshire (Captain)
  Paterson notes that "It is somewhat doubtful whether Captain Hugh was a son or grandson of Sir Hew. If a son, he must have been nearly 60 years of age when he married, in 1702." The following comes from BLG1862 ('Campbell of Barquharrie') which repeats the claim that Hugh was 3rd son of Sir Hugh by Elizabeth Campbell.
m. (05.06.1702) Margaret Boswell (dau of David Boswell of Auchinleck)
  (i) Hugh Campbell of Barquharrie
  m. (10.01.1727) Margaret Henderson (dau of David Henderson of Tinnochside)
  (a) Bruce Campbell of Barquharrie
  m. (1772) Annabella Wilson (dau of James Wilson of Kilmarnock)
  ((1)) Hugh Bruce Campbell of Barquharrie (d 05.01.1824) had issue
  m. (18.12.1797) Sophia Barber (dau of Thomas Barber of Greasley)
  ((2)) Euphemia Campbell (d 1817)
  m. Hugh Wilson of Kilmarnock (cousin)
  ((3))+ other issue - Bruce (b 25.05.1775, d unm, Captain), Alexander (b 23.09.1779, d unm 10.1805, Captain), John of Sornbeg (b 11.03.1785, d unm 22.08.1844), William (b 04.05.1788, d 01.1830), Marianna (d 04.1825)
  (D) John Campbell
  Commoners (vol 2, 'Campbell of Fairfield', p362), supported by BLG1879 ('Campbell of Fairfield'), shows John as ancestor of the Campbells of Whitehaugh then Fairfield. Paterson shows John as 'of Whitehaugh' but adds a note that "This is questionable." We follow BLG1952 ('Campbell of Fairfield') in showing a different John Campbell as ancestor of that family.
  (2) Sarah Campbell
  m. Mungo Farquhar of Littleshaw

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 2, 'Campbell of Cesnock and Treesbank', p359+) with support for the Cesnock line from 'History of the County of Ayr' (vol 2, 1852 publication based on work by James Paterson, p68+) and with other input/support as reported above
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