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Families covered: Campbell of Ardtarich, Campbell of Dergachy, Campbell of Knochamellie, Campbell of Leix (Lix)

Ewen ("Dowe" aka Eoghan Dou) Campbell of Dergachy, Argyllshire
1. Iain (Ean or John) ('Dow') Campbell of Dergachy
  HJHeraldry shows Iain's wife as Besseta Boill (implied mother of Ewen, Duncan, Donald & Iain) with his eldest son, Ewen (a 1542, m. Mariota Cambell of Pennymore), being father of Iain (m. Jane Lyoun) + Archibald. However, FSCOMT shows no wife for this John but identifies him as father of another John plus Duncan & Donald with that eldest son (John) being father (by Besseta Boill) of Ewen father (by Mariota McIver) of John (m. Jane Lyon), Archibald & Donald. In other words, FSCOMT inserts an additional generation on the Dergachy line and shows some of the wives differently from HJHeraldry. Provisionally, we follow FSCOMT.
  A. John Campbell of Dergachy (d before 06.07.1542)
  m. Besseta Boill (m2. ?? Campbell of Ardtarich)
  i. Ewen Campbell of Dergachy (b c1531, a 1542)
  m. Mariota MacIver (dau of Evar MacIver of Pennymore)
  a. Iain (John) Campbell of Dergachy
  m. Jane Lyon (dau of Archibald Lyon)
  (1) Ewen Campbell of Dergachy
  m1. (before 08.09.1619) Elizabeth Campbell (dau of Iain Campbell, Captain of Dunoon)
  m2. (before 20.02.1613) _ Campbell (dau of Archibald Campbell of Clauchane (Clachan))
  (2) Iain (John) Campbell of Dergachy (a 1635)
  m. Violet Cameron (dau of Rev. Iain Cameron of Dunoon)
  (A) Ewen Campbell of Dergachy (d 12.1677)
  m. Janet Campbell
  #1# HJHeraldry shows that Ewen had 3 daughters by Janet Campbell and then reports "Next followed four brothers, whose parentage is not given" of whom the 4th was Donald of Knochamellie (m1. Isobell Campbell who d 1693, m2. Janet Stewart) father of Duncan who m. Sophia Campbell. FSCOMT identifies the 3 daughters as follows and also shows how the Donald, father by Isobel Campbell of the Duncan who m. Sophia Campbell, fits into the family. See #2# below.
  (i) Elizabeth Campbell
  m. (mcrt 28.07.1674) John Mackerras of Stronechrevich
  (ii)+ other issue - Finvola, Anna
  (B) Donald Campbell (a 1663, d 05.1675)
  m. Helen Campbell (dau of _ Campbell by _ Lamont of Toward Castle)
  (i) Mary Campbell
  (C) Duncan Campbell of Dergachy (a 1679)
  (i) Hew Campbell of Garrochoran (a 1710)
  (a) James Campbell of Garrochoran (a 06.1723)
  (3) Duncan Campbell (a 1634)
  (4) Archibald Campbell
  (A) Donald Campbell (of Knochamellie?) (a 05.1679)
  #2# HJHeraldry shows (as son of Archibald) this Donald (a 05.1679) "named as substitute heir to Dergachy" and then, separately and as mentioned in #1# above, mentions a Donald of Knochamellie (d 1711) who was 4th of 4 brothers. FSCOMT shows these Donalds as being the same person. However, FSCOMT does not show Donald's 3 elder brothers. To ensure that we do not lose sight of those 3 extra brothers, we include them below.
  m1. Isobell Campbell (dau of Donald Campbell of Strondavan)
  (i) Iain Campbell of Dergachy fits here?
  m. Janet Campbell (widow of Ewen Campbell of Dergachy)
  (a)+ issue - Duncan (dsp 1703), Ewen
  (ii) Ewen Campbell fits here?
  (iii) Robert Campbell in Uig fits here?
  (a)+ issue - Daniel, Robert
  (iv) Duncan Campbell of Knochamellie & Dergachy (d 21.12.1735)
  HJHeraldry shows that Duncan m1. Sophia Campbell (had a daughter) m2. Marian McLachlan (had Donald, Ian & Lachlan). FSCOMT shows as follows, the main difference being that Iain (John) is shown as the eldest son and son of ...
  m1. (c1674) Sophia Campbell (b c1655, d 09.1694)
  (a) Iain (John) Campbell of Knochamellie (b c1675, d 07.02.1761)
  m. Joan Bannatyne (dau of Ninian Bannatyne of Kames by Isobel, dau of James Stewart of Bute)
  ((1)) Duncan Campbell of Kames (dvp)
  m. (mcrt 01.08.1736) Anne Crooks (dau of Rev. Henry Crooks of Londonderry)
  ((A)) Henry Campbell of Knochamellie (a 1768)
  m1. Alice Campbell of Isle of Islay
  ((i))+ issue - Duncan, Hester
  m2. Elizabeth Colquhoun
  ((iii))+ "a large family"
  ((B)) Jean Campbell
  m. (mcrt 24.10.1768) John Campbell of Ardnew
  ((C))+ other issue - James of Garrochoran (a 1764), Mary, Esther
  ((2)) daughter
  m. (c1734) Duncan Macvicar of Fort William
  ((3)) Jean Campbell
  m. (mcrt 27.04.1732) John Campbell of Lossit (son.heir of Donald of Lossit)
  (b) Sophia Campbell
  m2. (mcrt 08.02.1695/6) Marian Maclachlan
(c) Donald Campbell of Dergachy and/or Ardtarich (a 1767)
  ((1)) Robert Campbell of Dergachy, of Dunloskin
  m. Violet Campbell (d 26.04.1817)
  (d) Lachlan Campbell (a 1727)
  (e) Isobel Campbell
  m. (mcrt 24.02.1719/20) Archibald Campbell of Dallinlogart
  (f) Anna Campbell (a 1727)
  m. (07.1720) Colin Campbell of Kildalvane
  (g) Fionvola (Violet) Campbell (b 28.04.1711, d 1804)
  m. (mcrt 01.02.1733/4) Alexander Campbell of Ballochyle
  (v) Elizabeth Campbell
  m. (mcrt 14.08.1700) Archibald Maccaro
  (vi) Isobell Campbell
  m. Patrick Ewing ofAuchinderk
  (vii) Fionvola Campbell
  m. (mcrt 21.12.1711) Charles Campbell of Stoneskar
  (viii) Christian Campbell
  m2. Janet Stewart
  (B) Dougall Campbell (a 05.1679)
  b. Archibald Campbell (a 1584)
  c. Donald Campbell of Ardenzie (d before 09.11.1634)
  (1)+ issue (a 06.1638) - Iain of Ardnablaich, Ewen of Ardnablaich
  B. Duncan Campbell of Leix
  The following is supported by HJHeraldry (Campbell, vol 2, 'Leix', p27).
  i. Ewen 'Glas' Campbell of Leix
  m. Grizel (probably dau of Comrie of that ilk)
  a. Ewin (or Hugh) 'Dow' Campbell of Leix (a 1633)
m. Dorothy Campbell
  (1) Ian (John) Campbell of Leix
  m. (mcrt 24.05.1630) Beatrix Schawe (dau of Alexander Schawe of Cambusmoir)
  (A) Archibald Campbell of Leix (Lix) (d before 20.02.1691)
m. (c1650) Jean Campbell (dau of Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine and/or Invergeldies)
  (i) Hugh Campbell of Leix (d 11.1723)
  m. (mcrt 02-03.1675) Beatrix Campbell (dau of Archibald Campbell of Torrie, son of Archibald of Dunstaffnage)
  (a) Archibald Campbell of Leix (a 1715)
  ((1)) Hugh Campbell of Leix (Lix)
  m. (07.02.1747) Margaret Campbell (dau of Colin Campbell of Strachur)
  ((A)) Mary Campbell
m. (1773) Dugald Campbell of Ederline (a 1796, d before 1800)
  ((B)) Katherine Campbell
  m. George Andrew of Edinburgh
  ((C)) Margaret Campbell (b 27.02.1759, d 12.06.1799)
  m. (27.03.1783) Rev. Charles Stewart of Appin
  ((2)) Colin Campbell (dsp)
  (b) Catharine Campbell (b c1682, d 14.05.1774)
  m. John Murray of Glencarnock
  (c) Isobel Campbell
  m. Alexander Macpherson of Glenfyne
  (d)+ other issue - Patrick, Ann (a 1724)
  (ii) Colin Campbell
  m. (mcrt 24.03.1685/6) Anne Murray (dau of Charles Murray of Glentarf)
  (a) Charles Campbell (a 05.1695)
(iii) James Campbell (a 1691)
  m2. Katherine Campbell (dau of Patrick Campbell of Invergeldies)
  (iv) daughter
  m. James Campbell of Corrichawe
  (B) daughter
  m. Duncan 'Amnich' Campbell (natural son of Sir Duncan of Glenorchy, Bart)
  (2) Duncan Campbell
  (3) Helen Campbell
  m. Alexander Stewart of Glenbuckie
  (4) daughter possibly of this generation
  m. (1662) Robert Macnab (d before 1687)
  ii. Ewen Campbell of Lochdochtertie (a 1586, 2nd Ewen)
  a. Archibald Campbell
  C. Donald Campbell of Ardtarich
  D. Iain Campbell of Drumsynie
  Iain and his son are not mentioned by FSCOMT but are given by HJHeraldry (Campbell, vol 2, 'Druymsynie', p27). This may be because the FSCOMT compiler thought it likely that the following Ewen had been confused with 'his elder brother' Ewen above, a sentiment we agree with.
  i. Ewen Campbell of Drumsynie
  m. (before 11.06.1539) Mariota MacEyr (dau of Eirr MacEyr of Peunynwyr) (Pennymoor)

Main source(s): HJHeraldry (Campbell, vol 2, 'Dergachy and Knochamellie', p25+) with input from FSCOMT shown in italics plus other input /support as reported above
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