Lochnell

In default of male descendants of John, fourth Duke of Argyll, The Campbells of Lochnell are heirs to the titles and estates.

1568
John "Gorm" Campbell, of Carrick, 1st of Lochnell ?? - 15 May 1568 killed at battle of Langside
1594
Archibald Campbell, 2nd of Lochnell Abt 1530 Lochnell - 4 Oct 1594 killed at battle of Glenlivet. Banffshire
1645
John CAMPBELL 4th of Lochnell dies
1715
Date: 1715 Oct 7 Reference: SP 54/9/26A The National Archives, Kew
Description: Lord Justice Clerk Cockburne, on alarm in Edinburgh at news of an insurrection in Northumberland; reporting that Campbell of Lochnell presented himself at court and was allowed to return to Argyll; also renewing his proposal of an indemnity for surrendering Jacobites
Legal status: Public Record available to view at Kew
1715
Townshend to Lord Justice Clerk. On the gaining of Campbell of Lochnell in The National Archives, Kew

SP 55 - Secretaries of State: State Papers Scotland: Letter Books /SP 55/3 - Duke of Montrose, Lord Townshend and James Stanhope. (Described at item level).
Date: 1715 Oct 11 Reference: SP 55/3/138
Description:Townshend to Lord Justice Clerk. On the gaining of Campbell of Lochnell (and his adherence to the Duke of Argyll as a result of the indemnity), intelligence from the Earl of Scarborough about dwindling rebel numbers in the north of England, the marching of the three regiments of dragoons to the borders of Scotland and the sending over of Dutch and Swiss troops.
Legal status: Public Record(s)
This record is not yet digitised

1715
Date : 1715 Oct 23 Reference: SP 54/9/80 open record at Kew
Description: Islay, reporting the arrival of Gordon's regiment at Inverary, and their departure when they saw his defences: he will endevour to make their journey home very difficult. Also recommending Campbell of Lochnell for his zeal in the king's service
1715
Townshend to Hay regarding the bail of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell The National Archives, Kew

Reference: SP 55/3/153
Description: Townshend to Hay regarding the bail of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, and the coming of the Pretender to Chateau-Thierry

Date: 1715 Nov 4
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
1715
Correspondence and papers of the Murrays of Stanhope, volume I: mainly correspondence of Sir Alexander Murray, including with Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, Donald Campbell of Octomore and other Campbells, 1715-1740, and undated.
1726
GB233/Adv.MS.29.1.1 Correspondence and papers of the Murrays of Stanhope. Purchase of estates in Ardnamurchan (bought in 1726 from Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, in order to develop the lead mines at Strontian) - an opportunity missed for Lochnell.
1741
Caledonian Mercury 06 March 1741 - On Monday was fe'n-night, at 11 forenoon, a Fire broke out in the Upper-apartments of the House of Ardmuchness in Argyllshire, the seat of Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, by the Chamber-maid's leaving a Backet of Live-ashes in the Room: and tho' all Care imaginable was taken by Sir Duncan and his Servants, 15 Firerooms were burnt down before it was mastered, together with most of the Furniture to an immense Value. The House being new, and not full plaistered, it burnt like Tinder; but at last by striking down a Colonade, its communicating with the Outhouses was prevented.
GB233/MS.993-995 Lorn Furnace Company 1752-1813 Contracts between the Ironmasters and Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell regarding the working of their forests, 1752-1773; Letters of the Company?s agents at Bunawe, 1759-1813; Company letter books, 1786-1812.
1759
GB233/MS.993-995 Lorn Furnace Company 1752-1813 Contracts between the Ironmasters and Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell regarding the working of their forests, 1752-1773; Letters of the Company?s agents at Bunawe, 1759-1813; Company letter books, 1786-1812. National library of Scotland
1763
CAMPBELL, Duncan ( c.1763-1837 ), of Lochnell and Barbreck, Argyll
1809 - 1817
GB233/MS.21103 correspondence of Murray of Ochtertyre
  • Letters to Augusta, wife of General Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, from her brother, General Sir George Murray, 1795-1817. Most of the letters are written from the peninsula, with some from later postings in North America and France, 1809-17. 282 ff. Folio and under. National library of Scotland
1815
[http://manuscripts.nls.uk/repositories/2/archival_objects/13118 Copies, mostly by Lieutenant-General G H Hutton, 1815-1816, 1819-21, of groups and collections of documents at Lochnell House (folios 9-31, 44), in the possession of Robert Campbell of Ardchattan (folios 32-43) (ii + 247 folios.
1815 - 1816
GB233/20.5.6 Hutton Transcripts: Church Cartularies
  • Various. Copies mostly by Hutton 1815-16, 1819-21, of groups and collections of documents at Lochnell House (ff.9-31, 44)

The Laird of Lochnell and the Cow - Abbots Island, Loch Etive, Achnacree, Livingston,

1823
Jean Heggie baptism, Lochnell House : parents William Heggie (likely gardener) Janet MacLauchlin
1823
23 January letter (digital) from Alex Campbell Lochnell, Duncan Campbell Rockfield, concerning fishing
1825
Kathrine Heggie baptism, Lochnell House : parents William Heggie (likely gardener) Janet MacLauchlin
1827
John Heggie 1827 - 1907 baptism, Lochnell House : parents William Heggie (likely gardener) Janet MacLauchlin
1835
Private Act (Printed), 5 & 6 William, c. 4

This record is held by Archives
Reference: HL/PO/PB/1/1835/5& 6W4n95 HL/PO/PB/1 - House of Lords: Private Bill Office: Original Acts
Title: Private Act (Printed), 5 & 6 William, c. 4
Description: An Act for applying the Balance now lying in Bank of the Price of the Lands of Glenkinglas and others, contained in a Deed of Entail executed by the deceased Sir Duncan Campbell of Lochnell, which were sold in virtue of the Powers contained in an Act of Parliament passed in the Forty-ninth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, towards Payment of certain Sums laid out by General Duncan Campbell of Lochnell in the Improvement of the said entailed Estate.

1852
04 August 1852 - Will of George Stuart, Lochnell

Will of George Stuart of Lochnell Castle , Argylshire //available to download, not bought yet//
Reference: PROB 11/2158/37 (PROB 11 - Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers)
Held by: The National Archives, Kew

1853
09 February 1853 Newspaper

Conflagration in the Highlands.—On the night between Friday and Saturday last the magnificent mansion-house of Lochnell, in Argyllshire, was totally destroyed by fire. broke out in one of the rooms of the second story, and the flames soon obtained such mastery as to set all attemps to subdue them at defiance. The view during the conflagration from the low hills of Lorn was particularly solemn and imposing; the blaze and volumes of smoke which floated over the ancient oaks and pines surrounding the building and lighted up the deep waters of Lochnell rendered the scene one never to be forgotten. Hundreds of the tenantry and peasantry were attracted to the spot by the glare of the flames, but their efforts to save were unavailing. The roof fell in on Saturday morning, and the magnificent fabric became an utter wreck. The origin of the fire is not yet explained.

1885
Weekly Irish Times (Nov 28 1885) story from records of Argyll
1897
Lectures and articles by James Campbell 118 Leaves (Whole) - There are also some genealogical notes on the Campbells of Lochnell and Bragleen (folio 111).
1915 -
Medal Cards - Alexander A Lochnell Campbell WW1 found, yet to buy
1918
9th Earl of Dundonald buys Lochnell Estate
c1935
GD233/148/6 List of 12th Earl of Dundonald's files contained in filing boxes 1-17; biographical notes on 12th Earl; lists of family pictures in Lochnell Castle

Campbells of Lochnell, House of Argyll and the collateral branches of the clan Campbell, from the year 420 to the present time

Lochnell estate papers are mostly missing due to the catastrophic fires in 1741 and 1853 & the bombing of London records in the war.
There is a catalogue entry in the National Library of Scotland Manuscript Collections

Lochnell estate papers 1855-1903
Held by: National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections,
Other reference: See quarterly report June 1983
http://manuscripts.nls.uk/repositories/2/resources/11691
however it seems to only be ONE envelope !

Records of Argyll - Lochnell Tales

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