CAMPBELL, Patrick (1684-1751), of South Hall, Argyll.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 1727
16 Mar. 1728 - 1734
1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. c.1684, 2nd s. of Duncan Campbell of Whitestone, Cantyre, Argyll, by Barbara, da. of Hector McAlester of Loup, Argyll. educ.? Glasgow 1690. unm.

Offices Held

Officer in Dutch service by 1704-81; guidon and maj. 4 Horse Gds. 1711, cornet and maj. 1711, lt. and lt.-col. 1712; gent. of the buttery, 1721-d., lt. gov. Portsmouth 1733-d.; brig.-gen. 1735; maj.-gen. 1739; lt.-gen. 1743-d.


Patrick (sometimes called Peter) Campbell, who came of an old Argyllshire family, was attached to the 2nd Duke of Argyll, to whom he owed his return in 1722 and 1734 for Buteshire, sitting for Elgin Burghs in the intervening Parliament, in which Buteshire was not represented. In Parliament he followed the politics of his patron, voting with the Government till Argyll went into opposition in 1739, when Campbell voted against the Spanish convention. He did not secure a seat in the 1741 Parliament, in which Buteshire was not represented, nor in 1747, when the 2nd Duke had been succeeded by Lord Ilay as 3rd Duke of Argyll. He died 18 Feb. 1751.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. M. Simpson


  • 1. Scots Brig. in Netherlands (Sc. Hist. Soc.), ii. 33.