CAMPBELL OF MAMORE (*1.)
From the book "Records of Argyll": This is how the MacNaughton lands were distributed among the Campbells:
“MacNaughton had feued off Glenshera before he left; and it was said that Argyll and the Hon. John Campbell of Mamore had lent MacNaughton money, on the security of the estate. However, Ardkinglas got the estate from and including Dunderave to the head of Glen Fyne (Gleann-fine). Argyll got Ben Buie (Beinn-bhuidhe, which means Yellow Hill) and Ben-an-tean (Beann-an-t-sìthein), and the feu-rent or superiority of all Glenshera and part of Glenaray (Gleann-aora); and Mamore got Achnatrabh (Acha-na-tràghad), Stron, and Blar-uisdein (Hugh’s Ground)—pronounced Blar-ain—a farm with two tenants on the hillside above the upper end of the Dùloch, east side, where some of the foundations of the buildings are still to be seen. Who resided in Dunderave after MacNaughton left, or if anyone, is perhaps not now known. But long after, Mamore came to reside there, and found Achnatrabh himself, and resided there until he became Duke.”So here we have Arkinglas acquiring Dunderave which perhaps was uninhabited for a while. Then a relative, Campbell of Mamore ((c.1660 – 9 April 1729), came to live there. It's not clear whether this was the first-mentioned John Campbell of Mamore, or a later Campbell of Mamore. Presumably this was before 1855, the date of publication of the book. Anyway, the same became Duke - of what? Arkinglas? Argyll?
NOTES: "feu" refers to a perpetual lease on a fixed rent. Verb: to grant land on a feu lease.
"Found" means established. Today we would say "founded".
"Acha-na-traghad" is today saID TO to be Achnitraid - then as now, it was remote crofting country. However it's not in Argyll.
"Resided there until he became Duke" may refer to Achnatrabh, though there's no present day stately home in Achnitraid, so it's not clear where this would be.
"Stron" could be present-day Strone, which is in Argyllshire.
Aha! Hon.John Campbell of Mamore had a son also called John Campbell (1693 – 9 November 1770) who did become 4th Duke of Argyll after the death of his cousin in 1761. However, he had a military career and it's hard to imagine how he managed to rise to the rank of General while languishing at Dundarave in the Scottish Highlands.
|John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, looking very posh.|
His son led the "Duke of Argyll's Men" at the Battle of Culloden Moor.
Must remember the story of who lived there is drawn from memories and oral history - people can be confused with each other.
Let's assume for the time being there were Campbells of Mamore living at Dundervae from when it changed hands in 1695 until 1760. Well that's a large part of Patrick Campbell of Dunderave's life! (1695 - 1774)
CAMPBELL OF INVERNELL (*3.)
Here's another Campbell who lived at Dunderave: James Campbell, his wife Elizabeth (nee Fisher) and their sons James, Archibald and Donald. They lived at Dunderave during Archibald's childhood and he was born 1739, so let's say up until 1750. Archibald and his big brother James (the heir) were both soldiers who served overseas. Did their parents continue to live at Dunderave? We don't know.
It looks like they were living there around the same time as the Campbells of Mamore !? I guess that's possible. It seems they were all there at the time of the 1745 Jacobite uprising.
Interesting snippet from "Records of Argyll" (*2)
It was stated by old people in general that Glenshera turned out in I 7 I 5 eighty soldiers for John Roy Campbell, second Duke of Argyll's army, at Sheriffmuir (Sliabh-an-t-siorraim) ; and turned out forty soldiers, who followed the Hon. John Campbell of Mamore and his son, Colonel John Campbell, at Culloden (Cuil-fhodair] in the "Forty-five" (afterwards fourth and fifth Dukes of Argyll respectively). Note: Col. John Campbell may also be referred to as Jack Campbell.
So the Jacobite rising of 1745 occurred when:
Colonel John Campbell of Mamore (later 4th Duke of Argyll) was 52 yrs.
His son, John "Jack" Campbell (later 5th Duke of Argyll) was 22 years.
Patrick Campbell of Dunderave was 50 yrs.
Archibald Campbell of Inverneill was 6 yrs.
Patrick's children were probably old enough to go with the Campbells of Mamore to Culloden. Did they?
1. Book: "Records of Argyll, Legends, Traditions and Recollections of Argyllshire" by Archibald Campbell 1885
2. Full text of (1.) online at : Full Text of "Records of Argyll"
3. Knapdale People - Campbell of Inverneill
4. Wikipedia - John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyle