CAMPBELL: Where did the illegitimacy,
consanguinty, with Ross of Hanyng originate?
researched by Walter Farwell
REGISTER OF THE GREAT SEAL OF SCOTLAND. Vol. III, (1513 - 1546), page 214, #
978; dated Dec. 19, 1530.--(Dame Elizabeth Creichtoun, spouse of deceased
William Colville of Uchiltree, is reserved free tenements of 36 marc lands in
PATERSON's history of Ayrshire, KYLE section, page 625: Sir William Colville,
died in 1502, leaving two daughters:
1. Elizabeth, married Robert Colvill of Ravenscraig
2. Margaret, married Patrick Colquhoun of Drumskeith.
REGISTRUM SECRETI SIGILLI REGUM SCOTORUM. Vol. One (1488 - 1529), pages 265,
266;dated Nov. 6 and Nov. 11, 1508.--(Matthew Campbell is granted letters of
Tak from the King for 20 merks land in Ochiltree. The King holds them by virtue
of ward through the decease of Sir William Colville of Ochiltree........These
leases were to continue as long as the lands were the King's ward - and - until
an heir entered them.)
REGISTER OF THE PRIVY SEAL OF SCOTLAND. Vol. II (1529 - 1542), page 418; # 1881;
dated Dec. 28, 1538.--(A letter from the King legitimizing Jonet and Margaret
Campbell, daughters procreated by Matthew Campbell and Elizabeth Creichtoun.)
My next train of thought regarded in what way was Matthew Campbell known to the
king? - AND - when did a liaison between Campbell and Creichtoun take place?
When was Jonet Campbell born?
1. ACCOUNTS OF THE LORD HIGH TREASURER OF SCOTLAND. Vol. IV (1507 - 1513).--
By presupposition, we can push back the acquaintance between Campbell and
Creichtoun to 1508 when Campbell received letters of Tak for land in Ochiltree.
The following (a), (b) and (c), show that Matthew Campbell was known to King
James IV during the very last years preceding Flodden on Sept. 9, 1513. Were the
two daughters born between 1508 and 1513?--
(a). Page 410, 1513: Matthew Campbell was servitour to the King's Grace.
(b). Page 253, Dec. 1511: There is an entry for the cost of the clothes worn
by Matthew Campbell.
(c). Page 311, 1511: Matthew Campbell paid the boatmen of Cambyshkyneth when
the King was over the water.
W H O W A S M A T T H E W
C A M P B E L L?
1. Register of the Great Seal of Scotland. Vol II (1424 - 1519), page 796; #
3679; dated Jan. 14, 1512.--Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudon, George Campbell and
Matthew Campbell were brothers german.
2. Registrum Secreti Sigilli Regum Scotorum. Vol. I (1488 - 1529), page 283, #
1851, dated April 7, 1509.--Hugh Campbell of Loudoun, knight, is
deceased.......#1712, dated Aug. 4, 1508: Sir Hugh Campbell is deceased; was the
sheriff of County Ayr........#1718, dated Sept. 1, 1508: Hugh Campbell is the
son and heir to Hew Campbell, knight, sheriff of Ayr, deceased.......#'s 1939
and 1672: Isobell Wallace was the spouse of Hew Campbell, deceased.
3. The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. Vol. XI (1497 - 1501), page 199, 1499: --George
Campbell of Loudoun, was the great grandfather of Hugh Campbell of Loudoun.
(N.B.: This Hugh Campbell would be the one who died in 1508, who was the father
of our Matthew Campbell.--W.F.)
4. Turning now to Paterson's history of County Ayr, Cuningham section, page 546,
we read that George Campbell of Loudoun was the father of Sir Hugh Campbell
who married Isabel Wallace and was sheriff of Ayshire.......With this, we now
have four generations back for Jonet Campbell who married George Ross of Hanyng
in 1529: (1) Jonet, (2) Matthew, (3) Hugh, and (4) George.....I do not know the
matronymic for George's generation, nor the names of the parents of Isabel
4. Was Matthew Campbell with King James IV at Flodden--where 10,000 of "the
leading men in the kingdom of Scotland" were killed, along with King James?