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CAMPBELL, Archibald 2nd Earl of Argyll
(About 1462-1513)
STEWART, Elizabeth (1)
(About 1456-)
John 7th Thane of Cawdor, Sir
(About 1475-)
ROSE, Isabel of Kilravock
(About 1476-)
CAMPBELL, John of Cawdor(Calder), jure uxoris, Sir
(About 1495-)
Muriel heiress of Calder (Cawdor)
(1498-About 1575)
CAMPBELL, Margaret
(About 1525-1571)


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1. FORBES, John of Towie

CAMPBELL, Margaret 1

  • Born: About 1525
  • Marriage (1): FORBES, John of Towie 1
  • Died: November 1571

   Cause of her death was trapped inside the burning Corgarff Castle.

   User ID: X757.

  General Notes:

Margaret Campbell was murdered 'with her bairns' in the fire at Corgarff Castle. 2

  Research Notes:


"Corgarff Castle, 1537; fire-damaged 1571, 1607, 1689 and 1746. Tall and gaunt on the brae above the (sacrilegious) new Cock Bridge, this began life as a plain three-storey, basement and attic hunting lodge of the Earl of Mar. Acquired by Forbes of Towie, it was burnt, along with 26 of the residents including Mistress Forbes and her children, in 1571, by Captain Ker, on behalf of Adam Gordon of Auchindoun (Moray, qv). This savage deed, but one episode in the abiding enmity between Gordons and Forbeses, is commemorated in the ballad 'Edom o' Gordon'."

from Canmore site 3

Margaret married John FORBES of Towie, son of Alexander FORBES of Towie and Janet GORDON.1 (John FORBES of Towie was born about 1515 and died before 1582 4.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Her (Katharine, daughter of Alexander Forbes of Towie) brother, John Forbes of Towie, lost his wife, Margaret Campbell, daughter of Sir John Campbell of Calder, at the burning of Towie Castle in 1571."

from House of Gordon 1


1 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 2 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1907).

2 e-books, Genealogy of the Family of Forbes from the account of Mathew Lumsden 1580 ed. William Forbes (1819).

3 Internet Site, Canmore: National Record of the Historical Environment.

4 Internet Site, citing Source: The House of Forbes, ed. Alistair & HenriettaTayler, Aberdeen, 1937, p. 439.

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