Sir James Campbell, 2nd Baronet, of Ardkinglass

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Sir James Campbell, 2nd Baronet of Ardkinglass, (c.1666 – 5 July 1752) was a British Member of Parliament and the son of Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Baronet, of Ardkinglass.


Campbell served as MP for Scotland 1707-1708, Argyllshire 1708-1734 and Stirlingshire 1734-1741. Sir James Campbell's seat was Ardkinglas Castle, which stood on the shore of Loch Fyne, Argyllshire, Scotland. The castle which was built in the form of a quadrangle around an inner courtyard measuring 98 ft in each direction, there were large turrets on three of the corners, to the front there was a large gate tower with two flanking defensive turrets. It was surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland and the vast Ardkinglas estate. By 1769 the castle was reported destroyed. In 1790 a new large Georgian mansion was built in the classical palladian style with 66 windows, designed by the architects Robert Adam and later James Playfair.[1]

Sir James married Margaret Campbell, the heiress of the Gargunnock estate. Their only son drowned, their eldest daughter Helen Campbell, married Sir James Livingston, 2nd Baronet of Glentirran and Dalderse, their eldest son Lt.Col. Sir James Livingston-Campbell, succeeded to the Ardkinglas estate. Around 1700 Sir James Campbell, acquired Dunderave Castle and estate. His second marriage on 21st Nov.1732 was to Anne Callander, the daughter of John Callander, Laird of Craigforth, and widow of Colonel John Blackadder. The Callander of Craigforth family later succeeded to the Ardkinglas estate.


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Parliament of Scotland
Preceded by
Sir John Campbell
Sir Colin Campbell
John Campbell
Shire Commissioner for Argyll
With: John Campbell
Sir James Campbell
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
New parliament Member of Parliament for Scotland
Constituency split
New constituency Member of Parliament for Argyllshire
Succeeded by
Charles Campbell
Preceded by
Henry Cunningham
Member of Parliament for Stirlingshire
Succeeded by
Lord George Graham
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Colin Campbell
(of Ardkinglass)