Archibald Colquhoun was Campbell of Clathwick

1754 - 8th Dec 1820


Biography

Son of John Campbell (formerly Coates), merchant of Clathick, Perthshire, and Agnes nee Colquhoun. Assumed the additional surname Colquhoun in 1804. Admitted as an advocate in 1779. Married Mary Ann, daughter of Rev. William Erskine, in 1796. Lord Advocate in 1807. MP for Elgin 1807-1810 and Dunbartonshire 1810-1820. Sheriff of Perth 1793-1807, rector of Glasgow University 1807-1809. Died at the house of his son-in-law, Walter Long, at Hartham, Wiltshire, 1820. Buried in New Kilpatrick, Glasgow.

Trustee of General Sir Thomas Stirling (owner of Ardoch in St Ann, Jamaica), in 1808.

Sources

G. F. R. Barker, ‘Colquhoun, Archibald Campbell- (c.1754–1820)’, rev. Eric Metcalfe, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://0-www.oxforddnb.com.catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/view/article/5986, accessed 15/05/2015]


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Mary Ann Erskine
Children
John Campbell, William Laurence
University
Glasgow
Occupation
Lawyer and politician
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1808 [EA] - → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Rector
Glasgow University...... 

Political (2)

Local Government
 
office →
Sheriff
1793 - 1807
MP
 
election →
Elgin Burghs Aberdeenshire / Banffshire / Elgin
1807 - 1810
election →
Dumbartonshire Dumbartonshire
1810 - 1820