Monday, 22 September 2008

John Campbell, of Stackpole Court, Pembroke


John Campbell (1695-1777), of Stackpole Court, Pembroke


The son of Sir Alexander Campbell of Cawdor (d. 1697) and of Elizabeth Lort (1665- who inherited the Stackpole estate upon her brother’s death in 1698.
A supporter of the Hanoverian Succession he married in 1726 Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Lewis Pryse of Gogerddan, in Cardiganshire, a Jacobite sympathiser.
His eldest son Pryse Campbell having predeceased him, he was succeeded by his grandson John Campbell (1755-1821) M.P. and a supporter of Lord North and later of the younger Pitt's war policy. In 1789 he married Isabella Caroline, eldest daughter of Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, by Margaret Caroline, daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford. by whom he had two sons, John Frederick, and George, who became an admiral. It was probably through his support of Pitt that he was created Baron Cawdor of Castlemartin in 1796.
His great grandson John Frederick Campbell, 2nd Baron Cawdor of Castlemartin was created 1st Viscount Emlyn of Emlyn (1827) and 1st Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin (1827).
Another Scottish Family, an offspring of the clan Argyll, who settled for several generations in Wales owing to the inheritance of large estates there, before returning to Scotland.
Arms: Quarterly; 1 - or a stag’s head cabossed sable attired gules (Canhlder) ; 2 - gyronny of eight or and sable (Campbell); 3 - argent a lymphad, oars in action, sable (Lorn); 4 - per fess azure and gules a corss or; over all a shield of pretence or a lion rampant regardant sable (Lort of Stackpoole Court). On an escutcheon of pretence Pryse of Gogirthen.
Crest: a swan proper ducally crowned
Motto: Be mindful
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Sources:
  1. http://members.lycos.co.uk/John_Richards/estate.htm - A short history of Satckpole
  2. http://www.terrynorm.ic24.net/dynevor%20cawdor.htm Cawdor’s of South Wales
  3. http://www.scotsconnection.com/clan_crests/Campbell%20of%20Cawdor.htm Clan Campbell of Cawdor

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