Campbell, Lady_Mary 1

Birth Name Campbell, Lady_Mary
Gender female
Age at Death less than about 72 years, 5 months


Lady Mary Campbell:

!RESEARCHER: Carol Mallicoat file 15 Sep 1984.
Lady Mary Campbell, dau of James Campbell and Susan Campbell. Lady Mary wa
of the Royal House of the Duke of Argyle and of the famous Campbell Clan, on
of the most powerful clans in Scotland at that time.
Burke Peerages, 1929, pp 134-136
Campbell of Argyle & Cawder (Calder).
1. King David I of Scotland; whose son
2. Prince Henry, Earl of Northumberland
married Adeline (Ada), daughter of william, Earl of Warren and Isbel De
Vermandois, daughter of Hugh the Great, Commander of 1st Crusade 1096;
their son
3. David, Earl of Huntingdon, Crusader
married Maud, daughter of Hugh de Kyveliock de Moschines, from Lady
Godiva and Earl Palatine of Chester; their daughter
4. Isabel de Huntingdon
married Robert de Brus (Bruce) Earl of Annandale; their son
5. Robert Bruce, Earl of Annandale and Earl of Huntingdon (via his mother)
married Isabel, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, Magna Carta Surety, son of
Richard de Clare, Magna Carta Surety, and Amecia Moullent; son
6. Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick via his wife, born 1253
married Marjory (Martha) de Carrick, daughter & co-heir of Sir Neil
Kennedy, Earl of Carrick; their son
7. Robert Bruce, "THE BRUCE", King of Scotland, b. 1274, d. 1329
married (1st) Isabel, daughter of Donald, Earl of Mar; their daughter
8. Marjory Bruce
married Walter, High Stewart of Scotland (took the name Stewart); son
9. John Stewart - King Robert II (as the Scottish people hated John Baliol
and would not accept another king named John)
married Elizabeth, daughter of the Earl of Strathoarn; their son
10. Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany
married Margaret, daughter of John 2nd, son of Sir Patrick Graham of
Kincardine; their daughter
11. Marjory Stewart, changed to Stuart
married Sir Duncan Campbell, 1st Lord of Lochow; their son
12. Archibold Campbell, Master of Campbell
married Elizabeth Somerville, daughter of John, 3rd Lord of Carnworth;
their son
13. Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyle
married Isabel, daughter of Sir John Stewart of Lorn; their son
14. Sir Archibold Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyle, killed at Flodden Field
married Elizabeth, daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, from
Murdock, 2nd Duke of Albany; their son
15. Sir John Campbell of Calder (Cawder)
married Muriel (d. 1575), daughter of Sir John Calder; their son
16. Sir Archibold Campbell of Calder (Cawder) d. 1551
married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Grant; their son
17. John Campbell of Cawder
married Mary, daughter of William Keith, 4th Earl Marshall of Scotland;
their son
18. Sir John Campbell of Cawder
married Jean, daughter of Sir John Campbell of Glenarchy; their son
19. Sir Colin Campbell, Tutor of Cawder
married Elizabeth, daughter of David Brodie; their daughter
20. Margaret Campbell
married Sir Archibold Campbell of Knockmollie, W. R. C.; their son
21. Sir Duncan Campbell, 4th Baron Campbell (d. 1700)
married Harriet, daughter of Alexander, 1st Earl of Balearres; their
22. James Campbell
married (2nd) Susan, daughter of Alexadner Campbell of Calder; their
23. Mary Campbell (Lady Mary) b. 1690
married (ca 1705) Michael Woods (b. 1684) Son of John Woods; their son
There are two lines to trace the line from Michael Woods to Archibold
24. Michael Woods, Jr. (d. 1777)
married Ann Lambert; their daughter
25. Jane Woods
married William Buster (Bustard) d. 1795; their son
26. Claudius Buster (b. 1766, d. 1828)
married 29 December 1789, Isabella Woods (b. 1762, d. 1839); their son
27. Archibold Buster
married Elizabeth Black Henderson
24. Archibold Woods, (b. 1706, d. 1768), son of Michael and Mary Campbell
married Isabella Goss (b. 1716, d. 1766); their son
25. Michael Woods (b. 1735, d. 1808)
married (2nd) Margaret Trimble (b. 1740, d. 1801); their daughter
26. Isabella Woods, (b. 1768, d. 1839)
married Claudius Buster (b. 1766, d. 1828); their son
27. Archibold Buster
married Elizabeth Black Henderson

!RESEARCHER: Odessa La Rosh file 9 Jun 1991.
Lady Mary Campbell lineage:
dau of...
Archibald Campbell, b. 1651 Scotland, d. 25 Sep 1703 Scotland, he son of:
Archibald, 9th Earl, b. 16 Feb 1629 Scotland, d. 30 Jun 1685 Scotland, he so
Archibald, b. 1607, d. 1661 Scotland.

p. 24. "Campbell Lineage"
22. Sir James Campbell married, as his second wife, Susan, daughter of
Alexander Campbell of Calder (Cawder). Their daugher (his fifth) was:
23. Mary Campbell. She married Michael Woods and they migrated
to Pennsylvania and then to Albemarle Co., VA.
Mary Campbell, wife of Michael Woods, has contributed her sare of
perplexity to the family history, although she could hardly be held
responsible. It is just that Mary comes from a family that had so many
branches (tribes or septs), family genealogy becomes tangled in confusion.
With the various intermarriages between people with this same surname,
probably only a born Scotsman, preferably a Campbell, could trace the lines
without floundering.
Mary had a distinguished pedigree that stemmed from the House of ARGYLE,
although contrary to what other publications have said, I do not believe tha
she was the daughter of the Duke of Argyle.
In my research, I find it far more likely (and it does fit with the
Campbell Descent Chart) that her father was one Sir James Campbell, the fift
Baronet of ARCHINBRECK (Burke's PEERAGE 1930, page 432). Her mother was Lady
Susan Campbell of CAWDER. Lady Susan was the second wife of Sir James.
Robert Bruce and his wife Isabel (see lineage chart) were Mary's
fourteenth great grandparents (example: if someone was your
great-great-grandfather, he would be referred to as your second great
grandfather). King Robert was succeeded by the son of his second wife (David
However, on David's death, the crown reverted to son of his half sister
(Marjorie Bruce Stewart) and he became King Robert II. He and his wife,
Elizabeth Mure were Mary ('nee Campbell) Woods twelfth great grandparents.
The oldest son of King Robert II and Elizabeth, ruled as King Robert III.
However, Mary descends, at this point, through a younger brother of King
Robert III, who became the Earl of Fife and the First Lord Campbell. He and
his wife, Margaret Graham, were the great grandparents of the First Earl of
Argyle (Sir Colin Campbell) the second Earl of Argyle was Sir Archibald
Campbell and Mary's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.
Sir Archibald's oldest son (another Sir Colin Campbell) became the third
Earl of Argyle. Another younger son, Sir John Campbell (from whom Mary
descended) married Muriel Cawder and Mary's next ancestors were Cawder
Campbells, not Argyles.
Sir Archibald Campbell, the second Earl of Argyle was the leader of the
army of James IV before he was cut to pieces by the English cavalry in the
disastrous Battle of Flodden.
However, just prior to this, Sir Archibald had rendered a coveted favor to
Rose of Kilravock. In payment, he was to receive the custody of Muriel,
infant heiress of the thanedome of Cawder.
However, as Campbell methods in dealing with their fellow Scotsmen were
notoriously unscrupulous, the child's suspicious grandmother, Lady Kilravock
thrust an iron key into the blazing fire and quickly branded the baby on the
thigh before handing her over to Sir Archibald's representatives. This act
was to serve two purposes: it insured the tiny girl's life; and it also
thwarted any attempts that might be made to substitute the heiress with an
Mary's father, Sir James Campbell of Archinbreck and her mother, Lady
Susan Campbell of Cawder, both descend from Sir John Campbell and Muriel of
The next four generations continue as Cawder Campbells until in the fifth,
one Margaret Campbell married Sir Archibald Campbell of Knockmellie. the
son of this couple, Sir Duncan Campbell (who married Harriet, daughter of th
Earl and Countess of Balearras) became the fourth Baronet of Archinbreck. He
had inherited the title from his uncle, sir Dugald Campbell (the third
Baronet of Archinbreck).
The first Baron of Archinbreck was created by King James VI and conferred
on Sir Dugald Campbell, January 24, 1617.
Sir James Campbell, Mary's father, was married three times. He first
married Lady Jean McLeod. Their children were Duncan, Dugald, Jane and Anne
(#1). Duncan's son, became the sixth Baronett of Archinbreck.
Sir James next married Lady Susan Campbell of Cawder (already discussed)
and their children were: James, Gilbert, Alexander, William, Susannah,
Elizabeth, MARY, and Anne (#2).
His last marital venture was with Lady Margaret Campbell, daughter of a
Carradale Campbell. Children born to them were: James (#2), Donald, Margaret
and Camerona.
The villainous reputation of the Campbells should not be judged by today's
standards. Between 1200 and 1700, very slight importance was placed on life
by families and races. It was a time when the strong triumphed over the weak
when brother killed brother without remorse; sons murdered fathers and
fathers murdered sons, all to gain or retain power.
While the methods of the Campbells might have, at times, seemed brutal and
open to qustion, they were usually victorious in obtaining their coveted
goals. It is natural for those who are not so successful to feel a strong
animosity towards those that prosper. However, living in the era that they
did, did the Campbells rewally have a choice in the course they took?
Certainly, it is preferable to be the conqueror than to be the conquered.
The Campbells first came into prominence when they usurped the lands of
Pershireshire and Argyleshie that had been held for centuries by the
MacGregors. Unfortunately, for the MacGregors, they unjustly gained a
reputation for turbulance and they were finally ousted. It wasn't until 1775
that the name was restored to their descendants.
SEPTS OF CLAN CAMPBELL-- Bannatyne; Denoon; London; MacDermid; MacGibbon;
MacIvor; MacKessock; MacNichol; MacOwen; MacTavish; MacUre; Thomas; Thompson
Ure; burns; Caddell; Calder; Connochie; MacDiamid; MacGlasrich; MacKellar;
MacKissock; MacOran; MacTause; MacThomas; Tawesson; Thomason.
It should be mentioned that Calder and Cawder are one and the same.
According to Burke's PEERAGE, nothing is known about what happened to
Mary's brothers, James, Gilbert, and Alexander. It is interesting to
speculate about the possibility that they, too, might have been early
American pioneers. It is even within the realm of probability that they came
to the Colonies with the Woods and Wallaces. We do find a James, Alexander
and Gilbert Campbell that were early settlers in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
This will be discussed in depth later.
page 98 there was...or seemed to be a close relationship between Gilbert
Campbell and Richard Woods...also the McDowells and Lapsleys. I had assumed
that this might have been because he was a brother of Mary Campbell.
Disregarding this, I now think the the factor might have been that Richard
Woods had married Elizabeth Campbell (daughter of Gilbert). In the will of
Gilbert Campbell (1750) he names a daughter Elizabeth Woods and another
Lettice Woods (she may have been the wife of Charles Woods). This is not
proven (the marriage) but Richard Woods DID MARRY AN ELIZABETH. (not to be
confused with Richard Woods who married Elizabeth Stuart).


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1690 , Argylshire, , Scotland    
Death before 1762-06-00 Albemarle Parish, Surry, VA    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Campbell, James Sir16641756-10-14
Mother Campbell, Susan1668
    Brother     Campbell, James
    Brother     Campbell, Gilbert
    Brother     Campbell, Alexander
    Brother     Campbell, William
    Sister     Campbell, Susanna
    Sister     Campbell, Elizabeth
         Campbell, Lady_Mary about 1690 before 1762-06-00
    Sister     Campbell, Anne


Family of Woods, Michael and Campbell, Lady_Mary

Married Husband Woods, Michael ( * 1684 + 1762-06-11 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1705 Scotland Marriage of Woods, Michael and Campbell, Lady_Mary  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Woods, Magnalena
Woods, Samuel
Woods, Archibald1706-05-111768-12-11
Woods, Michael Jrabout 17071776-03-09
Woods, Hannah1710
Woods, John1712-02-191791-10-14
Woods, Margaret17141756
Woods, Richard17151779
Woods, William1715-11-021782-04-12
Woods, Martha17201790
Woods, Andrew17221781
Woods, Sarah17241792