It is unlikely that Lord Ormellie of the Breadalbane Cambells, a cadet branch of the Campbells of Argyll, is the Duncan Campbell who married Mary McCoy in Ireland in 1672 a) Peerage records show that he died unmarried, sine prole. b) Hew would have been only 13 years of age at his supposed marriage to Mary McCoy It is more likely that this Duncan Campbell is a different person altogether. The working thought here is that he is Person:Duncan Campbell (44) son of Hugh Campbell and Mary Patterson. Hugh is also said to be of the Campbells of Argyll, but in the main line, a grandson of Colin the 6th Earl of Argyll.
Duncan Campbell, Lord Ormelie was born circa 1660.1 He was the son of John Campbell of Glenorchy, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland and Lady Mary Rich.1 He died on 5 January 1727, without issue.1,2 Duncan Campbell, Lord Ormelie was styled as Lord Ormelie between 1681 and 1727.1 On 14 July 1685 he was passed over in his father's nomination as successor, owing to his 'incapacity.3' Citations
...from " Descendents of James Campbell and Grace Hay" - compilers note - I would like to discuss Duncan Campell, Lord Ormelie, son of John Campbell, 11th of Glenurchy and 5th Baronet. He is not the Duncan who married Mary McCoy. In the "Heraldry of the Campbells" on p.57 it states that "he was weak mentally" and "issaid to have married Margaret Campbell of Lawers and to have left 2 sons.". However in Vol.1 of "James Campbell and his Descendants" by Katherine Campbell Harper, beginning on p.228 thru p.235 you will find a discussion of claims of descent from Duncan Campbell, Lord Ormelie. The records are still extant and for 182 years it was believed in the Breadalbane family that Duncan died unmarried. On 23 Apr 1686 Lord Ormelie signs declaration that he renounces his claim to the Breadalbane Peerage and that he does not intend to marry. On the 19th of October 1696 there is a Bond of Interdiction not to sell his lands without his father's consent. On 13 Dec 1704 Lord Ormelie signs over all rights to his father and male relatives. At the close of 1704 Lord Ormelie was neither married nor in a state to marry. A court case in 1872 brought out this data and his supposed grandson was b. in 1710. This makes it rather farfetched especially since documents regarding payment for Lord Ormelie's maintenance and his funeral bill are extant. The judgment of the court was that claims of descent from Lord Ormelie d. 1727, were "Spurious" and ruled out all legitimate or illegitimate descents for Duncan, Lord Ormelie. I have collected numerous Campbell data. For instance there was a Duncan Campbell of the House of Breadalbane who d.1612 and had married a Mary McCoy. Of course dates too early to be Lord Ormelie...
Ormelie Duncan Campbell 1991 SmartMatches Birth: 1659 in Bolloch Castle, Ireland Death: 1727 in Dublin, Ireland Sex: M Father: Andrew Campbell b. 1609 in Drumboden, Ireland Mother: Mary Rich b. in Holland
Changed: 1 Jan 2003 01:26
Spouses & Children Mary McCoy (Wife) b. 1653 in Drumboden, Kilmachrenan, Donegal, Irela
Marriage: 1672 in Drumboden, Kilmachrenan, Donegal, Ireland 1 Jan 2003 01:26 Children: John Campbell Sr b. 16 Nov 1674 in Drumboden, Kilmachrenan, Donegal, Ireland Hugh Campbell b. About 1678 in Drumboden, County Donegal, Ireland Mary Polly Campbell b. About 1686 in Drumboden, Ireland Dugal Campbell b. About 1677 in Drumboden, County Donegal, Ireland James Campbell b. 1682 in Drumboden, County Donegal, Ireland Dugald (Or) Dougal Campbell b. About 1680 William Campbell b. About 1680 in Drumboden, County Donegal, Ireland Robert Campbell b. 1678 in Drumboden, County Donegal, Ireland
Marjorie CAMPBELL (Wife) 31 Dec 2002 23:03
-Duncan was born in Scotland of the noble house of Breadalbane -served in the military -Was also known as "Duncan the Nut". Physicians of Duncan's time diagnosed him as being "Too mentally unstable" to be allowed to bear children. There are questions being raised as to whether or not John Grey wanted to remove his son as heir thereby creating the story of unstable mental status. Lord Ormelie's brother, John Campbell eventually became guardian of his brother Lord Ormelie Duncan Campbell, due to Lord Ormelie's mental illness. John was given title and everything that went along with the privledge.