Genealogy and notes taken from "History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigtown"
by James Paterson, vol 1--Kyle, Edinburgh: 1863
This is another branch of the Loudoun family. It stood fifth in the deed of
entail that was discussed under the Killoch Campbells. The first of this
line is believed by Paterson to have been a son of Sir George Campbell of
Loudoun, born about the end of the 15th century:
1. This is the Hew CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche mentioned by Knox in his
History of the Reformation, who was offended by those who held the kirk of
Mauchline so that Wishart could not enter (1544).
2. He was succeeded by Robert CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche who was a close
friend of Knox and who was with Knox in his last illness. In other
documents he appears: (1) on a list of absentees from the assize on the
"Lairds of Lochnorris and Ekles (14 Nov 1544), (2) cautioner in 1559 for
John WILLOK, who was denounced as a rebel for usurping the right of the
church, (3) in 1566 (?) he was surety for William JOHNSTONE, bower, burgess
of Edinburgh who was one of many suspicioned in the murder of David Riccio.
Robert CAMPBELL's wife was Elizabeth CAMPBELL of Cesnock. Robert CAMPBELL
died in 1574, leaving only a daughter.
3. Elizabeth CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche served heir to her father in 1586.
Paterson discusses the identity of the Robert CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuch
mentioned in Loudoun's entail. Robertson (another genealogist) believes it
was Elizabeth's husband, but Paterson believes that Elizabeth was in her 50s
at the time the entail was written and that the Robert CAMBPELL mentioned
there was more likely her son, but he has no proof.
4. However, it was a John CAMPBELL who succeeded his mother, Elizabeth. He
appears in various wills from 1602 to April 1613 and occurs again in 1624.
In 1627 he was named heir to his mother and in 1636 served as heir to his
grandfather. On 19 July 1634, John CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche had a charter
of the lands of Ballochbrok, Drumlongford, etc. Next Paterson says that it
would appear that the name of Robert in the entail in 1613 was a
misnomer......... Additionally in 1625 Charles CAMPBELL in Kinzeancleuche
appears in the Commissariot records and may have been a brother of John
5. John CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche served heir to his father John in 1654.
In 1648 he was appointed by Parliament to the Committee of War for Ayrshire.
He married Agnes CRAUFURD, daughter of John CRAUFURD of Craufurdland. They
had two sons, Hugh and George, and a daughter.
6. Hugh CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche married Elizabeth CAMPBELL, daughter of
Sir Hugh CAMPBELL of Cesnock. They had two sons, John and William.
7. John CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche married Elizabeth ADAIR, daughter of the
Rev. J. ADAIR (brother to the Laird of Kinhilt) in September 1681. He had
sasine of the lands of Auchinweiten, barony of Sundrum , Over and Nether
Haughs. He was a "zealous elder of the kirk." He died in 1724. They had
two sons, John, who succeeded, and Robert, who died unmarried.
8. John CAMPBELL of Kinzeancleuche married Anna KENNEDY, daughter of a
KENNEDY of Daljarroch. He died ca 1752.
9. Margaret CAMPBELL, only child of John & Anna KENNEDY CAMPBELL, married a
MCGILL and died without issue. Upon the death of Margaret CAMPBELL MCGILL
around 1800, the land was sold to Mr. ALEXANDER of Ballochmyle. The
Kinzeancleuche line was believed to be extinct by Paterson at the writing of