James Campbell of Auchinbreck 1679-1756

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Sir James CAMPBELL of Auchinbreck, 5th bart, 1679-1756

Sir James Campbell's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *585)

Biographical Note

Eldest son of Sir Duncan Campbell, 4th Baronet of Auchinbreck. He was educated at Glasgow University (1695). Member of the Scottish Parliament 1703-1707 and of the British Parliament 1707-1708. His fortunes were adversely affected by hostility from the Duke of Argyle and then because of his Jacobite sympathies.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks *585 Campbell, Sr. James, Baronet. (The 5th Baronet of Auchinbreck; succeeded about 1700; died 1756


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • History of Parliament