Birth: 22 September 1768

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Argylle House, Oxford St., Marylebone, London, Middlesex

Baptism: 20 October 1768

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 22 October 1839 - Aged 71

Place or Registered Place of Death: Inverary Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland

Date of Burial: 10 November 1839

Place of Burial: Kilmun, Cowal, Argyllshire, Scotland

Father: Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll (1723-1806)

Mother: Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon (1733-1790)

Spouse(s): Caroline Elizabeth Villiers

Date of Marriage: 10 November 1810

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

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Sir George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll was born on 22 September 1768. He was the son of Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll and Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon. He was baptised on 20 October 1768. He married Lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, daughter of George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of the Island of Jersey and Frances Twysden, on 29 November 1810 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He died on 22 October 1839 at age 71 at Inverary Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland, without legitimate issue. He was buried on 10 November 1839 at Kilmun, Cowal.

Sir George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for St. Germans between 1790 and 1796. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Hamilton of Hameldon, co. Leicester [G.B., 1776] on 2 August 1799. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Argyllshire between 1800 and 1839. He succeeded to the title of 9th Lord of Kintyre [S., 1626] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 16th Lord Campbell [S., 1445] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Sundridge, of Coomb Bank, Kent [G.B., 1766] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 6th Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn [S., 1701] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 8th Baronet Campbell, of Lundy in Angus, co. Forfar [N.S., 1627] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Campbell and Cowall [S., 1701] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 6th Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn [S., 1701] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 6th Duke of Argyll [S., 1701] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 6th Viscount of Lochow and Glenyla [S., 1701] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 15th Lord Lorne [S., 1470] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 15th Earl of Argyll [S., 1457] on 24 May 1806. He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord of Inverary, Mull, Morvern and Tirie [S., 1701] on 24 May 1806. He held the office of Vice-Admiral of the West Coast in 1807. He held the office of Keeper of the Great Seal [Scotland] between 1827 and 1828. He held the office of Keeper of the Great Seal [Scotland] between 1830 and 1839. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.) in 1833. He held the office of Lord Steward of the Household to King William IV between 1833 and 1834. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 11 September 1833. He held the office of Lord Steward of the Household to HM Queen Victoria between 1835 and 1839.

The Annual Register of World Events, Volume 81 - 1839
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21. At Inverary castle, Argyllshire, in his 72d year, the most noble George William Campbell, sixth duke of Argyll, marquess of Lorn and Kintyre, earl of Campbell and Cowal, viscount of Lochow and Glenilla, and baron of Lorn, Inverary, Mull, Morven, and Tiry, in the peerage of Scotland (1701); thirteenth earl of Argyll (1457); lord of Lorn (1470), and lord Campbell (1445); also baron Sundridge, of Combe Bank in Kent (1766), and baron Hamilton, of Hameldon, county of Leicester (1776), in the peerage of Great Britain; a privy councillor, keeper of the great seal of Scotland, heritable master of the royal household in that kingdom, and one of the keepers of its crown and regalia, keeper of Dunstaffnage and Carrick; lord lieutenant, vice admiral of the coast, and hereditary sheriff of Argyllshire; lord Steward of her majesty's household, and an official Trustee of the British Museum. His grace was the second but eldest surviving son of John the fifth duke, by Elizabeth duchess dowager of Hamilton, widow of James sixth duke of Hamilton, and second daughter of John Gunning, esq. In 1790 he was returned to parliament as a member for St. German's in Cornwall ; but he did not again sit in the house of commons after the dissolution of that parliament in 1796. On the death of his uterine brother Douglas duke of Hamilton, Aug. 1799, he became a peer of the realm as baron Hamilton of Hameldon (which dignity had been conferred on their mother); and he succeeded to the ancestral dignities of the Campbells, on the death of his father, May 1806. In the management of his large, estates, his grace was liberal and beneficent. From an early period of life be sided with the whig party in politics. He voted in favour of the reform of parliament bill, on the decisive division, the 14th April 1338. He succeeded the marquess of Wellesley as lord steward of the household in 1833, and was sworn a privy councillor; and he again came into office on the restoration of the present ministry in April 1835. His grace married, Nov. 29,1810, lady Caroline Elizabeth Villiers, daughter of George fourth earl of Jersey, whose former marriage with the marquess of Anglesey had been dissolved by the Scotch courts. The duchess died without issue by the duke of Argyll, in the year 1835. The dignities of the family have devolved on the late duke's only brother, lord John Campbell.

John Campbell was born about 1723 and baptised in June of that year. He died 24 May 1806 at Inverary Castle in Argyllshire, Scotland.

Elizabeth Gunning was born December 1733 at Hemingford Greys, Huntingdonshire where she was baptised on 7 December of that year. Elizabeth died at Argyll House, Great Argyll Street, St. James's, London in Middlesex on 20 December 1790 and she was buried at Kilmun, Argyllshire, Scotland.

Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Glasgow Burghs between 1744 and 1761. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1745. He held the office of Provost of Dunbarton in 1754.5 He was Colonel of the 56th Foot (afterwards 54th Foot) between 1755 and 1757. He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to the King between 1755 and 1759. He was Colonel of the 14th Dragoons between 1757 and 1765. He gained the rank of Major-General in 1759. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1765. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Dover between 1765 and 1766. He was Colonel of the 1st Foot (Royal Regiment) between 1765 and 1782. He was created 1st Baron Sundridge, of Coomb Bank, Kent [Great Britain] on 23 December 1766. He was Commander in Chief of the Scotland between 1767 and 1778. He succeeded to the title of 14th Lord Lorne [S., 1470] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 14th Earl of Argyll [S., 1457] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord of Inverary, Mull, Morvern and Tirie [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 5th Duke of Argyll [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 5th Marquess of Kintyre and Lorn [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 5th Viscount of Lochow and Glenyla [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Campbell and Cowall [S., 1701] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 7th Baronet Campbell, of Lundy in Angus, co. Forfar [N.S., 1627] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 15th Lord Campbell [S., 1445] on 9 November 1770. He succeeded to the title of 8th Lord of Kintyre [S., 1626] on 9 November 1770. He gained the rank of General in 1778. He was Colonel of the 13rd Regiment of Foot Guards (afterwards Scots Guards) between 1782 and 1806. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Argyllshire between 1794 and 1800. He gained the rank of Field Marshal on 30 July 1796.

Elizabeth Gunning, Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon was born circa December 1733 at Hemingford Greys, Huntingdonshire, England. She was the daughter of Colonel John Gunning and Hon. Bridget Bourke. She was baptised on 7 December 1733 at Hemingford Greys, Huntingdonshire, England. She married, firstly, James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, son of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton and Lady Anne Cochrane, on 14 February 1752. She and Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgwater were engaged circa 1759. She married, secondly, Field Marshal John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, son of General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll and Hon. Mary Bellenden, on 3 February 1759 at London, England. She died on 20 December 1790 at Argyll House, Great Argyll Street, St. James's, London, England. She was buried at Kilmun, Argyllshire, Scotland.

Gibbs states that she was "of irreproachable character, and the object of long admiration of [King] George III. By her two husbands she was mother of 4 Dukes and one courtesy Earl. Elizabeth was an excellent wife and mother, and only too indulgent ... Her personal courage was remarkedly shown on two occasions ," in dealing with the Wilkes mob, and with the rabble when passing through France in 1790. She has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

The children of John Campbell and Elizabeth Gunning were:

Lady Augusta Campbell (-1831)
George John Campbell, Earl of Campbell (1763-1764)
Sir George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll (1768-1839)
Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell (1775-1861)
John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll (1777-1847)

George William Campbell
6th Duke of Argyll