Duncan Campbell, Governor of Dunoon Castle, aka Denune

Generation -6






Duncan, having had some feuds with his neighbours, also vassals of Argyle, and committing several depredations he drove their cattle into his cattle. Colin, the 1st Earl of Argyle (Sept. 10th, 1433- May 10th, 1493) highly resented this, and had the governor, though his kinsman, tried, condemned, and ordered to be drowned in the water of Clyde River. However, Duncan had the good fortune to make his escape, and fled to the north country, where he settled, and his mother having been a daughter of the family of Denune, he assumed that for his sirname, which his posterity enjoyed ever after, but they retained the armorial bearing of the Campbells, their paternal ancestors.