CAMPBELL, Alexander (1756-85).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - Nov. 1785

Family and Education

b. 14 Sept. 1756, 2nd s. of Pryse Campbell and bro. of John Campbell of Calder. educ. Eton 1766-8; Harrow 1770; Clare, Camb. 1774. unm.

Offices Held

Ensign 55 Ft. 1775, lt.1777; capt. 75 Ft. 1778; half-pay 1783.


Campbell, while serving in America where he was wounded, was nominated one of the captains in a new Welsh regiment which his brother John and Thomas Johnes offered to raise.

In 1780 he was enrolled as a freeholder of Inverness-shire on a qualification received from his brother,1 who also provided a qualification in Nairnshire. In 1784 Campbell was returned for Nairnshire and was listed by William Adam in May 1784 among the Opposition. He is not known to have spoken in the House. He died during the recess in November 1785.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Edith Lady Haden-Guest


  • 1. SRO Bught mss 7/204.