Campbell, Neil (1)

Campbell, Neil (1), a Scotch clergyman, was "parson and chanter" at Kilmartin in 1574; a member of the general assembly in 1590; assessor to the moderator; promoted to the bishopric of Argyle in 1606, but resigned it in 1608 in favor of his son. He was a member of the general assembly of 1610, having continued his duties as presbyster; he leased three fourths of the parsonage and vicarage of Kilbride (part of his patrimony), to Alexander Campbell. He died in July, 1627, and his two sons, John and Neil, were promoted to bishoprics. In life and doctrine he was praised as superior: to all the 'other bishops. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance iii 11, 445

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