General Barrington Bulkeley Campbell
Douglas, 3rd Baron Blythewood
|Barrington Bulkeley Douglas-Campbell
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Sir Barrington Bulkeley Campbell, 3rd Baron Blythswood, C.V.O.,
K.C.B. (18 Feb 1845-13 Mar 1918) was the son of
Archibald Douglas of Mains
and Catherine Dick. Archibald had inherited Blythswood, in the
county of Renfrewshire, on the death of his elder brother, Colin, in
1820, and on doing so, he changed his name to Campbell.
family name of the House of Blythswood is derived from Colin
Campbell of Elie, a cadet of the House of Ardkinglass in Argyll, who
acquired the estate during the reign of Charles I., but through his
granddaughter and heiress the property passed to the Douglases of
Mains in Dunbartonshire.
In 1908, his name was legally
changed to Barrington Bulkeley Douglas-Campbell. However, on 30
September 1916 he reverted to Barrington Bulkeley Campbell when he
succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Blythswood, co. Renfrew, on the
death of his brother, Reverend Sholto Campbell, 2nd Baron Blythswood
He was Colonel of the Scots Guards. Colonel Barrington Bulkley
Douglas Campbell, the Regimental Commander of the Scots Guards, had
belonged to his distinguished regiment since 1864 when he was listed
as an Ensign and Lieutenant. He served with the 1st Battalion of the
Scots Guards during the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, and was present
at Tel-El-Kebir. Colonel Campbell became Lieutenant-Colonel in 1891,
and Colonel-Commandant in August, 1895.
He may have commanded the 17th Brigade in South Africa.Archibald, who succeeded
as 4th Baron Blythswood, who had, also in 1916, legally changed his
name to Douglas-Campbell.
Barrington, 5th Baron Blythswood, and
Barrington gained the
rank of Major-General in 1898, and held the office of
Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Guernsey between 1903
Barrington was decorated with the Royal Humane
Society Medal in 1889 for saving a life.
He gained the rank
of Major-General in 1898. He was invested as a Commander, Royal
Victorian Order (C.V.O.). He was invested as a Knight Commander,
Order of the Bath (K.C.B.).
He rebuilt and occupied
his brother Sholto's,
historic mansion that had been destroyed by fire in 1908
Probably a member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club, in 1911.
He married, 7th July 1869, Mildred Catherine Hawley, daughter of
Sir Joseph Hawley. They had three sons:
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