Campbell-Swinton, Archibald

Person Key: 
CAM009
Family Name: 
Campbell-Swinton
First Name(s): 
Archibald
Birth Year: 
1812
Death Year: 
1890
Century: 
19
County: 
Berwickshire
Biography: 

Archibald Campbell Swinton of Kimmeringhame, in Berwickshire, was the eldest son of John Swinton, who assumed the additional name of Campbell in 1850, and Catherine, only daughter of James Rannie, merchant in Leith. Educated at the Edinburgh Academy, and the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, he became an advocate, initiated an important reform in the reporting of criminal trials and was elected Professor of Civil Law at Edinburgh University. In 1872 he succeeded to the Kimmeringhame estate, resigned his Professorship and took up politics. A Justice of the Peace, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and Brigadier General of the Royal Company of Archers. He married, firstly, 29 July 1845, Katherine Margaret, third daughter of Sir John Pringle, 5th Baronet of Newhall and Stichill. She died 24 May 1846, and he married, secondly, 7 October 1856, Georgiana Caroline, third daughter of Sir George Sitwell, second Baronet of Renishaw. He wrote The Swintons of that ilk and their cadets. Edinburgh, 1883.

Seat / Residence(s): 
Kimmeringhame, Berwickshire