Frederick Fotheringham Campbell (30.September 1831 – 27 May
1888) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland was a British army officer
and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons
from 1880 to 1888. He became the 3rd Campbell of Craigie.
Campbell was the son of James Campbell of Craigie,( 1780-1860) Ayrshire and his wife Grace Elizabeth Hay, (1798-1878) daughter of General Archibald Hay, K.C.B.
Richard was brother to James Hay Campbell (1834–1884), and Ellen Murray Campbell, and half-brother to.William Campbell Colonel of the Queen's Bays(1814–1858)
He was educated at Rugby School ( 1846) and served as a captain in the 8th Madras Cavalry. He was Vice-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Lieutenant-colonel in the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cavalry.
In the 1880 general election, Campbell was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ayr Burghs. He was re-elected in 1885, but when the Liberals split over Irish Home Rule, he joined the breakaway Liberal Unionist Party. He was re-elected for the unionists at the 1886 election, and held the seat until his death at the age of 56 in 1888.
In 1869 Campbell married Arabella Jane Tennent (nèe Hay), widow of Charles Parker Tennent and daughter of Archibald Argyll Hay. Their son James Archibald Campbell , a Great - Uncle, was born 30 July 1872, succeeded his father in 1888 and served as a JP and DL. Richard Frederick Fotheringham Campbell was also father of Edith Hay Campbell (1874 - 1957) my Great-Grandmother. Other 3 Step-Children included.Annie Robertson Tennent( 1859–1917),Archibald Tennent(1861–) Hugh Tennent (1863–1890), Children with Arabella included:
Mary Grace Hay Campbell(1870–1937), Jane Campbell (1871-), James Archibald Campbell (30.Jul.1872-12.Aug.1939). Edith Hay Campbell (1874 - 1957),William Campbell, Campbell of Craigie, the Younger(1875 - ) Frederik Campbell. (1876-). Muriel Campbell (1878 - 1961).
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