Marquis of Lorne (2)
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MARQUIS OF LORN . AKA - "Lorn (The)," "Marquess of Lorn." Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Athole): AAB (Gow). The tune was composed by the famous Scots fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807).
The Marquis of Lorn is the courtesy title given to the eldest sons of the Dukes of Argyll, named after a district and presbytery of Argyllshire. George William Campbell (1768-1839), the Marquis of Lorn acceded 1806 as the 6th Duke of Argyll. The family estate was Inverarey Castle in Scotland. Campbell married Caroline Villiers, eldest daughter of the fourth Earl of Jersey, in 1810 (just three weeks after she divorced Lord Uxbridge, the future Marquis of Anglesey), and died in 1839 without issue. Campbell was a close friend of the Prince of Wales and acted as councilor to the Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820, and he was also a loyal companion to Beau Brummell, a member of the British Fishing Society, and of the exclusive White's Club of London. White's was known for its famous (and notorious) Bay Window, which was built in 1811 and quickly became the preserve of Brummell, Campbell (Artyll), and Lords Alvenely, Foley and Sefton. Whist had been voted a dull game by the members, who much preferred hazard, faro, and other games of pure chance. The betting book was always open on the table for bets, even the most trivial, to be laid at any one time.