Malcolm was born in about 1763 in
Muckairn, Argyllshire, Scotland, the son of Dugald MacCallum
and Anne McGregor. Muckairn is a parish about eleven miles
northeast of Kilbrandon. Muckairn was united with the parish
of Ardchattan in the early 1600s.
Malcolm married Anne Maxwell in about 1781. Malcolm worked as a crofter and innkeeper in Kilbrandon, then a carter and slate labourer as he became older. Anne is shown as Agnes at son George's christening.
Malcolm is found in the 1841
census in Kilbrandon, in the village of Easdale:
Easdale Malcolm McCallum, age 71, carter, born in the county
Catherine McCallum, age 61, born in the county
Mary McGregor, age 25, born in the county
It seems that Anne has died, and Malcolm has
In the 1851 census in Kilbrandon, Malcolm is found living with Joseph and Anne MacLean.
Malcolm and Anne had the following children:
1. George, christened
10 July 1782 in Kilbrandon:
"George son to Malcom MacCallum and Agnes Maxwell,
2. John, christened 27 January 1787 in
Kilbrandon: "John son to Malcom MacCallum Inkeeper
at Caolis and Ann Maxwell his wife was born 27 January 1787".
born about 1793 in Kilbrandon; married Alexander Cameron 9
December 1813 in Kilmelford; died 18 March 1862 in Strachur. Her
death certificate listed her parents as Malcolm MacCallum and
SOURCES: Kilbrandon parish register; FHS# 102373; www.scotlandspeople.org; 1841 census, Kilbrandon; 1851 census, Kilbrandon; Death certificate for Malcolm MacCallum.
MacCallum was born in about 1730 of Muckairn, Argyllshire. He
married Ann McGregor.
is found in the Farm Horse Tax roll of 1797-8 in Ardchattan and
MacCallum, Laitt 2 2 4
in 1834, Duncan, John and Gregor McGregor are listed in Laitt in
a census of male heads of household. Possibly these are Ann's
and Ann had the following child:
Malcolm, born in about 1767 in Muckairn; married Anne
Maxwell; died 24 April 1856 in Kilbrandon.
Farm Horse Tax Roll 1797-8, Ardchattan and Muckairn,
www.scotlandsplaces.com; Death certificate for Malcolm
In 1774, Janet MacCallum is shown in Muckairn as the mistress of a spinning school, and paid a salary of 3£. (An Account of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1774)
John MacCallum, born Muckairn, served in the 91st Foot
Regiment, discharged at age 48, (born 1768), served as a
corporal. He was 5 feet 10 3/4 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
gray eyes, and fair complexion, by trade a labourer. He enlisted
at age 26, and served in the regiment for 22 years. He was
discharged as a consequence of "being worn out".
The Farm Horse Tax Roll 1797-8 showed two additional MacCallums in Ardchattan and Muckairn, in the townland of Achnacreemore - John and Archibald MacCallum. (www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk)
Censuses taken of male heads of household in 1834, 1835, and 1836 listed John and Malcolm MacCallum in Airdeny, Archibald and Alexander MacCallum in Bay, Duncan, James and John MacCallum in Airds and Particles, Hugh MacCallum in Culnadaluch, and Duncan MacCallum in Achlevan.
The 1851 census in Muckairn shows these MacCallums born in
Muckairn or Ardchattan: Mary MacCallum, born 1760 in Muckairn,
Catharine MacCallum, born 1769 in Muckairn, residence Ardchattan,
Janet MacCalllum, born 1773 in Ardchattan, residence Muckairn.
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