RE: McColl family from Glasdrum/Appin by nicola foley - written 20/07/2014 21:06:41

Hello Scott


I am interested in learning more about the McColl family in America and Canada.  I have recently learned that my ancestors lived in Appin for some time.  My great grandfather was Hugh Ronald McColl, born in Partick in 1854.  He had 12 children, one of which was my grandmother Lilian McColl.  Are you related to my branch of the family tree?  If so, I would love to learn more about our family history.

I would be very interested to hear from you.




Nicola Foley


Scott J McColl wrote (27/03/2014 21:27:15):


I, too, like many of you, am new to family geneaology. We McColls in San Diego, California, USA are decendents of John McColl (born 1789 Glasdrum/Appin) and a Catherine. There is a letter to an Anne McColl (John's sister, aka, Agnes, born 1795-96) married to Dugald McColl (born 1784) at Torlagan, Lismore written in 1851 from the Scotch Block of Canada. It is believed "almost" certainly that John and Anne (Agnes) had a sister, Janet. It is believed also that their parents were Hugh McColl and Agnes McColl from Glasdrum (wedded cousins). John and Catherine McColl had 5 children: Hugh (born in Oban 1814), Angus (born 1818 in Appin), Mary, and twins Duncan and John born in Canada. John and Catherine emigrated to Canada in about 1819. I will be visiting Oban/Lismore/Appin in early April and would love to find out more about my family. Namely: are the names of Hugh McColl and Agnes McColl their given/baptismal names or "nicknames"? When/where were they born? Died? Who were Hugh McColl's parents?  Did Hugh and Agnes McColl have other children besides: John, Anne (Agnes) and Janet?

As regards the McColls decended from John and Catherine McColl in Canada, there is "tonnes" of information to share. Hope someone out there in "cyberworld" can help me. Sorry for the long read and thanks in advance for any help.  Scott