McCulloch One Name Study

Sir Patrick McCullochAge: 61 years13001361

Name
Sir Patrick McCulloch
Birth 1300 20
Birth of a son
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Christopher McCulloch
about 1315 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a son
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John McCulloch
about 1315 (Age 15 years)

Birth of a daughter
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Anabilla McCulloch
about 1320 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
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Patrick McCulloch
about 1320 (Age 20 years)
Military service
It was, however, Patrick McCulloch who appears to have enjoyed the greatest benefits of long-term Balliol loyalty and English military service. Patrick was in receipt of an English pension by March 1338 and remained loyal throughout the 1340s.
March 1338 (Age 38 years)

Property
This Sir Patrick, the first known owner of Myrton, first appeared in the records in 1338, when he received an English grant of £20 yearly. Again, in 1341, the English Treasurer received a Royal warrant to arrange suitable sustenance for Sir Patrick.
1338 (Age 38 years)
Military service
He served with two armiger men-at-arms in the garrison of Berwick from June 1340 to July 1341. Between 1341 and 1342, he received three payments for ‘his good and loyal service’ and for ‘remaining in the king’s peace.
June 1340 (Age 40 years)
Military service
Between 1343 and 1347 he served with English forces in the duchy for at least sixteen months, for which he and his two armigers received regular payment.
1343 (Age 43 years)
Military service
On 6 March 1346/7, Sir Patrick was sent to the north on the King’s service, and may have fought at Durham. With him went his two Sons, Patrick and John. A third son, Christopher McCulloch, is also recorded.
March 6, 1346 (Age 46 years)
Military service
After the Battle of Durham, Gilbert was sent north in the King’s service. With him went Sir Patrick McCulloch, Knight of Scotland, who received 2s. a day, and his son, Patrick, the younger, valet, of Scotland, who got 40/- for expenses.
1346 (Age 46 years)
Military service
Having returned to the Anglo-Scottish frontier Patrick McCulloch remained in English pay and service in March 1354.He continued to receive money from the English exchequer as late as 1362 when sums paid to him were apparently part of a grant...
March 1354 (Age 54 years)
Death about 1361 (Age 61 years)
Birth of a son
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Sir Thomas McCulloch
1363 (2 years after death)
Residence
THE first McCulloch owner of Myretoun was Sir Patrick, who first appeared in the English records in 1338, and disappeared from them on his return to Scotland in 1363. For upwards of a century thereafter there are virtually no records of the family.
1363 (2 years after death)
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Patrick’s ongoing service in English pay appears also to have acted as a stimulus for other members of the McCulloch kin network to follow his example, accounting for a possible seven members of the family present in English service over the period 1343-47. Thomas and Michael McCulloch petitioned Edward III at the same time as Patrick (25 April 1344) over arrears of their wages of 12d a day for military service already performed.30 Gilbert McCulloch was in receipt of English wages of 12d a day in February 1343 and was still in English service in the border region in 1347. And a compilation of the names of those Scots recorded serving the English crown in a military capacity, in August 1341, June 1342 and in 1347, also includes those of: John son of Gilbert McCulloch; possibly another John; Patrick son of Patrick McCulloch; John son of Patrick; and Michael McCulloch, perhaps the same individual who petitioned Edward III in 1344. This, then, would appear to represent the service of a major south-west Scottish kindred, not simply individual members adopting Balliol/English allegiance.