McCulloch One Name Study

David McCulloch 2nd of ArdwallAge: 54 years17401794

Name
David McCulloch 2nd of Ardwall
Birth 1740 35 28

Birth
Birth of a brotherWilliam McCulloch of Ardwall
April 25, 1746 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a brotherRobert McCulloch of Ardwall
January 15, 1748 (Age 8 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Mcculloch
May 3, 1749 (Age 9 years)

Birth of a sisterJanet McCulloch
June 6, 1749 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterIsobel McCulloch
before 1756 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam McCulloch of Ardwall
1756 (Age 16 years)
Death of a fatherEdward McCulloch 1st of Ardwall
August 1756 (Age 16 years)
Death of a brotherRobert McCulloch of Ardwall
1758 (Age 18 years)
MarriageJanet CorsaneView this family
April 1761 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Agnes “Nancy” McCulloch
1763 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#2
Edward McCulloch
April 6, 1764 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Penelope McCulloch
1765 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Robert McCulloch
March 1767 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#5
James Murray McCulloch
April 13, 1768 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#6
David McCulloch
1769 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Ross McCulloch
July 31, 1770 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sonRoss McCulloch
1771 (Age 31 years)

Occupation
In 1771 he was in correspondence on the subject with Sir Alexander Gordon of Greenlaw and, by the latter’s influence, obtained a position as landwaiter, that is, a junior official, in the Customs at Leith, where he and his family moved.
1771 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Alexander McCulloch
February 23, 1772 (Age 32 years)
Baptism of a sonAlexander McCulloch
March 6, 1772 (Age 32 years)
Death of a sonRobert McCulloch
May 3, 1772 (Age 32 years)
Burial of a sonRobert McCulloch
May 4, 1772 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherJanet McCulloch of Kirkclaugh
1773 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Robert McCulloch
July 13, 1775 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Elizabeth McCulloch
1776 (Age 36 years)

Occupation
Mr. McCulloch has been an officer in the Customs of Leith these Nine years bypast during which time he has had no other fund for the maintainance and education of a numerous family consisting of Nine Children save the emoluments arising from that office.
1779 (Age 39 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Mcculloch
November 30, 1780 (Age 40 years)
Residence 1783 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJohnston HannayPenelope McCullochView this family
November 12, 1791 (Age 51 years)

Burial of a daughterPenelope McCulloch
1794 (Age 54 years)
Note
David McCulloch was also friendly with the poet, Robert Burns, and, that he even had the temerity to submit some of his own doggerel efforts to him is evident from the postscript to a letter of Burns to Mr. Robert Cleghorn, Saughton Mills, Edinburgh in1794
1794 (Age 54 years)

Death January 3, 1794 (Age 54 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 12, 1732Anwoth, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
brother
elder sister
14 months
elder sister
3 years
himself
6 years
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
17 months
younger sister
Mother’s family with Charles Robertson - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage:
Family with Janet Corsane - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 1761
3 years
daughter
son
son
son
Edward McCulloch
Birth: April 6, 1764 24 23Ardwall
Death: But Edward, unfortunately, especially so for his brother James, was not destined for long to enjoy his retirement and the life of a country laird. He was killed by a fall from his horse when returning from Kirkcudbright, on 22 June 1796.June 22, 1796Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
21 months
daughter
2 years
son
13 months
son
21 months
son
David McCulloch
Birth: 1769 29 27Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Death: In August Sir Walter recorded in his Journal995 that ‘David McCulloch is extremely ill - a paralytic stroke, I fancy’. He died on 17th October of that year and Sir Walter recorded, ‘The death of Mrs. Scott’s brother, Mr. David McCulloch, has put them...October 17, 1825Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
19 months
son
19 months
son
Alexander McCulloch
Birth: February 23, 1772 32 30Kirkclaugh
Death: November 1843Anwoth, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
3 years
son
18 months
daughter

Note

David McCulloch was born in 1740, being baptised on 18 May in that year and was thus just over 16 years old when his father died. He was accordingly placed under the guardianship of his two uncles, his father’s brother, David McCulloch of Borness, and his mother’s brother, Edward McCulloch of Auchinguil. The latter was also guardian to David’s sisters and the scanda1 in which this involved him has been related elsewhere (see page 210). David went to school at Glasgow College and was assisted in his studies there by a tutor named Kingan who afterwards became Minister of Crawford in Lanarkshire. This was a rather unusual form of education for at this time boys of all classes were normally sent to the parish school, where the son of the nobleman and the son of the carpenter sat in the same room and had the same instruction: and tenant and laird both alike paid half a crown or three shillings for their boy’s tuition.