McCulloch One Name Study

Major John McCulloch IAge: 61 years16051666

Name
Major John McCulloch I
Birth about 1605 26

MarriageMargaretView this family
about 1630 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Henry McCulloch of Barholm
about 1635 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William McCulloch of Clauchreid
about 1640 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherThomas McCulloch
1642 (Age 37 years)

Death
condemned to death and hanged at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh
December 7, 1666 (Age 61 years)
Burial
On the evening of the execution he was laid to rest in the Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh where his epitaph reads ‘Major John McKoolo, west countryman, executed'
December 7, 1666 (on the date of death)
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mother
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Major John McCulloch I
Birth: about 1605 26
Death: condemned to death and hanged at the Mercat Cross of EdinburghDecember 7, 1666Mercat Cross, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
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Major John McCulloch I
Birth: about 1605 26
Death: condemned to death and hanged at the Mercat Cross of EdinburghDecember 7, 1666Mercat Cross, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
wife
Marriage: about 1630
6 years
son
6 years
son

Note

John McCulloch, the Covenanter, is described as a Major and McKerlie suggests that this was his rank in the rebel force at Pentland. It is known that the rebels were divided into companies commanded by ‘Captains’, who possessed no military skill or experience, but they were nowhere given that rank in any official document. Gordon of Knockbrex is believed to have been Captain of Borgue: he and John McCulloch were indicted and executed together. In both the indictment and warrant of execution Gordon is merely given his territorial designation, but McCulloch described as a Major. Only three other rebels, all known to have had military experience, are given any rank - Colonel Wallace, Major Learmont, and Captain Arnot. It therefore seems probable that John McCulloch had served abroad in the continental wars, and, at the time of the rising, had been in retirement at Barholm, for, in 1666 he is described by Woodrow as a much respected and reverend old gentleman.