McCallum

Malcolm McCallum, son of Donald McCallum and Christina (or Christian) Sinclair,  was born about 1815 in or near the village of Clachan in Kilcalmonell parish, Argyll, Scotland, according to census records.  On 17 Feb 1844 he was married to Mary Colville, daughter of William Colville and Mor (or Sarah) McGeachy, who were married 14 Apr 1814 in Killean And Kilchenzie parish, Argyll..

The village of Clachan (Kilcolmonell parish) is located in the upper northwest part of the peninsula of Kintyre, on the west coast of Scotland. I have been told that numerous McCallum families lived in the area, and that Colville was also a common name there.

My great-grandmother, Christina C. McCallum was born to Malcolm and Mary (Colville) McCallum 29 January 1845 in or near Clachan, but christened in Renfrewshire, as follows:  

"Parish of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. McAllum, 29 January 1845. Was born at Kilcalmenel, Argylseshire, CHRISTINA, daughter lawful of Malcolm McAllum and Mary Colville, and baptised 23 November 1845, Lochwinnoch."

Malcolm and Mary's son John was born in Renfrewshire.  I have been told by a fellow McCallum researcher, that a group of Clachan area McCallums moved to near Paisley, Renfrewshire, and ran a tannery for some years before leaving for the United States in 1850.  However, my McCallum family returned to Argyll where more children were born, and eventually lived near and in Campbeltown.  

Christina McCallum married James Hunter Girvan on the first of April 1870 in Campbeltown.  Their youngest son, Robert Girvan, is my grandfather.  (see Girvan page).  Christina and James' daughter Mina married Neil S. McCallum.  Whether he was distantly related is not known.

 I remain hopeful that with all the McCallums in this world, someone will be able to shed more light on this family and connect with my McCallum lline.  There are so many McCallums in Argyll!!  Below is an incomplete chart, which is all that I know of my McCallum roots.

 
The above is a picture of my great-grandmother, Christina McCallum Girvan,  in her later years.

Descendants of Donald McCallum
(four generations)

1 Donald McCallum b: Abt. 1780 d: Unknown
. +Christina Sinclair b: Abt. 1780 m: 19 Jun 1802 Kilcalmonell, Argyll, Sct d: Unknown
.......... 2 Malcolm McCallum b: Abt. 1815 Clachan, Argyll, SCT d: 28 Feb 1901 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
.............. +Mary Colville b: 26 Apr 1817 Tayinloan, Killean & Kilchenzie, Argyll, SCT m: 17 Feb 1844 Kilcalmonel & Kilberry, Argyll, SCT d: 8 Nov 1895 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT Father: William Colville Mother: More (Sarah) McGeachy
....................... 3 Christina C. McCallum b: 29 Jan 1845 Kilcalmonell, Argyll, SCT d: 27 Jun 1907 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
........................... +James Hunter Girvan b: 12 Mar 1844 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT m: 1 Apr 1870 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: 24 Jan 1906 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT Father: John Girvan Mother: Jane Hunter
................................... 4 John McCallum Girvan b: 9 Oct 1869 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: 13 May 1901 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
................................... 4 Mary Girvan b: 11 Jan 1872 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
................................... 4 James Hunter Girvan b: 19 Jun 1873 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Dec 1944 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
....................................... +Catherine MacMillan b: 17 Mar 1880 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT m: 1909 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Apr 1964 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT Father: Dugald MacMillan Mother: Flora MacSporran
................................... 4 Malcolm Girvan b: 10 Oct 1875 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: 24 Apr 1894 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
................................... 4 Archibald R. Girvan b: 10 Jun 1878 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
....................................... +Susan ? b: Unknown d: Unknown
................................... 4 Jane Hunter Girvan b: 2 Nov 1880 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: 1965 Glasgow, SCT
....................................... +John Stewart McArthur b: Unknown m: 28 Dec 1900 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
................................... 4 Christina Colville Girvan b: 1882 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
................................... 4 Mina Girvan b: Abt. 1885 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
....................................... +Neil S. McCallum b: Unknown m: 23 Dec 1913 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
................................... 4 Robert Girvan b: 8 Feb 1888 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: 10 Jun 1912 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT
....................................... +Isabella Torrance McCulloch b: 18 Mar 1890 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT m: 23 Jun 1908 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: 4 Dec 1982 Paisley, Renfrew, SCT Father: Robert McCulloch Mother: Isabella Monteith Torrance
....................... 3 John McCallum b: 29 Sep 1848 Lochwinnoch, Renfrew, SCT d: Unknown
....................... 3 Marion McCallum b: Abt. 1851 Askness, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
....................... 3 William McCallum b: Abt. 1854 Tarbert, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
....................... 3 Daniel McCallum b: Abt. 1856 Campbeltown, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
....................... 3 Duncan McCallum b: Abt. 1859 Tomaig, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
.......... 2 Duncan McCallum b: 22 Sep 1817 Kilcalmonell & Kilberry, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown
.......... 2 Mary McCallum b: Jan 1822 Saddell & Skipness, Argyll, SCT d: Unknown

Some McCallum Links

McCallum, Some Early History
by Ian McDonald; Clachan near Tarbert;
This important source material from the Clachan-Tarbert area
was compiled for Patrick and Eleanor McCallum of Tampa, FL,
who are searching for Patrick's family in that section of Kintyre.

Langland's Map for the Duke of Argyll – 1792
The map shows the village of Clachan in Kilcalmonell Parish,
as well as the McAlester- leased estates, including Balinakiel.....

Picture of Clachan
The little village of Clachan, Scotland can be seen in it's entirety in the picture.
The very old Kilcalmonell Parish Church and cemetery can be seen at the left of the picture.

 Clan MacCallum/Malcolm Society

Argyll GenWeb



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