Catharine Mc Callum

31 March 1751–
Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Catharine

When Catharine Mc Callum was born on 31 March 1751, in Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Mc Callum, was 24 and her mother, Janet Ewing, was 12. She married Hugh Mc Conachy on 26 February 1780, in Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Hugh Mc Conachy
Catharine Mc Callum
Marriage: 26 February 1780

Spouse and Children

26 February 1780
Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Janet Ewing




    Isabel Mc Callum


    John Mc Callum


    Mary Mc Callum



    Margaret Mc Callum


+10 More Children

World Events (6)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 51

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 60

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 62

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Catharine Mccallum in entry for Mary Mccoll, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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