Skip to main content

William McCulloch, Maybole

Here's another "accidental" eBay purchase to share with you. Originally I assumed it was the same firm but now I'm not so sure. This William McCulloch having his firm in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland. I do love it and wonder if there can be many others like it given it was probably used like a business card or advertising flyer. Any information greatly received especially if this is the same McCulloch from "Wales & McCulloch" in London.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Horatio McCulloch RSA

HORATIO MCCULLOCH RSA Horatio McCulloch RSA was a Scottish landscape painter. Horatio McCulloch was trained in the studio of the Glasgow landscape painter John Knox (1778–1845) for about one year alongside David Macnee (1806–1882) and at first earned his living as a decorative painter. He was then engaged at Cumnock, painting the ornamental lids of snuffboxes, and afterwards employed in Edinburgh by William Home Lizars, the engraver, to colour the illustrations in Prideaux John Selby's British Birds and similar works. After he moved to Edinburgh in 1825, he began painting in the tradition of Alexander Nasmyth. Working unweariedly from nature, he was greatly influenced in his early practice by the watercolours of H. V. Williams. He returned to Glasgow in 1827,and was employed on several large pictures for the decoration of a public hall in St. George's Place, and he did a little as a theatrical scene-painter. About this time by the writings of Sir Walter Scott and the expressive

Wales & McCulloch

I came across this clock key for sale on eBay apparently for a clock manufactured by "Wales & McCulloch". They seemed to be a London-based firm with a shop at 20 Ludgate Hill. I haven't yet managed to track down who this McCulloch was or where he came from so it's still an unsolved mystery! Any further information about Wales & McCulloch would be gratefully received. And yes.. I did buy the key :)

The road ahead... #stats

One of the many great things about the National Records of Scotland is that they are all online. At least "all" meaning those that have survived "hunners" of years of history, wars, weather and social change. So... here's some stats of the McCulloch parish records found online which may serve as the start of a new plan to work sequentially through them. These are "McCulloch" + name variant results:  Church of Scotland (old parish registers) - 11,352 results.  BIRTHS 5,978 birth records, the earliest being JOHNE MCCULLO son of JOHNE MCCULLO and KATHARENE INGLISHE born 26/01/1612 in Canongate [Edinburgh]. MARRIAGES 3,617 marriage records, the earliest being ELIZABETH MCCULLO and PATRIK VAWSE married on 16/01/1600 in Edinburgh. DEATHS 1,757 death records, the earliest being ROT MCCULLO son of WM MCCULLOCH died 00/08/1656 in Canongate [Edinburgh]. Roman Catholic Church - 959 results. BIRTHS 415 birth records, the earliest being CATHERINE MCCULLOCH daughte