'McCall1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: McCall of Braehead, McCall of Glasgow

BLG1952 reports that the following Patrick "is claimed as descended from the MacAulays who fled from the Highlands in the 16th century". Another suggestion seen, which is probably but not necessarily inconsistent with that view, is that the McCalls orginally had their roots in a family named Call that "came into England from Saxony towards the end of the eighth century" (see Call1).
Partick MacCaul of Guffochland (d 1610)
1. ?? MacCaul
  A. ?? MacCaul or MacAul
  i. William McCaa or MacAul (d 1712)
  a. Samuel McCall of Glasgow (b 1681, d 1759)
  Samuel was "a very wealthy merchant, (who) possessed large estates in America, which his descendants lost in the war of Independence, for their loyalty and adherence to the British crown." BLG1847 suggests that this Samuel m. (c1690) a dau of Dundas of Arniston. The dates given for him by BLG1952 make that aclear error. BLG1952 identifies his wives as follows, ,reporting that he had 6 sons: Samuel (married in America), James (whose line it follows) and 4 unnamed others. BLG1847 reports that "Two of his younger sons settled in America", and gives a litte information abou them, but does not mention his eldest son. We assume that those 2 younger sons were amongst the four younger sons mentioned but not named by BLG1952.
  m1. (06.08.1707) Isobell Blackburn (dau of William Blackburn of Glasgow)
(1) Samuel McCall (to America)
  m2. (21.01.1714) Margaret Adam (dau of John Adam of Glasgow)
  (2) James McCall of Braehead, Lanarkshire (b 1726, d 1803)
  m. (27.01.1761) Sarah Reid (dau of Thomas Reid of Saltcoats)
  (A) Samuel McCall of Braehead, later of Glyntown, co. Cork had issue
  m. Elizabeth Poole (dau of Hewit Poole of Mayfield, co. Cork, by Dora, dau of Jonas Morris of Barly Hill by Mary, granddau of Bryan Townsend of Castle Townsend)
  (B) Thomas McCall of Craighead had issue
  m. Martha Denroche (dau of Charles Denroche by a dau of Dormon of Raffeen)
  (C) John McCall of Ibrox Hill (b 1778, dsp)
m. Isabella Smith (dsp, dau of Archibald Smith of Jordanhill)
  (D) James McCall of Daldowie, Lanarkshire (b 1778, d 07.09.1866) had issue
  m. (1815) Anna Catrina Jacobina De Wet Fehrszen (dau of Henricus Fehrszen or Fihozen of the Cape of Good Hope, sister of Colonel Henry)
  The daughter of one of their sons carried Daldowie into a Pollok family. Her husband assumed the name Pollok-McCall.
  (E) Elizabeth McCall
  m. David Russell of Woodside named James by BLG1847
  (F) Helen McCall
  m. Harry Wallis (son of Harry of Drishane Castle)
  (G) Mary McCall
  m. Fulton McKerrell (d 1840, son of John of Hillhouse, m1. ??)
  (H) Margaret McCall (d unm)
  (3) ?? McCall to Virginia
  (A) Catherine Flood McCall (d unm)
  (4) William McCall ("settled in Philadelphia, where the family still exists")
  (A) daughter 
  m. William Herring of Croydon (cousin/coheir of Thomas Herring, Archbishop of Canterbury)
  (5)+ 2 other sons and 3 daughters

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Pollok-McCall (formerly McCall) of Daldowie'), BLG1847 ('McCall of Braehead and Glyntown')
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