Coull Miscellany

This page gathers together some of the miscellaneous detail relating to the Coull family of Banffshire and Northeast Scotland, including records found which may or may not be related to the family of the website author.  They are lodged here for future reference and until any firm direct family links can place them in the correct ‘suite’ of pages.

They are not in chronological order.  Coull is a familiar name to the Northeast as it is throughout Scotland.  The Coulls in coastal towns and villages such as Buckie and Macduff were traditionally families of fishermen, and those who weren’t were involved mostly in farming, in Banffshire and Aberdeenshire.  Tailoring, shoemaking and small businesses such as retail grocer and masonry work, as well as domestic service and serving in the armed forces kept others in a living.

    1. Joseph Addison (cooper to trade) of Portknockie had a child by his wife, Janet Coull, on 21/11/1836, named Janet Addison.
    2. Alexander Coull (mason to trade) and wife Elspet (m.s. Findlay) of Seatown, Cullen, had several children following marriage in 1863;
        1. Isabella Coull 1864
        2. Helen Ann Coull 1867
        3. James Coull 1868 (Sandhaven, Pitsligo)
        4. Elspet Coull 1875
    3. Unmarried mother Margaret Coull had son Albert John Fraser Coull who lived from 1902-1912.  The death of Albert was notified by grandfather William Coull of Huntly Road, Aberchirder.
    4. Harry Coull and Mary Jane Coull (m.s. Stevenson) of 145 North Street Aberchirder had son George John Coull in 1938 who lived for only 16 hours.

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