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William Cullen, Scottish chemist & metallurgist, was born 18May1867 in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland, the son of William & Margaret (Johnston) Cullen of Uddingston, Glasgow. His parents were married 03Jul1866 in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. William had at least one sibling, a sister Anne Finlay Cullen born 23Jul1869 at Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland. William served with Nobel's Explosives Co as a chemist and with Kynoch's Ltd. After 1901, he served as a manager of the British South African Explosives Company, served as President of the Chemical, Metallurgical, and Mining Society of South Africa, and as Honorary Secretary of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. On his return to England in 1915, Cullen was on staff at the Department of Explosives Supply, served as President of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the Society of Chemical Industry. William passed away in Edinburgh, Scotland at the age of 81 on 15Aug1948. William is said to have descended from the same family that produced Dr William Cullen (15Apr1710 – 5Feb1790), the famous Scottish doctor and chemist. The Cullens of Motherwell, Dalziel, Lanark, etc., are all said to stem from a parent family of Carshogle ( or Karshogle, Carshogill - meaning 'Carse of the Ghyle' or 'stream by the wooded glen' ) dating back to at least the mid-1600's. Concerning Dr William Cullen (1710-1790), it is fairly well known that his father was William Cullen of Saughs, Lanark. His mother was Elizabeth Robert(s)on, from the family of Ernock. From one of the accounts of Scotland, from the year 1688, it is said that "Mr William Cullen of Saughs, grandfather of the celebrated Dr Cullen, was one of the elders." and a name well known in the Covenant. This could be the same William Cullen, grandfather of Dr Cullen, who purchased some tracts of land in Bothwell parish in 1656 from Sir James Muirhead - "...William Cullen of Saughes ... the lands of Greinsyde, Trie, Foulzet, Holmebuss and Westfield in the parish of Bothwell...". The property of Saughs is said to have been in the family for "many generations" before Dr Cullen.
My ancestors, 2 brothers, arrived in Halifax, Canada aro 1867 and eventually settled in the Chateauguay Valley in southern Quebec, Canada.
My fathers name was William Archibald Cullen. His father was James ?. Cullen. His Father was William ?. Cullen. I believe they came from Scotland. Any information greatly appreciated.
Looking for any information about the Cullens buried in Westburn cemetery. Lair 684 purchased by Daniel McNab in 1892 and later transferred to John Cullen 1905. Buried there is Margaret Cole, William Cullen, Jane Campbell McNab.
My name is Robin Cullen from Middelburg South Africa and my great grand fathers name was Arhcibald Cullen. They arrived in SA +- 1903 from Bundaburg Australia, I know that my father Gavin Browning Cullen had a cousin by the name of Robert. Maybe this will help. Regards, Robin.
Hi, I am Lalie Cullen. I am looking for information on my husband's family. They were all born in Scotland. His grandfather's name was Robert Browning Cullen, and his father's name is Archibald Cullen. I would love to get my husband reunited with his family. We are in South Africa and any help will be appreciated.
I can't help asking... is this family any relation to Bishop Archibald Cullen? - J.C.
I am researching my family tree and have a Margaret Cullen born c1852 daughter of a Thomas Cullen and Catherine Cullen (maiden name Madden), all down as being born in Ireland (no idea where). Family living in Partick Lanark Scotland in 1874 when Margaret married a William Loughlin (various spellings). I would love to be able to find out more on this family, I have scoured scottish online but cannot find any info on this family.
I was wondering if anyone could help me. My maiden name was Cullen. My father is John Donaldson Cullen born in Glasgow in 1923. His father was John Cullen who married Helen Hunter Drummond (born 1900) in 1921. Helen was born in Tillicoultry (?), Stirling and was a tartan weaver. John was a Master Plasterer (amongst other things). John and Donaldson are family names that appear alternately. John's father was John Donaldson Cullen. Somewhere in the past a John Cullen married an Elizabeth Donaldsen (who was Danish). John and Helen (Nellie) moved to Cape Town in South Africa in about 1930-31. I was born in 1950 in Cape Town South Africa. My family moved to Australia in 1959 and we are still here. Can you please tell me where I can search information on my forebears? My father (now 81) is trying to find out information about his family.
In the late 1800's in Canada, Scottish Cullens were uncommon. I am looking for information concerning Mildred Butler and William Cullen. In the Canadian census of 1901 William claimed he was Scottish. They had several children: William, Ethel, Daisy, George, Edward and Violet.
( See also a post by rasserli***glenayre.com on the Co Unknown page )
Hi my name is Trevor [Graeme] Cullen from Auckland, New Zealand and I'm interested in finding out more about my fathers family. His name was Richard, had a brother George and was born in Cardiff, Wales. My mother has told me his father was Liverpool/Irish and his wife had a connection with Gibralter. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
I would like to find out more about my wandering coal miner Cullens. The earliest evidence I have is the 1881 UK census. It lists Elizabeth Cullen 38 years old b. Kilmarnok, Ayr coal miners wife living at Polton Hall 4, Cockpen, Edinburgh. Her husband George is not listed with the family. Then come the children George 19 Hurlford, Ayr coal miner. Robert 15 Kilbirnie, Ayr coal miner. Isabella 13 Blantrye, Lanark mill worker. Alexander 10 Cockpen, Edinburgh scholar. John 7 Uddingston, Lanark. Elizabeth 5 Larkhall, Lanark. Jane 3 Cockpen, Edinburgh. My husband's great grandfather was Robert Cullen. Here is where it gets muddled. Robert married Alice Lark dec 1890. Alice had an illegitimate dau Elizabeth born April 1889. All 3 are listed together ( as Cullen) on the 1891 census living on Hill St. Baines Block, Clackmannan. My husband's grandmother was Elizabeth Cullen b 1905 (per marriage license) or 1898 ( sworn affidavit). She had an older brother George who was with the RAF in WW1 (again per the marriage license). I was hoping to check the 1901 census to see if there were 2 Elizabeths in the house.
I have come across a wonderful print of Lord William Cullen de Grant of St. James. It must be from the late 17th century judging by the wig etc. He was possibly from Edinburgh. There is also a Lord Cullen's Close deep in the Old Town (it may not be accessible now). Anyone know anything?
I'm researching a shipwreck in 1792 where two of the survivors were Mrs. Isabella Cullen and her younger daughter Margaret Frederica. Isabella was the eldest daughter of Sir Archibald Hope of Craighall, and about 32 at the time of the wreck. In 1778 she married Lieut William Cullen (who probably came from the Peterculter area) who subsequently went onto half pay and then left the army, probably to go to India as an Indigo planter. Isabella lost her elder daughter, name unknown, in the wreck, but she and Margaret finally reached India in early 1794, and there she rejoined William and they had various children whose birth dates I found at the IOLR/British Library. Margaret married the son of an east indiaman captain, Locke, in 1809.
William Cullen rejoined the army out in India, became a Colonel in the Scots Brigade in 1801. Isabella had returned to England in 1799, and outlived her husband by many years, dying in Edinburgh in 1842. If anyone can help get a bit of flesh on the bones of who these Cullens were, I would be very grateful and would willingly share what I know.
From the monumental inscriptions of Greyfriars churchyard in Edinburgh we read: "Here lies the body of Isabella Hope, relict of Colonel William Cullen of Parkhead, and eldest daughter of Sir Archibald Hope, Bart., and the above Dame Elizabeth M'Dowall, born 26th April 1760, died 23rd May 1842. Of Christian humility and fortitude, she was one of the few who survived the eventful shipwreck of the Winterton, East Indiaman, off Madagascar, in August 1792. 'Blessed are the pure in heart.'-Matt.v.8. In memory of William Cullen, M.D., physician in Edinburgh, second son of Colonel Cullen, born 27th April 1798, died 28th May 1828; and Archibald Hope Cullen, eldest son of Colonel Cullen, born 11th March 1792, died 14'th May 1850. 'Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.' William Cullen & Isabella Hope were married Nov 26, 1778 in Edinburgh Parish."
My grandfather, Matthew Cullen, was born in Brooklyn, NY USA circa 1880 but went back at some
point to Glasgow (Renfrew). Married Mary McGloin, a Renfrew native. Returned to Brooklyn circa 1915-17.
My grandfather's name was Matthew Cullen, born in Brooklyn, NY circa 1880, but returned to old country at some unknown date. I don't know which County that was but I recall family talk of trips to Manorhamilton, Co. Lietrim (maybe Summer holidays maybe more regular) from Scotland. Matthew's marriage certificate to Mary McGloin was made out in Renfrew (Glascow) where he was a working resident. Mary was born there. My father's sister was born in Scotland and was 2, no more than 4 years older so that means they came to US 1915-1917. Matthew had a brother named Phillip. No other info on him. They were Catholic. Manorhamilton seems to be the common link.
From: tvhowe***lineone.net or thowe***post.almac.co.uk
My wife (Evelyn Cullen) and I are trying to trace back the Cullen side of the family. We have reached Matthew b 1799/1800 m Janet Cooper (Coupar) 26/10/1823 d 1870. Matthew was probably from the Barony area of Lanarkshire although there is some evidence that the family came originally from Dunfermline. We are pretty sure that his father was James b 1782 m Mary Steven d 1856. His mother may have been a "Pollock".
From Matthew onwards the whole family seems to have been in the cotton industry in and around Glasgow and interestingly enough found life difficult during the American Civil War which disrupted supplies of cotton to the UK.
We have reasonable details of the family from Matthew onwards and would gladly share that if anyone is interested.
Joseph Cullen, born in the 1850's, had a son named William (my great Grandad) who was born in 1882. William had a sister named Sarah who was born in Greengares (Airdrie). He also had three brothers; two died but one was named Stewart. William married Margaret Gibson in 1923 and had a daughter Catherine. He married again and his second wife's name was Helen Ingles. They they had the following children: Margaret, Robert (my Grandad), Janet, Helen, and John. William lived most of his live in Shotts. Robert, son of William, was a minister who travelled much of the time and died sometime around 1979.
My name is Christopher Cullen. I have already posted to the main area I think. I am looking for links to my Edinburgh Cullen family. My grandfather (Sheriff K.D. Cullen of Edinburgh, Dundee, Selkirk etc.1899-1956) has been mentioned before I think. His father was Lord William James Cullen (d.1941), whose obituary has already been mentioned in the Scotland section. Personally, I do not know anything of earlier generations, but my father Lord Douglas Cullen does. I plan to post what he has researched ( in the 1970's) soon. In the meantime if anyone knows anything relevant please e-mail me.
See also the post from Millicent Knight below. We look forward to hearing more from Chris and especially interesting will be the posting of the information collected by Chris' father, Lord Douglas Cullen. -- J.C.
My gr-grandfather, John Cullen (b.1836), left Ireland and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland about 1885 with part of his family. In the 1891 census, they were living at 88 High St. His mother-in-law, Mary Roden Gilhooly, was living at 107 High St. The Rodens may have come from Scotland. His children (those that moved with him) were Stephen (b.1865, later moved to New Castle), Anne (b.1875, married Hannan), Joseph (b.1877), and Peter (b.1868). Any information on the descendents of his children would be appreciated.
WILLIAM CULLEN born 1825 Gurverie, Scotland and died in 1890. His wife was MARY CUNNINGHAM MARSHALL, married in Shots Kirks, Scotland. She was born in 1833 in Salisburgh, Scotland and she died in 1898. They had four children:
- Archibald Cullen: Born Jul 21, 1866 in Airshire, Scotland. He died on Apr 15, 1951 in Upper St Clair Township, Pittsburgh.
- William Cullen: Craigends Farm Gartness, Chapelhall By Airdrie, Scotland. William's wife was named Agnes.
- Elizabeth Cullen: Married an unknown CARSWELL. Craigends Farm Gartness, Chapelhall By Airdrie, Scotland.
- Mary Cullen: Married John Agnew. LIved at l Kenyhill Gds, Denniston, Glasgow, Scotland.
Archibald Cullen married MARY BARTHOLOMEW CALLENDER (b. Apr 23, 1868 Glasco, Scot. and d. Mar 21, 1942 Upper St Clair Township, Pittsburgh, PA). They had three children: John Bartholomew Cullen (wife Mame), Andrew Livingston Cullen (wife Charlotte), and Jean Cameron Cullen (husband James Ellis).
Would appreciate any help in finding out more about this Cullen family.
From: Brendan Cullen
Cullen Skink - A fish dish. The word ‘Skink’ comes from the Latin word ‘scincus’ and from the Greek word ‘skinkus’. Basically like a fish chowder containing bacon, vegetables and served with bread. The usual condiments and spices to taste. This dish originated in Scotland & Northumberland, England.
Hi there my name is Ann Langdon (Cullen). I was born in Preston England. I am the youngest of four. My fathers name was George Martin Cullen. My Mothers name was Monica Joan Cullen. My sisters and brother are Sheila born in 1946 Christopher born in 1948 Susan born 1950 and Ann 1955. My dads family came from Cumbria Scotland. George was the youngest of 12. I don't know his parents names. George was born in 1920's. Some of his family names are John, Masey, Basil, Nelly. The rest ????? My mothers dad's name was Christopher Burns I think his family came from Glousteshire? My Mothers moms name was Ann Burns but I don't know her name before she married or where she is from. My Mother Monica died at age 31 leaving us kids. Dad never told us much about his family or my mother's. Since George was the youngest of his family I don't think there would be any in his family left alive. My Dad died at age 65 that was 15 years ago. We have been in Canada since 1965. I know that my Mother is in St. Mary's Cemetary in Leyland so is her mother and father.
Original Source at the Indiana Board of Health
John J. Cullen: white male, widowed. Wife: Catherine Cullen.
John J. Cullen was born 08DEC1856 in Scotland.
Died 07JUL1930 in Marin County, Indiana. Age at death: 73 years 29 days. Buried at Holy Cross 09JUL1930.
Father: Peter Cullen (b. Scotland). Mother: Catherine Gilday (b. Scotland)
Informant: Mr. O'Donnall. Signed by: M. E. Beverland 08JUL1930. 3006 E. Wash.
228 N. Irvington Ave.
From: Millicent Knight: MKnight64***aol.com
The following obituary appeared in the New York Times 20 June 1941:
"Lord CULLEN, former judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland, died yesterday at his home in Edinburgh at the age of 82. He was appointed to the court in 1909 and retired in 1925. His knowledge of bankruptcy obtained for him the chairmanship of the departmental committee, resulting in the new Scottish bankruptcy act in 1913.
Lord William James CULLEN, Writer to the Signet in 1884 and Advocate in 1891, was named Sheriff of Fife and Kinross in 1906. He married Grace RUTHERFURD in 1888."
I would appreciate hearing from anyone with connections to this family.
I am having great difficulty researching these Irish names, they are from Co Down, and Cavan, can anyone help??
My Gt Grandmother born abt 1852 in Johnston, Renfrew, Scotland - daughter of James Cullen an Isabella Sloan. James Cullen [Callin, Collins] and Isabella Sloan were married on May 28, 1837 in Paisley, Scotland but both came from Ireland. James Cullen was born abt 1817 in Co Cavan, Ireland and Isabella was born abt 1819 in Co Down. They had at least 2 children, Martha and George. I know George was the 8th child born (b.1855), and at that time Isabella had 2 boys and 2 girls deceased, and 3 girls living. but names I don't know at this point.
I can not seem to get any headway in Ireland to finding James parents etc. Maybe someone out there can help ?
My great grandmother was Ellen Cullen from Scotland. Ellen was the daughter of Elizabeth Cullen, Ellen was born about 1873, she married Hugh Forrester Nov 24,1903. They had 2 sons; Henry James and John Cullen Forrester. As far as we know Ellen's mother was not married but we think her father's name was Johnson or Johnston. Ellen and Hugh were married at Whiteinch, District of Patrick, County of Lanark, Scotland. If you have any information that you think might be helpful to me I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks for your time.
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