McCosham

For ease we need to settle on one spelling to index all the variants.
Suggestion - that we use McCosham for the catalogue (page titles etc) but include the variant as transcribed from the individual records in each persons page. It is important that people searching can find what it is they have as well as illustrating the changes over time and by different recorders.

McCosham seems to be the most common latterly
McCoshim ~ McCossom ~ McCoshan ~ McCoshen ~ McCoshin ~ McCoshean

(more mcCosham families notes)
The McCosham family has been extensively researched by D Ferguson and we are very grateful for him sharing his hard work, which is being combined with the rest of the Auchindrain research.

The lore from the Museum was that the McCoshams were one of the families who were evicted when Killean was sold. The story goes that the people were taken in by communities along the Glen, but then moved on, and that the McCoshams were given a steading, by the tenants, to the north east of the Township, across the burn.
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However - the research is showing that this is possibly somewhat fanciful.
Killean was sold in 1766 (by the Duke of Argyll to Captain James Campbell, (of Killian, Perthshire and Inverneill) and the tenants were cleared (according to autobiography of John MacDonald who was teaching there1), but the McCoshams were at Killean registering marriages and births in the 1770's, and were on the Duke of Argyll Census 1779 for Killean.
Auchindrain was also sold in 1766 by the executors of James McPhun who had owned it, and the Duke bought it. According to Munro family lore the tenancy was offered to a Munro of Killean - and this fits with the births of Martin Munro and Janet McKellar's children. Other Munro's came to the township in following years.
McCosham girls certainly married into the township during this time, and then Donald McCosham 1776-1864 joined, later to become a tenant.
so WHEN was ACHDN L built ??

     
Martin McCosham 1660
Ann Clerk 1685
  • Marie McCosham 17 Nov 1700
  • John McCosham 4 Jan 1708 (12 May 1730 to Margaret Cameron, Inveraray)
  • Donald McCosham 28 Jan 1705 Killean - marriage to Margaret Murray 16 Jun 1730
  • Dugald McCosham 23 Jan 1709 Killean
Donald McCosom 1705 Killean
married Margaret Murray 1705 (marriage 16 Jun 1730 )
John McCosham 1733
married Katherine Ferguson 1748

Christian McCosham 1736 
married John Sinclair 1770 

Donald McCosham 1776 - 1864
married Anne Cunningham 1780 - 1839
  • Duncan McCosham 1808
  • Kathrine McCosham 1809 - 1888
  • John McCosham 1811 – (Auchindrain)
  • Annie McCosham 1813 – (Auchindrain)
  • Archibald McCosham 1815 – (Auchindrain)
  • Jean McCosham 1817 – (Auchindrain)
  • Christene McCosham 1819 - 1897
  • Elisabeth McCosham 1821 – (Auchindrain)
  • Niel McCosham 1823 – (Auchindrain)

and
married Catherine Martin

Duncan MCosham 1808
married Catherine McGilp married 24 May 1832 Inveraray
  • Daniel McCosham 1835- 1873

Katherine McCosham 1809 - 1888
married Archibald Campbell 1806 Kenmuir - married 18 Oct 1835 to Katherine McCosham, Inveraray. (1851 Auchindrain) (Mason)

  • Nancy Campbell 1839 Auchindrain
  • Margaret Campbell 1841 Auchindrain
  • Catherine Campbell 1843 Auchindrain
  • Mary Campbell 1846 Auchindrain
  • Jessie B Campbell 1849 Auchindrain

Christene McCosham 1819 - 1897
married Malcolm McLellan 1825 - 1908 Kilchoman Islay

  • Flora McLellan 1849 Kilchoman,
  • Catherine McLellan 1854 Kilchoman
  • Donald McLellan 1860
  • Betty McLellan 1862
  • Mary McLellan 1866

Hugh McCosham 1839 - 1917
married Susanna Miller 1840 - 1913 (Todlaw Farm, Jedburgh)

Archibald Sinclair 1775 - 1864 - at auchindrain all life -
married Isabella Campbell 1797 - 1859

  • John Sinclair 1824
  • Donald Sinclair 1827
  • Archibald Sinclair 1829 - 1912
  • Duncan Sinclair 1831
  • Sarah Sinclair 1838

Elizabeth McCosham 1771 - Killean
married Alexander Munro (marriage 3 Jun 1790)

Daniel McCosham 1835- 1873 (Kilmichael Glassary)
marries Agnes Stirling
  • Catherine McCoshan 1857
  • Alexander McCoshan 1859 Renfrewshire
  • Duncan McCoshan 1861 Glasgow
  • Daniel McCoshan 1866 Glasgow,
  • John McCoshan 1867 Glasgow
  • Mary McCoshan 1867 Glasgow
Daniel McCoshan 1866 Glasgow, )
married Jane Rae - 11 Sept 1885 Helensburgh
  • Annie Jamieson McCoshan 1886
  • Alexander McCoshan 1888 Helensburgh
  • Duncan McCoshan 1890 Helensburgh
  • Agnes Stirling McCoshan 1904
Agnes Stirling McCoshan 1904
married William Dennet 1904
  • Janet Rae
from Duke of Argyll 1779 census

Duncan McVean cottar 46 (1733)
Mary McCosham his wife 50 (1729)