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James McCulloch

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James McCulloch

Birth
Glasgow City, Scotland
Death
22 Jan 1849 (aged 51)
Glasgow City, Scotland
Burial
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland Add to Map
Plot
Kappa 54
Memorial ID
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The son of a farmer, James McCulloch, was a contractor who, with his brother George (memorial ID 187662169), built streets in Glasgow. He died in a Cholera epidemic which claimed many other lives, and his obituary was published in the Glasgow Herald on 26th January 1849.
James' daughter Agnes McCulloch (1840 - 1897) is not named on the memorial. In 1862 at Stirling she married Alexander William Leitch, by whom she had five children, James McCulloch (died 11 weeks who is named on the memorial), Alexander William, Isabella Robertson, James McCulloch and Jane McKechnie Leitch.
James youngest son George is listed in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - as a teenager he farmed with his brothers in South America before trying his hand at ship building at Port Glasgow. After that venture failed he emigrated from Scotland to Australia where he managed a sheep station at Mount Gipps, where silver was discovered, and the Broken Hill Proprietary mining company was formed.

James McCulloch's nephew, Sir James McCulloch (the son of his brother George) emigrated to Australia where he became a successful merchant and later Premier of the state of Victoria; the latter is also buried in Glasgow Necropolis (memorial ID 172585162).

Source: George McCulloch by Lawrence McCallum, published 2015
The son of a farmer, James McCulloch, was a contractor who, with his brother George (memorial ID 187662169), built streets in Glasgow. He died in a Cholera epidemic which claimed many other lives, and his obituary was published in the Glasgow Herald on 26th January 1849.
James' daughter Agnes McCulloch (1840 - 1897) is not named on the memorial. In 1862 at Stirling she married Alexander William Leitch, by whom she had five children, James McCulloch (died 11 weeks who is named on the memorial), Alexander William, Isabella Robertson, James McCulloch and Jane McKechnie Leitch.
James youngest son George is listed in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - as a teenager he farmed with his brothers in South America before trying his hand at ship building at Port Glasgow. After that venture failed he emigrated from Scotland to Australia where he managed a sheep station at Mount Gipps, where silver was discovered, and the Broken Hill Proprietary mining company was formed.

James McCulloch's nephew, Sir James McCulloch (the son of his brother George) emigrated to Australia where he became a successful merchant and later Premier of the state of Victoria; the latter is also buried in Glasgow Necropolis (memorial ID 172585162).

Source: George McCulloch by Lawrence McCallum, published 2015

Inscription

In memory of James McCulloch, contractor, who died 22nd January 1849 aged 49

It continues:

Also of Marion Thomson his first wife, and their infant son who died 16th April 1836, aged 28 years

and of Agnes their daughter who died 14th August 1835 aged 5 months

also his grandson James McCulloch Leitch who died 28th November 1863 aged 11 weeks.

Isabella Robertson, second wife, died 10th September 1887, aged 73 years
a faithful mother

Also James McCulloch eldest son of James McCulloch contractor, died 8th June 1892 aged 53 years

John McCulloch third son died 10th October 1899 aged 54 years

Allan McCulloch second son died 25th August 1912 aged 69 years
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Kind and affectionate as a husband and a dutiful son

Gravesite Details

Large stone tablet by Hamilton & Miller in section Kappa, not far from the John Knox memorial; photo obtainable from the ' Friends of Glasgow Necropolis'



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  • Created by: AMC
  • Added: Nov 7, 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185041123/james-mcculloch: accessed ), memorial page for James McCulloch (11 Aug 1797–22 Jan 1849), Find a Grave Memorial ID 185041123, citing Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland; Maintained by AMC (contributor 49395655).