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"HALL AM. Probably a late introduction from England. Janet Hallam in the Carse of Twynholm, 1758 (Kirkcudbright). From Upper Hallam, a township in the old parish of Sheffield. MACCOSH AM, MACCOSHIM, MACCOSHEN, MACCOSHIN. Gaelic MacCdiseam. The name's fuller form is represented by Gillecostentin of 1230 in the Reglstrum de Dunfermelyn (p. 111). There is a small sept of Macdonalds near Dunvegan known as MacC6iseam, and to the seventeenth century there were Macintyres in Craignish who believed "that the 0 surname of Clanntyre VcCoshem were of auld native men, servandis and dependaris to the house and suiename of Glandule Cregnis alias Campbellis in Cregnis." In 1612 they gave a bonof of manrent to Ronald Campbell of Barrichibyan, their chief being called in the bond Gillecallum McDonchie Vclntyre VcCoshem (Coll., p. 206-207). James Makcosshen, a follower of the earl of Cassilis, was respited for murder in 1526 (ESS., I, 3386). Duncan Roy M'Osham or McCosham was declared a rebel by the Privy Council in 1671 (RFC., 3. ser. m, p. 371), decree was pronounced against Duncan McCoshin in Wruchill for spoliation in 1684 (ibid., 3. ser. ix, p. 579), and Niall McCoshan witnessed a decreit by Niall Campbell of Inveraray in 1671 (Genealogist, new ser. xxxv, p. 40). John M'Cosham in Caolchurilan in Kilchrenan parish is in record in 1685 (Argyll), Donald M'Cosham in Crouashan in 1699 (Argyll Inv.), John M'Cosham in Keames, parish of Kilchrennan, in 1702 (Argyll), Duncan M'Cosham in Ederlinemore in 1706 (Campbell, i, p. 63), and Archibald M'Coshim from Inveraray graduated at the University of Glasgow in 1852. A small loch in Colonsay is (or rather was) known as Lochan Moine nic Coiseam (M'Neill, Colonsay, p. 30). The name occurs in Islay as Maccoshin, and is there etymologized as MacOisein, 'son of Ossian.' Duncan Ban Maclntyre, the Gaelic poet, made the name famous by calling the gun he used in stalking Nic Cdiseam, 'Cosham s daughter.' Me Coasam 1692, Me Osham 1724. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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