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Historical References

"COULL, COWL, COWLE. From Coull in Aberdeenshire. William de Cull was one of the witnesses to a charter by John, earl of Huntington to Norman filius Malcolm of the lands of Lesslyn etc., between 1219-37 (CAB., p. 548). John Cowl possessed a tenement in Glasgow in 1458 (REG., 369), and Sir John Cowill, a cleric, was witness in Aberdeen, 1567 (Aboyne, p. 107). Patrick Coule at Newburgh is mentioned in the Lindores Chartulary in 1479 (LAC., 153). David Cowle, a native of Scotland, had letters of naturalization in England in 1481 (Bain, rv, 1468), and in the same year Alexander Coule was admitted burgess of Aberdeen (NSCM., i, p. 29). The Coulls were formerly a numerous race in Cullen, and among them, John was the most common Christian name: "There's Hooker Jock and Souter Jock, And cripple Jock the tail yer, Jock-o-boy, the Din-o'-Guil, And Lang Jock the Jailer." Cramond, Church and churchyard of Cutten, p. 119. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Coull Genealogy

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