Colquhoun/Calhoun and Their Ancestral Homelands


This volume contains legendary data about the beginning of this family, detailed information on the line of Chiefs of the Colquhoun Clan with data on the spouses and children (where known), a separate chapter concerning the Camstradden lineage, and several chapters telling of life in the Luss and Rossdhu areas of Scotland. Interaction of the Colquhouns with kings of their day, Rob Roy, and Mary Queen of Scots was evident in the writings of Sir Walter Scott and other authors during those centuries. Stories of the peasants and nobility told of Loch Lomond and the Battles of Glenfruin and Glenfinlas, and ancient Scottish customs. The migration of clan members to Ireland and to New Worlds has left descendants with surnames of Colquhoun, Calhoun, Cowan, Colhoun, Cahoon, Cohen, Cahune, Calquhoun, Calwhone, Colchonn, Culchoun, Culqwan, Culwone, Colfune, Collequhone, and Cohoon. Any of them may consider the ancient Colquhouns to be their ancestors. There is also an appendix with various names of births, marriages, and deaths. The author devoted many years of research to compiling these accounts, beginning with her maternal great-grandmother's Bible. The time span covered is 1190 to 1993, in primarily Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States.


Ellen R. Johnson


(1993), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 258 pp.

ISBN: 9781556138737