Re: Hugh MacColl (1837-1909)
On the internet, in a biography about Canon Malcolm MacColl
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it says he was son of a Scottish farmer (crofter or laborer) in Glen finnan -
the father died when Malcolm was still a boy.
Malcolm married Consuelo Albinia Crompton-Stanfield - which might
help you in your search for family.
The article says Malcolm's brother Hugh was a mathmatician.
in an article about Hugh MacColl:
"Hugh refused education by Gladstone as he refused to be an Anglican priest.
He nevertheless became a significant figure in thehistory of symbolic
"a few years after working in different areas of Great Britain MaColl moved to
Boulogne-sur-mer, France - he became a French Citizen.
son of poor Scottish crofter or laborer in Glenfinnan - who died when his son was a boy.
You might start looking at that area of Scotland for family.