John MacCoone Scotland research
So I can see I am not the only one here looking into John MacCoone. From my 2 days of research I have come up with the following circumstantial information. I am posting it to see what people think.
From these three postings it looks to me that McCoon is derived from McHolm (pronounced McHume)a sept of Clan Home/Hume
(My Line John MacCoone - John MacCoone - Daniel MacCoon - Elisha Coon - Bethany Coon)
Mackholme to MacCoone
Posted: 21 Jan 2001 4:48PM GMT
I have a partial copy of an article by Dr. Maynard H. Mires of Contoocook, New Hampshire, in "The Colonial Genealogist," Volume VII, Number 2, page 825. I'll quote exactly as it appears in the article:
When Donald Whyte's book ("A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A.") was published by the Magna Carta Book Company in 1972, I rushed eagerly to purchase a copy, knowing that John MacCoone must surely be there. A search through the proper alphabetical section of the book availed me nothing, however, and I was about to give up. Just by chance then I noted a John Mackholme, Royalist prisoner, transported to Massachusetts, 11 November 1651, on board the "John and Sarah." This was my man! I was doubly sure as the reference went on to mention his married [sic] to (1) Deborah Bush, 8 November 1656, and to (2) Sarah Wood, 14 June 1665. And then the children, as follows:
1. Hannah, born 31 October 1659
2. Deborah born 31 December 1661
3. Sarah, born 15 February 1663
4. Elizabeth, born 31 January 1664 (died young)
5. John, born 14 June 1666
6. Daniel, born 18 February 1668
7. Elizabeth, born 17 January 1669/70
8. Margaret, born 1671/72
9. Peter, born 27 Frebruary 1673/74
10.Samuel born 1675 [both settled in Oyster Bay, NY]
11.William, born 1677
12.Isobel, born 1679, married Edward Bliven in 1697
13.Mercy, born 1681
Incidentally, Donald Whyte's next entry in his book is a David Mackhome [sic], Royalist prisoner, transported on the same ship to Boston, Massachusetts. Could he have been a brother?
Hope that helps.
Subject:Ship Passenger List of The "John & Sara" out of London 1651 and bound for New England with Scottish prisoners.
LAST FIRST POSSIBLE VARIATIONS
MACKHOLME John MCHOLM; MACHOLM; MACHUM
MACKHOME David MCHOLME;
“Home” pronounced “Hume” and frequently spelled in this manner, comes from the lands in Berwickshire acquired in marriage by a 13th Century descendent of the Northumbrian Earl Gospatrick, ancestor also of the Dunbars. By further marriages the Homes extended widely over the east Borderland and participated fully in its wars and forays. David Hume (1711-76), philosopher-historian and indirect inspirer of many efforts to bring logic into practical history, also John Home, minister unfrocked for producing his poetic drama Douglas in 1756, might both claim family predeccors. Lord Kames, the lawyer-philosopher, and Lady Grizel Baillie, the balladist were also from the clan. Members were sometimes described as the “Haughty Homes” because of all their lofty achievements.
Septs (edited):Holm, McHolm