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ca.1842 Born at Lobermory, Argyleshire the son of Dugald MacColl, a Schoolmaster.
1881 Living at 19 St Edmunds Road, Bootle cum Linacre: Hector MacColl (age 39 born Scotland), Managing Engineer (Marine). With his wife Mary, two sons and two daughters.
Up to at least 1885 of James Jack and Co, Victoria Engine Works, Boundary Street West, Vauxhall Road, Liverpool.
1890 of MacIlwaine and MacColl, Ulster Iron Works, Belfast.
1920 Died. 'Yesterday afternoon the remains of Mr. Hector MacColl, 4, Kirkiston Drive, Bloom field, founder of the firm of MacColl and Co., Ltd., engineers, Queen’s Road. were interred in Dundonald Cemetery. The chief mourners were Mr. Archibald D. Mac Coll (son). Mr. Hector MacColl (grandson). Captain Leonard Maxton, R.A.F (grandson); Mr Maxton (son-in-law), and Mr. Fred Henderson. The Belfast Benevolent Society of St. Andrew, with which the late Mr. Mac Coll was associated was represented at the funeral.