John Macculloch's estate which possessed a considerable land-estate in the stewarty of Kirkcudbright and shire of Wigtoun, was subject to a settlements containing strict prohibitive, irritant, and resolutive clauses. On the death of Old Macculloch in 1749, the succession opened to John Macculloch elder, a defender. John Macculloch Elder, for himself, and as administrator in law for his children executed a new entail of what remained of the estate, in favour of himself in liferent, and to John Macculloch his son in fee, and the heirs-male of his body; whom failing, to his other sons and their heirs; whom failing, to his daughters and their heirs; whom failing, to his sister Isobel Gordon; whom failing, to Alexander Gordon her eldest son, and the heirs-male of his body; and whom failing, to the said John Macculloch’s nearest heirs whatsoever. Then he became oppressed with debts, so in 1769, Barholm the elder, and Barholm the younger, revoked the entail, and granted a disposition of the whole estate to James Dewar of Vogrie. Alexander Gordon, eldest son of Isobel, brought a reduction of the revocation and disposition. Also, Jean Macculloch, eldest daughter of John Macculloch Elder of Barholm, claims that she is entitled to certain property of the estate-- by virtue of a tailzie executed by her great-grandfather, thus her father John Macculloch elder cannot alter the rights to the land.