? possible alteration of cullion
Note: definition 2: from A Glossary of North Country Words,John Trotter Brockett:
"The fable of the thirsty ghost of Gullion drinking the river Acheron dry, is told with considerable humour in one of Bishop Hall's Satires."
E-NED only lists definition 1, and shows 1825-80 in Jamieson.
An earlier example below is from:
The History of Manchester:
Book the Second containing The Saxon Period
By John Whitaker, 1775
A Specimen of an English-British Dictionary
(for definition 5)
From: A Description of the Shetland Islands
By Samuel Hibbert, 1822
Notes to Iter IV.
Note XIII. Page 562. Witchcraft of Shetland.
Trial of Witches in Shetland, A.D. 1644