Re:McNeill Family of Broughshane
- William and Catherine's marriage appears to be onYou can view it for £4They married in 1849 and William's father was William and Catherine's father was AlexanderThe marriage details should give father's occupation and address, also names of witnesses.It looks as if Wlliam's other children are listed there as well.RosemaryJoan
- Hi Lynda
It looks like our William McNeills were not the same although they could have been connected somewhere generations earlier. William's (1829-1902)father was also William, but that is literally all I know about him.
Thanks for the link to your website. What a treasure trove; you must have spent thousands of hours putting all that together. I also have a New Zealand connection which is a dead end for me and about which I will email you separately.
--- In Mid-AntrimGenealogy@yahoogroups.com, "Lynda's Lot" <lydige@...> wrote:
> Hello Dick
> Possibly a connection with my family. Our McNeills were around the same
> area. My g-g-grandmother was Ellen Jane McNEILL (b. ca 1850) and she was
> the daughter of William McNEILL. She married Thomas SCRIMAGER (or any of
> its derivatives and there are many) on 31 July 1868 in the Parish Church of
> Ireland, Craigs, Ballymena. In 1901 she was living in Glenhugh,
> Ballyconnelly; in the 1911 at Larne. Her son Andrew SCRIMINGER immigrated
> here to New Zealand in 1911.
> Cheers, Lynda
> On 4 November 2010 19:46, <heather.dickey@...> wrote:
> > Yo have just reminded me dick, james mcneill was to get back to me, things
> > very hectic at minute with me and working on frew ancestry at moment, will
> > contact james again and see of any update. Regards. Heather
> > Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
> > ------------------------------
> > *From: * "Dick" <jeltsch@...>
> > *Sender: * Mid-AntrimGenealogy@yahoogroups.com
> > *Date: *Thu, 04 Nov 2010 02:51:10 -0000
> > *To: *<Mid-AntrimGenealogy@yahoogroups.com>
> > *ReplyTo: * Mid-AntrimGenealogy@yahoogroups.com
> > *Subject: *[Mid-AntrimGenealogy] McNeill Family of Broughshane
> > Wow this group has been quiet lately. I was beginning to wonder if my spam
> > filter was throwing the "Digests" away, but no, just nobody posting.
> > You may be interested to know that I was contacted by a third cousin based
> > on finding my initial post in an internet search. Unfortunately his research
> > had had not gotten any further back than mine had. I am still looking for
> > information leading to the identity of my great grandfather as explained in
> > my initial post:
> > ...looking for information on my great grandmother, Margaret McNeill and
> > her family. She was born 17 Mar 1867 in Broughshane. Father was William
> > McNeill (b.1829 d.26 Apr. 1902) and mother was Catherine Blair (b. 1830 d.5
> > Jul 1895). Both are buried at the Presbyterian Church in Broughshane.
> > Margaret had a daughter out of wedlock (Anna Elizabeth born 5/24/1889) and
> > both mother and daughter emigrated to the US. I have Anna's birth record,
> > but the father's name is missing. Family legend says he was Catholic, so he
> > and Margaret were forbidden to be together. I would like to find:
> > > 1. Identity of Anna's father (No chance, right? Well, it never hurts to
> > ask.)
> > > 2. Occupation of William McNeill and anything about the life of the
> > family. I do have photos of the two of them, but nothing else.
> > > 3. Basic information on the parents of William McNeill and Catherine
> > Blair. (Fathers are identified on marriage record as William McNeill and
> > Alexander Blair)