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[4qd-bannvalley] Re: [4qd-bannvalley McNeill's & Burnside's
- Subject: [4qd-bannvalley] Re: [4qd-bannvalley McNeill's & Burnside's
- From: 4qd-bannvalley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Iain McNeill)
- Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2007 09:41:30 +0100
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Well I'm sure there is a connection somewhere here, most of these people
had Derry origins:-
Nancy McNeill b ABT 1838 in Ireland married William Burnside b ABT 1839
in Ireland on 11 Aug 1860 in Grafton, Mass, USA
I am Nancy's greatgrandnephew!
William was the son of Josiah Burnside and Margaret (Unknown) in Ireland.
Nancy was the daughter of John McNeill and Sarah Roxburgh they are my
They were married in John Brown's Presbyterian Church in Aghadowey about
1818. They and most of their children landed in Boston in 1851 and ended
up in Millbury, Mass in the cotton mills.
Their parents were Daniel McNeill and Betty Gilmore who, my father
noted, were flax growers and linen weavers in Aghadowey, Co Derry.
Their son Richard Roxburgh McNeill went from Derry to Bothwell,
Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1851 where he married Sarah Brisbane - also
Richard's youngest son James b 1862 married a Agnes Lappin who was born
in 1861 in Linlithgow.
Their youngest son Thomas b 1902 in Newarthill, Lanarkshire was my
father, he married by mother Marion Wilson born 1903 in Sheffield,
England. They immediately emigrated to South Africa where I was born in
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