When Jane McNeil was christened on 30 November 1829, in Lezayre, Isle of Man, her father, William McKneale, was 34 and her mother, Ann Corlett, was 32. She married John Joseph Craine on 18 April 1850, in Lezayre, Isle of Man. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Toxteth Park St Michael, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died in 1903, at the age of 74.
Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), see Neil and also Neilson, which was sometimes substituted for McNeil in Lowland Scotland.
History: The Scottish Clan McNeil claims descent from the early Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages (see O'Neill ), and the name is associated in particular with the island of Barra in the Hebrides, having been brought there from Ireland in 1049. Some members of this clan later migrated to Antrim and Derry in Ireland. A different Scottish Clan MacNeill (spelled with two l's) has a traditional ancestral home on the island of Gigha.
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