William Neil

23 June 1861–
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Neil was born on 23 June 1861, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Neil, was 42 and his mother, Helen Duncan, was 41. He lived in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Robert Neil
Helen Duncan
Agnes Neil
Janet Harvey Neil
Ann Neil
John Neil
James Neil
Ann Jack Neil
Margaret Neil
George Robertson Neil
Catharine Neil
Hugh Neil
William Neil
Hugh Duncan Neil

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 7

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 23

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 35

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McNeil or variant of Neill .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • William Neil in household of David Mclelland, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Neil, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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