William Neill

3 August 1867–
Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland

The Life of William

When William Neill was born on 3 August 1867, in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, his father, John Neil, was 30 and his mother, Isabella Archibald, was 28. He lived in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

John Neil
1837–1922
Isabella Archibald
1839–1924
James Neill
1859–
Euphemia Neill
1861–1937
Elizabeth Neill
1863–1949
William Neill
1867–
Margaret Neil
1870–
Isabella Neill
1874–
John Neill
1876–
Ann Neill
1878–
Archibald Neill
1880–

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World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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.
1884

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 35

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of Irish Gaelic Ó Néill or Scottish Gaelic Mac Néill ‘descendant (or son) of Niall’, a personal name of Irish origin, thought to mean ‘champion’. The personal name was adopted by Norsemen in the form Njáll, and was brought to England both directly from Ireland by Scandinavian settlers and indirectly (via France) by the Normans. Among the latter it had taken the form Ni(h)el, which was altered by folk etymology to the Latin name Nigellus.

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

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  • William Neill in household of John Neill, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • William Neill in household of John Neill, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Neill in household of John Neill, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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