Thomas Disher Neilson

Brief Life History of Thomas Disher

When Thomas Disher Neilson was born on 10 July 1850, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, his father, Robert Lindsay Neilson, was 39 and his mother, Jane Disher, was 34. He married Eliza Jane Couper in 1875, in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 January 1918, in Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Disher Neilson
1850–1918
Eliza Jane Couper
1857–1930
Marriage: 1875
Cuthbert Lindsay John Neilson
1879–1903
Minnie Challinor Neilson
1881–1910
Jessie Vivian Neilson
1883–
Walter J. Neilson
1885–1954
Robert S. Neilson
1888–1889
Sadie Estelle Neilson
1890–1961
Hilda Lillian Neilson
1892–1959
Harold Norman Neilson
1895–1965
Roland Young Neilson
1897–1961
Arthur Frederick Neilson
1899–1957
Kathleen Struthers Neilson
1901–1982
Rupert Clarence Neilson
1904–1966

Sources (4)

  • Neilson, "Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"
  • Neilson, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • Thomas Neilson in entry for Minnie Challinor Neilson, "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"

World Events (7)

1867

End of transportation to Western Australia.

1870

British troops withdraw from Australia.

1881

Renamed Hobart from the beginning of 1881.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Nielson 1, or an Anglicized form of McNeil .

English: variant of Nelson .

Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson or Danish, Norwegian, and North German Nielsen (compare Neilsen ) or Nilsen . Compare also Nelson and Nielson .

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

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