I am Bonnie Parker-Duke. I am looking for information about and descendants of John McNeill, b. 1812, Prescott, Leeds, Ontario, d. About 1882, Marion County, Oregon, son of John McNeill and his wife Drusilla Bunker, and his first wife (name unknown) and two daughters (names unknown). Minnie and Jenny were daughters of second marriage to (name unknown). I believe my g, g, g grandmother Martha McNeil b. 1830, Ontario, was one of the daughters by his first wife. Could use all the help I can get. Thank you.
November 6 @ 1:06pm
I'll try to give a little more background on why I am trying to find Fred P Wilkinson.
Unfortunately I have been unable to reach him. But have broadened my request to find a male descendant of his paternal line which should also match. He lists this Thomas Wilkinson https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/25305216/person/26050094735/facts?ssrc= as his oldest known paternal ancestor.
I note that this Wilkinson line traces to Midlothian Scotland. I also have a Y67 match with a fellow who's father's line is MacNeil and runs back to Tyree ~1750. Perhaps our ancestry is shared between his MacNeil line and this line of Wilkinsons in some distant northeast or southeast Scotland, or maybe Northumbrian, common ancestor. Unfortunately we've been unable to locate Fred to try to get a deeper DNA analysis done but we are looking. And again, any male descendant of Thomas 1829 should also yield virtual they same Y DNA comparison.
I note too that WikiTree shows a John https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wilkinson-2748 (1755, son of John 1726 also in Aberdeen) and James (1750) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wilkinson-2755 listed in Aberdeen too, but I know of no genealogical connection of these men with my line. My line would have been in the colonies (North Carolina) by 1750 or shortly before or after. But as with the MacNeil match, and Fred P, we all presumably have some older common male ancestor.
If any one on here knows of any connection with these lines of Midlothian and/or Aberdeen Wilkinsons to Ulster in N. Ireland between 1600 and 1850, please let me know. Many thanks.
November 5 @ 7:16am
If Fred P Wilkinson is on this project, or if anyone knows Fred P Wilkinson, please contact me. Thank you!
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September 26 @ 8:32am
“Hello, my name is John Wilkinson. I recently learned that one of my three 67/67 marker matches traces his line to an Alexander McNeill (multiple spelling variations) born about 1760 who lived on Tyree. Broader Y testing may eliminate match status, but the 67/67 seems sufficient for me to add my test results to this project's database to see what degree of alignment there is. My family traces it's paternal line back to an oldest known ancestor named Thomas Wilkinson, believed to have been born in Antrim Ireland c. 1700. His son John (born c. 1725 in Antrim) emigrated to North Carolina probably some time in the mid 1700s. There is some indication that Wilkinson may be an anglicization of McQuilkin (or variants) or possible McQuillan (or variants). My Yhaplotype has been SNP tested down to R-L20. I've seen some research which links R-L20 to Norman arrival, and other research that the McQuillan line descended from a branch of the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family who settled in Ulster during the Anglo-Norman invasions under the de Courcys in the late 12th century. As descendants of Hugh de Mandeville, they assumed the Gaelic name Mac Uighilin (Mac Hugelin, a diminutive of Hugh), whence McQuillan. I'm joining the McQuillan project too. Administrators, if after assessing my results you think I am in the wrong neighborhood, just let me know and I can drop out. Thanks much. And if anyone has any suggestions, please chime in. Best regards to all.”
September 23 @ 1:49pm
Let's try again, is there any information available about the MacNeill's of Lot #3 in Prince Edward Island?
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September 23 @ 1:48pm
“Is their information about he MacNeills of lot 3 in PEI.”
May 31, 2016 @ 5:35pm
Hi! My name is Anna McNeal McCallister, and I am representing my father, Perry Jerome McNeal. He did a little Family Finder DNA test with Ancestry last year and it led us to some of his cousins (which we already knew. lol!), and so I transferred his results here, and joined this group. After looking around here a bit, it seemed prudent that he do a Y-67 test and we have just received his new kit. I am wondering how I can get his results included with this group?
September 16 @ 10:42am
I was requested to join this group due to a high number of Tiptons who are showing close relationship with McNeils. Ple ase feel free to contact me. I am actually Donald Tipton's daughter Ann. His advanced Alzheimer's prevents his use of this site personally, so I administrate his data and affairs. Also, he is on GED Match, T835003.
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September 15 @ 11:17am
Family story goes:
We are descendants of Archibald McNeill, a Boston Baker who sided with the English and evacuated with General Howe. I am having a hard time connecting the generations.
My Great Grandfather was Michael James McNeill born 24 Dec 1858 in Cape Brenton, Nova Scotia. He died in St Johns New Brunswick 20 May 1926.
Can anyone help me with this?
Information on Archibald can be found in the United Empire Loyalists, and in the Winslow Papers, pages 304 and 305.
He was a baker in Boston, had a large amount of land in Massachusetts and the Casco Bay Area
‘Archibald McNeil of Boston went to Halifax with the Royal army on the evacuation of that place in 1776. He was proscribed and banished. He went to Boston on business in 1784 and was committed to jail, but finally allowed to rejoin his family at Quebec. In the month of August in the same year as he was journeying from Quebec to Halifax he was murdered by an Indian when asleep in the woods. In November this Indian was tried and convicted in the court of King's Bench at Quebec. The place where the offence was committed is described in the indictment as “near unto the village of Madawaska, in the district of Quebec, in the province of Quebec." In the Quebec Gazette of the 11th of November, 1784, there is an account of the execution of this Indian, and the case is remarkable for the commutation of the mode of execution ordered by the governor, with the advice of the council. This will appear in the following extract from the minutes of the council : There were present at the meeting of the council His Excellency Frederick Haldimand, governor; the Hon. Henry Hamilton, lieutenant governor, and ten members of council.
" His excellency the governor laid before the council a. sentence pronounced “this day (Nov. 3, 1784), against an Indian named Charles Nichau Noiste, “ condemning him to be hanged by the neck until he be dead, and stated that “ application had been made to his excellency by the friends and relations of " the culprit, the Indians of his nation, and the Indians of other nations, to "change the punishment pronounced by the law. into that of shooting, which “ is more consonant to the ideas of savages. The council having weighed the " matter and the consequences that might ensue, were of opinion unanimously “that the punishment should be changed. and that the said Charles Nichau “Noiste should be shot in place of hanged."
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September 15 @ 11:16am
“Hi my name is Edna Scannell, and I need help connecting generations:”