KERR FAMILY CHRONICLES

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Datafile 7A. Neill Records

1666 HEARTH MONEY ROLLS

The 1666 Hearth Money Rolls for the Barony of Dungannon include Andrew Neall in the townland of Lisnastrane, parish of Clonoe. Lisnastrane is just one mile north of Coalisland.

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF DERRYLORAN

In addition to the lists of baptisms, marriages and burials, the records of the Parish of Derryloran also contain the following information on the Neill family.

  1. A list of the Protestant householders in the parish of Derryloran in 1740 includes the name of Math Neal.
  2. Included in a list of those confirmed on May 20, 1824, are John Neil aged 24, Elizabeth Neil aged 24, Mary Neil aged 21, Robert Neil aged 17 and Isabella Neil aged 16.
  3. Included in a list of those confirmed on Mar.25, 1828, are Matthew Neil aged 17, Robert Neil aged 23 and Robert Neil aged 18, all of Drumard.
  4. The list of those confirmed on Oct.19, 1833, includes William Neale of Drumard aged 22, Catherine Neale of Drumard aged 17, Bell Neale of Loy aged 19 and Nancy Neale of Loy aged 15.
  5. The list of those confirmed on Aug.5, 1840, includes Robert Neale of Drumard, aged 14.75.
  6. The list of those confirmed in 1843 includes Hugh Neal of Tullybury aged 18, James Neal of Tullybury aged 15, Mary A. Neal of Tullybury aged 20, Margaret Neal of Dromard aged 15, and Eliza Neal of Loy aged 22.
  7. The list of those confirmed in 1846 includes William J. Neal of Dromard aged 15.
  8. Among those confirmed on Aug.23, 1849, are Isabella and Eliza Neal(?) of Tullyberoy(?) both aged 15.
  9. The list of those confirmed in 1852 includes Mary Neil aged 17, William Neil aged 15 and Henry Neil aged 16.
  10. The list of those confirmed on Jun.26, 1856, includes Mary Neal of Gortalowry aged 16 and Robert Neal of Dromard aged 16.

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF ARBOE

Elenor Neill is included in a list of the parishioners confirmed at Tamlaght in 1782.

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF BRACKAVILLE

  1. Thomas Neill of Newtownkelly was buried on May 28, 1966.
  2. Elizabeth Neill, born Nov.28, 1898, was living in Roxburgh House, Moy, at the time of her death in 1988. She was buried in Cookstown cemetery on Dec.26, 1988, at the age of 90.

RECORDS OF THE PARISH OF TAMLAGHT

Thomas Neill, aged 14, of the parish of Tamlaght was confirmed on Sep.28, 1870.

GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS

Brackaville Parish Church, Coalisland, County Tyrone:

NEILL. In remembrance of William Neill died Nov.20, 1988, aged 78.

Parish Church of Tullanisken, Newmills, County Tyrone:

NEILL. In loving memory of George died Apr.4, 1968, aged 81. [Lies directly over an old stone inscribed: Here lyes the body of Katherine O'Neil who dyed Aug.25, 1765, aged 25 years.]

Coolhill Cemetery, Dungannon, County Tyrone:

NEILL. In loving memory of a dear husband and father Thomas Neill died Jun.18, 1955, and a dear wife and mother Sophia died Jan.10, 1985.

NEILL. Cherished memories of a beloved husband and father Robert Neill died Aug.25, 1976.

NEILL. Treasured memories of Jennifer Ruth Neill died Dec.27, 1987, aged 2.

REGISTERED DEATHS

The first part of this section is a listing of some of the Neill entries in the index of the registered deaths and in various parish registers. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this section.

1st Name [Age]   Surname   Area Year Ref. Ch.
  
Jane Neil P. of Derryloran   1802[a] *
Robert [86] Neal Derryloran   1825  [a] *
Alexander [75] Neil Derryloran 1828 [a] *
Sarah [80] Neil Derryloran 1828 [a] *
Mary Neale Derryloran 1833 [a] *
unknown Neal Derryloran 1836 [a] *
John Neale Derryloran 1840 [a] *
Margaret [80] Neale Derryloran 1854 [a] *
Robert[53] Neil Derryloran 1858 [a] *
Joseph [0] Neill Cookstown 1864 1/391
Catherine [0] Neill Cookstown 1865 6/344
Nancy [59] Neill Cookstown 1867 1/388
Henry [70] Neill Cookstown 1868 11/305
Margaret [70] Neill Cookstown 1869 6/383
Jane [79] Neill Cookstown 1870 11/290
Margret [73] Neill Cookstown 1870 11/287
Anne Jane [0] Neill Cookstown 1871 16/353
Betty [3] Neill Cookstown 1872 6/361
Annie [11] Neill Cookstown 1875 6/421
George [70] Neill Cookstown 1875 6/427
James [9] Neill Cookstown 1875 1/490
William [65] Neill Cookstown 1875 16/379 + [a]*
Thomas [42] Neill Cookstown 1876 6/382
Robert [20] Neill Cookstown 1877 16/347
William [50] Neill Cookstown 1877 11/315
William [5] Neill Cookstown 1877 1/455
Mary Anne [36] Neill Cookstown 1912 [b] *
Sarah [79] Neill Cookstown 1924 [b] *
Sarah Jane [72]Neill Cookstown 1936 [b] *
Margaret [60] Neill Cookstown 1936 [b] *
William [51] Neill Cookstown 1945 [b] *
James [8] Neill Cookstown 1948 [b] *
William [75] Neill Cookstown 1950 [b] *
Robert John [70]  Neill Cookstown 1951 [b] *
John [60] Neill Cookstown 1961 [b] *
Vera [36] Neill Cookstown 1968 [b] *
Eliz. [90] Neill   Cookstown 1989 [b] *
 
[a] Records of the Parish of Derryloran, County Tyrone.
[b] Records of the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.


Jane Neil was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Apr.22, 1802.

Robert Neal of Drumard, aged 86, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Feb.20, 1825.

Alexander Neil of Oughless, aged 75, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Aug.27, 1828.

Mrs. Sarah Neil of Loy, aged 80, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Jul.28, 1828.

Mary Neale, aged 1, of Drumard was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Apr.5, 1833.

? Neal of Drumard was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Jul.16, 1836.

John Neale of Drumard, aged 42, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Aug.16, 1840.

Margaret Neale of Drumard, aged 80, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Dec.18, 1854.

Robert Neil of Dromard, aged 53, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Apr.27, 1858.

William Neill of Dromard, aged 65, was buried in the Parish Church of Derryloran on Nov.28, 1875.

Mary Ann Neill aged 36, a married Episcopalian labourer's wife of Cookstown, died on May 25, 1912, of pleurisy. James Neill registered the death. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

Sarah Neill aged 79, a married Episcopalian of Cookstown, died on May 26, 1924, of old age. Mr. Taylor registered the death. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

Sarah Jane Neill aged 72, a married Episcopalian housekeeper of Millburn St., Cookstown, died on Oct.14, 1936, of heart failure. David McCullough registered the death. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

Margaret Neill aged 60, a single Episcopalian farmer of Clare died on Oct.16, 1936, of heart failure. David McCullough registered the death. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

William Neill aged 51, a married Episcopalian member of H.M.Forces of Gortgonis died on Apr.22, 1945. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

James Neill aged 8, a single Episcopalian boy, of Coalisland died on Aug.27, 1948, as a result of an accident. William Neill registered the death. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

William Neill aged 75, an Episcopalian widower and old age pensioner, of Cookstown died on Dec.28, 1950, of senile decay. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

Robert John Neill aged 70, a married Episcopalian farmer, of Drumard died on Feb.10, 1951, of a stroke. A. Neill registered the death. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

John Neill aged 60, a single Episcopalian shipyard ganger, of Drum died on May 9, 1961, of heart failure. Thomas Young registered the death. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

Vera Neill aged 36, a married Episcopalian housewife, of Tullyhogue died on Oct.9, 1968, of thrombosis. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

Lily J. Neill aged 81, a married Presbyterian housewife of Drumard, died on Oct.12, 1975, of heart failure. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown. Archie Neill registered the death.

Eliz. Neill aged 90, a married Episcopalian housewife of Rosborough House, Moy, died on Dec.23, 1989, of heart failure. She is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Cookstown.

GRIFFITH VALUATION

This valuation of land holdings, dating from about 1860, contains the following references to Neill families living in eastern County Tyrone. (a/r/p stands for acres/roods/perches and the values are in pounds. shillings. pence).

Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House
(a/r/p)value: value:
UNION OF DUNGANNON:
Parish of Arboe, Townland of Drumenny Conyngham, from Robert McGuckin:
William Neill Land (4) 0/3/5 0.5.0
 
Parish of Ballinderry, Townland of Derrycrin Conyngham, from Wm. John Thompson:
Thomas Neill Hs.,off.+ land 3/0/5 1.5.0 0.15.0
3/3/201.15.0
0/2/0 0.5.0
0/3/5 0.5.0
 
Parish of Ballinderry, Townland of Derrycrin Eglish, from John Buck, Jr.:
Edward Neill House 0.5.0
 
Parish of Ballinderry, Townland of Lanaglug, from Wm. Lynn and Wm. Wallace:
Rose Neill Hs.,off.+ land 11/3/08.10.0 0.15.0
 
Parish of Ballyclog, Townland of Upper Back, from James Gunning:
Hugh Neill Hs., off.,land 5/1/10 3.5.0 0.10.0
+ shore
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Lime Hill, from Robert W. Lowry:
Edward Neill House + land (49) 4/0/15 2.5.0 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Ballynakilly, from Robert Wilson (Tolvin):
Patrick Neill House (13Ba) 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Annaghquin, from James Quinn:
James Neill House (2a) 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Knockavaddy, from James Boyd, Jr:
Charles Neill House (20b) 0.10.0
Catherine Neill House (20c) 0.10.0
 
Parish of Desertcreat, Townland of Lowcross, from Frederick Lindsay:
Matthew Neill Hs.,off.+ land 5/1/20 3.0.0 0.15.0
 
Parish of Kildress, Townland of Beagh More, from Robert J. Henry:
James Neill 1.10.0
Rosanna Neill Land (1) 52/0/0 1.10.0
Patrick Neill 1.10.0
From William S.R.Brady:
John Neill Hs.,off.+ land (16a)30/3/1510.5.0 0.15.0
Michael Loheran House + land (16b) 0.15.0
 
Parish of Derryloran, Townland of Auglish, from the Earl of Castlestuart:
John Neill, Sr. Hs.,off.+ land (4a) 11/3/205.5.0 0.15.0
From John Neill, Sr:
John Neill, Jr. House (4b) 0.5.0
 
Parish of Derryloran, Townland of Drumard, from the Earl of Castlestuart:
Mary Neill Hs.,off.+ land (10) 5/1/25 3.15.0 0.15.0
William Neill Hs.,off.+ land (11) 8/3/0 4.10.0 0.15.0
Thomas ClendenningHs.,off.+ land (12) 6/2/20 3.0.0 0.15.0
Robert Neill Hs.,off.+ land (13a)18/1/1514.15.01.0.0
From Robert Neill:
Eliza Neill House (13b) 0.10.0
 
Parish of Derryloran, Townland of Newbuildings, from James Gunning and James Moore:
James Neill Land (7) 4/1/25 7.0.0
 
Parish of Derryloran, Coagh Street, Cookstown, from John Taylor and Samuel R. Magill:
James Neill Hs.,off. + yard (9) 8.0.0
James Neill Store + yard (12+13) 1.0.0
 
Parish of Donaghenry, Townland of Annaghone, from William Henry:
Charles Neill House 0.10.0
 
Parish of Donaghenry, Townland of Donaghenry, from Robert Carson:
William Neill Hs.,off.+ land(5) 8/0/0 6.10.0 0.10.0
 
Parish of Donaghenry, Townland of Templereagh, from Robert Stewart:
Charles Neill Hs.+ gar. (54b) 0/0/35 0.5.0 0.10.0
 
Parish of Donaghenry, Townland of Aghalarg Bog, from Mary Chambers:
Hugh Neill House + land (3) 1/2/15 0.11.0 0.9.0
 
Parish of Donaghenry, Townland of Lurgy, from William Hughes:
Arthur Neill House (7b) 0.5.0

CENSUS OF 1901

The 1901 Census contains the following references to Neill families living in eastern County Tyrone. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widower or widow, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, VI = visitor, CoTyr = County Tyrone.

Townland of Clare, Parish of Derryloran:
Sarah Neill HD  CofI  RO  60  Farmer   WI  CoDer
Margaret Neill   DACofIRW24Farmer's daughter  UMCoTyr
  
Millburn Street, Cookstown, Parish of Derryloran:
Joseph Neill HDCofIRO48Labourer MACoTyr
Sarah Neill WICofIRO46- MACoTyr
Joseph Neill SOCofIRW16Lapper UMCoTyr
  
Townland of Loughery, Parish of Derryloran:
William Neill HDCofIRW35Coachman MACoTyr
Jane Neill WICofIRW38Housekeeper MACoTyr
William Neill SOCofIRO 7Scholar UMCoTyr
Margaret Neill DACofINR 5Scholar UMCoTyr
James Neill SOCofINR 4Scholar UMCoTyr
Thomas Neill SOCofINR 3Scholar UMCoTyr
John Neill SOCofINR1m UMCoTyr
  
Townland of Drumard, Parish of Derryloran:
Archibald Neill HDCofIRW52Farmer WICoTyr
Rachel Neill DACofIRW21Drapery shop girlUMCoTyr
Robert J. Neill SOCofIRW19Farmer's son UMCoTyr
Susan Neill DACofIRW17Keeping house UMCoTyr
L. Edith Neill DACofIRW13Scholar UMCoTyr
  
Townland of Drumard, Parish of Derryloran:
William Neill HDChr.RW61Farmer WICoTyr
Lizzie Neill DAChr.RW38Farmer's daughter UMCoTyr
  
Townland of Drumard, Parish of Derryloran:
James Neill HDCofIRW42Farmer WICoTyr
Mary Moorhead MOCofIRO75 WICoTyr
James Neill SOCofIRW20Farmer's son UMCoTyr
Stewart Neill SOCofIRW19Farmer's son UMCoTyr
Mary Henry NECofIRW26Farmer's neice UMCoTyr
  
Townland of Lurgy, Parish of Donaghenry:
In the house of Andrew Boden:
William Neill SECofIRW22Farm servant UMCoTyr
  
Townland of Tullaghbeg, Parish of Donaghenry:
Joseph Neill HDCofIRW25Agri. labourer MACoTyr
Sarah Jane Neill WICofIRW24- MACoMon
  
Back Row, Stewartstown, Parish of Donaghenry:
Patrick Neill HDCofINR48Carter MACoTyr
Margaret Neill WICofINR45- MACoTyr
George Neill SOCofIRW13Scholar UMCoTyr

CENSUS OF 1911

The 1911 Census contains the following references to Neill families living in the vicinity of Cookstown. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, SoFr = Society of Friends, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widow or widower, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, VI = visitor, CoTyr = County Tyrone.

NameAgePos.  Relig. B-place Occupation  Lit.  Marr.  
 
House 30 in Millbourn Street (Cookstown Urban, Tyrone):
William Neill 38 HD CofE CoTyr Farm Servant RW MA
Jane Neill 43 WI CofE CoTyr House Keeper RW MA
[Married 18 years, children born 8, children living 6]
William Neill 17 SO CofE CoTyr Mill Worker RW UM
Maggie Neill 15 DA CofE CoTyr Mill Worker RW UM
James Neill 14 SO CofE CoTyr Mill Worker RW UM
John Neill 10 SO CofE CoTyr School Boy RW UM
Mary Neill 7 DA CofE CoTyr Scholar RW UM
Sarah Neill 5 DA CofE CoTyr Scholar RW UM
 
House 10 in Oldtown Street (Cookstown Urban, Tyrone):
James Neill 34 HD CofE CoTyr Carter NR MA
Mary Ann Neill 34 WI CofE CoSli RW MA
[Married 3 years, children born 5, children living 5]
Joseph Neill 15 SO CofE CoTyr Factory Worker RW UM
Margaret Neill 14 DA CofE Clydbank Dunbarton Scholar RW UM
(Scotland)
William Neill 12 SO CofE Clydbank Scholar RW UM
James Neill 9 SO CofE Clydbank Scholar RW UM
Esther Neill 6 DA CofE
 
House 48 in William Street (Cookstown Urban, Tyrone):
Fred Walter Taylor 37 HD Pres CoTyr Grocer RW MA
Isabella Jane Taylor 36 WI Pres CoTyr RW MA
[Married 7 years, children born 3, children living 3]
Kathleene Taylor 6 DA Pres CoTyr Scholars RW UM
Carrie Taylor 4 DA Pres CoTyr Scholars UM
Molly Taylor DA Pres CoTyr UM
Richard W Neill 19 BO Pres CoLei Bank Clerk RW UM
 
House 3 in Clare (Cookstown Rural, Tyrone):
Sarah Neill 74 HD CofE CoDer Farmer ROWI
Margaret Neill 29 DA CofE CoTyr RW UM
 

Last updated 9/9/99.


Christopher E. Brennen