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thomas neil


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westville, kwazulu natal
I am looking for the parents of Thomas Neil B 1813 Nether Wallop.
He was married to Elizabeth Neil (her maiden name) B 1814 Fontshill, Wiltshire.
Thomas was a minister on the Isle of Barra and did something wrong and left his ministry and went back to Nether Wallop and became a Grocer and Baker.

According to family lore, Thomas's family came from the MacNeils of Barra. There was a story that two mcneil brothers from Ireland sailed to Barra and had a competition to see who would reach barra first. The lsoing brother cut off his hand and threw it onto shore and claimed he had won. (According to my grandfather there is a note on the wall of the castle on Isle of Barra to this effect. I am trying to establish whether Thomas did come from this family as fact or not.


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