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Re: Rachel McNeil 1857 St Peters Prince Edward N.S.
Posted by: Vincent MacNeil (ID *****2761) Date: March 18, 2012 at 09:24:01
In Reply to: Rachel McNeil 1857 St Peters Prince Edward N.S. by Chris Burke of 28

Hello Chris,

There is no such a place as St. Peters Prince Edward N.S. There a St. Peters in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Prince Edward may be a reference to Prince Edward Island which is a separate province from Nova Scotia). John Burke and Rachel MacNeil married in Halifax. Rachel was the d/o John and John was the son of Patrick.

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Groom's Name:        John Burke
Groom's Birth Date:        1845
Groom's Birthplace:        Ireland
Groom's Age:        30
Bride's Name:        Rachel Mcneil
Bride's Birth Date:        1856
Bride's Birthplace:        
Bride's Age:        19
Marriage Date:        18 Sep 1875
Marriage Place:        Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Groom's Father's Name:        Patrick
Groom's Mother's Name:        
Bride's Father's Name:        John
Bride's Mother's Name:        
Groom's Race:        
Groom's Marital Status:        
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:        
Bride's Race:        
Bride's Marital Status:        
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        M00090-3
System Origin:        Canada-EASy
Source Film Number:        1298869
Reference Number:        p 116 cn 30

They appear to have had a son John

Name:        John Burke
Gender:        Male
Baptism/Christening Date:        
Baptism/Christening Place:        
Birth Date:        04 Aug 1876
Birthplace:        Wellington Barracks, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Death Date:        
Name Note:        
Race:        
Father's Name:        John Burke
Father's Birthplace:        
Father's Age:        
Mother's Name:        Rachel Mcneil
Mother's Birthplace:        
Mother's Age:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        C58644-4
System Origin:        Canada-EASy
Source Film Number:        1298808
Reference Number:        item 1 p 185

And did they move to Cork Ireland? If so, they had a daughter Mary.

Name:        Mary Burke
Gender:        Female
Baptism/Christening Date:        
Baptism/Christening Place:        
Birth Date:        27 Jan 1878
Birthplace:        Cork, Cork, Ireland
Death Date:        
Name Note:        
Race:        
Father's Name:        John Burke
Father's Birthplace:        
Father's Age:        
Mother's Name:        Rachael Macneil Burke
Mother's Birthplace:        
Mother's Age:        
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:        C00634-1
System Origin:        Ireland-EASy
Source Film Number:        256001
Reference Number:        v 5 p 106

Did they stay in Cork? Did they have other children?

I believe this is Rachel and her family. This Rachel was from the Red Islands which is near St. Peters and she is about the correct age. A number of her siblings moved to Halifax and married there.

Name:       John MacNeil
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Birth:       abt 5 Oct 1818       Borve, Barra, Scotland
Father:       James MacNeil
Mother:       Sarah 'Marion' MacInnis
Marriage:       10 Jan 1837       L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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Spouse:       Margaret Sutherland
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Birth:              Quebec, Canada
Death:       bef 1871
Father:       John Sutherland (~1774-)
Mother:       Sarah MacKinnon

Children:
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1 F:       Mary MacNeil
Birth:       abt 1839       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Death:       abt 1865
Spouse:       Neil MacNeil
Marriage:       3 Feb 1859       L'Ardoise, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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2 M:       Alexander MacNeil
Birth:       abt 1840       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Death:       1890/1891
Spouse:       Mary MacNeil
Marriage:       8 Aug 1871       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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3 M:       James MacNeil
Birth:       23 Jul 1841       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Spouse:       Catherine MacDonald
Marriage:       7 May 1867       Halifax, Nova Scotia
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4 F:       Catherine MacNeil
Birth:       abt 1845       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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5 F:       Sarah MacNeil
Birth:       6 May 1845       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Spouse:       Stephen MacNeil
Marriage:       2 Jun 1889       Halifax, Nova Scotia
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6 M:       John MacNeil
Birth:       8 Mar 1847       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Spouse:       Margaret Holley
Marriage:       29 Jun 1870       Halifax, Halifax Co., NS.
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7 M:       Joseph MacNeil
Birth:       9 Mar 1849       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Death:       poss. 4 Jun 1912       Halifax, Nova Scotia
Spouse:       Catherine Isabella Gillis
Marriage:       16 Jan 1877       Halifax, Nova Scotia
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8 M:       Francis MacNeil
Birth:       15 Apr 1851       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Death:       23 May 1927       Halifax, NS
Spouse:       Mary McDonald
Marriage:       28 Sep 1875       Halifax, Halifax Co., NS.
Spouse:       Catherine MacNeil
Marriage:       17 Jan 1894       Halifax, Nova Scotia
Spouse:       Elizabeth Coolen
Marriage:       7 Nov 1918       St. Joseph's, Halifax, NS
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9 F:       Rachel MacNeil
Birth:       abt 1854       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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10 F:       Isabella MacNeil
Birth:       abt 1857       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Spouse:       Joseph MacDonald
Marriage:       9 Oct 1877       Halifax, Nova Scotia
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11 M:       Roderick MacNeil
Birth:       Nov 1856       Red Islands, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Notes for John MacNeil
John's sponsors were James MacDonald and Flory MacDonald of Borve. He was still alive in 1891. Listed as a son of Jacques and Sarah (McNeil) McNeil on his marriage record.
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Last Modified:       26 Apr 2011
Created:       18 Mar 2012


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