James and Jane McNeill are buried at the Old Graveyard belonging to the Old Church of Irelandruins in Lissanoure Estate, Loughguile. With difficulty this inscription was found on the headstone.
In Memory of his Beloved
wife Jane who departed
this life in June 1890 aged
Also his son John R McNeill
who died on 20 March 1896
aged 36 yrs
James McNeill departed
28 June 1896 aged 80 yrs
John R McNeill mentioned above was James and Jane's eldest child. He was a Doctor of Medicine.
James's father Archie or Archy as he was sometimes referred to was also buried in the same graveyard but because it was grown over with weeds 4-5 feet tall it was impossible to find.
Found on Land Records. Archibald McNeill owned the property and land at Drumrankin. The rateable annual valuation of the land and buildings were
Land = 22 pounds and 10 shillings
Buildings = 1 pound and 10 shillings
Total valuation around 1850 = 24 pounds.
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