James George Smith Neill (1810 - 1857)

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James George Smith Neill
1810 - 1857
updated August 17, 2019
James George Smith Neill, father to 1 child, was born on May 27, 1810 in Scotland United Kingdom. He was born to William Smith-Neill and Caroline Spiller Neill, with sibling John. He married Isabella Warde, and they gave birth to James John Vansittart Smith Neill. James died on September 25, 1857 at Khas Bazaar, Lucknow, UP India at 47 years of age.


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James George Smith Neill

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George Smith

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James Neill was born on in South Ayrshire County, Scotland United Kingdom KA8 0HJ


James Neill died on at Khas Bazaar, in Lucknow, Lucknow County, UP India

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Shot in the head

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at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, in Lucknow, Lucknow County, UP India



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William Smith-Neill
1784 - 1850
Caroline Spiller Neill
1786 - Mar 7, 1866


John Martin Bladen Neill
Jul 11, 1813 - 1859
Kew, Vic, Australia

James George Smith Neill & Isabella (Warde) Neill

James George Smith Neill


Isabella (Warde) Neill
Jun 10, 1816 - Nov 19, 1875


James John Vansittart Smith Neill
Jul 19, 1851 - Jul 26, 1880
Toor, Australia


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James George Smith Neill, father to 1 child, died on September 25, 1857 at Khas Bazaar, Lucknow, UP India at age 47. He was buried in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, Lucknow, UP India. He was born on May 27, 1810 in Scotland United Kingdom. He was born to William Smith-Neill and Caroline Spiller Neill, with sibling John. James married Isabella Warde, and they gave birth to James John Vansittart Smith Neill.
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In 1810, in the year that James George Smith Neill was born, in October, King George III of the United Kingdom - King of England during the American Revolutionary War - was recognized as insane. Although he reigned until his death in 1820, he was mentally ill - the cause is unknown - and in 1810 regency was established to oversee his rule. His eldest son was recognized as Prince Regent.

In 1826, he was 16 years old when on March 10th, João VI, King of Portugal and the former Emperor of Brazil, died after a short illness. Six days earlier, the King had become ill after eating at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. An investigative autopsy in the late 1990's discovered that he had been killed by arsenic poisoning - having enough arsenic in his body to kill two people.

In 1831, when he was 21 years old, on November 7th, slave trading was forbidden in Brazil. Purchasing slaves had begun under Portuguese rule in the mid-16th century - slaves were used on sugarcane plantations. It wasn't until 1888, however, that slavery was totally abolished.

In 1840, by the time he was 30 years old, on May 7th, the Great Natchez Tornado hit Mississippi. Around 2p, the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history hit Natchez and the surrounding area. It has been estimated to be a F4 or F5 storm and over 317 people were killed - 109 were injured.

In 1857, in the year of James George Smith Neill's passing, on March 4th, James Buchanan became the 15th President of the United States. Called a "doughface" by many - a Northerner with Southern sympathies - he said that he would only serve one term and he did what he said.

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Other James Neills

James Smith Neill
Apr 29, 1921 - Apr 28, 2000

Other Neills

Isabella (Warde) Neill
Jun 10, 1816 - Nov 19, 1875
Doris Gertrude Peterson (Richards) Neill
Feb 12, 1888 - Oct 24, 1971
Irene Louisa (Outtrim) Neill
Feb 17, 1880 - Apr 10, 1949
Catherine O’Neill
Jan 26, 1921 - August 1963
Margaret (Ward) O'Neill
Mar 8, 1891 - Feb 26, 1959
James Smith Neill
Apr 29, 1921 - Apr 28, 2000
John Vansittart Smith Neill
May 8, 1924 - Aug 28, 1999
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