"Ulysses Neil" McNeill & wife Isobel Simpson
Chart No:
Associated Grants/Deeds:
17xx - xxxx;

1. Records of Emigrants from England and Scotland to North Carolina 1774-1775, Edited by A.R. Newsome;
2. "Highland Emigration to America with Particular Reference to North Carolina" 1989, by Judge I.A.B. Stewart, page 8;
3. Robeson Co., NC deeds;


  "Ulysses Neil" McNeill

Birth 1710 Place Scotland
Chr Place
Death alive 1774 in Scotland Place probably Robeson Co., NC
Burial Place
Father Malcolm McNeill of Skeroblin Mother unknown
Marriage Place Scotland
Other spouses Marriage
WIFE   Isobel Simson ('Simpson' in passenger list)
Birth c.1725? Place Scotland
Chr Place
Death alive 1774 in Scotland Place probably Robeson Co., NC
Burial Place probably Robeson Co., NC
Father John Simson Mother Mary Campbell
Other spouses Marriage

Notes: I call this Neil McNeill "Ulysses Neil" to separate him from the other Neill McNeills who lived in the nearby area; this was not his nickname at any time before this writing.
     The knowledge of this Neil and wife Isabel McNeill is known only from the passenger list dated 22 August 1774 from the Charterhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, concerning the ship Ulysses which sailed from the port of Greenock (in Renfrew Count near Port Glasgow) bound for Wilmington, NC. Their reason for leaving Scotland was listed as "High rents & Oppression".
     Their son John, the eldest son, may have remained in Scotland; his name does not appear on the passenger list. Peter was witness to a deed to a William McNeill (Peter's brother?) for land on Long Swamp (Another Neill McNeill lived on Long Swamp) in Robeson County dated July 1787. Some historians have claimed, not without reason, that this "Ulysses Neil" is closely related to "Black Neill" McNeill of the Bluff McNeills of the CFR in Cumberland County, but Neill is the son of Malcolm McNeill of Skeroblin.

     The child 9-year-old Mary and the 15-year-old William could not be the children of Isabel if Isabel was 64 years old in 1774, so some information is missing or inaccurate. It is likely Isabel's age was misrecorded or transcribed incorrectly.

Children Birth Death Spouse Cht #
1. John McNeill
His name is not on the Ulysses' 1774 manifest with his brothers and sisters, so he may have remained in Scotland or emigrated earlier than 1774.
2. Daniel McNeill
no information.
3. Hector McNeill
no information.
4. Peter McNeill
alive 1787
Witnessed deed to William McNeill from Jacob Alford
5. Neill McNeill
no information.
6. William McNeill
alive 1787?
This is likely the William McNeill who lived near Jobs Branch in Robeson Co. in the late 1700s and early 1800s who married Mary, the daughter of Hector "One-Eyed Hector" McNeill. This William owned a large estate now part of the country club near University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Robeson County, NC.
7. Mary McNeill
no information.