James O'NEIL 1820-1897
Elizabeth Kemp HAXTON 1838-1905

Dublin, Ireland; Fifeshire, Scotland & Casterton, S-W Victoria, Australia

James O'NEIL b. 1820, Dublin, Ireland, son of John O'NEIL & Ann KEARNEY was married at "Retreat" Station, near Casterton in the 1860s to Elizabeth Kemp HAXTON, b. 1838, Cupar, Fifeshire, Scotland, daughter of John HAXTON and Jean SIM.

James O'NEIL appears to have arrived in New South Wales abt 1837 and moved to Victoria abt 1853.

Elizabeth KEMP HAXTON appears to have had two children in the Casterton area prior to her marriage to James O'NEIL.

James O'NEIL was a farmer of Bahgallah, near Casterton in the 1870s when many of his children enrolled at the Bahgallah School after moving from Casterton.

James O'NEIL died at Bahgallah in 1897 and was buried in the Casterton Old Cemetery where he has a marble headstone erected by his wife.

Elizabeth Kemp O'NEIL died at Hamilton in 1905.

James O'NEIL & Elizabeth Kemp HAXTON had the following known family:

  1. Jane Sim O'NEIL b. c1863, Casterton, Vic, d. ___, m. 1886, Leslie "Charles" HANDLEY
  2. James Haxton O'NEIL b. 1864, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?
  3. Mary Ann O'NEIL b. 1865, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?
  4. Margaret Kearney O'NEIL b. 1866, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?
  5. Emily Maud O'NEIL b. 1868, Casterton, S-W Vic, d. ........, m. 1887 to James THOMSON 1856-1918, b. South Australia (son of James THOMSON & Margaret CHRISTIE), 1887 of Strathdownie, Vic. and died at Mildura in 1918 with a family of 9 children.
  6. James O'NEIL b. 1870, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?
  7. Sarah O'NEIL b. 1871, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?
  8. Henry O'NEIL b. 1872, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?
  9. John O'NEIL b. 1874, Casterton, Vic, d. ____?

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