See also
John SKILLEN's other family: with Ann DUDGEON (1840-1914)
Mary NEILL's father: Robert NEILL (1805?- )

Family of John SKILLEN and Mary Ann NEILL

Husband: John SKILLEN (1832?-1872)
Wife: Mary Ann NEILL (1835- )
Children: Eliza Jane SKILLEN (1855- )
Marriage 20 Jan 1855 Newtownards, Down, Ireland.

Husband: John SKILLEN

Name: John SKILLEN
Sex: Male
Father: William SKILLING (1811?-1884)
Mother: Ann SKILLING (1809?-1899)
Birth 1832 (app) Killinchy, Down, Ireland.
Death 13 Jul 1872 (age 39-40) Stewarton Street, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism 26 Mar 1833 (age 0-1) Killinchy, Down, Ireland
Residence (1) 1861 (age 28-29) Pather Street, Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Residence (2) 1866 (age 33-34) Bothwell, Lanarshire, Scotland.
Residence (3) 1871 (age 38-39) Pather Street 19, Cambusnethan. Lanarkshire. Scotland.
Census (1) 1871 (age 38-39) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Census (2) 1861 (age 28-29) Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Wife: Mary Ann NEILL

Name: Mary Ann NEILL
Sex: Female
Father: Robert NEILL (1805?- )
Mother: -
Birth 1835 Killylaight County Down Ireland
Death "UNKNOWN" Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Christening 11 Feb 1835 (age 0) Newtownards Co Down

Child 1: Eliza Jane SKILLEN

Name: Eliza Jane SKILLEN
Sex: Female
Birth 2 Nov 1855 Canbusnethan Kirk, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Death "UNKNOWN" Unresearched or unknown?

Note on Husband: John SKILLEN - shared note

Marriage details taken from marriage Entry Register


Murdered in Sectarian Killing 1872 Stewarton Street Wishaw. Reported by William Skilling his father.


1871 Census shows John 1833 (38), born Ireland, a Coal Miner, living at 19 Pather Street with Ann 1841 (30), born Edinburgh also daughter Ann 1863 (8) born Overtown, Elizabeth 1861 (10) born Wishaw and William 1865 (6), born Bothwell. Siblings Jean and Thomas are shown at 1 Simpson School with Thomas Dudgeon, which is the next address shown on the enumerators round and possibly an error.


1861 Census shows John (28) Living in Pather Street Wishaw with his wife Ann (25) and Daughter Elizabeth (5m)

Note on Wife: Mary Ann NEILL - shared note

I have been unable to trace Mary Anns death, having searched all the obvious between 1855 and Johns remarriage to Ann Dudgeon.