Hugh Neel1,2

(circa 1750 - )

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Relationship5th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Some Background

"The origins of Hugh Neel, father of John Neel Sr, are obscure. Family lore, probably passed down through his grandson, John Neel Jr, to his children, asserts that Hugh was born in Ireland around 1750. Research on the several men by that name who arrived in America in the latter part of the eighteenth century evidently suggests that Hugh may have been an impressed sailor in the British navy and jumped ship after it docked in America. If true, Hugh Neel’s desertion might explain the low profile he apparently kept after arriving in America.3 "

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildHugh Neel was born circa 1750, in Ireland.3,1

Children with an unknown spouse:

Immigrant Ancestor

Circa 1773, Hugh Neel arrived in Province of Pennsylvania, British Middle Colonies. This first reference to Hugh in the Province of Pennsylvania isn't an 'Arrival,' but a Hugh Neil is included on a RECORD OF INDENTURES OF INDIVIDUALS BOUND OUT as Apprentices, Servants, Etc... in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, October 3, 1771, to October 5, 1773.2,3

Sources - Citations

  1. [S166] Stuart Dee Neel, "Stuart Neal eMail - 6 January 2005," e-mail message from e-mail address to Sean C. Tracy, 6 January 2005, ANCESTORS - Genealogy\\Digital Copies of Sources\\eMails\\Neal.
  2. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010., Place: Pennsylvania; Year: 1773; Page Number: .
  3. [S746] Stuart Dee Neel, “History of the Hugh Neel Family in America,” Family History Website: Neel Family History ( ); Accessed: March 2005 & February 2016.
Last Edited8 Dec 2017

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