History of the Rebellion of 1745-6 - Edmund H. Neville

Edmund H. Neville


Edmund H. Neville (1866-1939)

Edmund Hastings Neville was born on 29 September 1866 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England to parents Rev. Hastings MacKelcan, rector in Ford Northumberland, and Elizabeth Sophia, née Cotton. Edward had three younger brothers: Herbert Waterford, Francis Seymour, and Auber Octavius.

At the age of 24, in 1891, Edmund was studying law and living with his family in Ford, Northumberland, England. In 1897, Edmund would immigrate to Australia and begin his work as a solicitor.

On 28 November 1900, Edmund would marry Mary Annette Hampton (1869-25 September 1938), in Western Australia. She was the eldest daughter of George Essex Hampton, a former Comptroller-General of Western Australia, and Fanny Annette Stone. Edmund and Mary had two daughters, Dorothy Ethel Hastings and Kathleen Annette. Dorothy would eventually marry Harry Carey Clausen, and Kathleen married Thomas Brown Wilding.

The Neville family would travel often between Australia and Europe but lived in York, for seventeen years, where Edmund was Mayor for seven of those; they would then move to Northam. They stayed in Northam for eight years but would move to Busselton in 1922; here Edmund was mayor for two years. During this time he would work as a barrister, solicitor, and notary.

Sadly on 25 September 1938, at age 69, Mary would pass away. On 21 January 1939, Edmund Hastings Neville would pass away in a private hospital in Perth, aged 72.

In UPEI’s Provenance Collection, the book, History of the rebellion of 1745-6, by Robert Chambers has his signature “Edmund H. Neville, Dec. 25th 1882.” along with the signature of “Harry Langslow Birmingham 1891”.


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Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and Western Australian outports, chronological series, Dec. 1897–Dec. 1978. Series K269. National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600.

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