...was the father of Eoin and James, both significant historical figures in Ireland. The standard (possibly sanitised) biographies of Archibald say he was born in 1822, was a baker (from somewhere between Cushendun and Cushendall) and then master of a ship. They say he married sometime in the late 1850s, to Rosetta McAuley, in Glenarm, and their sons went on to achieve greatness... ...except family lore has it that my great grandmother, Margaret McNeill, married in Larne in 1876, was either sister or cousin to Eoin McNeill. Yet the standard genealogies don't allow that. However, in digging little deeper, I found an Archibald McNeill appears in the 1851 census records as the master of the ship Catherine Hamilton in Glenarm. He lists himself as 47 and that he married in 1841. I suppose it's possible there might have been two Archibald McNeills as ships masters in Glenarm, at about the same time, but that seems a bit implausible. Another possibility is that Archibald was older than the biographies claim, and that he had a previous marriage. Anyone heard that? Or were there really two ships masters with the same name? Finally, a question: the same biographies say Archibald hailed from Carnegies. Carnegies does not appear in any placename listings for Antrim, and I can't find it on historical maps, though one source says it's in Glencly (presumably Glencloy). There is a townland called Carnegis mentioned in the 1830s tithe rolls, in Tickmacrevan parish, and two McNeills lived there, but that draws a blank too. Anyone know where Carnegies/Carnegis is or might have been?