PETER MCNEIL

Craigton Cemetery

Peter McNeil
1854 - 1901

Peter McNeil, brother of Moses, was only 17 back in 1872 when he and his friends formed Rangers Football Club. He was a trusted committee member, and a wise administrator during the Club’s turbulent early years .

Research into our Founders has managed to locate Peter McNeil’s Grand-Daughters who attended our Founders dinner at Ibrox in 2009 and the Grand-Daughter of Peter’s brother James who is buried in the adjoining plot.

We have the full approval of both families on this project who have been kept up to date on developments.

Through Glasgow City Council and research at the Mitchell Library, we’ve established that James McNeil’s Grand-Daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Pirie, who was a guest of the Club at Ibrox in December 2012 at our 140th celebration day, is the legal owner of both plots.

She has been involved in the project from the outset as the lairs have been passed down to her from the original owner and her Grand-Father James McNeil.

Mrs. Pirie is the oldest living relative and is now in possession of the title deeds.

We at the Founders Trail felt strongly that the incredible contribution made by the McNeil brothers in first forming Rangers Football Club and guiding it through our turbulent early years should be recognized by the Club by way of the restoration and the placing of memorial stones at these plots at Craigton Cemetery.
We at the Founders Trail have felt strongly for some time that the incredible contribution made by the McNeil brothers in first forming Rangers Football Club and guiding it through our turbulent early years should be recognized by the Club by way of the restoration and the placing of memorial stones at these plots at Craigton Cemetery.

Along with the Club we had new stones erected.

The work was completed on the 3rd April 2013.

 

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