Mary McNeil

James McKinlay married 3 times, his first wife was Mary McNeil born c1819
To date there is little known about Mary McNeil other than her marriage to James McKinlay and the birth of her two children William born c1841 & Margaret McKinlay born 1844 died 1929 New Zealand. 
William emigrated to Nova Scotia and Margaret to New Zealand where she married George Clegg Gardner and settled North Canterbury.

We do know that Mary is buried in the Cambusnethan Churchyard on Greenhead Road located in Wishaw on the road to Newmains, Lanarkshire Scotland.
Interred in the same plot as her are Mary McKinlay died 1886, William McKinlay died 1895, Margaret McKinlay died 1895, Edward McKinlay died 1906. 

Recent information indicates that its James brother William and his wife Margaret and his younger brother Edward. Yet to determine relationship of Mary age 16 in plot though assume they are related.

Inscription "1845 Erected by James McKinlay in memory of his spouse Mary McNeil who died 11th December 1844 aged 25"