Hello, I know this is an old thread but thought I would add my 2 cents worth. I knew that our family was related to James Beaumont Neilson(Hot blast Inventer/Gas Works Owner/Manager). After getting some documents from Scotland's People I was able to find how my great-grandmother, Jane Neilson, was related to JBN. She is the daughter of JBN's second son, John Neilson, of first wife Barbara Montgomerie.
Lots of family they all were very prolific! Sending my happy thoughts through the looking-glass. ?wee ?arola