The button above will take you to information courtesy of the research provided by Philip Strong regarding John McLean and his family. Neil is a descendant of John McLean. Neil is named after his Great Great Grandfather Neil McLean the son of John McLean who emigrated on 27 Sep 1837 from Isle of Mull, on the ship ‘Brilliant’; at the age of 37. John initially settled near Morpeth, in the Hunter River District, NSW. John died on Oxley Island, Manning River, NSW, on 17 Aug 1871; he was 70.