- Birth*: John Shiell was born on 17 May 1873 at Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland.
- He was the son of John Shiell and Susan Lyall Guthrie.
- (Witness) Event-Misc: John Shiell was present when John Shiell and Susan Lyall Guthrie were celebrating their (an unknown value) circa 1887.
- Milit-Beg*: John Shiellwas a trouper in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900 at Africa.1
Mother*: Susan Lyall Guthrie b. c 1840, d. a 28 Aug 1914