Henry McNeill (Knockems) was born at Deerpark, Glenarm, County Antrim. He was a hotel proprietor and tourist pioneer in the Larne district. Even in winter, seventy horses were needed and in the summer, two hundred vehicles in which to transport the tourists. The average number of tourists dealt with was six thousand per year. Henry McNeill's portrait was painted by M. G. MacKenzie in 1903. He is buried in McGarel Cemetery.