She was the daughter of Alicia Clunie and Daniel McNeill, AMW's step-sister.
She was brought up in North Carolina, but returned to Scotland, when her father settled in America. She lived in Preston, Lancashire and in Scotland. She never married. She visited AMW when in Russia and left an inheritance to AMW and her sons. She was deeply loved and praised by AMW. JW drew a portrait of his aunt when she visited them in St Petersburg; see r.: Aunt Alicia; v.: Profile of Aunt Alicia (M.6).