Mr James Kelly, 41, was an agricultural labourer and lived at Mill Lane, Leixlip,
County Kildare, Ireland. He was immigrating to the United States. To pay for
the trip his oldest daughter Margaret arrived approximately a year earlier in
New Haven, Connecticut. After a certain time period in New Haven James was to
send for the rest of his family to join Margaret and him.
He boarded the Titanic at Queesntown as a third
class passenger (ticket number330911 £7 16s 7d).
He died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the MacKay
Bennett (#70) and buried at sea on 24 April 1912.
NO. 70. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 34. - HAIR AND MOUSTACHE, LIGHT.
CLOTHING - Dark suit, vest and trousers; white socks; black boots.
EFFECTS - Beads, left on body; comb; knife.
NAME - JAMES KELLY.
His family joined Margaret in New Haven later in 1912 on a voyage paid for
by the White Star Line.
The list of passengers boarding at Queenstown (PRO BT 27/776/2) gives his age
Record of Bodies and Effects (#70)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York;
Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of
Queenstown, 11 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/776/2).
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April
11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public
Archives of Nova Scotia)
Noel Ray, Ireland
Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Al Ermer, USA (Great Grandson of James Kelly)
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr James Kelly
Age: 44 years
Last Residence: in Leixlip Ireland
Occupation: Farm Labourer
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
Ticket No. 330911 , £7 16s 7d
Destination: New Haven Connecticut United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 70)
Buried: at Sea on Wednesday 24th April 1912.
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