James Kelly

Mr James Kelly

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.

NO MARKS.

THIRD CLASS.

NAME - JAMES KELLY.

His family joined Margaret in New Haven later in 1912 on a voyage paid for by the White Star Line.

Notes
The list of passengers boarding at Queenstown (PRO BT 27/776/2) gives his age as 44.

Documents
Record of Bodies and Effects (#70)

References
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
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)

Acknowledgements
Noel Ray, Ireland

Contributors
Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Al Ermer, USA (Great Grandson of James Kelly)

Articles and Stories

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THE KELLYS ARE HERE

 
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