Miss Bridget McNeil1 was born in Trien, Coolougher, Co Roscommon, Ireland on 29 February 1880.
She was the daughter of Roscommon natives Michael McNeil (b. circa 1836), a farmer and landholder, and Rose Coll (b. circa 1845) who had married on 28 January 1871.
Her known siblings were: Mary (b. 2 December 1871), Patrick (b. 3 March 1875), Michael (b. 6 October 1877), Martin (b. 24 May 1883) and James (b. circa 1889).
The 1901 census indicates that Bridget was illiterate at that point and she came from a Roman Catholic family that spoke both Irish and English. The family home was house 25 in Trien, Coolougher and she was described as a farmer's daughter.
Bridget's mother Rose died 20 October 1905 from tuberculosis aged 60 and her father passed away a few years later on 21 March 1911. Bridget had emigrated around 1908 and settled in New York City; her brothers Martin and James appear on the 1911 census as residents of house 9 in Trien and both were unmarried farmers.
Bridget had returned to Ireland in early 1912 to visit her family; for the return voyage to New York she was supposed to have travelled with a Miss Beirne from her locale but Miss Beirne cancelled due to unforeseen and unknown circumstances. Bridget therefore travelled alone and she boarded the Titanic at Queenstown (ticket number 370368 costing £7, 15s). Her destination was 200 Sherman Avenue, Elm Park, New York.
Bridget McNeil died in the disaster and her body, if recovered, was never identified.
Her estate, valued at £100, was administered to her brother Michael on 11 June 1912.