Miss Bridget McNeill

Titanic victim from County Roscommon, Ireland

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.

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK

Notes

  1. Spelling for surname varies across records to include McNeil and McNeill; McNeil appears to be the more consistent spelling.

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society

Link and cite this biography

(2018) Bridget McNeill Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1022, updated 5th June 2018 12:35:34 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/bridget-mcneill.html

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