Miss Bridget McNeill

Miss Bridget McNeill was born in Treen, Coolougher, Co Roscommon, Ireland on 29 February 1880.

She was the daughter of Michael McNeill (b. 1843), a farmer, and Rose Coll (b. 1849) who had married around 1878. She was one of nine children, her known siblings being: Michael (b. 1882), Martin (b. 1883),  John (b. 1885), Sarah (b. 1890) and  James (b. 1893). The 1901 census indicates that Bridget was illiterate at that point. She came from a Roman Catholic family who spoke both Irish and English.

She appears on the 1901 census living at 25, Treen, Collougher and she was described as a farmer's daughter. She emigrated around 1908 and settled in New York City and had only returned home in early 1912 to visit her family.

For the return voyage to New York Bridget 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 McNeill died in the disaster. Her body, if recovered, was never identified.

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK

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

(2017) Bridget McNeill Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1022, updated 26th August 2017 11:22:02 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/bridget-mcneill.html

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