Margeret "Peggy" Tollett was born August 1845 to Michael Tollett and Mary Barrett (Bairéad) in Belmullet.
She was a Great-Great-Granddaughter of poet and United Irishman Riocard Bairéad (1740-1819).
In 1851, she and her family immigrated to Glasgow, Scotland.
Ten years later, she returned to Belmullet and married John Owen O'Toole. Between 1863 and 1881, they had eight children: James Joseph (b. 1863), Mary (b. 1867), Thomas (b. 1868), John (b. 1872), Michael Joseph (b. 1875), Catherine Ellen (b. 1876), Ellen (b. 1878), and Patrick (b. 1881).
On 2 Jun 1883, while 9 months pregnant with their ninth child, she and her family emigrated from Blacksod Bay on the S.S. Grecian with assistance from the Tuke Fund. Their daughter, Anne, was born at sea, a day prior to their arrival at port in Quebec.
From Quebec, they journeyed south to Miners Mills, Pennsylvania, USA - a borough of the City of Wilkes-Barre, to where many of their friends and neighbors had immigrated. She died at her home in Miners Mills on 23 Feb 1921 of Rheumatic Heart Disease.
|Date of Birth||Aug 1845|
|Date of Death||23rd Feb 1921|
|Associated Building (s)||Tallagh BELMULLET|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Michael Tollett|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Mary Barrett (Bairéad)|
|Number of Siblings||1 brother (Michael) and 2 sisters (Honora and Winifred)|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||John Owen O'Toole|
|Place & Date of Marriage||24 Sep 1862 - An Geata Mór, Mayo, Ireland|
|Number of Children||9|
|First Child||James Joseph O'Toole (29 Nov 1863 - 17 Jul 1919)|
|Names of Children||James Joseph (b. 1863), Mary (b. 1867), Thomas (b. 1868), John (b. 1872), Michael Joseph (b. 1875), Catherine Ellen (b. 1876), Ellen (b. 1878), Patrick (b. 1881), and Anne (b. 1883)|
|Place of Death||23 Feb 1921 - Miners Mills, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA|