Margaret Tollett 1845

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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.

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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)  
Townland born Moyrahan  
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  
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