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Patrick Morgan

Patrick Morgan
Patrick Morgan

Patrick Morgan was born at 19 Down Street in Belfast, Ireland on 10 May 1885. Hailing from a Roman Catholic family, he was the son of Edward Morgan, a labourer, and Mary Mulholland, both natives of Derry. 

Described as a sailor and his address listed as 18 North Derby Street, Morgan was married in St Joseph’s Church, Belfast on 27 October 1908 to Maggie O’Neill, a flax spinner. By 1911 the couple lived at 32 Shore Street in north Belfast with their two small sons, Patrick and Joseph and the elder Patrick was described as a sailor in the British Merchant Service. Two daughters would later join the family, Annie in 1914 and Maggie in 1915. 

Morgan’s ship prior to Titanic had been the Carrigan Head. He joined Titanic at Belfast for the delivery trip to Southampton where he then disembarked.

Patrick Morgan later enlisted with the Royal Navy Reserves and served throughout the duration of WWI. He continued working at sea during peacetime but his eventual whereabouts remain uncertain. 

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Patrick Morgan
Age: 26 years 11 months and 5 days (Male)
Nationality: Irish
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Married to Maggie O’Neill
Last Residence: in
Occupation: Fireman
Last Ship: Carrigan Head
Embarked: Belfast on Friday 29th March 1912
Disembarked: Southampton

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References and Sources

Crew Signing-On Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (2A/45/381, A-H)
Central Index Register of Merchant Seamen
1911 Census

Newspaper Articles

Belfast Newsletter (26 April 1912) Belfast Fireman's Fortunate Escape
Patrick Morgan charged with assault
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