Mr Patrick Joseph Bradley was born in Springburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 12 October 1873.
He was the son of Irish parents from Co Armagh, John Bradley (b. 1836), a butcher, and Eliza, née Brawley (b. 1836).
He had six known siblings: Mary Ann (b. 1861), Rose (b. 1864), Sarah Eliza (b. 1865), Rose Ann (b. 1871), Therese (b. 1876) and Bernard (b. 1879).
Patrick's parents had married in their native Armagh and began their family there; they later moved to Co Antrim where their daughter Rose Ann was born in 1871, following which they moved across the water to Springburn where Patrick was born in 1873.
The family remained in Scotland until at least 1879 before moving to Jarrow in Co Durham, England, appearing there on the 1881 census as residents of the butcher shop at 104 Grange Road. Another move took the family to Liverpool where Patrick's father took to working as a dock labourer and a young Patrick as a ship's scaler; the 1891 census shows them residing at 6 Regent Street. What became of his father is uncertain but by the time of the 1901 census his widowed mother was living as a boarder at 2 Crowthers Street, Stockport, Cheshire and was working as a laundress to make ends meet.
Patrick had moved to Southampton where, in 1896 he was married to a native of that city, Agnes Louisa Noyce (b. 1879). They would go on to be the parents of six children: Eliza Elizabelth (b. 1897), Rosina (b. 1899), Patrick (b. 1901) and Alice (b. 1904); another two children died in early infancy whilst their son Patrick died in 1902 aged just 1.
Although himself absent from the 1901 census, Patrick's wife and children are shown living at 21 Lime Street, Southampton. He would be shown with his family on the 1911 census living at 4 Greens Court, East Street in the same city and he was described as a ship's fireman for the White Star Line.
When he signed on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 he his address as Greens Court. He had previously served on the American Line's SS New York and as a fireman he earned monthly wages of £6.
Patrick Bradley died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
His widow Agnes remarried in 1917 to Albert Victor Tugby (1888-1946). She died in Southampton in 1938.
His daughter Eliza was married in 1915 to William Bridgett (1890-1971) and had three children; she died in New Forest in 1943.
His daughter Alice was married in 1922 to Bertram Alfred Goodall (b. 1899) and raised a family. She died in Southampton in 1980.
His daughter Rosina was married in 1920 to Frederick James Tyrrell (b. 1894) and raised a large family; she died in Winchester in 1991.
Bill Wormstedt, USA
Donald Hyslop, Alastair Forsyth and Sheila Jemima (1997) Titanic Voices: Memories from the Fateful Voyage, Sutton Publishing, Southampton City Council. ISBN 0 7509 1436 X
General Register Office, Index of Births Marriages and Deaths
British Censuses 1881-1911
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966