Mr Patrick Shaughnessy was born in Tynagh, Co Galway, Ireland around 1885.1
He came from a farming family. His mother was Ellen Shaughnessy 2 (b. 1850) but the identity of his father is not clear (possibly also named Patrick) and he had died sometime prior to 1901. His known siblings were: Thomas (b. 1872), Michael (b. 1874) and Bridget (b. 1883).
The 1901 census shows Patrick and his family living at house 9 in Tynagh, he still a schoolboy at this stage. The family would be listed in the same locale at the time of the 1911 census, then house 14, and Patrick was described as an unmarried farm labourer.
He was travelling to New York where his married sister Bridget lived and he boarded the Titanic at Queenstown on 11 April 1912 as a third class passenger (ticket number 370374 which cost £7, 15s).
Patrick Shaughnessy died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified