Mr Thomas Casey

Mr Thomas Casey was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England 1 on 29 July 1867, being baptised the same day in Holy Cross Church, Liverpool.

He was the son of Irish immigrants from Co Sligo, Thomas Casey (b. 1837), a dock labourer, and Margaret Byrne (b. 1837); and was brother to: Michael (b. 1859), Mary (b. 1862), Honor "Annie" (b. 1863) and Bridget (1869-1870). His two elder siblings had been born in Co Sligo.

The family appear on the 1881 census living at 18 Lace Street, Liverpool with the 13-year old Thomas being described as a school boy. Further census records for the family cannot be traced. His father died in 1889 and his mother in 1907.

His sister Anna was married in 1889 to Dennis Carroll (b. circa 1864), a dock labourer originally from Ireland, and she raised a family of nine children before she was widowed in 1905. By 1911 she and her children were living at 66 Ashfield Cottages, Liverpool and it is possible that Thomas also resided there whilst not at sea. He was unmarried.

When he signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Casey gave his local address as the Sailors' Home, Southampton, his previous ship as the St Paul and his age as 38. As a trimmer he could expect monthly wages of £5, 10s.

Thomas Casey died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His sister Annie Carroll benefitted from the Titanic Relief Fund as a dependent. Annie remained in Liverpool for the rest of her life and died in 1935.


  1. Molony (2000) gives his place of birth as Co Cork, Ireland.

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    hyoung said:

    I am new to the site. I believe I am related to Thomas Casey, a trimmer. His bio only lists his age, 28, that he was single and embarked at South Hampton. Does anyone have any more info?

  2. Jake Peterson said:

    I did find this, but the odds that the email address is still usable after 14 years is slim. This person does seem to give information about Thomas's parents and siblings, though. What other resources have you looked at so far?

  3. Andrew Williams said:

    I am hoping that Phil Hind can post the previoues enquiries into this case as I need to ask Damian Quinn some questions relating to his claim of the 21st August 2011. Otherwise this case into Thomas Casey remains open for all too debate.

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    Dave Fredericks said:

    I am in contact with the Quinn family, Andrew if you need an email address. Tom Casey was a Trimmer on the 12-4 watch and as such would have been a room mate of my G-Grandfather Walter Fredericks. I wonder if Tom was one of those who promised to buy Walt a beer in New York as they played cards at the mess table. (Walt turned 21 on 14th April 1912) It is certainly a possibility. The 12-4 Trimmers were housed on E-deck on the Starboard side of the ship in the bow

  5. Andrew Williams said:

    Caught your message in time Dave as I was about to retire for the night. Answer -- Yes please and thank you for your respsonse. A.W.

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    J Burdette said:

    @hyoung: You might be interested in this: If you sign up for a free account on you can search the Titanic records free until tomorrow midnight. The T. Casey in the link was a trimmer. However these records says he was 38 and last ship before Titanic that he served on was the St. Paul. This Casey was born in Liverpool and died in the sinking.

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(2020) Thomas Casey Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1432, updated 27th January 2020 05:48:40 AM)