Winslow man on the Titanic

Mathew Bishop farthing both sides
The terrace in Station Road where William Hine lived

William Edward Hine was 3rd baker on the Titanic when it went down in 1912. He was born in Winslow in 1876 and spent his childhood here. You can read his story on the Encyclopedia Titanica website, to which we can add some Winslow details. His father Henry Hine was a platelayer on the railway, and they lived at 35 Station Road before moving to Brackley in about 1889. Henry was born at Marsh Gibbon but his second wife Sarah Ann Bunce was a native of Winslow, and lodged a few doors away from him in Station Road; his first wife (William's mother) died in 1882 and he married Sarah on 20 Sep 1884 at the Baptist Tabernacle. She already had an illegitimate daughter Lizzie (b.1877), who in the 1891 census had the surname Hine and was listed as Henry's daughter. Sarah Ann Bunce came from a long established Winslow family: her father Frederick Bunce was an agricultural labourer, but her grandfather Mark was a cordwainer (i.e. shoemaker/mender), as were three other Bunces in 1798. In 1893 she was a witness in a court case and was described as Sarah Hines, wife of Henry Hines, labourer. 

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