Richard Harry Hyne was born March 3, 1848, on-board ship in the English Channel. He was the fifth child of Charles Hyne and Louisa Hole Carruthers. His father was captain of the “Carnatic” at the time, so that is probably the ship on which he was born.
In the 1861 England, Wales & Scotland census he is listed as studying under Thomas Cox, former headmaster of Queen Elizabeth School.
Richard Harry successfully passed his Second Mate certificate exam August 23, 1869. On his application form he included details of the ships he had served on (see list below). Interestingly, the first ship he served on as a 15 year old midshipman was the “Agamemnon“, the ship his father Charles had been captain of before his death.
|Ship||Start Date||End Date||Rank|
|Agamemnon||August 25, 1863||June 9, 1864||Midshipman|
|Agamemnon||July 7, 1864||May 6, 1865||Midshipman|
|Agamemnon||July 1, 1865||March 29, 1866||Midshipman|
|Young England||February 8, 1867||May 15, 1867||Able Seaman|
|Westward Ho||June 4, 1867||May 31, 1868||3rd Mate|
|Solent||September 15, 1868||October 31, 1868||4th Mate|
|Tyne||October 30, 1868||May 18, 1869||5th Mate|
|Corsica||May 18, 1869||June 15, 1869||4th Mate|
|Solent||July 1, 1869||August 3, 1869||4th Mate|
In the 1881 England, Wales & Scotland census, Richard Harry is living with his mother and oldest brother. The trio appear to be lodgers in the home of Charles Jame Colam (written Colman, which I believe is an error). His occupation in 1881 is listed as “2nd Mate Mercantile Marine”.
Richard Harry died July 19, 1884. In his will he left everything to Charles James Colam, who I believe to be the same man in whose home he was a lodger in 1881. He seems to have changed careers between 1881 and 1884. In his will he left a business called “Hatters Clothiers etc. by R. H. Hyne & Co”.