I am very fortunate to have such history in my family. I have Albert and Thomas Hunt and as far as my grandad is oncerned someone in his mothers side worked on the titanic as well someone Hebb, does anyone know of him, he was either a fireman or a trimmer?
As I am a new member I have only just read your message regarding my grandfather Albert William Hebb, He was a Trimmer on the Titanic, He survived the sinking on top of the upturned collapsible B lifeboat, I believe he may have been Albert and Thomas Hunts brother in law.Please reply
I am Albert William Hebb's great grandaughter, I have some personal documentation that records his address at the time of boarding the Titanic as Princes Street, Southampton. I am very new to this research, do you know where I could find further information, or speak to those who do appear to have posted messages that relate to Hebb.
I can only repeat that when Herb signed on his address was recorded as 5 Bells Court. That information is contained in document BT 100/259 which is generally referred to as the Signing-on sheets. On the opening page of this web-site under People, go to Other Groups and then the the Signing-on sheets. Under Engine Dept Book 1 go down to line 83. Prior to serving on the Titanic he had served on the Olympic.
When I can locate a copy of the pages containing the final pay received by the surviving Crew I will look to see if it also contains addresses and if so what address is recorded. - Would you like me to see if I can scan and post a copy of his signature?
There is some information on a CD: Titanic People by Graig Stringer. It includes the information that your great-grandfather continued to serve at sea. - On the Armenia in 1919 and later on the Mauretania, the Homeric and the Olympic. - Craig also gives 5 Bells Court.
HEBB, A. Saved in Lifeboat number B. Lived at 5 Bell's Court,, Southampton. Occupation - Trimmer. 20 years old. (Born in Hampshire). Ship before the RMS Titanic was the RMS Olympic.
Was paid £7 16 6d in expenses to attend the British Titanic Enquiry in London. A. Hebb, called William Albert Hebb, born 1889 died 16th June 1932. He turned to drink after the disaster and died of liver cirrhosis as a result. He was 42 when he passed away. His sister Elizabeth married fellow Titanic Crewman Arthur Hunt and between them they had 12 children.
Hebb William Albert - Southampton, Hampshire, England - June 16, 1932
There is a Albert William Hebb who was buried 21st June 1932 aged 42 years old and died at 3 St. Georges Place, Southampton.
Buried at Hollybrook Cemetery, Shirley, Southampton, Plot A010 162.
Albert and Tom hunt were my 2nd Cousins. (my nans nephews) We always thought there were three brothers on the titanic, but have not been able to find the 3rd. I have since found out that Albert Hebb was a brother in law. I remember visiting family in Southampton as a child but we have lost touch now. I would love to talk to anyone who could help me. The names Sylvester and Silvanus were always mentioned by my Mum. Can anyone help?
Elizabeth Hebb (sister of Albert Hebb) married Sylvanus Albert Hunt. Sylvanus went by the name Albert. I have 7 children in the Hunt family:
Gertrude Elizabeth, Beatrice Fanny, Thomas, Sylvester, Sylvanus Albert, Emily Rose and James Isaac. The parents were Isaac Hunt and Ellen Wellstead. Thomas and Sylvanus Albert were on the Titanic along with Albert Hebb.
Hi David, Thank you so much for your post. Are you a relative? Our family have always thought that Sylvester and Sylvanus were on the titanic alongside Tom. They were my second cousins on my Mums side. Do you have any other information about the Hunt family? Or have you ways I can continue to search. I also would like to know any information I can find out about Rose Hunt.....Emily Rose?