THE SHINES

 

Victorian tailoring shop.

 

The Shines, consisting of Joseph and Esther with their 2 sons Nathan and Joseph, came from somewhere in Germany. So far I have been unable to find where in Germany they originated and also I haven’t found out when they arrived in this country. The first, official, mention of them is the 1861 census where they are living in 27 Dorset Street. Also, in Dorset Street at number 5 are the Musaphia family including Rachel who became Nathan’s wife in 1863, another case of falling in love and marrying the ‘girl next door’. Joseph Shine Junior disappears after the 1861 census as I have been unable to find him after that.

 

The first Nathan, who came from Germany and married Rachel Musaphia, died in 1869 from TB (or, as it was known then, PHTHISIS) and Rachel was left a widow, age 25, with 3 young boys, the eldest was only 5, and she was pregnant with their 4th son who was born in February 1870.

 

The second Nathan Shine, who was born in 1870 a few months after his father had died, is one of the very few people who may have seen the killer known as ‘Jack the Ripper’. It has been reported that on 30th September 1888, when he was only 18, Nathan said that he had left a working man’s social club in Commercial Street, Whitechapel heading for home. On turning into Berner St. at approx. 1.00am he saw a man holding a large narrow bladed knife standing over a woman who was lying motionless on the ground. It appears that Nathan had disturbed the man seconds after the woman had been killed. His story is very credible as the incident he described exactly matches in with the official police reports of the time. It followed that the body of ELIZABETH STRIDE was not mutilated. Mutilation was the usual practice of ‘Jack the Ripper’ after a kill and it was concluded that ‘Jack the Ripper’ was probably disturbed only moments after he stabbed Elizabeth Stride to death.

 

Nathan Shine born 1895

 

The third Nathan Shine (shown above), who was born in 1895, was a hero in our family for his actions during the First World War which earned him the Military Medal with a Bar. But before he became a hero he was involved in a far less creditable incident, although it was not his fault.

 

Nathan and his brother Joseph, who was born in 1897, both joined the East London Regiment in 1914 as they lived in Old Ford, Bow. One evening they were patrolling along a road where they were supposed to be guarding a school and after a while Joseph tells Nathan that the school had been there for years and would still be there the next day and as he had a date to go on he was going to disappear for the rest of the evening. So off Joseph went leaving Nathan all alone on patrol. As luck would have it an officer discovered Nathan was patrolling all alone. Joseph was disciplined for going AWOL and Nathan was disciplined for not reporting his brother. Their punishment was that they were both dishonourably discharged. They both decided to enlist again in another regiment and Nathan insisted on Joseph telling him which regiment he would join so that he could make sure he (Nathan) could join a different one.

 

 

Joseph ended up in the Horse Artillery and whilst in France he was shot in the thigh by a sniper and seriously wounded. Meanwhile Nathan joined the Northamptonshire Regiment and for at least some of the time he was a stretcher bearer. In the course of performing his duties Nathan Shine was awarded the Military Medal, which was announced in the London Gazette on 14th September 1916 and on 12th June 1918 the London Gazette announced that he was awarded a bar to the Military Medal.

 

Military Medal

                                                                                                                              

1841 Census (taken on 6th June)  
None found.  
     
1851 Census (taken on 30th March)  
None found.  
     
1861 Census (taken on 7th April)  
Living in 27, Dorset Street, Spitalfields (RG9/265 Folio 164 Page 31) (name spelt Shan)
Joseph Shine b: 1825, Germany Picture Frame Maker
  Wife: Esther Shine (?) b: 1827, Germany  
  Son: Nathan Shine b: 1843, Germany Slipper Maker
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1845, Germany Slipper Maker

 

4TH QUARTER 1863 – LONDON CITY (District London City Vol. 1c Page 268)

Nathan Shine married Rachel Musaphia

 

3RD QUARTER 1869 – WHITECHAPEL (District Whitechapel Vol. 1c Page 292)

Nathan Shine died from TB (aged 27 27th September 1869)

 

1871 Census (taken on 2nd April)  
Living in 111, Middlesex Street, Whitechapel (RG10/519 Folio 19 Page 5)  

Joseph Shine b: 1821, Germany

Picture Dealer
 

Wife: Esther Shine (?) b: 1821, Germany

 
 
Living in 16, Tenter Street, Spitalfields (RG10/509 Folio 53 Page 6) (name spelt Minice)  
Aaron Nunes Vaz b: 1844, Holland Cigar Maker
  Wife: Rebecca Nunes Vaz (M) b: 1850, Holland  
  Son: Jacob Nunes Vaz b: 1870, Christchurch  
  Sister-in-law: Rachel Shine (Musaphia) b: 1844, Holland (widow) Hawker
  Nephew: Jacob Shine b: 1866, Spitalfields  
     
Living in German Hospital, Hackney St. John (RG10/322 Folio 99 Page 25) (name spelt Scheim)
 

Inmate: Joseph Shine b: 1868, Middx.

Patient (shoemaker’s son)

 

1881 Census (taken on 3rd April)

 

Living in 26, Dock Street, Whitechapel (RG11/448 Folio 98 Page 27)

 

Joseph Shine b: 1819, Germany

Picture Frame Maker
  Wife: Esther Shine (?) b: 1821, Germany
* Son: Barnet Shine b: 1863, Whitechapel
* Son: Jacob Shine b: 1866, Whitechapel
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1868, Whitechapel
  Son: Nathan Shine b: 1870, Whitechapel
     

Living in 15, Tenter Street, Christchurch (RG11/436 Folio 96 Page 47)

 

Rachel Shine (Musaphia) b: 1844, The Netherlands (widow)

Cats Meat Dealer
* Son: Barnett Shine b: 1864, England Clothier (Tailor)
* Son: Jacob Shine b: 1866, England Cigar Maker
  Mother: Caroline Musaphia (?) b: 1816, The Netherlands (widow) Nurse (Sub. Med. Serv.)

 

*NB Barnett & Jacob Shine are shown living in 2 places at the same time.

 

4TH QUARTER 1887 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 1086)

Jacob Shine married Ellen Mossel

 

1ST QUARTER 1890 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 456)

Joseph Shine died (aged 78)

 

1891 Census (taken on 5th April)  
Living in 15, Tenter Street, Christchurch (RG12/274 Folio 107 Page 5)  
Rachel Shine (Musaphia) b: 1844, Amsterdam (widow) Cats Meat Vender
  Son: Barnett Shine b: 1864, Tower Hamlets Cloth Cutter
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1869, Tower Hamlets Riveter
  Son: Nathan Shine b: 1870, Tower Hamlets Cats Meat Vender
     
Living in 8, New Court, Christchurch (RG12/273 Folio 124 Page 16)  
Jacob Shine b: 1871, Spitalfields Seller of Cats Meat
  Wife: Ellen Shine (Mossel) b: 1867, Spitalfields
  Son: Abram Shine b: 1890, Spitalfields
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1891, Spitalfields
   

 

2ND QUARTER 1891 – LONDON CITY (District London City Vol. 1c Page 88)

Rachel Shine (Musaphia) married Isaac Van Gelder

 

3RD QUARTER 1891 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 924)

Nathan Shine married Sarah Staal

 

1ST QUARTER 1892 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 638)

Barnett Shine married Hannah Benjamin

 

2ND QUARTER 1898 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 271)

Joseph Shine died (aged 30)

 

1901 Census (taken on 31st March)  
Living in 53, Libra Road, Bow (RG13/341 Folio 47 Page 22)  
Barnett Shine b: 1864, Spitalfields Cloth Cutter
  Wife: Hannah Shine (Benjamin) b: 1869, Spitalfields
  Daughter: Rachel Shine b: 1893, Whitechapel
  Son: Nathan Shine b: 1895, Whitechapel
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1897, Whitechapel
  Son: Leon S Shine b: 1900, Whitechapel
     
Living in 23, Tilley Street, Spitalfields (RG13/299 Folio 81 Page 46)  
Nathan Shine b: 1870, Spitalfields Cat Meat Vendor
  Wife: Sarah Shine (Staal) b: 1870, St. George
  Daughter: Rachel Shine b: 1892, Spitalfields
  Son: Emanuel Shine b: 1894, Spitalfields
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1896, Spitalfields
  Daughter: Rebecca Shine b: 1898, Spitalfields
  Daughter: Katherine Shine b: 1900, Spitalfields
  Uncle: Aaron Misoplia b: 1843, Hol Foreign Subject Cigar Maker

 

1911 Census (taken on 2nd April)

 

Living in 53, Libra Road, Bow, London (RG14PN1674 RG78PN58 RD22 SD1 ED24 SN385)

Barnett Shine b: 1864, Spitalfields Tailors Cutter
  Wife: Hannah Shine (Benjamin) b: 1869, Whitechapel  
  Daughter: Rachel Shine b: 1893, Whitechapel Cigarette Maker
  Son: Nathan Shine b: 1895, Whitechapel Ladies Tailor
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1897, Whitechapel Barber’s Boy
  Son: Leon Solomon Shine b: 1900, Bow  
  Son: Henry Shine b: 1902, Bow  
  Daughter: Sarah Shine b: 1904, Bow  
  Son: Jacob Shine b: 1906, Bow  
  Son: Abraham Shine b: 1908, Bow  
  Daughter: Henrietta Doris Shine b: 1910, Bow  
     

Living in 46 British St., Bow, London (RG14PN1714 RG78PN59 RD22 SD2 ED37 SN396)

Jacob Shine b: 1866, Spitalfields Cats Meat Hawker
  Wife: Ellen Shine (Mossel) b: 1866, Spitalfields  
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1891, Spitalfields Tailor Presser Coats
  Daughter: Jenny Shine b: 1892, Whitechapel Professional Singer
  Daughter: ? Shine b: 1899, Whitechapel  
  Son: Jack Shine b: 1900, Whitechapel  
  Housekeeper: Sydea Mossel b: 1855, Bethnal Green  
  Son: Henry Mossel b: 1897, Whitechapel Kitchen Maid

 

Living in 14 Shepherd St., Whitechapel, London (RG14PN1465 RG78PN51 RD18 SD1 ED13 SN61)

Nathaniel Shine b: 1870, Aldgate, London

General Dealer and Job Stock Buyer
  Wife: Sarah Shine (Staal) b: 1870, St. George  
  Daughter: Ray Shine b: 1892, Whitechapel, London Domestic
  Son: Emanuel Shine b: 1894, Whitechapel, London Dealer Job
  Son: Joseph Shine b: 1896, Whitechapel, London Assistant
  Daughter: Rebecca Shine b: 1898, Whitechapel, London  
  Daughter: Kate Shine b: 1900, Whitechapel, London  
  Daughter: Hannah Shine b: 1901, Whitechapel, London  
  Daughter: Fanny Shine b: 1904, Whitechapel, London  
  Daughter: Bloomer Shine b: 1908, Whitechapel, London  

         

Barnett & Hannah Shine on holiday in Southsea 1938

 

The children of Barnett and Hannah Shine.      
         

Rachel b: 1892

Nathan b: 1895

Joseph b: 1897

Leon b: 1900

Henry b: 1901

         

Sarah b: 1904

Jacob b: 1906

Abraham b: 1908

Doris b: 1910

Samuel b: 1913

 

 

4TH QUARTER 1914 – WHITECHAPEL (District Whitechapel Vol. 1c Page 425)

Rachel Shine married David Barzilay

 

1ST QUARTER 1917 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 428)

Nathan Shine married Esther Leucovitch

 

2ND QUARTER 1917 – WILLESDEN (District Willesden Vol. 3a Page 559)

Joseph Shine married Lilian Stillman

 

2ND QUARTER 1922 – MILE END (District Mile End Vol. 1c Page 645)

Leon Shine married Hilda Gaffinovitch

 

3RD QUARTER 1925 – POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 864)

Sarah Shine married Simon Harris

 

Sarah Shine and Simon Harris.

 

4TH QUARTER 1929 – HACKNEY (District Hackney Vol. 1b Page 1018)

Henry Shine married Emma Houtman

 

Henry Shine and Emma Houtman.

 

4TH QUARTER 1930 – POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 904)

Abraham Shine married Sarah Houtman

 

Abraham Shine and Sarah Houtman.

 

2ND QUARTER 1939 – STEPNEY (District Stepney Vol. 1c Page 570)

Samuel D Shine married Irene Lefcovitch

 

Samuel Shine and Irene Lefcovitch.

 

3RD QUARTER 1940 – HACKNEY (District Hackney Vol. 1b Page 1381)

Jacob Shine married Annie Fabershack

 

3RD QUARTER 1942 – POPLAR (District Poplar Vol. 1c Page 531)

Henrietta D Shine married Samuel L Keyworth

 

Doris Shine and Willie Keyworth.