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Jan 13, 2010

Bailiss or Baylis, Benjamin

Last Name:  Bailiss or Baylis
First Name:  Benjamin
Date of Birth:  3 Mar 1795, chr. 29 May 1795
Place of Birth:  St. Martin Birmingham, Warwick, England
Parents – Father:  Joseph Baylis
Parents – Mother:  Frances
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Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:  Gardner’s party of 1820 settlers.  According to CO48/42 p. 483 he was part of the Birmingham Workhouse party, 10 pounds was paid for each family by the workhouse.  Benjamin was a coach harness and buckle maker.

B, D
Jul 22, 2012

Bain or Duncan, Isabella


Last Name:   Bain (nee Duncan)
First Name:    Isabella
Date of Birth:   10 Dec 1842

Place of Birth:   Speymouth, Moray, Scotland
Parents – Father:    Robert Duncan
Parents – Mother:   Jessy Symon
Name of Spouse:   Mr. Bain who d. 10 Mar 1891
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   14 Sep 1899 age 56y 9m
Place of Death:  Port Elizabeth, Cape

Notes:   DN 2593/1899.  IGI. Children: 

Jessie m. to Alexander Simpson

Mary Ann m. to Charles Wiseman

Margaret m. to George Wirth

John Allan Bain b. 17 Apr 1886

B, M
Apr 12, 2012

Bain or Meston, Christina


Last Name:    Bain (nee Meston)
First Name:   Christina
Date of Birth:   1822
Place of Birth:   Aberdeen, Scotland
Parents – Father:   Robert Meston
Parents – Mother:    Christina
Name of Spouse:   widow of William Bain d. 4 Oct 1872
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    14 Jun 1898 age 76
Place of Death:  Kingwilliamstown, Cape

Notes:   DN 2575/1898.  Children:

James Bain

Robert Meston Bain

Christina m. to Joseph Cole

Ann Johnston m. to Wm. Watcham

B, T
Feb 9, 2011

Bain or Talbot, Maria

Last Name:   Bain (nee Talbot
First Name:   Maria
Date of Birth:   20 Aug 1814 chr. 4 Sep 1814
Place of Birth:   Whitechapel, London, England
Parents – Father:   John Stuart Talbot (q.v.)
Parents – Mother:  Priscilla Purcell
Name of Spouse:  1) Thomas Fancutt 2) Michael Bain (q.v.)
Marriage Date:   1) 2 Jun 1834
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    9 Mar 1871 age 57
Place of Death:  Buffels Thorns, Cape  

Notes:   DN 6933/1871.  IGI.  Children:

John Josias Bain 25

Michael Edward Bain 23

Walter Carden Bain 18

Alexander Bain 15


Jul 29, 2010

Bain, Andrew Geddes

Last Name:                  Bain
First Name:               Andrew Geddes
Date of Birth:            1797
Place of Birth:           Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
Parents – Father:    Alexander Bain
Parents – Mother:   Jean Geddes
Spouse:                      Maria Elizabeth von Backstrom
Marriage Date:        16 Nov 1818
Marriage Place:      Cape Town, Cape
Date of Death:         20 Oct 1864 age 57
Place of Death:       Cape Town, Cape

Notes:  DN 1441/1864.  Sailed to the Cape in 1816  on the “Princess Charlotte” with his maternal uncle Col. William Geddes. He was a trader, writer, explorer, warrior, geologist, and road engineer. Children:

Jane Geddes (1819-1899) b. Cape Town, d. unmarried at East London.
Johanna Elizabeth (1821-1882) b. Graaff-Reinet, marr. 1839 in Grahamstown to Frederick, son of George Rex of Knysna (6 children).
Henrietta Geddes (q.v.) (1823-42) b. Graaff-Reinet, marr. William Southey (q.v.), (2 children).
Alida Elizabeth b. 1824 at Graaff-Reinet, marr. Andries Hartzenberg, had children.
Wilhelmina Robertson b. 1826 at Graaff-Reinet, marr. at Botha’s Post to Robert Lavers (Ensign 91st Foot 1843, Lieut. CMR 1847) and d. at Reddersburg, O.F.S. (3 children).
Robert Alexander (1828-80) b. Graaff-Reinet, d. Narvegs Poort, O.F.S. marr. a Miss Meintjes at Graaff-Reinet (3 children).
Thomas Charles John (1930-03) b. Graaff-Reinet, marr. Johanna Hermina de Smidt and had 11 children.
Margaret Sophia b. 1832 Graaff-Reinet, d. East London unmarried.
Andretta Smith b . 1834 Graaff-Reinet, marr. William Nicol, farmer, and had several children, d. Highlands nr. Grahamstown.
Victoria Fredrica (1837-1923) b. at Fort Beaufort, marr. Dr. James Edward McCarthy, d. in London (4 children)
Andrew Geddes (1840-41) born and died in Grahamstown.

Feb 28, 2018

Bain, Andrew Hudson

Last Name:      Bain
First Name:     Andrew Hudson
Date of Birth:     1821
Place of Birth:    Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:      Nancy
Marriage Date:
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Date of Death:     17 July 1894 age 73
Place of Death:    Hospital in Kimberley.

Notes:  Orange Free State DN 1241 image 393.   Children:

James Roualeyn Bain, major

Sep 20, 2010

Bain, Daniel

Last Name:   Bain
First Name:   Daniel
Date of Birth:   chr. 18 Apr 1804
Place of Birth:   Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
Parents – Father:   Alexander Bain
Parents – Mother:  Jean McIntosh
Spouse:   A. B.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   7 Oct 1852 age 47y 6m 2d
Place of Death:  Cape  

Notes:   DN 1667/1852.  IGI.  Children:

Jane McIntosh Bain age 8 yers

Daniel William Bain age 6 years

Aug 21, 2010

Bain, John

Last Name:   Bain
First Name:   John
Date of Birth:  1803
Place of Birth:   Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:   unmarried
Marriage Date:
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Date of Death:   4 Apr 1840 age abt 37
Place of Death:  Caledon, Cape  

Notes:  DN 4308/1840.

Jun 30, 2018

Bain, John

Last Name:       Bain
First Name:      John
Date of Birth:     1860
Place of Birth:    Tarlend, Scotland
Parents – Father:    John Bain
Parents – Mother:    Mary Bain, born Troupe
Name of Spouse:    Mary Ann Bain, born Trotter
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     10 July 1902 age 42
Place of Death:    Oudtshoorn, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2371 image 245.  Children, all minors:

Mary Troupe Bain

John Thomas Bain

Charles Stewart Bain

Minnie Houston Bain

Laura Paterson Bain

Ivy Hilda Bain

August William Bain

Arthur Alexander Bain

Jan 26, 2011

Bain, Michael

Last Name:   Bain
First Name:   Michael
Date of Birth:   1814
Place of Birth:  Tipperary, Ireland
Parents – Father:   Joseph Bain
Parents – Mother:  M.
Name of Spouse:   J. J.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   2 Jun 1868 age 54
Place of Death:   Queenstown, Cape  

Notes:   DN 4481/1868.  Children:

John Josias, major

Michael Edward, major

Walter Carden Alexander, minor


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