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Offline PLB

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Re: Alexander Bain
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 27 February 14 03:44 GMT (UK) »
Shirley,
Thank you for your kind offer. I am keen to get any source documents relating to the Births, deaths, or marriage of Alexander Bain who was christened in Thurso in 1775 and his wife Catherine Brims.
Many thanks,
Pat

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Re: Alexander Bain
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 27 February 14 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Ok Pat, will do that no problem, will be Tuesday as thats the day we go.  :)
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Re: Alexander Bain
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 02 September 17 15:41 BST (UK) »
Hi, strangely, I am writing about Andrew Geddes Bain who wrote and staged an extraordinary satirical work, Kaatje Kekelbek, of Life among the Hottentots in Grahamstown 1838. He was a soldier, saddler, explorer, trader, journalist, military officer, frontiersman, road- and bridge-builder, astronomer, entertainer and palaeontologist, all with distinction. He Journals were published in 1949 (Journals of Andrew Geddes Bain, by his great-granddaughter, Margaret Hermina Bain (The Van Riebeeck Society, Cape Town) and Patricia Storrar's A Colossus of Roads gives an account his building that helped develop the colony and country. He writes with quiet humour. Let me know if I can help or send you what material I have. Best

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Re: Alexander Bain
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 02 September 17 17:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Dushka.
I would be very interested to learn if any of the material you have access to regarding Andrew Geddes Bain contains any information about his parents or siblings. I know that Andrew came to South Africa from Edinburgh, with an uncle who was an Army officer, but there is no trace of his parents or his brothers or sister in Caithness from the early 1800s. There is an Alexander Bain who appears in later censuses in Edinburgh, but I have no proof that it is the same one as Andrew's father.

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Re: Alexander Bain
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 19:23 BST (UK) »
Hi I have a comprehensive family tree from Alexander Brain married Jean Macintosh. Down 6 generations to myself and children. Andrew Geddes Bain was my grandmother's uncle. please contact me if interested. She left memoirs about the family dating back to Caithness. Please contact me if you would like to know more

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Re: Alexander Bain
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 20:53 BST (UK) »
I have Andrew Geddes Bain's parents as Alexander Bain and Jean Geddes. What relation to  Andrew Geddes Bain do you have Alexander Bain and Jean Macintosh as?