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How to track BAIN emigrated South Africa 1920s?

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Reggie Report 29 Oct 2012 09:42

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 a

Name: Frank Herman Douglas Bain
Birth Date: abt 1912
Age: 27
Port of Departure: Mombasa, Kenya
Arrival Date: 1 Jun 1939
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage: Mombasa
[Cape Town]
Ship Name: Durham Castle
Search Ship Database: View the 'Durham Castle' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Union-Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd
Official Number: 118357

Destination address was in Southwick, Sunderland


Lynski Report 29 Oct 2012 03:58


greyghost Report 28 Oct 2012 21:40

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Sandra Report 28 Oct 2012 21:40

Thanks Reggie. Going to South Africa is the family story. Plus I found another post today from another arm of the family (who I am trying to contact) who also said that Peter Bain, wife Alice and some of the children went to South Africa.
I do know that one son Frank went because he came back in 1938 (ticket was from Kenya) and met my mother. His ticket name was F H D Bain (which is Harrison his mothers maiden name and Douglas his birthname, and Bain his stepfathers name) Sorry thats a bit complicated!

Which may mean that Frank, Thomas or Albert may have originally emigrated under their fathers name of Douglas. Alice was married so would have been Alice Bain
best wishes Sandra


Reggie Report 28 Oct 2012 21:31

No migration on FMP for Christine Bain born 1915 +/- 2years

You say you 'think' they went to SA.........what is the source of the story?


Sandra Report 28 Oct 2012 21:04

Thank you

How would I go about tracking down a people who moved to South Africa in the 20s. Any advice anyone?

, I did give it a go, but I will try again. I have details of the family in the UK going back a while, but nothing after WW1 when I think they went off to South Africa.

I have just looked again, and there are a couple of leads for the previous generation - the Douglas family, but nothing I can find for the Ban family with any kind of South African lead.


Lynski Report 28 Oct 2012 20:18

Have you tried "Search all trees" under the Search button above?

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.


Sandra Report 28 Oct 2012 19:54

Hi does any one out there know of the Bain family who moved to South Africa from Co Durham in the UK some time after WW1? I think probably before about 1925ish.. I unfortunately dont know what port they departed from or where they landed (though family history is that it was South Africa).

Details are - father Peter born around 1877 in Falkirk Scotland, and had been in the army in the Black Watch in second Boer War, mother Alice (formerly Douglas maiden name Harrison), children Frank (born around 1912 and his surname may be Douglas or Harrison as Alice married twice), also Christine Bain, born 1915. There may also be other children as I am not sure who else came over with them. Alice also had a daughter Sarah(Elizzie or Elizabeth) 1904, Albert 1907, and Thomas 1910, name of these last three is Douglas.

If you have any details or help you could offer I would be very grateful as I am researching family history and have no information about this branch of the family.