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Andrew Geddes Bain, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Thurso, Caithness, Scotland
Death: Died in Cape Town, \, South Africa
Place of Burial: Somerset Road/Maitland Cemetry, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Wright Bain and Jean Bain
Husband of Theodora Cornelia Bain and Maria Elisabeth Von Backstrom, SM
Father of Jane Geddes Bain, b1; Johanna Elizabeth Rex, b2; Henrietta Geddes Southey, b3; Alida Elizabeth Hartzenberg, b4; Wilhelmina Robertson Lavers, b5 and 7 others

Occupation: Geologist, Road Engineer
Managed by: Carolle Louise Marquard
Last Updated:

About Andrew Geddes Bain, SV/PROG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Geddes_Bain

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BAIN, Andrew Geddes; p. Independent; r. Captain of levies in the Sixth Kaffir War, 1834. As an explorer he penetrated as far as the Molopo River. Road engineer who constructed the Queen's Road, the Katberg Pass, Oudeberg and van Ryneveld Passes, Mitchell's Pass, and Bain's Kloof Pass. Also the Father of South African Geology, his labours in this field being recognized by the Queen, the British Museum, and several international scientific institutions. Compiled the first geological map of South Africa. Wrote Journals on his travels, a burlesque, Kaatjie Kekkelbek, and a poem, British Settlers.

Source: The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa, Second Edition and Revised, 1966. Pg 205.

Added by Y. DROST on 5 AUG 2012

Fossil named after him (Dicynodon Bainii) also a freshwater fish, Eastern Cape Rocky (Sandelia Bainsii). He produced South Africa's first comprehensive geological map in 1852.

Source: British 1820 Settlers to South Africa Some Frontier Families, I Mitford-Barbeton & Violet White

Added by Carolle Marquard (Malan) 6 Aug 2012

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von BACKSTROM. Azure, three escallops argent. Motto: Spes mea in patria (fig 248). [25] Johann George Friedrich von Backstrom, fr. Wesel (Germ.), b. 1764, d. 7.1.1812; in 1795 translator of the Council of Justice. Marr. 18.6.1797 Johanna Georgina SPRENGLER. His only child, Maria Elizabeth, bapt. 6.5.1798, marr. 16.11.1818 Andrew Geddes BAIN.

Heraldry of South African Families by C. PAMA. pg. 27

Added by Y. DROST on 5 AUG 2012

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Of Bainskloof fame.

http://bainskloof.org.za/history/history-3/index.html

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Andrew Geddes Bain, SV/PROG's Timeline

1797
May 1797
Caithness, Scotland
June 11, 1797
Scotland
1818
November 16, 1818
Age 21
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1819
August 30, 1819
Age 22
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1821
June 7, 1821
Age 24
Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province, South Africa
1823
February 20, 1823
Age 25
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1824
October 27, 1824
Age 27
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1826
October 26, 1826
Age 29
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1828
May 19, 1828
Age 31
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1830
September 29, 1830
Age 33
Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa