Descendants of John Cain

Generation 1 JOHN CAIN was born 1812 in Ireland and died 1868 in Temuka. In 1838 he had married SARAH GREENLEY STEPHENSON (b: 1809, d: 1871 at Temuka) John, his wife and 3 children immigrated 1859 on the ship Clontarf***leaving Plymouth, England for Timaru, NZ.
 
 
Their Children:
i. SARAH CAIN, b. 2 Feb 1828; Resided 1841 Angus, Scotland; d: 1881. She mar: Alexander McBratney (b: 12 Feb 1830 Killinchey, Co Down, Nth Ireland; d: 22 Sep 1882 Arowhenue, Temuka) They immigrated 1852 on the ship 'Stag' from London, England to Lyttelton - Sarah d: 9 Jul 1881 at Temuka where she is bur. Their children: John (1850 - 1922) William Alexander (1853 - 1937) Samuel David (1854 - 1925) Mary (1856 - 1927) Eliza Jane (1859 - 1919) Georgina (1874 - 1951) and Lilian McBratney (1877 - 1946)

ii. JOHN Thomas CAIN, ( b. 1839 Country Down, Ireland; d. 27 Jun 1911 Waimate) Emigration: Ship "Grassmere" 1855 England to New Zealand. Mar: 1877 to BRIDGET DOWLING.

Their children were:  John (b. 1878) Mary Kate (b. 1880)  Margaret Theresa (b. 1883)Michael Joseph (b. 1885) Ellen Bridget (b. 1889) Alice Ann (b.1891

iii. HANS CAIN, (b. 28 Mar 1842, Belfast, Ireland; Imig.*** d. 21 Mar 1921, Temuka) mar. 15 Jun 1871 at Temuka  by the Revd. Geo. Barclay to LOUISA NEAL (b. 1852, Christchurch; Father William Neal (1812-1879) Mother Mary Burbage (1812-1886) d. 1889, Waimate)
Their children were: Sarah Louisa (1874-1888) Hans (1880-1880) Mary (1881-1881) Agnes (1883-1938) Mary Ann  (1885-1886)  Louisa Cain (1889-1915)

iv. DAVID CAIN, (b. 1844 - ) Imig***

v. MARY CAIN, (b. 1846, County Down, Ireland) Imig***d: aged 91Y in 1937; bur; Symonds St Cem)

vi. SAMUEL CAIN, (b. 17 Oct 1848, Raffrey, County Down, Ireland; d. 20 May 1931, Seadown) Imig*** (See below ###)

vii. JAMES CAIN (b. 4 Apr 1850 County Down, Nth Ireland; d. 29 Aug 1911 at Timaru) Imig***mar. 1873, at the residence of Mr James Smith, Milton Otago;(1) ELIZABETH STRACHEN SMITH  (b. 1854, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Father James Edward Smith (1821-1876) Mother Ann Peter Sturrock (1827-1909) d. 1889, Waimate) James Cain

Their children:  John William (1874-1935) James Edward (1877-1919) David Gordon (1878-1957) Herbert Hans (1880-1950) Ann Peter sturrock (1882-1962) Samuel Stevenson (1884-1970) Walter Ernest Smith (1886-1963) Lilian Sarah (1888-1968) Elizabeth (1889-1889)

James remar. 1891 at Temuka EMILY JANE DAVIS (b. 1871; d. 1950)

Their children: Henry George (1891-1973) Allan (1894-1972) Stewart Townley (1898-1899) Beryl Comfort Greenlea (1902-1966)

1908 Electoral Roll Shows James Cain, Albury, Farmer 

Timaru Herald 2nd Sept 1911: On Tuesday last another of the band of pioneers passed away in the person of James Cain, who had been in indifferent health for some time. He was a son of the late John Cain, of Springbank Farm, who was among the first South Canterbury settlers. He was twice married, and a widow and eleven children are left to mourn their loss.

viii. AGNES CAIN (b: 25 Apr 1854 in Belfast, Ireland; d: 17 May 1927 Milford, Temuka age 73Y; bir: Temuka Cem.) Imig*** Mar: 1873 to  Joseph Blanchhead Woodhead (b: Apr 17 1850 in Babworth, Nottinghamshire; occ. farmer Swamp Road; d: 8 Feb 1893 Temuka 41Y bur: Cromwell Cem)

Their 11 children:  Harriett Blanchard (1874 - 1945) Sarah Ellen (1876 - 1948) Maud Mary (1878 - 1955) Georgina Woodhead (1880 - ) George John Blanchard (1885 - 1956) Agnes Woodhead (1883 - 1950) Joseph Stanley Coira (1885 - 1973) Jane Greenlea (1887 - 1964) Violet Rosetta (1889 - 1950) Francis Barclay (1891 - 1966) Florence Elizabeth May (1893 - 1987)

Generation No. 2: ### SAMUEL CAIN (son of JOHN) was born 17 Oct 1848 Raffrey, County Down, Ireland, and d: 20 May 1931 at Seadown aged 82Y. Bur: 22 May 1931 Temuka Cem. Sect C Blk 2 Plot 179 Samuel Cain

Samuel left Ireland for the Colony with his parents on the "Clontarf". His father farmed land at Milford near Temuka and Samuel was brought up to farm life. He went on to purchase in 1868 a farm of 187 acres and built his residence in 1891. He also owned another farm "Laurel Grove" of 212 acres on the Seadown block. An active member of the Presbyterian Church and chairman of the Seadown School Committee since 1893. Twice married - first to Miss Eagle who died in 1890 leaving 11 children and then to his wife's sister and they had three children. Ref. Canty Cyclopedia 1902

1st MAR: Samuel mar: 17 Aug 1871 in Timaru to SARAH ANN EAGLE (b: 1854; daughter of Henry Eagle (1828-1877)and Elizabeth nee Neal (1831-1886 Temuka) d: 1 Jan 1890 aged 32Y; bur: Temuka Cem)

DEATH: CAIN - On January 1st, at Waihi Farm, Temuka, the beloved wife of Mr Samuel Cain, after a very painful illness, aged 36 years.

Children of SAMUEL CAIN and SARAH Ann EAGLE are:

i. SARAH CAIN, (b. 27 May 1872, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 01 Nov 1950, Temuka, South Canterbury) mar: 1895 in Temuka to Issaac Smith (b: 1854 in Hampshire,England; d: 03 Sep 1916 in Temuka aged 63Y) Their children:

 i. William Smith (b: 1895) ii.Fashoda Smith (b: 1898 in Temuka d: 1973 in Invercargill Mar: 1917 in Geraldine to Ernest Krause b: 1893 in Geraldine d: 1966 in Temuka) iii Maddesrona Zepthina Smith (b: 1906) iv Enda Rhodesse Smith (b: 1907)

ii. ELIZABETH CAIN (b. 05 Oct 1873, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 07 Nov 1873, Temuka, South Canterbury)

iii. ELIZABETH CAIN (b. 01 Dec 1874, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 01 May 1940, Timaru)

iv. JOHN HENRY CAIN (b. 12 Jul 1876, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 17 Mar 1947, Timaru; bur: Temuka)

v. SAMUEL CAIN, (b. 05 May 1878, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. Aug 1940, Temuka) mar 12/08/1908 to  Kate Fraser (b: 1880; d: 1938 aged 58Y, bur: Temuka Cem)

vi. DAVID CAIN (b. 02 Apr 1880, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 15 Nov 1937, Temuka, South Canterbury aged 57y; bur: Temuka Cem)

vii. FRANCIS CAIN (b. 30 Jan 1882, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 20 Jun 1953)

viii. AGNES CAIN daughter of SAMUEL, and grand-daughter of JOHN (b: 28 Sep 1883 in Seadown, Timaru, and d: 12 Sep 1946 in Temuka. She mar: REGINALD WHITCLIFFE BENBOW 1914 in Temuka, son of WILLIAM BENBOW and EDITH STRINGER. He was b: 02 Mar 1890 in Geraldine, and d: 08 Jul 1970 in Temuka.

ix. MARY CAIN  (b. 19 May 1886, Arowhenua; d. 06 May 1972, Christchurch aged 80Y M/I: Karoro Cem. Greymouth) 

x. WILLIAM CAIN, b. 28 Jul 1889, Temuka, South Canterbury; d. 20 Jan 1966, Temuka, South Canterbury aged 76Y; M/I: Temuka Cem).

Timaru Herald, 24 Feb 1897: FOR SALEó My FARM of 212 Acres, on the Seadown Estate, part in crop and part in grass, and also some ploughed for turnips. For full particulars apply to SAMUEL CAIN, Seadown.

2nd MARRIAGE - On 27 Apr 1891 at Seadown, Samuel married Sarah's sister Ellen Eagle (b: 1868 -1944 aged 77Y; Bur: 20 Jun 1944, Temuka Cem)

Children of SAMUEL CAIN and ELLEN EAGLE are:

xi. ANDREW CAIN (b: 03 Nov 1891, Seadown; occ; Farm Hand; d. 14 Apr 1918 aged 25Y, WW1 France. Killed in action. Next of Kin: Samuel Cain (father), Seadown, Temuka M/I: Temuka Cem)

xii. ELLEN CAIN (b. 14 Apr 1894, Seadown; d. 23 Feb 1968, Timaru)

xiii. GORDON CAIN, (b. 1897; d. 1954, Temuka) World War I, 1914-1918 Serial N M/I: Temuka Cem) mar: 1935 to Mary Patricia Sloan

Ref: Charles Cameron Campbell (My Heritage)
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