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28-Jun-01, 23:38
Looking for information on family names of WARES, BAINS and HAM. Current descendants now living in New Zealand. Known links to WICK, Caithness, as follows:

(1)Robert WARES born 29 Oct 1869 at Shore Lane, Wick. (Parents' home)

(2) Father was Robert WARES (Described as a 'Boat Carpenter' in 1869. When Robert the younger married in New Zealand in 1898 father's occupation described as 'Master Mariner')

(3) Mother was Christina Bain born 9 Aug 1823 at Wick.

(4) The mother and father married at Wick 8 Dec 1865.

(5) Father of Christina Bain: William Bain.

(6) Mother of Christina Bain Elizabeth (Elish) Ham.

(7) William Bain and Elizabeth Ham married at Wick 25 Dec 1819.

ANY information relevant to this research - including photographs, newspaper articles, snippets of information would be appreciated. It is thought, though not substantiated, that Christina Bain may have been related to Alexander Bain who was washed out of the Wick lifeboat and drowned in 1857.