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Newfoundland's South Coast - CAINES



This page is for listings of the surname CAINES, and people with research interest.

Bill Crant

Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.

CAINES, a surname of England, from the French place names Cahaignes (Eure) or Cahagnes (Calvados). See CAIN. (Reaney).

Guppy traced Caines and Keynes in Dorset.

In Newfoundland:

Family traditions: -----, from Scotland, settled at St. Barbe, 1847 (MUN Folklore). George, from England, first settler at Shoal Cove East (MUN Hist.). Levi, born in Devon, arrived at St. John's about 1860 (MUN Folklore).

Early instances: William Cains, Kines or Kindes, of St. John's Harbour, 1675, in 1680 "34 years an inhabitant", that is, since 1646, 1681 (CO 1); Joseph, of Greenspond, 1819 (DPHW 76); James, of Lamaline, 1823 (DPHW 109); Joseph, born at Flowers Island, baptized 1830, aged 16 (DPHW 101); John, of Lower Burgeo, 1850 (DPHW 101); James Caines, of Moon's Face (Burgeo-La Poile district) 1855 (DPHW 98); George, fisherman of La Poile, 1860 (DPHW 99); Henry, of Shoal Cove East, 1871 (Lovell); John (and others), of St. John's Island, 1873 (MUN Hist.).

Modern status: Widespread, especially at St. John's, on the South Coast and in the St. Barbe district.

Early Instances:

1. Susannah CAINE(S) b. 1789 m.
Henry DICKS b. 1775

    1a.George DICKS b. ca. 1808 - d. 16 Oct. 1863 aged 55 m.
    Elizabeth ??? b. ca. 1815 - 11 Feb. 1881 aged 66.
    buried at Sandbanks Cemetery, Burgeo.
2. Martha CAINE(S) b. m.
Richard VATCHER b. 1780 Milton Abby, Dorset, Eng.
Note: Susannah and Martha are sisters.



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