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My great-grandfather on my mother's side of the family was 1. James Henry Cain. He was born in Douglas on the Isle of Man in 1866.
He came to Victoria in 1883 aboard the ship 'Iberia'. He was a journalist from 1885-1887, and entered the Methodist ministry in 1887. He married Angelina Tryphosa Bracewell, the daughter of a Primitive Methodist minister in 1889. They had four children: - Gladys Louisa Cain - Mona Priscie Cain who died at one year of age - Henry Bracewell Cain, my grandfather - Douglas Samuel Cain.
The parents of James Henry Cain were Henry Cain and Catherine Callow. Their children were: - *** James Henry Cain, my great-grandfather - John William Caine, born before Nov.29, 1869 at Douglas - Edward Caine born in 1872, Douglas
Catherine Callow died and Henry married Sarah Jane "Susan" Oates in 1876, and had three more children - - Elizabeth 1879 - Walter born in 1880 and died in 1889 - Thomas H. born 1885.
I don't know if James Henry Cain came to Australia with any other relatives in 1883, or brought any other family here to Vic. James Henry Cain was a prominent Methodist minister at Wesley Church in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for about 25 years. He took great care of the poor in Melb., and supported a leper colony in Mokogai.
I have no other info. on Cain families, and did use microfische records to discover names of the children, great, great- grandparents on the Bracewell line.
Looking forward to contact if appropriate, and wish you well in your ongoing searches.