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James Bain (1818-1898)

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Sir James Bain (1818-1898) of Bain and Co

1870 Sir James Bain and others purchased land and placed it at the disposal of the Clyde Navigation Trust at cost price, this land later being used for the Cessnock Docks[1]

1898 Obituary [2]

Sir JAMES BAIN died at Glasgow on April 25, 1898.

Born in 1818, he was the son of the late Robert Bain of Glasgow. He was the chief partner in Bain & Co., Harrington, Cumberland. He was the author of a number of magazine articles, and wrote a report on iron manufacture in connection with the Philadelphia Exhibition.

He was Member of Parliament for Whitehaven, 1891-92, Lord Provost of Glasgow in 1877, a Justice of the Peace for Cumberland, Renfrewshire, and Lanarkshire, and a Deputy-Lieutenant for Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1873.

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