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"BAINES, BAYNES. Alexander Banys had a respite in 1541 for art and part of the slauchter of Schir William Stevinsoune, chaplane, on the Links of Kincrag about nine years before (Trials, i, p. 256). This name was not uncommon in St. Andrews in the sixteenth century, and Thomas Banis, a bluegown, is recorded there in 1583. Andrew Beanes, flesher in Edinburgh, 1617 (Edinb. Man.), and another Andrew Baines was locksmith there, 1676 (ibid.). Archibald Beanes, burgess of St. Andrews, 1633 (SCM., m, p. 117), and John Baines in Bogie was charged with deforcement in 1680 (RFC., 3. ser. vi, p. 587). Archibald Beanes, burgess of Aberdeen, 1634 (SCM., m, p. 117). Kathren Beanes recorded in Dysart, 1641, and in 1646 Andrew Beans quarrelled with his wife (PBK., p. 202, 298). James Beans in St. Andrews, 1685 (PSAS., LTV , p. 245). May be from Bains, Baines, or Baynes in arrondissement of Bayeux. De Bayns occurs in England, 1263 (Bardsley). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Baines

Wikipedia Edward Baines (1774 ? 3 August 1848), English newspaper-proprietor and politician, was born in 1774 at Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, Lancashire.
Wikipedia Harold Douglas Baines (born March 15, 1959 in Easton, Maryland) is a former right fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for five American League teams from 1980 to 2001.
Wikipedia Nicholas Matthew "Peanut" Baines, born 21 March 1978, is the keyboardist of the English indie-rock band Kaiser Chiefs.
Wikipedia Professor Chris Baines is one of the UK's leading independent environmentalists.
Wikipedia (John) Thomas Baines (27 November 1820 ? 8 May 1875) was an English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia.
Wikipedia Thomas Baines (1799?1867) was born in Caynham, England, as the son of the Rev.
Wikipedia Sir Frank Baines, KCVO, CBE, FRIBA (1877 ? 1933) was at one time the architect heading Her Majesty's Office of Works.
Wikipedia Una Baines (born April 1957 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) was best known as the keyboard player in the first line-up of British post-punk/new wave band The Fall.
Wikipedia George Washington Baines, Sr.
Wikipedia Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL (30 April 1908 to 9 May 2003) was an English architect and town planner.
Wikipedia Gertrude Baines (April 6, 1894 ? September 11, 2009) was an American supercentenarian, who was the oldest recognized living person according to Guinness World Records, from January 2, 2009, the death of Portuguese woman Maria de Jesus, until her own death on September 11, 2009, at age 115 years 158 days.
Wikipedia Francis Edmund Baines was a first class cricketer who played in the drawn 1888 Roses match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club against Lancashire County Cricket Club at Bramhall Lane Sheffield.
Wikipedia Stephen John "Steve" Baines (born 23 June 1954) is an English former footballer and later a referee in the Football League.
Wikipedia Reginald E "Reg" Baines (3 June, 1907 ? 21 October 1974) was an English footballer.
Wikipedia Sir Edward Baines, also known as Edward Baines junior (28 May 1800, Leeds - 1890) was a nonconformist English newspaper editor and MP.
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Wikipedia Nicholas "Silky" Baines (born December 22, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Silky Baines.