In search of the Cain family


Herbert Morley Cain (known as Peter to his friends), who lives in Norwich, says that Robert James Cain, who died in 1907, was the son of Robert Cain, founder of Robert Cain and Sons Brewery in Liverpool during the 1800s.

‘I am attempting to make contact with any of his family who live in Jersey and wonder if any of your readers can help,’ he says in an e-mail to the JEP.

‘My great grandfather, Robert James Cain, was the son of Robert Cain, the founder of Robert Cain and Sons Brewery in Liverpool. Because he quarrelled with his father and was the eldest son, he found himself removed to Jersey where I gather he was known as being in receipt of a remittance from his father.

He set up home in Jersey during the latter years of his life, living at Fauvic House, in the parish of Grouville.

‘Robert was married to Clara Vivien Morley in 1898, who to the best of my knowledge came from Jersey. They were to live happily along with their children on the Island for many years.’

He said that his father remembered visiting his grandparents at Fauvic House as a boy and was aware of his wealth.

‘As a boy he was in awe of his grandfather and often hid behind the petticoats of his grandmother in order to escape any criticisms his grandfather might have made,’ he said.

‘My father loved Jersey where he had attended school as a boy and would enjoy the visits he made from his home in Cornwall,’ he added.

Herbert, a writer, said that he met some of his grandmother’s family when he visited the Island in 1957, while serving aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia which was bringing the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to the Island. ‘It was a visit to be remembered as you can imagine,’ he said.

He added that he would be interested to learn about his family’s early history and the history of Fauvic House.

‘My late father would tell me many stories of his early years spent in Jersey and he remembered calling on his grandfather at Fauvic House.’

Herbert can be contacted by e-mail at, by telephone on 01603 262071 or by post at 11 Withy Way, Taverham. NR8 6YB. Norwich. Norfolk.


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