Henry Osman Binns  (I6755)
Surname: Binns
Given Names: Henry Osman

Gender: Male Male
      

Birth: 22 July 1846 Ismid, Turkey
Death: 29 June 1901 Middleburg, South Africa

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 22 July 1846 Father29Mother27 Ismid, Turkey

Universal Identifier 6508E662D33DDC119DA50080C8F88E571970
Death 29 June 1901 (Age 54) Middleburg, South Africa

Last Change 23 December 2014 - 09:29:50 - by: binnsadmin

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1882-4 Acted as Persian Consul in Angora
1885 Took leave in England
1885 Dec 26 Otago Witness , Issue 1779: Account of a bicycle tour of the world by Mr Thomas Stevens, mentions travelling through Asia Minor. “Mr Henry Binns, an English gentleman engaged in the mohair trade here, sent me a letter to Ayash, - one of the towns he knew I would pass through, - inviting me to make his country residence my home as long as I cared to remain in Angora; and I am accepting his hospitality for one day, in order to obtain a day’s quiet; tomorrow morning I pull out for Yazgat and Savis. The governor has announced his intention of being on hand at the intended starting-place, and as the time and place have been pretty well noised abroad to-day there will be a crowd of some thousands at the spot to see the Englishman and his wonderful American machine. During my interview with the governor, Mr Binns showed him the illustrations of my American tour, clipped from the “Outing” magazine; at which he seemed very much pleased, laughing quite heartily at the picture of the Piute Indian taking a header; he was also much amused at the story of the Bey Bazaar kahvajee having to defend his khan from the crowds by making a 5-para show of me and the bicycle – Mr Binns acting the part of interpreter.”
1885-88 British Vice-Consul in Angora
1888 April Emigrated to South Africa with wife and 5 children. Farm was called Tuinhys in the Befast Area
1899 Dec 13 Farmers Review: Size of Angora goats in US and Australia is now greater than in Turkey. Mr Henry O Binns who was buying goats and mohair in Turkey, and is a breeder of goats.
1900-1902 British Concentration Camps of the South African War: Died 29 Jun 1901 age 54 years 11 months of paralysis and congestion of lungs in Middleburg Camp, Transvaal which housed white and black persons. On commando, appeared to have surrendered on 15 Oct 1900
1984 January V M Binns: 12. Henry Osman Binns 1846-1901 p.(5), merchant and consul born 22 Jul 1846 in Ismid. 1882-84 Persian Consul in Angora. 1885-88 British Vice -Consul in Angora. 1885 ON leave in England. In April 1888 left Turkey with wife and 5 children for South Africa. Settled in South Africa, died 29 Jun 1901, age 54 at Middleburg, Transvaal. Married Charlotte Elizabeth Hymen 1848-? Born 4 Oct 1848 8 children (21-28)

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