Burial Grounds

As we search the records for our ancestors, one source of information comes by way of their final resting place.

Many of us don’t have the time and most don’t have the inclination to visit old burial grounds and cemeteries, fortunately for us there is a mass of family historians and volunteers that have taken the time and recorded some of the monuments, headstones and inscriptions and shared them for us to view.

No doubt there are countless more that are currently forgotten and awaiting to be found, and even older ones where the inscription is too faded or in Latin making it difficult to read.

I am aware that there is Bain/Bane/Bayne family burial chambers are cemeteries/ graveyards around the Scottish Highlands, as well as elsewhere in Scotland, not to mention the various other places the family settled over time.

One of my future things to do on the ever increasing list is to visit the old burial grounds and find and record as many of the Bain family burial grounds as possible.  In the meantime I will share some basic information on where you may find these.

The Dingwall branches of the family may be interested in

      • Dingwall St Clements
  • Dingwall Mitchell Hill
  • Fodderty Burial Ground
  • Old Conon Burial Ground
  • Urquhart Old
  • Urquhart New
  • Kiltearn Old Parish Church
  • Kilmuir Burial Ground (Knockbain formerly Resolis)
  • Killearnan Parish Church
Kilmuir Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 636177

Kimuir Burial Grounds

Check out Ross & Cromarty Roots for links and further information.

We known from the previous blog about John Bayne of Pitcairlie that his mausoleum is at Grey Friars Kirk yard in Edinburgh.

Tomb of John Bayne of Pitcarlie, Greyfriars Kirkyard Edinburgh

John Bayne of Pitcairlie

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Grey Friars Churchyard, Edinburgh

We also know that Sir James Bain of Glasgow was buried at Glasgow Necropolis.


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Glasgow Necropolis


There are also other resources compiled by other researchers and historians such as the St Clements Graves.

As with the rest of the blog as I come across further sources and sites of reference I will add them.