You may have noted from looking into your own family trees, you have come across numerous people with the same or similar names which makes our research a little more complex. […]
Check out the new page detailing some of the Bain families resting places. Burial Grounds
Since John “Bane” Mackay dropped the Mackay surname in the mid 15th century, there have been over 20 generations of Bane/Bayne/Bain descendants. If you think that each generation would have […]
In order to put a jigsaw puzzle together, it is sometimes necessary to see the full picture before you can work out where each individual piece of the jigsaw fits. […]
The firm of Bell & Bain are one of Scotland’s oldest companies and is still trading today. They were established in 1832 by James Bell and Andrew Bain. The firm […]
Sometimes when researching you come across the quirkiest of things. Just yesterday I came across an old book printed for the author John Bain in 1863. The title of the book […]
I came across this poem in the Bains of Dochcarty Booklet by Hugh Urquhart, 1913. The poem was originally written in Gaelic by John MacKenzie and is dedicated to Donald […]
The Bain family whilst originating in Scotland have settled over the world. Where did your branch of the tree settle?
John Bayne of Pitcairlie was Writer to the Signet and related to the Bayne’s of Tulloch. This book written by Chris Cooper details his life and work and his links to the Tulloch Baynes.
update on Bain family genealogy research February 2017
I must apologise for the lack of posts over the past couple of months, everyday life just takes over and at times I am too busy to spend anytime researching or posting. Things are beginning to settle down again and I will hopefully be researching and posting more about our Clan Bain in the coming months as I wade through the paperwork and documents.
Now on to William Bain and the piece of the puzzle I am currently stuck on. William Bain, the weaver who lived to over a 100! William Bain was the […]
Now going back to our Bain line and Hugh Bain’s father, my 4th great-grandfather, James ‘Simon MacKenzie’ Bain, the Lock Keeper at Muirtown Locks. James Bain was born on 27th […]
Alexander Bane (grandson of John Bane Mackay) was the first Bane Laird. He moved from Olrig in Caithness to Dingwall in 1482. In 1541 lands at Qulch were granted to Alexander […]
When I was researching our Bain ancestors, I came across a reference of the Bayne’s/Bain’s of Tulloch being involved in a Battle with the Bayne/Bain family and Clan Munro on once […]