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 […]
The Battle of Drumnacoub was a battle involving factions of the Clan Mackay fought in the far northwest of Scotland between 1427 and 1433. It took place on a hill called Carn Fada […]
Over the years I have come across various bits of information on websites or old books and often forget about them for years or completely. Now that the blog is […]
I am a financial adviser to trade, so I am used to taking complex data and information, analysing and presenting this. I have a preference for charts and tables as […]
Now moving on to Hugh Bain (my 3rd great-grandfather), the father of John Bain and son of James Bain. Hugh Bain was the first of our line to migrate from […]
John Bane MacKay had four sons John Bane, William Bane, Alexander Bane and Donald Bane (the original Bane family) whom became the progenitors of the Clan Bain. They firstly settled […]
I did say in my introduction to this blog that we would jump back and forth through the centuries a bit as I follow and document the trail and try […]
The First Bain was John ‘Ban’ Mackay who dropped the MacKay surname and moved to Olrig in Caithness with his mother (around 1435) after the battle of Drumnacoub in which […]
Tulloch Castle is located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland and was the ancestral home of Clan Bain for over 200 years. Tulloch Castle was the Clan Bain […]
As I could never find just ‘Bain’ I assumed that we were part of Clan MacBain/McBean and therefore associated with their motto and tartan. It was not until I got into genealogy and began to look into the family history that I found that this was indeed incorrect and the Clan Bain are not associated with the Clan MacBain at all, but are in fact a sept of the Clan MacKay.
Margaret Kerr Rae Stewart or Granny Bain as she is known to our family was the wife of Robert Gardner Bain. They were married in Paisley on 30/07/1926 Robert & […]