I spent quite a considerable time trying to track down the booklet “The Bain’s of Docharty” by Hugh Urquhart written in 1913. The Bains of Dochcarty I had come across […]
David Wise Bain is another contender for the Bain Hall of Fame. By 1889 David Wise Bain is said to be the Richest man in Cornwall The family lived at […]
They say curiosity killed the cat, but that hasn’t stopped me being curious as to the world of DNA testing particularly in the remit of genealogy. DNA testing seems complex […]
Life has taken over again at time has just flown passed since my last post. As I sit here and look at the pile of reports I have to do […]
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. […]
Alexander Bain (1818-1903) was a famous Scottish Philosopher and Educationalist. He was born in Aberdeen in June 1818 and died in Aberdeen in 1903. His parents were George Bain and […]
John Grieve is my 4th great-grandfather and the father of Euphemia Grieve the wife of Hugh Bain, hence the connection to the Bain family. Whilst Hugh Bain and Euphemia Grieve […]
Check out the new page detailing some of the Bain families resting places. Burial Grounds
I managed to get a little distracted from the original goal of tracing my branch of the family tree, so getting back on track. The last confirmed/documented ancestor in our […]
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 […]
Sir James Bain (1817-1898) was Lord Provost of Glasgow between 1874 and 1877. The images below are Paintings of Sir James Bain provided by ArtUK from collections at Glasgow Museums and the […]
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. […]
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.
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.
During my quest to find out more about my grandfather, I began to explore the Bain family line and their links to the Scottish Highlands as well as the tales about the clan origins and ancestral lands and homes.
I have amassed a large amount of data and numerous interesting tales and although I believe there is much more to find and possibly many more years of research, I feel that in order to involve the family and to organise my somewhat chaotic research it would be good idea to document online and hence the blog was born.