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Alexander Bane, 2nd Laird

Male 1515 - 1599  (84 years)


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  • Name Alexander Bane, 2nd Laird 
    Born 1515  Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1599  Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0099  Martin Family | Bayne Family
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 

    Father Duncan Bane, Laird of Tulloch,   b. 1489, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1559, Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mackenzie 
    Married 1512 
    Family ID F1704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Janet Dingwall,   b. Abt 1530, Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1558 
    Children 
    +1. Duncan Bane, 3rd Laird,   b. 1559, Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1623, Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F1703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Agnes Fraser 
    Married 1562 
    Children 
     1. Alexander Bane
     2. Ronald Bane
     3. Janet Bane
     4. Giles Bane
    +5. John Bain,   b. 10 Jul 1570, Perth, Kinross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1626, Perth, Kinross-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Hugh (Ewen) Bane
     7. Marjory Bane
     8. Catherine Bane
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F0465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1515 - Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1599 - Tulloch Castle, Dingwall, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Alexander Bane, the 2nd Bane Laird of Tulloch, married twice - in 1558 and 1562. His first marriage seems to have been to Janet Dingwall, of the Dingwalls of Kildun and Ussie, by whom he had a son and heir, Duncan; and his second wife was Agnes, dau. James Fraser and niece of Hugh, 5th Lord Lovat, by whom he had eight more children. In 1562, he exchanged certain lands in Sutherland (probably part of the lands which his father had obtained from James V in 1542) with Robert Munro of Fowlis, for lands in Ross, and "for infefting him in Fowlis's arable lands in the Burgh of Dingwall." He died ca. 1599, having had issue: by his first marriage, Duncan, his successor; by his 2nd marriage: Alexander, progenitor of the Bains of Wester Logie; Ronald, Janet, Giles, John, Hugh, or Ewen, Marjory, Catherine.

      He had lived in a period of stirring feuds or episodes, some of which affected the family, including:

      1. The Reformation and the teaching of John Knox were beginning to have an effect on the religious thinking of the people. In 1560, the Scottish Parliament abolished the papal jurisdiction in Scotland. This was a significant step in the progress of the Reformation; but it seemed to increase the ambitions of powerful people who were waiting for chances to increase their properties; also, it resulted in great unsettlement due to the intrigues of the Royal Family in their efforts, first, to maintain the Roman system, and, later, to influence the episcopal system.

      2. The Privy Council records dated Dec. 25, 1595, refer to the complaint of Alexander Bane of Tulloch and Alexander Bane, Fiar of Logie, against John Mackenzie, Minister of Urray, to the effect that the latter was accused "first, of harbouring John Macgillicum Rasa, a common thief and lummair and denounced rebel there," for the purpose of murdering the two sons of the said Alexander Bane of Logie, and, secondly, of coming to the complainant's lands of Urray and cutting "his plewis and rigwiddies," and thereby and by "utheris and like oppin and manifest oppression," laying the said lands waste. Bane of Logie appeared for himself at the appointed time, but Mackenzie failed to appear, was denounced rebel and put to the horn.

      3. Alexander, a son of Alexander by his second marriage, was known as "The Younger of Tulloch" since his father also was Alexander; and was famous as "Alastair Mor Ban" because of his strength, fierceness and his savage acts, which caused his father much concern. For instance, he came to hate the Mackenzies for their acquisitive activities; and, when one of them claimed the Bane lands in Torridan, he led a band of kinsfolk to the public fair at Logie, where the whole county would gather, attacked his enemy and killed him on the spot. Another Mackenzie, who demanded satisfaction, was also struck down. These two Mackenzies were amongst the finest swordsmen of the day, so their clansmen fell upon the Banes and their friends the Munros before they could get together. Many of the Banes and thirteen of the Munros are said to have been slain, and some Mackenzies. Alastair Mor escaped and made his way to his uncle, Lord Lovat, at Beauly. Lovat seems to have sent a messenger to the King at Falkland Palace to present the Bane version of the affair; but the Mackenzies got there first, and they also burnt the Bane barns and stackyards at Lemlair, three miles east of Dingwall. The Council at Falkland gave orders for the Banes of Tulloch and the Mackenzies of Kintail to bind themselves to keep the peace.

      4. In 1596, the Second Laird, claiming to be "a decrepid aged man past eighty years of age and blind," complained to the King against Kenneth Mackenzie of Kintail on another matter; and the King remitted the complaint to be decided by ordinary judges. In September, 1599, Kintail entered into a bond for a thousand merks that John Dunbar, fiar of Avoch, and others, in five hundred merks each, "will not harm Roderick Dingwall of Tulloch, Duncan Bane, heir-apparent of Tulloch, Alexander Bane of Logie," and other sons and grandsons of Bane of Tulloch.

      From: THE CLAN BAIN WITH ITS ANCESTRAL AND RELATED
      SCOTTISH CLANS
      by
      ALFRED JOHN LAWRENCE, E.D., B.Sc., M.E.I.C., P.Eng.,
      President, Caledonian Society of Montreal, 1936-40
      General Chairman, Scottish Games, Montreal, 1935-9
      Major, R.C.E. (Retired)


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