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Hear Dr. David Dobson Speak about his Scottish Genealogy: The Basics & Beyond

Dr. David Dobson has published over 150 books for (trading as Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Co.,). His books cover a wide range of Scottish and Irish source records, immigration, and a number of how-to books. His most recent book is the much-touted guidebook Scottish Genealogy: The Basics & Beyond. In preparation for the recent NGS Virtual Conference, David recorded a short interview about his new guidebook, and Scottish sources in general. If you missed it the NGS Conference, here’s your opportunity to meet and learn from one of Scotland’s leading genealogists and immigration authorities.

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  1. Dr. David Dobson,
    I have a research interest in the Baynes of Tulloch, Dingwall, Ross-shire (1542-1764). I have self-published a book about one of the descendants, John Bayne of Pitcairlie (1620-1681) W.S. There is a copy in the university library. John Bayne has a fine mausoleum in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh.
    I am writing to you about Lauchlan Bain.
    Baine, Lauchlan, a physician who emigrated to Barbados and settled with his wife Anne in St Michael’s by 1680, a militiaman in 1679. [H#446;H2/182]: father of Charles (bapt. 1683), Anne (bapt.) 1685, [PR]: referred to in Walter Watson’s will. 1689, [RB.6.41.206]; also in James Graham’s will, 1696, [RB.6.11.334]; also in George Hannay’s will, probate 1695, [RB.6.11.253]; and in Nathaniel Moncrieff’s will, probate 1693, Barbados, [RB.6.2.25]; he was admitted as an honorary burgess and guilds-brother of Edinburgh on 24 August 1697. [EBR#4/217] [Barbados and Scotland, Links 1627-1877. D. Dobson. p.9.]
    Luachlan’s son has a ‘wolf’s head erased’ on his tombstone suggesting that he was a descendant of the Baynes of Tulloch.
    1683. ‘Charles Ye Son of Lauchlan Bayne and Ann his Wife.’ Arms: A wolf’s head erased impaling, three piles as above. The coat of arms found on a ‘Blue marble’ memorial stone in Barbados. [ Monumental Inscriptions: Tombstones of the Island of Barbadoes. Vere L. Oliver. 1995.]
    I would like to know if you hold any further information about Lauchlan or his family and if there is any information in the wills that you cited.
    Many thanks
    Chris Cooper

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