BANE, ALEXANDER [SSNE 7735]
In 1598, Alexander Bain killed, allegedly in self-defence, James Grieve/Greir with whom he was staying while in Gda?sk. Another version, however, claimed that Bayne killed him with a sword ‘behind his bak’. He returned to Scotland by way of the duchies of Brandenburg and of Pomerania assisted by James Urquhart, son of the late Alexander Urquhart in Innerathy. During the combat, ‘ane litill Hieland man’, armed with a sword, took part in the ensuing fracas. He was apparently still in Danzig in 1606.
See: NAS, RD 1/118 fol. 210 Urquhart v Bayne [registered deed, March 1606] Alexander Bayne apperand of Tulloch (son to Duncan Bayne of Tulloch) fforsamekill at his being within the citie of Danskene. With thanks to Dr Aonghas Maccoinnich for this reference.
Thomas Brochard, 'The socio-economic relations between Scotland’s northern territories and Scandinavia and the Baltic in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries' in The International Journal of Maritime History, 26:2 (2014), pp. 210-234.