The Doig Family Society

 

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Descendants of

David Doig of Monifieth & Stirling, Scotland

 

Linked family file HENX1605 with spouse ancestry HERE.

 

1. David1 Doig, born abt 1560 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

 

Notes for David Doig

      David is presumed as the father of Henrie as a David Dog [father or brother] was witness at many of his grandchildren's christenings. The others are uncertain and based on common witnesses at the christenings of their children.

     

 

      Children of David Doig were as follows:

+    2          i           Thomas2 Doig, born abt 1585 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married Jane Kyid.

      3          ii           Robert2 Doig, born abt 1590 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

+    4          iii          David2 Doig, born abt 1595 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 1658/59 in Mains of Downie, Monikie, Angus, Scotland.  He married Margaret Smith.

+    5          iv         Henrie2 Doig, born abt 1600 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married (1) unknown; (2) Isabel Brown.

      6          v          John2 Doig, born abt 1602 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: John Dog is mentioned in the testament of David Doige and presumed to he his brother.

+    7          vi         James2 Doig, born abt 1604 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married Janet Skirling.

 

Generation 2

 

2. Thomas2 Doig (David1), born abt 1585 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married on 19 Aug 1610 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland Jane Kyid, born abt 1590 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

Notes for Thomas Doig

      Link to father uncertain.

 

      Children of Thomas Doig and Jane Kyid were as follows:

      8          i           Janet3 Doig, born 1609 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 8 Jan 1609 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Jonet was born in fornication before her parent's marriage, as noted in the margin of the parish record. Witnesses to her christening were Johne ? and James Dog, there.

      9          ii           Agnes3 Doig, born 1611 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 29 Sep 1611 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 1 Jun 1678 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  She married James Robertson, born abt 1607 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Agnes' christening were James Pelburt? and Alexander Emirp?. [The following marriage is not certain, and presumed the Agnes Dog who died 1 June 1678 in Monifieth, listed as the spouse of James Robertson.]

      10        iii          Christian3 Doig, born 1616 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 12 May 1616 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Christiane's christening were Jhone Durand and David Skirling.

+    11        iv         Thomas3 Doig, born abt 1618 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

 

 

4. David2 Doig (David1), born abt 1595 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 1658/59 in Mains of Downie, Monikie, Angus, Scotland.  He married Margaret Smith, born abt 1599 Of Monikie, Angus, Scotland.

 

Notes for David Doig

      The testament testamentar of David Doig in Maynes of Downie [Mains of Downie, Monikie] was recorded 10 Feb 1659 in the Brechin Commissary Court. It names his wife Margaret Smithe as executrix. It also mentions a daughter Barbara Dog, and James Dog, Hendrie, Dog, and Johne Doig with relationship not noted, presumed to be his brothers. Also named are Hendrie H...sone, James Mudie, and James Watt. The will appears to have been written the prior March. [difficult to read]

 

      Children of David Doig and Margaret Smith were as follows:

      12        i           Jean3 Doig, born 1634 in Lumlathin, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 7 Jan 1634 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died Infant in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Jean's christening were David P? and James ?.

      13        ii           Barbara3 Doig, born abt 1640 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

 

5. Henrie2 Doig (David1), born abt 1600 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married (1) unknown; (2) on 16 Jun 1640 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland Isabel Brown, born 1615 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland; christened 12 Feb 1615 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland, daughter of Robert Brown.

 

Notes for Henrie Doig

      Henrie lived at Lumlathin (Linlathen), Monifieth.  He signed a document on 6 Feb 1653 that appointed John Urquhart as schoolmaster at Monifieth.

     

      MARRIAGE: They pledged marriage on 26 Apr 1640 in Monifieth. Henrie was listed from Lumlathin (Linlathen, Monifieth) and Isobell from Monikie.

 

      Children of Henrie Doig were as follows:

      14        i           Janet3 Doig, born 1627 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 2 Jan 1627 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Janet's christening were David Dog in Lumlathin and William Webster in Mizzies.

+    15        ii           Robert3 Doig, born 1629 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Mar 1629 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married Janet Roger.

      16        iii          Matilda3 Doig, born 1630 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 8 Oct 1630 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

+    17        iv         Isabel3 Doig, born 1632 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 28 Oct 1632 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  She married (1) William Constable; (2) John Lamb.

      18        v          Jean3 Doig, born 1635 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 5 Mar 1635 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Jean's christening were David Dog and David ?.

      19        vi         Barbara3 Doig, born 1637 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 2 Mar 1637 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  She married on 10 Feb 1657 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland Thomas Crightoun, born abt 1632 Of Monikie, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Barbara's christening were David Dog and James Chelmge.

 

      Children of Henrie Doig and Isabel Brown were as follows:

      20        i           Helen3 Doig, born 1641 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 29 Aug 1641 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Helen's christening were David Dog and Robert Bro...

+    21        ii           David3 Doig, born 1645 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 May 1645 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

 

 

7. James2 Doig (David1), born abt 1604 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married on 1 Nov 1629 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland Janet Skirling, born abt 1608 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland, daughter of David Skirling.

 

Notes for James Doig

      James lived in Ardownie, Monifieth.

 

Notes for Janet Skirling

      David Skirling was her father or brother as he was witness to the christenings of several of her children.

 

      Children of James Doig and Janet Skirling were as follows:

      22        i           Jean3 Doig, born 1630 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 26 Sep 1630 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Jean's christening were Robert Dog and David Dog.

      23        ii           Margaret3 Doig, born 1631 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 20 Nov 1631 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Margrat's christening were David Skirling and James Doig.

      24        iii          Isabel3 Doig, born 1634 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 20 Mar 1634 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Issoble's christening were David Skirling and Robert Dog.

+    25        iv         David3 Doig, born 1639 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 15 Dec 1639 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married (1) Elspeth Cook; (2) Isabel Chalmers.

      26        v          George3 Doig, born 1641 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland; christened 18 May 1641 in Monikie, Angus, Scotland.

      27        vi         Catherine3 Doig, born 1644 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 1 Mar 1644 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Cathren's christening were Jon Pilmor and Henry Dog.

      28        vii         Barbara3 Doig, born 1649 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 4 Dec 1649 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

Generation 3

 

11. Thomas3 Doig (Thomas2, David1), born abt 1618 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

 

Notes for Thomas Doig

      The link to father is uncertain and based on same name, location, and approx. age.

 

      Children of Thomas Doig were as follows:

      29        i           Grisell4 Doig, born 1648 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 5 Dec 1648 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

 

15. Robert3 Doig (Henrie2, David1), born 1629 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Mar 1629 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married on 22 Jul 1660 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland Janet Roger, born abt 1635 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

Notes for Robert Doig

      [The following link is not certain.]

     

      Robert lived in Egibefone.

 

      Children of Robert Doig and Janet Roger were as follows:

      30        i           Janet4 Doig, born 1661 in Ethiebeaton, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Nov 1661 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Janet's christening were Thomas Miller and James Shoniswood.

+    31        ii           David4 Doig, born 1662 in Ethiebeaton, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 6 Jan 1663 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

      32        iii          Margaret4 Doig, born 1663 in Ethiebeaton, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 12 Dec 1663 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Margarnet's christening were Alexander Kid and David Pabellod.

      33        iv         Euphan4 Doig, born 1667 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 8 Aug 1667 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Euphan's christening were John Scot and James Mitchell.

 

 

17. Isabel3 Doig (Henrie2, David1), born 1632 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 28 Oct 1632 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  She married (1) on 1 Nov 1653 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland William Constable, born abt 1628 in Scotland; died abt 1660 in Scotland; (2) on 30 Apr 1661 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland John Lamb, born abt 1632 in Scotland.

 

Notes for John Lamb

      John was a "massone" or mason in Dundee.

 

      Children of Isabel Doig and William Constable were as follows:

      34        i           Gilbert4 Constable, born 1655 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland; christened 5 Jun 1655 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Gilbert's christening were Gilbert Constable and ?.

      35        ii           Isobell4 Constable, born 1658 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland; christened 6 Jun 1658 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Isobell's christening were Thomas Miller, Mathew Craig, and William ?.

      36        iii          Robert4 Constable, born 1659 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland; christened 24 Sep 1659 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Robert's christening were Robert Constable, Robert Smith, and Robert Constable.

 

      Children of Isabel Doig and John Lamb were as follows:

      37        i           Jon4 Lamb, born 1663 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland; christened 11 Jul 1663 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland; died Infant in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Jon's christening were John ?, John ?, and John Lamb.

      38        ii           John4 Lamb, born 1666 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland; christened 7 Jun 1666 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to John's christening were four Johns with unreadable last names.

 

 

21. David3 Doig (Henrie2, David1), born 1645 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 May 1645 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

 

Notes for David Doig

      Witnesses to David's christening were David Dog and David ?.

[The following link is not certain.]

 

      Children of David Doig were as follows:

      39        i           James4 Doig, born 1668 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 28 Feb 1668 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

 

25. David3 Doig (James2, David1), born 1639 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 15 Dec 1639 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married (1) on 6 Feb 1670 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland Elspeth Cook, born abt 1649 Of St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland; (2) on 4 Jul 1673 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland Isabel Chalmers, born abt 1652 Of St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland.

 

Notes for David Doig

      Witnesses to David's christening were David Anderson and David Doig.

     

      The link to parents is based on age, location, and eldest son named James. The first marriage is based on timing and location.

     

      MARRIAGE: They proclaimed marriage on 21 Jun 1673 in St. Vigeans. Witness was Alexander Dog.

 

      Children of David Doig and Elspeth Cook were as follows:

      40        i           Elspeth4 Doig, born 1672 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland; christened 31 Mar 1672 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland.

 

      Children of David Doig and Isabel Chalmers were as follows:

      41        i           Isabel4 Doig, born 1676 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland; christened 9 Jan 1676 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland; died Infant in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland.

      42        ii           James4 Doig, born 1680 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland; christened 3 Jul 1680 in St. Vigeans, Angus, Scotland.

+    43        iii          Isabel4 Doig, born 1687 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; christened 29 Nov 1687 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.  She married David Mill.

 

Generation 4

 

31. David4 Doig (Robert3, Henrie2, David1), born 1662 in Ethiebeaton, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 6 Jan 1663 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married unknown.

 

Notes for David Doig

      [The following link is not certain.] [David may have married Elizabeth Ductor (Elspit Duivr) on 17 Jan 1680 in Monifieth and again 2 Mar 1680 in Auchterhouse.  David was from Monifieth.]

     

      David lived in Lumlathin.  He is listed in the Hearth Tax of 1692 as sharing a house with John Guild and Janet Grub; tax £3 2' 2p.

 

      Children of David Doig were as follows:

+    44        i           David5 Doig, born 1690 in Linlathen, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Jul 1690 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died abt 1720 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married Ann Sturrock.

      45        ii           Elspet5 Doig, born 1693 in Linlathen, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 27 May 1693 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Elspet's christening were Michael Guild and John Husehone.

      46        iii          Janet5 Doig, born 1696 in Linlathen, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 25 Jan 1696 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Joannet's christening were Thomas Bashie and Thomas Heison.

 

 

43. Isabel4 Doig (David3, James2, David1), born 1687 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; christened 29 Nov 1687 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.  She married on 29 Apr 1707 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland David Mill, born abt 1682 Of Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.

 

      Children of Isabel Doig and David Mill were as follows:

      47        i           James5 Mill, born 1708 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Feb 1708 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; died Infant in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to James' christening were James Mill and James Key.

      48        ii           Isabel5 Mill, born 1709 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; christened 3 Apr 1709 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witness to Issobell's christening was the Congregation.

      49        iii          James5 Mill, born 1712 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; christened 5 Oct 1712 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witness to James' christening was the Congregation.

      50        iv         Margaret5 Mill, born 1715 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland; christened 20 Jun 1715 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland.   Notes: Witnesses to Margaret's christening were James Mill and John Mudie.

      51        v          Alison5 Mill, born 1718 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; christened 3 Aug 1718 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

 

Generation 5

 

44. David5 Doig (David4, Robert3, Henrie2, David1), born 1690 in Linlathen, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Jul 1690 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died abt 1720 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.  He married on 20 Dec 1717 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland Ann Sturrock, born abt 1694 Of Monifieth, Angus, Scotland.

 

Notes for David Doig

      Witnesses to David's christining were David Butters, John Guile, and John ?.

     

      In 1719 David lived at Caigrton [Craigton?].  He rented the small farm at Mill of Melgund in the parish of Aberlemno.

     

      MARRIAGE: Both were listed from Monifieth.

 

Notes for Ann Sturrock

      Anna remarried after her husband David's death. Son David's new stepfather raised brought him up as if he were his own.

 

      Children of David Doig and Ann Sturrock were as follows:

+    52        i           Dr. David6 Doig, born 14 Feb 1719 in Mill of Melgund, Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Feb 1719 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 16 Mar 1800 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried in Holy Rude Churchyard, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  He married Janet Bowar.

 

Generation 6

 

52. Dr. David6 Doig (David5, David4, Robert3, Henrie2, David1), born 14 Feb 1719 in Mill of Melgund, Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland; christened 17 Feb 1719 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 16 Mar 1800 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried in Holy Rude Churchyard, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  He married on 17 Nov 1749 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland Janet Bowar, born 1727 in Liff, Angus, Scotland; christened 2 Dec 1727 in Liff, Benvie & Invergowrie, Angus, Scotland; died 15 Feb 1762 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 17 Feb 1762 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, daughter of Alexander Bowar.

 

Notes for Dr. David Doig

      He was christened as David the Minr (Minor or Jr.); his father lectured on a portion of scripture, then John Guild and Robert Ramsay witnessed the event. His father was listed as living at Caigton.

     

      David's father died while he was an infant.  His mother remarried, and he was well treated by his stepfather.

     

      David had bad eyesight and did not learn to read until he was twelve years of age, but he learned rapidly thereafter.  For three years he attended the parish school in Brechin.  At the age of 16 he was a successful candidate for a bursary in the University of St. Andrews.  He attended St. Leonard's, St. Andrews, from 1740 to 1743.  He graduated with distinction in Classics and Philosophy in June 1742.  He began a course in Divinity, but certain articles of the Confession of Faith prevented him from entering the ministry.  In 1747 he became schoolmaster at Barry.  In 1749 he became schoolmaster of Monifieth, and as was customary, held the offices of precentor and session clerk.

     

      In 1749 David was the schoolmaster in Monifieth.  About 1751 he went to Fife, where he taught at Kennoway and Falkland.  In 1760 he became rector of Stirling Grammar School, one of the foremost schools in the country.  David Doig, LL.D, SSR CASE was headmaster at the Latin School in Stirling for forty years, until his death.

     

      David mastered Greek and Latin, and added Hebrew and Arabic.  His general erudition and scholarship gained for him a reputation long before he was known as an author.  The University of Glasgow conferred on him the honorary degree of LL.D. on the same day he received his diploma of M.A. from St. Andrews.  He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Scotland.

     

      David wrote the first of letters to Lord Kaims at Blair Drummond in 1775, to refute his views in Sketches of the History of Man; this led to a warm friendship between the two men.  The poet, Robert Burns, spent an evening with Doig in the autumn of 1787, and described him as "a queerish figure, and something of a pedant."

     

      In 1791 David went in the company of John Ramsay of Ochtertyre to visit Oxford and Cambridge.  Some years later they spent a few weeks together at Peterhead.

     

      Four days after David's death the Stirling Town Council met and agreed to erect a marble monument to the memory of Doig, on the south side of the church steeple, near where he is buried.

     

      Publications:

Doig, David, "Gaberlunzie-Man" (1782); "Two Letters on the Savage State, addressed to the late Lord Kaims" (1792); "Extracts from a Poem on the Prospect of Stirling Castle: I. The Vision, II. Canmore and Orma, a Love Tale, III. The Garden, IV. The King's Knot, V. Three Hymns - Morning, Noon, Evening" (1796).  David also contributed "On the Ancient Hellenes" to the "Transaction of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1794)."  Most noted were his articles "Mysteries, Mythology, and Philology" published in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica," third edition.  An additional twenty-three unpublished manuscripts of his are preserved.

     

      MARRIAGE: David was listed as Mr. David Doig, schoolmaster, this parish, and Janet was from the parish of Liff.

 

      Children of Dr. David Doig and Janet Bowar were as follows:

+    53        i           Isabella7 Doig, born 1751 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 7 Mar 1751 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 19 Apr 1819 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 22 Apr 1819 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  She married Dr. John Aird.

      54        ii           Ann7 Doig, born 1752 in Kennoway, Fife, Scotland; christened 23 Aug 1752 in Kennoway, Fife, Scotland; died abt 1765 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.

      55        iii          Jean7 Doig, born 1754 in Kennoway, Fife, Scotland; christened 13 Jun 1754 in Kennoway, Fife, Scotland.

      56        iv         David7 Doig, born abt 1757 Of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; died 7 May 1763 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 9 May 1763 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.

      57        v          George7 Doig, born abt 1759 Of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 27 Nov 1761 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.

+    58        vi         Dr. Patrick7 Doig, born 1762 in Grammar School, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; christened 10 Feb 1762 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; died 9 May 1833 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 14 May 1833 in Holy Rude Churchyard, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  He married Jane Austin.

 

Generation 7

 

53. Isabella7 Doig (David6, David5, David4, Robert3, Henrie2, David1), born 1751 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; christened 7 Mar 1751 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland; died 19 Apr 1819 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 22 Apr 1819 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  She married on 1 Sep 1772 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland Dr. John Aird, born abt 1740; died bef 1793.

 

Notes for Isabella Doig

      Witnesses to Isabella's christening were Patric Bower, John Bam, and Alexander Bowar.

     

      Sasine recorded 5 Feb 1793: Isabella Doig, relict of John Aird, M.S., Stirling, Dr. David Doig, Rector of the Grammar School, Stirling, and William, David, and John Aird, sons of the said Dr. John Aird, seised for their respective interests, 26 Jan 1793, in parts of Woodend, Underwood, Skipperton Quarter of Scabeg, Knowhead & Seamores, all now called Underwood, and teinds, par. Falkirk & Denny, parts of a mailing of land in Forrester's Quarter of Scabegs, and of Skipperton Quarter of Scabegs, with Linmiln thereon, and teinds, par. Falkirk, in security of £1200, on Bond by Alexander Littlejohn, writer, Stirling, 26 Jan 1783. (P.R. 32.316)

     

      Sasine recorded 15 May 1800: Alexander Littlejohn, writer, Stirling, gets Ren. 15 May 1800, by Isabella Doig, relict of John Aird, M.D., Stirling, of the lands now called Underwood, and others, par. Falkirk & Denny, and of £1200 in Bond to the said Isabella Doig, and others, 26 Jan 1893. (P.R. 36.31)

     

      Isabella died the same day as her nephew David Doig.

 

Notes for Dr. John Aird

      John practiced medicine in Antigua, West Indies, and had come to Stirling in 1768.

 

      Children of Isabella Doig and Dr. John Aird were as follows:

      59        i           William8 Aird, born abt 1774.

      60        ii           Dr. David8 Aird, born abt 1776; died bef 1833 in Antigua.   Notes: At his death Dr. David Aird of Antigua owed Patrick Doig 408 pounds.

      61        iii          John8 Aird, born abt 1778.

 

 

58. Dr. Patrick7 Doig (David6, David5, David4, Robert3, Henrie2, David1), born 1762 in Grammar School, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; christened 10 Feb 1762 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; died 9 May 1833 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried 14 May 1833 in Holy Rude Churchyard, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.  He married on 28 Feb 1808 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland Jane Austin, born 11 Jul 1781 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland; died 14 Mar 1849 in Snowdon House, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried in Holy Rude Churchyard, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, daughter of John Austin and Janet Graham.

 

Notes for Dr. Patrick Doig

      At Patrick's christening his name was transcribed Peter, and his mother Isabella Bower.

     

      In 1792 Dr. Patrick Doig, surgeon, was on a list of officers of the Island of Antigua as Capt. Lieut. He returned to Scoland to marry. Patrick and Jane returned to Antigua where their son was born.  They returned to Stirling in 1817 and lived in Snowdon House near the old Grammar School.

     

      Sasine recorded 27 May 1823: Patrick Doig, residing in Stirling, seised 26 May 1823 in a 5s 2d land in Denny Greens and 5 scrimp of grass in Dunnymuir, being part of a 7s 8d land in Denny, par. Denny; in security of £300, on Bond and Disp. by John Young, Portioner, Overton, 20 May 1823. (P.R. 105.54)

     

      Sasine recorded 25 Apr 1826: Patrick Doig residing in Stirling, seised 24 Apr 1826 in 33 acres 1 scrimp rood and 20 falls of the lands of Reidheugh, and tenids, par. Polmont, in security of £1500, in Bond and Disp. by James Tohmson of Redoch, to Thomas Wright of Glenny, 24 Mar 1822, on Disp. and Assig. by John Wright of Glenny, 31 Mar 1826. (P.R. 119.241)

     

      Sasine recorded 1 July 1833: Jane or Jean Austin, relict of Patirck Doig, M.D., sometime of the Island of Antigua, afterwards residing in Stirling, seised 3 July 1833 in 33 acres 1 scrimp rood and 20 falls of the lands of Reidheugh, and teinds, par. Polmont, in security of £1500, in Bond and Disp. by James Thomson of Reddoch to Thomas Wright of Glenny, residing in Stirling, 14 Mar 1822, on Disp. and Assig. by the said Patrick Doig, 7 May 1833. (G.R. 1721.37)

     

      Sasine recorded 10 July 1833: Jane or Jean Austin, relict of Patirck Doig, M.D., sometime of the Island of Antigua, afterwards residing in Stirling, seised 3 July 1833 in a 5s 2d land in Denny Greens and others, par. Denny; in security of £300, on Bond and Disp. by John Young, Portioner, Overton, 20 May 1823, on Disp. and Assig. by him, 7 May 1833. (G.R. 1722.118)

     

      Sasine recorded 23 Oct 1833: Martha Kirkwood or Taylor residing at Over Newton near Glasgow, seised 25 Sept 1833 in 33 acres 1 scrimp rood and 20 falls of the lands of Reidheugh, and teinds, par. Polmont, in security of £1500, in Bond and Disp. by James Thomson of Reddoch to Thomas Wright of Glenny, residing in Stirling, 14 Mar 1822, on Disp. and Assig. by the said Patrick Doig, 13 July 1833. (P.R. 165.161)

     

      Patrick's Inventory; Disposition and Assignation; Post-Nuptial Contract of Marriage (53 pages) was recorded 13 Sept 1834 in the Stirling Sheriff Court. In summary, his wife Jane or Jean Austin was named sole executrix. Sister Isabella Doig was owed money she had made a loan on 1 Aug 1803 and assigned the asset to Patrick at her death in 1819. There was 408 pounds owing from Dr. David Aird of Antigua, son of Patrick's sister Isabella. The value of debts owing to Patrick in Scotland were over £10,798 and in the West Indies over £562. Recorded is a post-nuptial contract of marriage written on 17 Apr 1819 with an amendment on the back written 28 Apr 1832 in which he left all his assets and extensive property around Stirling Castle, including Snowdon House.

     

     

The town bells of Stirling were tolled at Patrick's funeral.

A memorial plaque in the Holy Rude Church below Stirling Castle reads:

TO THE MEMORY OF / PATRICK DOIG, M.D. / PHYSICIAN IN ANTIGUA / AND COLONEL OF THE MILITIA IN THAT ISLAND / WHO DIED AT STIRLING / ON THE 9TH OF MAY 1833 / IN THE SEVENTY FIRST YEAR OF THIS AGE: / AND OF / DAVID DOIG, / HIS ONLY CHILD, WHO DIED AT STIRLING / ON THE 19TH OF APRIL 1819 / AT THE AGE OF SIX YEARS / ALSO OF / MRS JANE AUSTIN, RELICT OF DR. DOIG, / WHO DIED AT STIRLING 14TH MARCH 1849

     

      MARRIAGE: They pledged marriage on 15 Feb 1808 in Glasgow and 26 Feb 1808 in Stirling.

 

Notes for Jane Austin

      Jane's testament was recorded 1 Sept 1849 and 13 Oct 1849 in the Stirling Sheriff Court.

 

      Children of Dr. Patrick Doig and Jane Austin were as follows:

      62        i           David8 Doig, born 27 Sep 1812 in St. John's, Antigua; christened 19 Jan 1813 in St. John's, Antigua; died 19 Apr 1819 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; buried in Holy Rude Churchyard, Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.   Notes: David died the same day as his aunt Isabella Aird.

 


Some References used in this Family History:

     

      Antigua

     

Dobson, David, Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825, Vol. III (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 47 - Patrick Doig.

Oliver, Langford Vere, The History of the Island of Antigua, (London: Mitchell & Hughes, 1896), Vol. I, cxl - Patrick Doig.

     

      Scotland

     

-----, 1841 Scottish Census, Stirlingshire, Stirling - Jane (Austin) Doig.

-----, "Aberdeen Journal" Notes and Queries, (Aberdeen: Aberdeen Daily Journal Office, 1912), 20 - David Doig.

-----, Hearth Tax 1692 (Film #0559524) - David Dog.

-----, Index to the Inventories of the Personal Estates of Defuncts, Recorded in the Commissary Court Books of Fife, Dundee, Forfar, Perth, Clackmannan, Kinross, and Stirling, from 1846 to 1869 Inclusive, (Edinburgh: Murray & Gibb, 1868), 185 (Film #1368216) - Jane Doig or Austin [1849-E270, E278].

-----, Scottish Parish Records, Kennoway, Monifieth (#0102657), Stirling (#0102131/3, 1041978/9).

-----, The Scottish Historical Review, (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1916), Vol. VII, 192 - David Doig.

-----, Votiva Tabella, (St. Andrews: MacLehose, 1911), 226 - David Doig.

Addison, W. Innes, A Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow 1727-1897, (Glasgow: McLehose, 1898), 157 - David Doig.

Allibore, S. Austin, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, (Philadelphia: Lippencroft, 1902), 511 - David Doig.

Anderson, William, The Scottish Nation, (Edinburgh: Fullarton, 1863), 39-40 - David Doig.

Anderson, William, The Scottish Nation Biographical History, (Edinburgh: Fullarton, 1869), 39 - David Doig.

Black, David D., History of Brechin to 1864, (Brechin: Black & Johnson, 1867), 177-8 - David Doig.

Chambers, R., Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Scotsmen, (Glasgow: Blackie, 1833), 79-82 - David Doig.

Conolly, M.F., Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Men of Fife, (Edinburgh: Inglis & Jack, 1866), 143 - David Doig.

Cook, W. B., ed., The Stirling Antiquary, Vol. IV, (Stirling: Cook & Wylie, 1908), 148-152 - David Doig.

Fergusson, R. Menzies, Logie: A Parish History, (Paisley: Gardner, 1905), 256 - Dr. Doig.

Hutchison, A. F., History of the High School of Stirling, (Stirling: MacKay, 1904), 107-117 - David Doig.

Irving, Joseph, Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, (Paisley: Gardner, 1882), 98 - David Doig.

MacKenzie, William, The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, Vol. III, (London: MacKenzie), 118-9 - David Doig.

Mair, Craig, Stirling: The Royal Burgh, (Edinburgh: Donald, 1990), 156-7, 195 - David Doig.

Malcolm, J., The Parish of Monifieth, (Edinburgh: Green & Sons, 1910), 175, 361-369 - Henrie Dog, David Doig, including a silhouette.

Mitchell, John Fowler, and Sheila, Monumental Inscriptions (pre-1855) in East Stirlingshire, (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Society, 1972), 251 - David Doig (E001); Patrick Doig.

Nimno, William, History of Stirlingshire, Vol. II, (Glasgow: Morison, 1880), 635 - David Doig.

Rogers, Rev. Charles, Monuments and Monumental Inscriptions in Scotland, Vol. II, (London: Griffin, 1892), 45-6 - David Doig.

Stephen, Sir Leslie and Lee, Sir Sidney, eds., The Dictionary of National Biography, (London: Humphrey Milford, 1921) [Reprinted Oxford: University Press, 1960], 1091-2 - David Doig.

Warden, Alexander J., Angus or Forfarshire, The Land and People, (Dundee: Alexander, 1882), 371 - David Doig.

 


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