Descendants of the Doigs of Kirriemuir, Scotland

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  • ID: I853
  • Name: Andrew Beveridge Doig
  • Surname: Doig
  • Given Name: Andrew Beveridge
  • Prefix: Rev.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 18 Sep 1914 in Carluke, Lanark, Scotland
  • Death: 10 Feb 1997 in Pitlochry, Perth, Scotland
  • _UID: 2FC3E8A3ABB82046B348D9197260FC888981
  • Note:
    "Dundee Courier," 19 Apr 1939:
    Rev. Andrew Beveridge Doig, M.A.,to Blantyre Mission.

    "Dundee Courier," 30 Dec 1950:
    DOIG-YOUNG, at Foreman Church, Leven, on Dec. 28, 1950, by the Rev. David Doig, B.D. (brothe r of the bridegroom), the Rev. Andrew Beveridge Doig, B.D., S.T.M., of Zomba, Nyasaland, th e son of the late George Doig, and of Mrs. Doig, Strathaven, to Barbara Young, Church of Scot land Mission, Blantyre, Nyasaland, and daughter of Mr. Thomas Young, and of the late Mrs. You ng, Balgrummo Farm, Leven.

    Andrew served with the Scottish Bible Society from 1972 - 1982, though for the last year he w as also travelling widely as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. H e was a moderator at the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, offering a prayer . Andrew and his wife Barbara retired to cottage in Moulin, adjacent to Pitlochry.

    Publications:
    "The Missionary Motive and the Missionary Approach in the Light of the Fundamentals of the Ch ristian Faith," Andrew Beveridge Doig, Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.), 1939, 14 6 pages.
    "It's People That Count, " The Very Reverend Andrew B Doig, 1997: The Pentland Press Ltd., IS BN 1-85821-482-3.

    Obituary: The Herald, Tuesday 23 December 1997
    The Very Rev Dr Andrew Beveridge Doig, born September 18, 1914, died December 21, 1997
    THE Very Rev Andrew Doig, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland i n 1981, embodied and sustained two of the strongest traditions of the Kirk amid political an d cultural change. In the most literal sense, he served for more than 20 years as a missionar y in Central Africa. After his return home he became the leader of the Bible Society movemen t in Scotland in an age of new translations but diminished congregations. He also went back o n visits to Malawi, notably in 1983 as a ''special envoy'' in a Kirk bid to prevent the execu tion of President Banda's opponents, Orton and Vera Chirwa. Andrew Beveridge Doig was born i n Carluke, son of a railway clerk, but grew up as a Glaswegian, educated at Hyndland School . He graduated in Arts and Divinity at Glasgow University and then did post-graduate work a t the Union Theological Seminary in New York. At Broomhill Church in Glasgow he had been guid ed towards a vocation for the ministry and was influenced as a student by the notable evangel ist D P Thomson. Encouragement from his mother ensured he become a missionary. Shortly befor e the Second World War he was ordained and went as a district missionary to Nyasaland, wher e an independent Presbyterian Church had already evolved from the missions of the Auld Kirk , the United Free Church, and the South African Dutch Reformed Church. Changes were accelerat ed by the war in which many Nyasa men served abroad with the King's African Rifles. Doig acco mpanied them as an army chaplain to Ethiopia and Kenya. In 1946 he entered Nyasaland's Legisl ative Council, which had a traditional ''missionary place'', and in 1953 found himself a Memb er of Parliament in the ill-fated Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. He resigned in 1958 o ver a discriminatory franchise Bill. ''I was convinced federation was a mistake and couldn' t be saved. It was clear it had to be unscrambled,'' he said. Doig first met the emerging lea der of Nyasaland (soon to be Malawi), the returned exile and Kirk elder, Dr Hastings Banda, i n 1951 and found him ''always authoritative''. Yet in the early phases of independence he tho ught this ''father-figure'' (as he called him) gave Malawi cohesion. But when in 1983 Doig we nt as a Kirk ''special envoy'' to intercede for the life of Banda's opponents Orton and Ver a Chirwa, the increasingly dictatorial and resentful president refused to see him. The deat h sentences were commuted but Orton Chirwa died in jail in 1992. Doig had left Malawi befor e formal independence. He came home to be minister from 1962 to 1972 at John's and King's Par k Church, Dalkeith, before serving for another nine years as general secretary of the Nationa l Bible Society of Scotland. He also took a leading part in the worldwide work of the Unite d Bible Societies, serving as an executive committee member for Europe. In 1981 he was a popu lar and benign Moderator of the Kirk's General Assembly and undertook an especially exactin g year of tours and visits. That summer he took part in the wedding at St Paul's of Prince Ch arles and Lady Diana Spencer. Glasgow University conferred a doctorate of divinity on him i n 1974. Andrew Doig married in 1940 Nan Carruthers of Glasgow, who died in Nyasaland in 1947 . In 1950 he married Barbara Young, head mistress of the Church girls' school in Blantyre. H e had a daughter by his first marriage and a son and daughter by his second.
  • Change Date: 13 Dec 2013 at 11:31:42



    Father: George Doig b: 21 May 1875 in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland
    Mother: Hannah Andrew Beveridge b: 10 Dec 1874 in Carluke, Lanark, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Annie Nicol (Nan) Carruthers b: 15 Jul 1912 in Camlachie, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    • Married: 1940 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
    Children
    1. Has No Children Living Doig

    Marriage 2 Barbara Young b: 12 May 1918 in Of Leven, Scoonie, Fife, Scotland
    • Married: 28 Dec 1950 in Foreman Church, Leven, Scoonie, Fife, Scotland
    Children
    1. Has No Children Living Doig
    2. Has No Children Living Doig
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