Rev. Walter Douglas

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Rev. Walter (1674–1727) son of William of Bonjedward (probably the 12th), and brother to the laird of Bonjedward. He was minister of Linton from 1698 to 1727. He lived most of his life in the parish of Jedburgh, licensed by the Presbytery of Middlebie, called 20th July, and ordained 15th September.

He was a member of the General Assembly in 1724. He was described as a 'moderate man', ie, not an evangelical minister.

Outside Linton Church, on the southwest corner is a two-sided sundial dated 1699 with the initials of Walter Douglas, minister 1698-1727. The pediment of his tombstone, bearing the Bonjedward family arms and motto (‘Honor et Amor’) are over the door of the church vestry at Linton.

Walter died between 7th Nov. and 5th Dec. 1727, in the 30th year of his ministry.

-Publication -Five Sermons preached before and after the celebration of the Lords Supper, Edin. 1721, 8vo.[Presb. Reg.] held in New College Library. 


He married Isobel Goldie, and they had three children:

1. Elizabeth Douglas, 
2. Isobel Douglas, d. Jan 1748, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland , who married Rev Charles Douglas, minister of Cavers.
3. Wilhelmina Douglas.

Note: He may be the Walter who married Jane Weir in Roxburgh Parish in 1699.

 

 

 



See also:
 Douglas of Bonjedward


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  • Hay Genealogy (website)
  • Scott's Fasti

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