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Rev. Donald Macpherson Douglas





Donald Macpherson Douglas (1901-1970) was born at Dundee on 9th September, 1901, the youngest son of David Douglas, of Dundee.. He was a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity of St. Andrews. After being licensed by the Presbytery of Jedburgh and Kelso in 1932, he became assistant at St. Paul's, Leith. In January, 1934 he was ordained, and inducted to his first charge, Auchterderran. Returning from war service in the Second World War he was translated in 1945 to St. Cyrus.

On the retiral of Innes Logan at Roseburn, the Presbytery, in order to facilitate the desired re-adjustment in the area, suppressed the charge, and on 26th September, 1957 Donald Douglas, with the concurrence of the congregation, was introduced on terminable appointment by the Presbytery. On the termination of this appointment on 30th September, 1962, at which date the charges of Roseburn and West Coates were united, Donald Douglas retired from the active ministry, although he served until his death as part-time chaplain at Gogarburn Hospital.

Donald Douglas was a pastor to his people. He saw as his task the development of the activities of the congregation. He himself organised various functions to develop the social fellowship of the congregation, and he himself, as Superintendent, for several years ran the Sunday School, which met before the Morning Service. During the five years of his ministry he increased the Roll by 100.


Rev Donald MacPherson Douglas married Janet Bonar McLean (1907 - 1984), daughter of the late Alexander McLean, of Dundee, in Dundee on 01 Sept 1936. Donald's brother, Rev J.L. Douglas, assisted at the service.

He died on Saturday, 16th May 1970 in hospital.


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    Research note:

    Donald Macpherson Douglas, son of Donald Douglas, married Charlotte Elizabeth Georgina Ollett in London (Date unknown)


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