Note: fauld, Holmrig, and Overbrae, recorded 1 Nov 1686 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book, folio 235.
Sasine to John Doig son of David Doig of Roswallie of the lands of Fourdomurdonswallis, recorded 2 Nov 1686 folio in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book, 134.
Sasine to John Doig second lawfull son to David Doig of Roswallie upon a disposition by the said David Doig to his said son of an annual rent of 18 merks Scots from Kirkton of Aberlemno, recorded 23 Feb 1689 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book, folio 352.
Sasine John Doig brother german to the deceased David Doig elder lawfull son to David Doig of Roswallie of an annual rent of �85 from the lands of Craighead of Finhaven, recorded 23 Feb 1689 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book, folio 352.
John served as heir to his older brother David on 27 Jan 1693: Joannes Doig, h�res Magistri Davidis Doig filii legitimi natu maximi quondam Davidis Doig de Resuallie, fratris immediate senioris, - in annuo redditu 18l. de terries de Kirktoun de Aberlemno in parochial ejusdem, pertinentibus ad Joannem Thorntone. - E. 1d. alb� firm�. xliii. 210. [John Doig, heir of teacher David Doig the legitimate eldest son formerly David Doig of Reswallie, his next eldest brother (after half-brother Francis who died in 1692), - in annual payment 18 pounds of land of Kirktoun of Aberlemno in that same parish, pertaining to John Thornton, - E. 1 silver(?) penny.]
James Webster in Coltoune of (Aberlemno); Bond to John Doig; dated 10 Sep 1695 in the St. Andrews Commissary Court [CC20/11/6].
Tack between John Dog, son of the late David Dog of Roswallie and John Ogilvie, merchant in Forfar, of a house in Forfar, recorded 22 July 1699 in General Register of Deeds, Dalrymple�s Office, Folio 82.
Bond John Ogilvie, Merchant in Forfar to John Doige, Merchant in Brechin �50 10�, dated 1699, recorded 4 July 1701 in the General Register of Deeds, Mackenzie�s Office.
John Doig of Unthank was a merchant. He was also an elder of the Presbyterian Church in Brechin, and a strong enemy of the Jacobites and Episcopacy. In 1701 he became Provost of Brechin, alternately losing and regaining the position in the following years. In April 1712 a serious riot is recorded in Brechin, and James Millar, deacon of the shoemakers, led a party to "beat, blood, and wound in the head and other parts of the body, the said John Doig;" the results are not recorded. In 1713 John was named district Commissioner. When Queen Ann died in 1714 the Earl of Mar attempted to restore the exiled Stewarts in 1715. The Brechin town council backed the Earl of Mar, and Provost Doig was suspended from office and imprisoned by the rebels. The Earl of Mar and his Jacobite friends were defeated, and an election at the church on 11 May 1716 returned Provost John Doig and his party to power.
In that year  Doig, a Hanoverian and Presbyterian, managed to get the Provostship, but so obnoxious was he, from both his political and ecclesiastical principles, that in 1712 a party of the shoemakers of the town, led by their Deacon, raised a riot, and did �beat, blood and wound in the head and other parts of the body the said John Doig.� When the Rebellion broke out in 1715 Doig was disposted and cast into prison; and the powers of chief magistrate were wielded by Bailie Spence, not as Provost by name, but as the Earl of Panmure's bailie, justiciar, and constable. The Presbyterian ministers were forced to flee for safety, and their places were taken by Episcopalians, who retained them till the return to power of Doig and this party, next year. So disturbed was the state of the town, that no meeting of Session was held from August, 1715 to February, 1716; nor was the Lord's Supper dispensed in the town from 1714 to 1720. [Historic scenes in Forfarshire, By William Marshall, printed by Oliphant, 1875.]
John was also a Baillie of Montrose in 1697 and again in 1706-8. He was Burgess of Montrose in 1702. He became Provost for the period of 1709 to 1725, lacking only the year of the Rebellion in 1715.
On 30 June 1703 John Doig, late provost of Brechin, was made Burgess and Guild Brethren of Glasgow.
Assignation vs Alexander, Andrew & James Doig lawfull sons of the deceast David Doig of Rosewellie � � John Doig late Provost of Brechin was their brother � & they are to infeft him in certain lands of Wester Braickie & in Kinnell � redeemable, dated 1704, recorded 8 Feb 1711 in the General Register of Deeds, Durie�s Office, folio 125.
John Dog late Provost of Brechin, Unthank, Drumgrange, ref 5 Jan 1705, recorded 8 Mar 1705 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Angus.
John Dog late Provost of Brechin annual rent from Kinnell [Angus], recorded 8 June 1706 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Angus.
John Dog late Provost of Brechin annual rent from Muthill [Perthshire], recorded 7 Sept 1706 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Angus.
John Dog present Provost of Brechin 20 refs? of Mary�s acres the factor by Alexander Watt, 30 Oct 1708, recorded 9 Dec 1714 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book.
John Dog merchant late Provost of Brechin annual rent from Cookston, recorded 30 Dec 1708 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Angus.
Sasine to John Dog of Cookston, Provost of Brechin, in annual rent 50� from Cookstown, and John Doig merchant present Provost of Brechin the Barony of Kinnell, Linmill, Boghall, Balnewers? in Parish of Kinnell, recorded 20 Dec 1709 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book.
Sasine to John Doig, Provost of Brechin, recorded 1714 in the Particular Register of Sasines for Forfar, Minute Book, folio 18.
1714, June 9 - Papers of the Maule Family, Earls of Dalhousie, NAS, GD45/13/132 Edzell: Notarial instrument narrating that John Doig, provost of Brechin, patron of the parish of Edzell, presented Mr. James Leslie, minister at Ecclesgreig, to the presbytery of Brechin to be minister of the said kirk
1723 - Disposition by Alexander Jamieson and Margaret Buthrie in favor of John Doig, Provost of Brechin. [MS/414/15]
John died in 1727; his eldest surviving son, David, was heir general on 4 Mar 1727, and the document was recorded 20 Mar 1727.
John's testament was recorded 7 July 1730 and eik 10 Dec 1735 in the Brechin Commissary Court: The testament dative and inventory of the goods gear debts and sums of money pertaining to umquhill John Doig late Provost of Brechin the time of his decease which was in the month of [blank] one thousand seven hundred and [blank] years, faithfully made and given up by David Doig of Cookston eldest lawfull son and executor dative of the Commissar of Brechin dated the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty years and the inventory is as follows. (follows a list of debts owed to the deceased. No other related family mentioned.)
Note: Sasine to the said John Doig of the lands of Kirkton of Aberlemno called Henwallburne, Makies
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