Dugald MacFarlane (moderator)

Very Rev Dugald MacFarlane DD (1869–1956) was a 20th-century Scottish minister who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1937.[1]

Life

He was born in Tobermory on 10 July 1869 the youngest of seven children to Catherine (née McLachlan, born 1825) and Rev Duncan MacFarlane (1822–1908).[2] His father was originally from Tiree and moved to Tobermory as a merchant, before becoming a Baptist minister in 1856. In 1879 he succeeded his brother, John MacFarlane, as minister of Tiree Baptist Church.[3]

Dugald was brought up bilingual in both Gaelic and English from childhood.[4] He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, then studied divinity at the University of Edinburgh.[4] He was licensed to preach in 1895, and his first post was as assistant at St John's Church in Edinburgh.[5]

He was ordained as a Church of Scotland minister in Glencoe and in 1902 translated to Arrochar before moving to Kingussie in 1906, where he settled for the rest of his life, conducting services at St Columba's church in Pont-street.[6] In May 1937 he succeeded Very Rev Daniel Lamont as moderator.[7][8]

He died in Kingussie on 8 October 1956,[4] and is buried in Kingussie Parish Churchyard.[5]

Family

In 1902 he married Roma Constance Campbell (1870–1947). They had two daughters.

References

  1. "Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland". geni.com. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  2. "Family Rev. Dugald MacFarlane, Minister of Kingussie / Roma Constance Campbell (F28202): MacFarlane Clan & Families Genealogy". clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  3. "MacFarlane, Rev. Dugald, Balinoe (1869 – 1956) | Associated People". An Iodhlann. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  4. "Very Rev. Dugald Macfarlane". Obituaries. The Times (53657). London. 9 October 1956. p. 13.
  5. "Rev. Dugald MacFarlane, Minister of Kingussie b. 10 Jul 1869 Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland d. 1956: MacFarlane Clan & Families Genealogy". clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  6. "Services For To-Morrow". Classified Advertising. The Times (38594). London. 14 March 1908. p. 14.
  7. "Ecclesiastical News". Official Appointments and Notices. The Times (47515). London. 26 October 1936. p. 10.
  8. Our Correspondent (19 May 1937). "The Church In Scotland". News. The Times (47688). London. p. 16.



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