James Docherty
James Docherty
James Docherty
● James Docherty, c1935 (SP)

born in Scotland

James Neil Docherty was born on Monday, 2nd July, 1883, in Glasgow.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Friday, 1st June, 1906, having most recently been with Cambuslang Hibernian.

Aged 23, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 15th August, 1906, in a 3-1 defeat away to Third Lanark in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for James during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 15th September, 1906, in a 3-2 win at home to Motherwell in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 4 occasions.

His club-list included Duntocher Hibernian, Cambuslang Hibernian, Partick Thistle, Dumbarton Harp and Dundee Hibernian.

James died on Friday, 13th December, 1935, in Glasgow, aged 52.

Bio Extra

Although they both played for Dundee Hibernian, our James Neil Docherty is not to be confused with the Jamie Docherty who gained the distinction of scoring Dundee Hibs first-ever goal in 1909. It's also worth noting that historian John Litster has our man listed as James Neil Doherty, borne of the family notices on his death in 1935, and the fact that Doherty appears on his death register entry. However, his birth entry was Docherty, and that was his father's name, so we stick with that. Our man was employed as a solicitor at the time of his death.

(WS)




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