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Alexander Gordon

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Armstrong, James (1780–1839), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, was born at Ballynahinch, co. Down. He was the son of John Armstrong, Presbyterian minister of Ballynahinch (1744–80), and his wife, who was a daughter of the Revd John Strong. He was descended from John Livingstone, of ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Bruce, Michael (1686–1735), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, was born on 27 July 1686, the eldest son in the family of ten children of James Bruce (1660/61–1730), minister of Killyleagh, co. Down, and Margaret Traill (d. 1706). The bookseller William Bruce was a younger brother. Having been educated at ...

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Bruce, William (1757–1841), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, was born in Dublin on 30 July 1757, the son of Samuel Bruce (1722–1767), minister of the Wood Street (later Strand Street) Presbyterian congregation in the city, and of Rose Rainey of Magherafelt, co. Londonderry. His family had supplied Presbyterian clergymen in both ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Bruce, William (1790–1868), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, was born at Belfast on 16 November 1790. He was the second son of William Bruce (1757–1841), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Susanna Hutton (1753–1819), of Dublin. He was initially educated at Belfast Academy under his father, and then entered ...

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William Bruce (1757–1841) by Thomas Hodgetts, pubd 1819 (after Thomas Clement Thompson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryson, William (1729/30–1815), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, was born in co. Down, the second son of Patrick Bryson; the Presbyterian minister James Bryson was a cousin. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1756 but appears not to have taken a degree. In August 1764 he was ordained by the ...

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Campbell, William (d. 1805), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born in High Street, Newry, co. Down, the son of Robert Campbell, a merchant of Newry. He received a good education locally before matriculating from Glasgow University in November 1744. He was licensed by ...

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Colvill [Colville], Alexander (1699/1700–1777), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister, was probably born at Newtownards, co. Down, where his father, Alexander Colville (d. 1719), was ordained minister on 26 July 1696. He originally spelt his name Colville but changed it to Colvill about 1715. He graduated MA from ...

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Crawford, William (1739/40–1800), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born at Crumlin, co. Antrim, the eldest of the four sons of Thomas Crawford (1695/6–1782), Presbyterian minister at Crumlin for fifty-eight years, and Anne Mackay. He was fourth in a direct line of distinguished Presbyterian ministers. His mother was the sister of the ...

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Crombie, James (1730–1790), non-subscribing Presbyterian minister and founder of the Belfast Academy, was born on 4 December 1730 at Perth, the eldest son of James Crambie, mason, and his wife, May Johnstoun. In 1748 he matriculated at St Andrews, and he graduated MA in 1752. He studied for a short time at ...