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Duns, John (1820–1909), United Free Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born in Duns, Berwickshire, on 11 July 1820, son of William Duns and Sarah Allan. He was educated locally before entering Edinburgh University to study medicine. The events that culminated in the Disruption of the ...

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Miller, William (1838–1923), college head and Free Church of Scotland minister, was born in Thurso, Caithness, on 13 January 1838, the son of William Miller (d. 1883), merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Elizabeth (1802–1891), daughter of J. S. Gunn, landowner on the ...

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Stewart, James (1831–1905), missionary and college principal in Africa, was born on 14 February 1831 at 5 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, son of James Stewart (d. 1852), a successful cab-owner who was deeply religious, and his first wife, Jean Dudgeon (d...