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Bruce, Archibald (bap. 1748, d. 1816), minister of the Secession church and author, was born at Broomhall, near Denny, Stirlingshire, the son of John Bruce and Isobel, née Tayler. Both his parents were early adherents of Ebenezer Erskine's Secession church, and he himself was baptized at the ...

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Bryce, James (1767–1857), founder of the Associate Presbytery of Ireland, was born at Airdrie in Lanarkshire on 5 December 1767. He was the son of John Bryce and Robina Allan (d. 1796). They were both descendants of landowners in Lanarkshire who had subsequently lost most of their property during the seventeenth century, as they had espoused the covenanting cause....

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Cairns, William (d. 1848), philosopher, studied at the University of Glasgow. He graduated MA in 1802 and received an LLD in 1838. After entering the Antiburgher Secession Hall in 1800, he was ordained minister of the Secession church at Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, in March 1808. He resigned in October 1815 in order to take up a position as professor of logic, belles-lettres, and rhetoric at the ...

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Campbell, Alexander (1788–1866), a founder of the Disciples of Christ or Churches of Christ, was born on 12 September 1788 near Ballymena, co. Antrim, the eldest of the ten children of Thomas Campbell (1763–1854), an Anti-Burgher Seceder Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Jane Corneigle...

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Alexander Campbell (1788–1866) by unknown photographer, 1858 by permission of Bethany College, West Virginia

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Robert Culbertson (1765–1823) by John Kay, 1811 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Culbertson, Robert (1765–1823), United Secession minister, was born at Morebattle, Roxburghshire, on 21 September 1765, one of the seven children of James Culbertson (1727/8–1826), a tenant farmer and a member of the Secession church, and his wife, Janet. He was educated at Morebattle parish school...

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Gib, Adam (1714–1788), minister of the Secession church, was born on 7 April 1714 at Cowden Castle in Muckhart parish, Perthshire, the ninth son of John Gib, laird of Castletown in that parish, and his wife, Helen Bogie. He was educated at the ...

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Thomas Hamilton

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Gilfillan, James (1797–1874), minister of the United Presbyterian church, was born at Comrie, Perthshire, on 11 May 1797, eldest son of the Revd Samuel Gilfillan (1762–1826), a leading United Secession minister, and his wife, Rachel Barlas (b. 1770/71). He was the brother of ...

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Henry Paton

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Gilfillan, Samuel (1762–1826), United Secession minister, son of a small shopkeeper in the village of Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire, was born there on 24 November 1762. He was the youngest of a family of fifteen children. As a child he displayed an enthusiasm for reading, and the habit was encouraged by his mother, who wanted him to enter the ministry. After receiving a rudimentary education in a country school, in November 1782 he went to the ...

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Gray, James (1770?–1830), schoolmaster, Church of England clergyman, and writer, was born, probably in 1770 (his baptism is not recorded in the parish register, but his age is given as sixty on his death certificate), in Duns, Berwickshire. His father, Thomas Gray (...

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Heugh, Hugh (1782–1846), United Secession church minister, was born in Stirling on 12 August 1782, the ninth of ten children of John Heugh (1731–1810) and his wife, Anne Ross (d. 1807), and grandson of John Heugh (1688–1731), parish minister of Kingoldrum, Forfarshire...

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Hutchison, Patrick (1740/41–1802), minister of the Relief church and author, was born the son of a farmer in Dunblane parish, Perthshire. He was educated at the Divinity Hall of the General Associate or Anti-Burgher Synod, where he received his MA in 1764. He left the Anti-Burghers for the ...

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T. W. Bayne

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Jamieson, John (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist, was born in Glasgow on 5 March 1759, the son of the Revd John Jamieson, an Anti-Burgher minister, and his wife, née Cleland. He was educated at a school kept by his father's precentor (to 1765), at the ...

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Jerment, George (1759–1819), minister of the Secession church, was born on 9 October 1759 at Peebles, the son of Richard Jerment (1720/21–1787), minister of the Anti-Burgher Secession (General Associate Synod) church in Peebles. After attending the local grammar school and Edinburgh University (1773–6) he studied at the ...

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Kennedy [née Walker], Margaret Stephen (1814–1891), missionary in India, was born in Aberdeen on 18 January 1814, the youngest of at least four daughters of John Walker (c.1780–c.1860), a prosperous businessman whose enterprises failed in the 1830s, making it necessary for ...

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McCrie, Thomas (1772–1835), Original Secession minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Duns, Berwickshire, in 1772 and baptized on 22 November, the eldest son of Thomas McCrie, manufacturer and merchant in Duns, and his first wife, Mary, daughter of John Hood, a farmer near ...

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M'Gavin, William [pseud. a Protestant] (1773–1832), religious controversialist, was born on 25 August 1773 at Darnlaw, in the parish of Auchinleck, Ayrshire, the third son of James M'Gavin (1730–1789), a farmer, and his wife, Mary McMillan (d. 1814). He received little formal schooling, and moved with his family to ...

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Moncrieff, Alexander, of Culfargie (1695–1761), minister of the Secession church, born at Culfargie, Abernethy, Perthshire, was the eldest son of the laird of Culfargie and Margaret Mitchell, of the Bahbardie family from Fife. As his father died when Alexander was a boy he became heir to the estate. His grandfather ...

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Pirie, Alexander (1736/7–1804), Secession church and Independent minister, had a controversial career in which he proved divisive in three ecclesiastical bodies. Of his origins, early education, and family nothing is known, but from 1756 he was schooled in philosophy and theology under Alexander Moncrieff...