Bogue, David, Congregationalist minister and pioneer missionary educator, born in Coldingham, Berwickshire, 1 March 1750, died Brighton, 25 October 1825.

Bogue studied in Edinburgh (1762-1771) and was licensed to preach in the Church of Scotland. Rejecting patronage, he taught in London and in 1777 became an Independent minister at Gosport near Portsmouth where he began to take in students for the ministry. His appeal in 1794 “To the Evangelical Dissenters who practise Infant Baptism” helped found the London Missionary Society (1795). He advocated proper training for missionaries and was active in the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Religious Tract Society. His History of Dissenters was first published in 1809. He had a special interest in India. By his death some 115 missionary students had passed through his academy, 50 going to India. Yale awarded him a D.D. in 1815.

John Roxborogh