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Archibald Bruce

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Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland Add to Map
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Archibald Bruce was the first minister at Whitbum, arriving there in 1768 and serving to his death in1816. Tbomas Campbell attended here for five summer sessions sometime between 1789 and 1798. The only part of the original structures still standing is "The Barracks" of the old school which is the garage section of the Manse.


Archibald Bruce is buried on the east side of the South Parish Church and his grave marker reads:

SACRED
To tbe Memory of tbe Revd. Archibald Bruce
Minister of the Associate Congregation
AlId Tea.her ortbe Tbeologleal Class
At Whitburn who died Feb 18'" 1816 in the
70'" year or his age and 48 of his Ministry
Uniting great talents and profound
Learning with unaffected piety
Modesty and Humility
A true Patriot, a powerful defender
of the Reformed religion and a steady
Friend to the principles of the Church
of Scotland as stated in the
Secession Testimony
Equally distinguished as a Pastor
A teacher, an Author and a Christian
He lived beloved and revered and died
Deeply lamented by his Congregation
His pupils and all who knew him.
Archibald Bruce was the first minister at Whitbum, arriving there in 1768 and serving to his death in1816. Tbomas Campbell attended here for five summer sessions sometime between 1789 and 1798. The only part of the original structures still standing is "The Barracks" of the old school which is the garage section of the Manse.


Archibald Bruce is buried on the east side of the South Parish Church and his grave marker reads:

SACRED
To tbe Memory of tbe Revd. Archibald Bruce
Minister of the Associate Congregation
AlId Tea.her ortbe Tbeologleal Class
At Whitburn who died Feb 18'" 1816 in the
70'" year or his age and 48 of his Ministry
Uniting great talents and profound
Learning with unaffected piety
Modesty and Humility
A true Patriot, a powerful defender
of the Reformed religion and a steady
Friend to the principles of the Church
of Scotland as stated in the
Secession Testimony
Equally distinguished as a Pastor
A teacher, an Author and a Christian
He lived beloved and revered and died
Deeply lamented by his Congregation
His pupils and all who knew him.

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