Bogue, David (1750-1825), was born in Coldingham parish, Berwickshire. After studying theology in Edinburgh he was licensed to preach in Scotland, and in 1771 he went to London. From London he went to Gosport, where he was minister of an Independent chapel, and tutor in an Independent theological college. This became a great school of missionaries, and the nucleus of the London Missionary Society, in whose foundation David Bogue had a great hand. He would have gone himself as a missionary to India had not the East India Company refused their consent to his scheme. He was concerned in founding the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Religious Tract Society. He collaborated with Dr. Bennett in writing a History of the Dissenters; and among his other writings is an Essay on the Divine Authority of the New Testament.