Cruden the name of several Scotch clergymen:
1. DAVID, D.D., took his first degree at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1764; was licensed to preach in 1768; presented to the living at Nigg in 1769; and died November 18, 1826, aged eighty years. He published, in 1821, Observations on the Conduct of a Minister; also An Account of the Parish. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:511.
2. GEORGE, took his degree at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1791; became schoolmaster in that city; was licensed to preach in 1805; became a teacher of mathematics at Aberdeen; was presented to the living at Logie- Buchan in 1817; and died September 11, 1850, aged seventy-six years. He published, Historical Evidence of the Fulfillment of the Promise, "Lo, I am with you always," etc. (1823): — Account of the Parishes of Old Deer and Logie-Buchan. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:610.
3. WILLIAM, was born at Pitsligo in 1725; took his degree at Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1743; became a teacher of English at Montrose; was licensed to preach in 1752; called to the living at Logie in 1753, and ordained; presented to the living in 1759; resigned, on being called to the Relief Meeting-house, Glasgow, in 1767; was elected minister of the Scots Church, Crown Court, London, in 1773, where he continued till his death, November 5, 1785. His publications were, Hymns on a Variety of Divine Subjects (1761): — Sermons on Evangelical and Practical Subjects (1787). See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:838; Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 4:9.