Rev Dr Henry Duncan FRSE DD

Died aged c. 72

Henry Duncan FRSE (8 October 1774 – 12 February 1846) was a Scottish minister, geologist and social reformer. The minister of Ruthwell in Dumfriesshire, he founded the world's first mutual savings bank that would eventually form part of the Trustee Savings Bank. He served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1839. At the Disruption has left the Church of Scotland and sided with the Free Church. He was also a publisher, a philanthropist and an author, writing novels as well as works of science and religion.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Rev Dr Henry Duncan (1774-1846) Sir James Anderson (1824-1893) Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937) Jane Haining (1897-1944) John Laurie (1897-1980) Sir Robin Philipson (1916-1992) John Hanson (1922-1998) Alexander S. Graham (1915-1991) Jock Wishart (1951-present) notable pupils

Dumfries Academy, Academy Street, Dumfries, United Kingdom where they attended school

Rev Dr Henry Duncan (1774-1846) Ruthwell Parish Minister, Founder of the Savings Bank Movement in 1810. The Stane Man (above)

5 Church Crescent, Dumfries, United Kingdom where they worked