William Dudgeon was a tenant farmer, living near Coldstream, in the Borders area of Scotland. He wrote several philosophical tracts which are concerned, primarily, with matters of theology and morals. He was one of a group of thinkers, active in the Borders at this time, who pursued a variety of common interests – particularly the philosophy of Samuel Clarke. This group included Andrew Baxter, Henry Home (Lord Kames) and, most importantly, David Hume.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.