Begg, James, Dd
Begg, James, D.D.
a Scotch clergyman (son of Dr. Begg, of Monkland), graduated from Glasgow University; was licensed to preach in 1829; appointed assistant minister at North Leith in 1830; elected minister of lady Glenoreby's Chapel, Edinburgh, in 1831; promoted to Paisley the same year; joined the Free Secession in 1843; was elected moderator of the Free General Assembly in May 1865, and died September 29, 1883, aged seventy-four years. Dr. Begg was one of the foremost men in the Free Church of Scotland since the death of Dr. Chalmers. Among many other smaller works, he published, Are You Prepared to Die? (1845): — How to Promote and Preserve the Beauty of Edinburgh (1849): — Paupersism and the Poor Laws (eod.) National Education for Scotland Practically Considered (1850): — Reform in the Free Church (eod.): — Scotland's Demands for Electoral Justice (1857): — A Hand-book of Popery (1863): — The Art of Preaching (eod.): — Account of the Parish, etc. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, pages 181, 117, 606.