Belpage, Henry, Dd
Belpage, Henry, D.D.
a minister of the Secession Church of Scotland, was born at Falkirk, May 24, 1774, where his father was minister of the Associate Church. He entered the University of Edinburgh in 1786, and made his theological studies under Dr. Lawson, at the secession seminary in Selkirk. He was licensed to preach at 19, and was ordained as colleague to his father in 1794, whom he succeeded as full pastor in 1798. His pulpit labors were very successful; he was one of the most popular and useful ministers of the day in Scotland. In 1814 he published Sacramental Addresses and Meditations (12mo, 5th edition, 1841, Edinb.); in 1817, Practical Discourses for the Young (8vo; several editions issued); in 1821, Sacramental Discourses, 2d series; 1822, Sketches of Life and Character; 1823, Discourses on Domestic Life (12mo); 1826, Discourses to the Aged; besides a number of smaller works, catechisms, etc. He died Sept. 16, 1834. — Jamieson, Cyclopoedia of Relig. Biography, p. 42.