Clark, James (1)

Clark, James (1), a Scotch clergyman, took his degree at Edinburgh University in 1680; was licensed to preach in 1687; appointed to the living at Dutml bar in 1688; was a member of the General Assembly 51 in 1690; transferred to Innerwick in 1691; was a member of the assembly of 1692; transferred to Dirleton in 1697; and transferred to Tron Church, Glasgow. in 1702. He zealously opposed the union with England, and, on a fast day appointed by the assembly, he preached a sermon, which so much roused the lower class of people that they arose, threatened the authorities, and took possession of the city of Glasgow; After a life of piety, usefulness, and. popularity, he died in 1724, aged about sixty-four years. He published, Memento Mori: a Word to the healthful, Sick, and Dying (Edinb. 1698) :-Personal Calling, or the Communicant's Best Token (ibid. 1697) :-Presbyterian Government of the Church of Scotland Methodically Described (ibid. 1701) :-On Ruling Elders (ibid. 1705). Propagating Christianity in Scotland (ibid. 1710) Remarks on the Overtures Concerning Kirk-Sessions (1720). See Fasti Eccles. Scoticance, i, 327, 369, 375; ii, 11.

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