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Begg, James, D.D., born in 1808 in Lanarkshire and educated at the University of Glasgow, entered the ministry and held for some years the cure of Liberton. At the disruption of the Scottish Church in 1843 he joined the Free Church, and until his death in 1883 was pastor of Newington, Edinburgh. He was conspicuous among the old orthodox school of divines for his intellectual capacity, genial humour, and controversial vigour. He took an active interest in the housing of the poor.