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MAIR, Hugh, clergyman, born in New Milns, Ayrshire, Scotland, 16 July, 1797; died in Fergus, Waterloo County, Canada, 1 November, 1854. He was graduated at Glasgow in 1817, studied theology at Edinburgh, and was licensed to preach in 1822. After being employed as a missionary he came to this country in 1828, and was ordained and installed pastor of Presbyterian churches at Fort Miller and Northumberland, New York He was pastor at Johns-town in 1830-'43, and after supplying pulpits in Brockport and Warsaw went to Upper Canada in 1847 and took charge of a church in Fergus until his death. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by the University of New York in 1842. He published separate sermons, and after his death a memoir of him, with selected sermons, was issued by A. Dingwall Fordyee (1856).
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