Group of Scotch Covenanters under the leadership of Richard Cameron who separated from the Scotch Presbyterian Church.
Cameronian Societies were organized c.1681 to maintain the Presbyterian form of worship.
Wishing to restore the ecclesiastical order which had existed between 1639 and 1649, they strictly upheld the National Covenant of 1580 and the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643, being dissatisfied with the moderate character of the religious settlement of 1690.
Some of the congregations seceded in 1863 when the Cameronians decided not to inflict any penalties upon members who had taken oaths or practised civil functions.
Three years later the Cameronians united with the Free Church of Scotland.
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