A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Burghers

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*BURGHERS, a numerous and respectable class of seceders, from the church of Scotland, originally connected with the Associate Presbytery; but some difference arising about the lawfulness of the Burgess oath, a separation took place in 1739, and those who refused the oath, were called Antiburgers.[1] See Seceders.

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Scotch Theolog. Dict.