'''1745''' The Secession Church divides. The new denomination is known as the Anti-Burgers Church.
'''1752''' Three ministers secede from the Presbyterian Church and form the Relief Church. By 1790, this church has about 150,000 members. The Relief Church keeps its own records. Scotland adopted the Gregorian calendar.
'''1783''' The government imposes a tax on every christening, marriage, and burial entry recorded in church records, causing many entries not to be registered.