1741 - 1750

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1741

Benjamin Ingham founded the Moravian Methodists or Inghamites Earliest Moravian registers

Earliest Scotch Church registers

1742

England goes to war with Spain incited by William Pitt the Elder (Earl of Chatham) for the sake of trade

1743

June 16: Battle of Dettingen last time a British sovereign (George II) led troops in battle

1744

Church of Scotland split over taking of Burgess' Oath Burghers and Anti-Burghers

First Methodist Conference

1745

Jacobite rebellion in Scotland ('The Forty-five')

Aug: Bonnie Prince Charlie (The Young Pretender) lands in the western Highlands raises support among Episcopalian and Catholic clans The Pretender's army invades Perth, Edinburgh, and England as far as Derby

1746

April 16: Battle of Culloden last battle fought in Britain 5,000 Highlanders routed by the Duke of Cumberland and 9,000 loyalists Scots Young Pretender Charles flees to Continent, ending Jacobite hopes forever the wearing of the kilt prohibited

1747

Abolition of Heritable Jurisdictions in Scotland

Act for Pacification of the Highlands

1748-1756

Countess of Huntington's (Calvinistic) Methodist Connexion founded

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