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Cameron Richard

Cameron, Richard, Covenanter, was born at Falkland, Fifeshire. He was at first precentor and schoolmaster in the parish church, which was then under an episcopal incumbent. He subsequently, however, espoused the cause of the most advanced section of the Presbyterians, and in 1680, at the head of a few followers, entered Sanquhar, and formally renounced allegiance to King Charles II. Retiring with his companions to the hilly country between Nithsdale and Ayrshire, he baffled his pursuers for a month, though 5,000 marks was the price put on his head by Government. On July 20th, however, he was captured, his hands and head being cut off and fixed upon the Netherbow Port, Edinburgh. After him is named the religious body called the Cameronians.