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Clergyman

Jonathan Boucher, British clergyman.

Background

Boucher, Jonathan was born on March 24, 1738 in Cumberland, England. Son of James and Ann (Barnes) Boucher.

Education

Attended schools at Bromfield and Wigton, England.

Career

Ordained to ministry Church of England, 1762. Rector St. Mary’s Church, Caroline County, Virginia, 1762-1770, St. Anne’s, Annapolis, Maryland., 1770-1773, Queen Anne’s parish, Prince Georges County, Maryland., 1773-1775. Chaplain lower house Maryland.

Legislature, 1772-1775. Advocate of Anglican Episcopate in American. A Loyalist, preached doctrine of religious obligation of subjects to obey king.

Left American, 1775; served parishes in Paddington and Epsom, England, 1775-1804. Author: A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution, 1797.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution, 1797.

Connections

Married Eleanor Addison, 1773.

father:
James Boucher

mother:
Ann (Barnes) Boucher

spouse:
Eleanor Addison