PG Tricentennial Prince George's County:
Over 300 years of History

Picture of Jonathan Boucher
The most controversial rector to serve Queen Anne parish was the Reverend Jonathan Boucher, who came to Saint Barnabas in 1771. Boucher was an Englishman and an ardent Tory. More than once he clashed with his parishioners on political matters, and for months he preached with a pair of loaded pistols heside him. A crowd of 200 men once confronted him in the new church. With a pistol in one hand he seized their leader -- Osborn Sprigg of Northampton -- and together they marched to Boucher's house. Boucher was allowed to leave without harm. He returned to England with his wife, Eleancyr Addison of Oxon Hill, in 1775. Courtesy of the Librarv of Congress. Prints and Photograplls Division.

From Prince George's County: A Pictorial History by Alan Virta. Used with permission of The Donning Company/Publishers.

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