Records, Personal Papers, & Genealogical Data

Rev. Dr. Hugh Corrans Boggs

1763 - 1828

6 June 1763

Born in Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ireland, to Alexander & Margaret (Marshall) Boggs

circa 1775-1785

Received LL.D. & A.M. Degrees (Note: Well known as a great Classical Latin & Greek Scholar)



Minister of the Mattaponi Church (The Mother Church), Berkeley Parish, Virginia

(Note: Succeeded the Rev. James Stevenson as minister)


Served as a private tutor for some of the brightest students in Spotsylvania and surrounding counties in Virginia


Served as a Delegate for the State of Virginia Protestant Episcopal Church Conventions in 1789, 1790, 1791, 1793, 1796, 1797, 1805, 1812, 1815, 1816, 1818, 1827, & 1828 (Note: Served on and chaired several committees over the 39 years)

29 Dec 1796

circa 1797

Built the estate known as “Livingston” on land given to him by Father-in-Law, Maj. Lewis Holladay (1751-1820)

circa 1798-1828

Preached at St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia

circa 1800-1828

Minister of St. John's Church, Berkeley Parish, Virginia (Note: St. John's Church was built on land donated by the Rev. Dr. Boggs - with the provision that if the land ever ceased to be used for religious purposes, it would return to the Boggs Family)

circa 1800-1812

Preached at St. Martin's Parish and at the Fork Church, Hanover County, Virginia


circa 1807-1828


27 Dec 1811

15 May 1812

Presided over the Protestant Episcopal Church Convention for the State of Virginia


Nominated at the Diocesan Convention for Bishop of the State of Virginia

17 May 1814

- 24 May 1814

24 Nov 1814

Helped open Llangollen Academy with relative (and former student) John Lewis.  Llangollen was a private educational institution dedicated to the study of Mathematics (Basic Arithmetic,

Algebra, & Geometry), Languages (English, Latin, Greek, Spanish, Italian, & French), Ancient & Modern History, Philosophy of Languages, Ethics, Logic, Mental Philosophy, & Political Economy.  The pupils were also taught military training in conjunction with their academics. (Note: The Rev. Dr. Boggs and Ann Boggs (sister) taught at the academy and helped with administrative duties)

17 Sep 1828

Passed away at Livingston, Spotsylvania County, VA.  (Note: Funeral took place at St. Martin's Parish and was buried at the old Holladay Family Cemetery, located at “Bellefonte”.  Obituaries were published in Newspapers from Boston, Massachusetts to Charleston, South Carolina)

Notable Students (Private Tutoring, Boggs' Academy, & Llangollen Academy)

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