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This book seeks to trace the descendants in America of rev. William barroll, of Hereford, England, who, after he was graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1757, was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1759. In 1760 he was invited by his uncle, Rev. Hugh Jones, then 90 years of age, who himself held the degrees of A. B. And A. M., from Oxford University, and who was then the venerable rector of North Sassafras Parish, in Cecil County, Md., to come to Maryland and succeed him in his rectorship. The young clergyman, at that time 26 years of age, reached Maryland in the year 17 60. He succeeded his uncle as rector and a year later intermarried with Ann Williamson. From this union have descended the Barrolls here enumerated and now living in America. The english-welsh ancestry of Rev. William Barroll, which is an ancient and honorable one, his descendants have requested the writer, who for many years has been interested in the matter, to compile and trace; this has been done in the following pages.