Brogden, William a missionary of the Church of England, was the son of a gentleman of the same name who lived in Calvert County, Maryland, on the Patuxent River, a merchant and large shipper of tobacco. The date of the son's birth is unknown but he was ordained August 6, 1735, as deacon, by the bishop of London. Soon after, he returned to America, and became incumbent of All- Hallows' Parish, in Arundel County, Maryland. In 1742 he purchased a farm of twelve hundred acres, near Annapolis, which he occupied while. rector of the parish. In 1751 he became rector of Queen Ann's Parish, Prince George's County, where he remained until his death, in 1770. His talents were of a high orders Several times he was a member of the Diocesan Convention. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 5:85.