Francis Marsh

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The Most Reverend

Francis Marsh

Archbishop of Dublin
Primate of Ireland
Church Church of Ireland
Province Dublin
Diocese Dublin and Glendalough
Appointed14 February 1682
In office1682-1693
Predecessor John Parker
Successor Narcissus Marsh
Ordination27 January 1661
by  Jeremy Taylor
Consecration22 December 1667
by  Thomas Price
Personal details
Born23 October 1626
Gloucestershire, England
Died16 November 1693(1693-11-16) (aged 67)
Nationality English
Denomination Anglican
SpouseMary Taylor
Previous post Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe (1667-1673)
Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh (1673-1682)

Francis Marsh (23 October 1626 – 16 November 1693) was Archbishop of Dublin from 1682 to 1693. [1]

He had previously been Dean of Connor (1660–1661), Dean of Armagh (1661–1667), Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe and Kilmore and Ardagh. He married Mary, the daughter of Bishop Jeremy Taylor. [2] Their son, Dr. Jeremy Marsh (1667 – 3 June 1734) was the Dean of Kilmore.[ citation needed ]

From his father-in-law, Jeremy Taylor, he inherited a silver watch, said to have been a gift from Charles I. This watch remained in the family of his great-grandson, Francis Marsh, barrister-at-law. [3]

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  1. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 350–351. ISBN   0-521-56350-X.
  2. Belfast Cathedral web site
  3. Burke's Peerage, 1857, p.664: Sir Henry Marsh, Baronet
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Robert Price
Dean of Connor
Succeeded by
George Rust
Preceded by
James Frey
Dean of Armagh
Succeeded by
James Downhame
Preceded by
William Fuller
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
Succeeded by
John Vesey
Preceded by
Robert Maxwell
Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh
Succeeded by
William Sheridan
Preceded by
John Parker
Archbishop of Dublin
May 1682–December 1693
Succeeded by
Narcissus Marsh