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
Died16 November 1693(1693-11-16) (aged 67)
Nationality English
Denomination Anglican
SpouseMary Taylor
Previous post(s) 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 was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in April 1642 as the son of Henry Marsh esq. of Edgeworth, Gloucestershire. [2] 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. [3] Their son Jeremiah Marsh was the Dean of Kilmore. [4] 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. [5]

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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. "ACAD Francis Marsh" . Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  3. Belfast Cathedral web site
  4. Cumberland, Richard; Maxwell, John (1727). A Treatise of the Laws of Nature. R. Phillips.
  5. Burke's Peerage, 1857, p.664: Sir Henry Marsh, Baronet
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by Dean of Connor
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Preceded by Dean of Armagh
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Preceded by Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
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Preceded by Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh
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Preceded by Archbishop of Dublin
May 1682 – December 1693
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