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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Marsden, Right Rev. Samuel Edward

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Marsden, Right Rev. Samuel Edward, D.D., late Bishop of Bathurst, N.S.W., grandson of the Rev. Samuel Marsden, senior chaplain at Parramatta, was born in 1832 at Sydney, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1855, M.A. in 1858, and D.D. in 1869. He was ordained deacon in 1855, priest in 1856, and was curate of St. Peter's, Hereford, from 1855 to 1858, and of Lilleshall, Salop, from 1858 to 1861, and perpetual curate of Bengeworth, Worcestershire, from 1861 to 1869, when he accepted the appointment of first Bishop of Bathurst, and was consecrated in Westminster Abbey by Archbishop Tait of Canterbury, and Bishops Jackson, of London, Selwyn of Lichfield, and Philpott of Worcester. He resigned the see in 1885, and resides in England.