Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838

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Samuel Marsden (1764-1838), pioneer clergyman, farmer and sheepbreeder, first reached Australia in 1794.

He served as a chaplain in New South Wales from 1794, based at Parramatta. He built St. John's church and a formidable and thriving farm. Marsden's missionary endeavours were predominately concerned with the Maoris of New Zealand, forming the NSW Society for Affording Protection to the Natives of the South Sea Islands and Promoting their Civilisation in 1813. Marsden received various tickets-of-occupation and land grants around Bathurst in 1823-4, and by 1828 owned some 5140 acres. His sons and daughters, Thomas, Martha, Mary and Elizabeth Marsden, later also acquired grants, leases and squatting licenses in the district. He was known for his efforts to improve the agricultural output of New South Wales and New Zealand and for encouraging the establishment of the first European settlement at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. His appointment as a magistrate in 1795, and his service on the Bench until 1822, caused much dissension within the colony. Bishop Samuel Edward Marsden was the grandson of Reverend Samuel Marsden. He was the first Anglican Bishop of Bathurst and the first Australian-born bishop.
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creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1764-1838. Sermon [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Historical records of Australia. Historical records dealing with Australia [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Hall, William, fl. 1814. Letter [manuscript] : Hull, to Rev. Dr. Haweis. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Hirst, Edward. [Hirst collection of letters from Rev. Samuel Marsden and others] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Letter [manuscript] : to Captain William Wilson. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Broughton, Sarah, d.1843. Letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Beattie, William Gilbert. William Gilbert Beattie papers, 1872-1939. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Correspondence [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. A sermon preached at St. John's [on the death of Ellis Bent, Judge Advocate of New South Wales] [manuscript] / by the Reverend Samuel Marsden. Libraries Australia
referencedIn William Gilbert Beattie papers, 1872-1939 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Williams, Henry, 1792-1867. Extracts from the letters of the Rev. Henry Williams and his wife from their first setting out..., 1822-1824 (inclusive) [microform]. Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Collected papers of and relating to Rev. Samuel Marsden (c.1794-1838) University of Otago. Library
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Hyde, Robin, 1906-1939. Check to your king. National Library of New Zealand
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Letter : to Joseph Banks. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Letter : Parramatta, to Reverend Miles Atkinson. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Marsden Family papers [microform], 1793-1938 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Hardcastle, Joseph. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Papers [microform], 1819-1966 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. [Sermon papers and notes]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Kendall, Thomas, 1778?-1832. Journal. National Library of New Zealand
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. The Rev'rd S Marsden funeral service for Mr Shelley one of the parish missionaries, July 9th 1815. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Private papers of Reverend Samuel Marsden [microform] National Library of New Zealand
referencedIn Australian religious pamphlets. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Hyde, Robin, 1906-1939. Literary manuscript. National Library of New Zealand
referencedIn Field, J. Case [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Two letters from Samuel Marsden to Church Missionary Society, Mar. 24, Apr. 7, 1808 [microform] National Library of New Zealand
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Padley, James. Hawkesbury early recollections. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Williams, Henry, 1792-1867. Extracts from letters from Archdeacon H. Williams to Rev. E. G. Marsh, 1838-1855 (inclusive) [microform]. Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Essays concerning New South Wales [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf The Marsden Collection
referencedIn [Newspaper cuttings : Vol 38.] Libraries Australia
creatorOf Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838. An answer to certain calumnies in the late Governor Macquarie's pamphlet, and the third edition of Mr. Wentworth's account of Australasia [manuscript] / by the Reverend Samuel Marsden ; [transcribed by William Walker]. Libraries Australia
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correspondedWith Atkinson, Miles person
associatedWith Australian National University. Pacific Manuscripts Bureau. corporateBody
correspondedWith Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 person
correspondedWith Beattie, William Gilbert person
correspondedWith Beattie, William Gilbert. person
associatedWith Bent, Ellis. person
associatedWith Betts, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Betts family. family
associatedWith Broughton, Sarah, d.1843. person
associatedWith Catholic Church corporateBody
associatedWith Church Missionary Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Field, J. person
associatedWith Hall, William, fl. 1814. person
associatedWith Hardcastle, Joseph. person
associatedWith Hassell, Thomas M. person
associatedWith Historical records of Australia. corporateBody
associatedWith Hyde, Robin, 1906-1939. person
associatedWith Kendall, Thomas, 1778?-1832. person
associatedWith Macquarie, Lachlan, 1761-1824. person
associatedWith Marsden family. family
associatedWith Marsden, Samuel Edward, 1832-1912. person
associatedWith Middleton, Janet. person
associatedWith Sadlier, Richard person
associatedWith Walker, William, 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872. person
associatedWith Williams, Henry, 1792-1867. person
associatedWith Wilson, William, fl. 1796-1800 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Zealand
Australia
Australia--New South Wales
Tahiti
Australia--New South Wales
New South Wales
Australia
Australia--New South Wales
Australia--New South Wales
New South Wales
Australia--New South Wales
Australia--Parramatta (N.S.W.)
Australia
Subject
Clergy--Archives
Sheep ranchers--Correspondence
Missions
Sermons, Australian--19th century--Archives
Church buildings
Pioneers--Archives
Missionaries
Missions, New Zealand
Sheep--Breeding
Schools
Clergy--Correspondence
Missionaries--Biography
Occupation
Graziers
Clergy
Pioneers
Function

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Birth 1765-06-24

Death 1838-05-12

Male

English

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