Samuel Marsden (25 June 1765 – 12 May 1838) was an English-born priest of the Church of England in Australia and a prominent member of the Church Missionary Society, believed to have introduced Christianity to New Zealand. Marsden was a prominent figure in early New South Wales and Australian history, partly through his ecclesiastical offices as the colony's senior Church of England cleric and as a pioneer of the Australian wool industry, but also for his employment of convicts for farming and his actions as a magistrate at Parramatta, both of which attracted contemporary criticism.
|Born||25 June 1765|
|Died||12 May 1838 72) (aged|
|Education||Magdalene College, Cambridge|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Fristan m. 21 April 1793|
|Children||8, including Ann, Mary, Martha|
|Parent(s)||Bathsheba Brown and Thomas Marsden|
|Church||Church of England|