10 Mar 1794 - Rev. Samuel Marsden arrived

#OnThisDay 10 March 1794 Reverend Samuel Marsden arrived in the Colony of New South Wales. Marsden became the first rector of the St John's Church Parramatta from its opening in 1803 and he was buried there when he died in 1838. Marsden is perhaps best remembered in NSW as the "Flogging Parson". He was appointed to the Bench of Magistrates Parramatta where he quickly developed a reputation for extreme severity.


See entries for Samuel Marsden in the Colonial Secretary's Papers
Screenshot showing entries for Samuel Marsden