Marsham Argles

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The Very Rev Marsham Argles (1814–1891), born in County Limerick in Ireland, was the Dean of Peterborough in the Church of England from 1891 until his death a year later.[1][2]

Born in 1814 and educated at Merton College, Oxford,[3] he was ordained into the priesthood in 1838. His first posts were curacies in Bolton, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Cranford after which he was appointed Vicar of Gretton.[4] He then began a long association with Peterborough Cathedral firstly as a Canon [5] then Chancellor [6] and finally Dean. His son was later a priest.[7]


  1. ^ The Times, Nov 21, 1892; pg. 9; Issue 33801; col E Obituary:The Dean Of Peterborough
  2. ^ "Canon Marsham Argles". The Family History of Katherine Anne Sandison. Anne Horner. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  3. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Canons of the 2nd Prebend, Peterborough
  6. ^ Contributions to preserving Cathedral’s heritage
  7. ^ Details of son.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John James Stewart Perowne
Dean of Peterborough
1891 –1892
Succeeded by
William Clavell Ingram