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James Ussher (1581–1656) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1654 private collection


Ussher, James (1581–1656), Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh and scholar, was born in Nicholas Street, Dublin, on 4 January 1581, the fifth of ten children of Arland Ussher (d. 1598), one of the clerks of chancery, and his wife, Margaret (...