John Marsh, a Friend, of Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland, lived that town as early as 1664. His will is dated 1688 and in it he mentions his house had "plott in the Scotch Street in Aremagh" which he began renting in October of 1644. He was persecuted many times for his Quaker faith, for a number of years...and, it is even on record that one of his servants was imprisoned for trying to conceal some grain in an attempt to keep it from being taken by the local authorities.
His son Joseph was disowned from the Lugurn meeting (reason unknown) and it appears he died before his father,
earlier in '88, leaving at least 2 children, mentioned in John's will....Joshua and Margery.....Joshua married Elizabeth Rogers at
the Ballyhagen meeting, in 1695, and in 1736, Joshua and his son John began to make ready to move with their families to PA,
and carried with them a certificate from the Grange meeting, near Charlimount, dated 2nd 4mo 1736...they are mentioned in the
minutes of the Men's and Women's Meetings, at Goshen, 18th 8th mo 1736.