James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh born in Dublin, Ireland and educated at Trinity College in Dublin. He was an ordained priest and esteemed for his goodness and sincerity. He was held in respect by all classes, by the Puritans for his Calvanistic theology, by the churchmen for his reverence for antiquity and tradition, and by the royalists for his devotion for the king.

He wrote "Annals of the Old and New Testament" which forms the basis of the Biblical chronology in the King James Version of the Bible, and he wrote many other historical works.