Stephen Marshall was born in Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire and died in Ipswich. He was buried in Westminster Abbey but at the Restoration his bones were disinterred and cast into a pit in the churchyard of St Margaret's, Westminster. Marshall was educated at Godmanchester Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he gained a BA in 1618, an MA in 1622 and a BD in 1629. After a short period as a chaplain to the Barnardiston family in Suffolk he became lecturer in Wethersfield, Essex and then vicar of Finchingfield, Essex in 1625. In 1642 he became one of the morning lecturers at St Margaret's, Westminster and in 1651 he moved to Ipswich, Suffolk, where he remained as town preacher until his death.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.