Samuel Wesley

Standard Name: Wesley, Samuel,, the elder
Used Form: Samuel Wesley senior

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Mehetabel Wright
Samuel Wesley apostrophised his daughter Hetty (writing to his son John ), Gangrene farewell! And mayst thou never cause me any pain hereafter.
Knights, Elspeth. “A Licensuous Daughter: Mehetabel Wesley, 1697-1750”. Women’s Writing, No. 1, pp. 15 -38.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mehetabel Wright
A lawyer named Green travelled from Kelstein with Mehetabel Wesley (later Wright) to ask her father for her hand in marriage.
Knights, Elspeth. “A Licensuous Daughter: Mehetabel Wesley, 1697-1750”. Women’s Writing, No. 1, pp. 15 -38.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mehetabel Wright
MW wrote in a state of distress to her father , fearing that his anger might have influenced God to punish her with the death of a child.
Knights, Elspeth. “A Licensuous Daughter: Mehetabel Wesley, 1697-1750”. Women’s Writing, No. 1, pp. 15 -38.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mehetabel Wright
MW 's father, Samuel Wesley , was an evangelical and reforming Anglican clergyman. During MW 's childhood he was often absent in London, leaving her mother to run the family on very little money...
Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Wesley
Susanna Annesley married the Rev. Samuel Wesley (then curate at St Botolph, Aldersgate) at St Marylebone Church in London.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Wesley
SW bore her eldest child, Samuel Wesley the younger , at her parents' home; her husband was away at the time serving as a navy chaplain.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Occupation Susanna Wesley
With her husband away at the annual Anglican Convocation in London, SW conducted evening services at Epworth Rectory, now rebuilt after the fire.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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politics Susanna Wesley
One evening SW refused to say Amen to her husband 's prayer for the king : that is, she implicitly declared herself a Jacobite.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Residence Susanna Wesley
Following her husband 's death on 28 April 1735, SW moved to the town of Gainsborough with her daughter Emilia or Emily, a schoolmistress.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Residence Susanna Wesley
Leaving the London area, SW and her husband lived at South Ormsby in Lincolnshire.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Residence Susanna Wesley
SW lived at Epworth, Lincolnshire until her husband 's death in 1735.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Residence Susanna Wesley
SW 's husband, Samuel , was put in charge of the parish of Wroot, near his existing cure at Epworth; Wroot became a second home for the family.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Textual Production Susanna Wesley
SW penned the earliest-dated among her surviving letters: to Lady Yarborough about her quarrel with her husband over her political opinions.
Wesley, Susanna. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings. Wallace, CharlesEditor , Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Textual Production Susanna Wesley
Some Remarks on a Letter from the Reverend Mr Whitefield to the Reverend Mr Wesley , in a letter from a Gentlewoman to her Friend was published at London: it is now known to be...
Textual Production Mehetabel Wright
The original Dictionary of National Biography notes that the manuscript of Eupolis's Hymn to the Creator, generally attributed to MW 's father, Samuel Wesley senior , is partly in her handwriting, and is superior...

Timeline

17 March 1691
John Dunton (in his tenth year as a London publisher) issued the first number of the periodical which then became the Athenian Mercury.
14 June 1697
John Dunton 's Athenian Mercury ceased publication.