John Wesley

Standard Name: Wesley, John


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Cultural formation Elizabeth Heyrick
She was born a Dissenter and until her marriage attended the Presbyterian church in East Bond Street, Leicester. John Wesley visited the Coltman household during her youth. Later, during her widowhood, she became a Quaker .
Beale, Catherine Hutton, editor. Catherine Hutton and Her Friends. Cornish Brothers, 1895.
Aucott, Shirley. Women of Courage, Vision and Talent: lives in Leicester 1780 to 1925. Shirley Aucott, 2008.
Cultural formation Sarah Chapone
As a country clergyman's daughter SC was an Anglican of the English professional class. Her correspondence with John Wesley bears witness to the strength and immediacy of her Christian faith, but she did not agree...
Cultural formation Judith Cowper Madan
From about this time she associated herself with John Wesley 's fairly new religious group called the Methodists (then part of the Church of England). Another influence on her religious thinking was Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon
Cultural formation Mehetabel Wright
MW wrote to her brother John about her search for God.
Lonsdale, Roger, editor. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Oxford University Press, 1990.
Wesley, John. The Works of John Wesley. Clarendon; Oxford University Press, 1983.
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Cultural formation Mehetabel Wright
John Wesley arranged for her to convalesce at Bristol, and she developed a feeling of personal worthlessness which her relations identified as conviction of sin: a spiritually desirable state tending to conversion and salvation.
Lonsdale, Roger, editor. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Oxford University Press, 1990.
Cultural formation Louisa Baldwin
The family's narrow social life revolved around the Methodist society.
Taylor, Ina. Victorian Sisters. Adler and Adler, 1987.
Middlemas, Keith, and John Barnes. Baldwin: A Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1969.
Baldwin's father, a Wesleyan minister, was more liberal in his religious influence than her mother. He hoped Louisa would grow up to be...
death Susanna Wesley
SW died at her son John 's Methodist headquarters of The Foundery in London.
The date has also been given as 23 July.
Wesley, Susanna. “Introduction”. Susanna Wesley: The Complete Writings, edited by Charles Wallace, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Cave
The couple (Jane aged thirty-one and Thomas about a decade younger)) married without the consent of Thomas Winscom's father, Jasper (an active Methodist and a correspondent of John Wesley ). Jasper, although he judged JC
Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Fenwick
EF 's father, Peter Jaco , born in 1721, was a Cornishman, who early in life worked for his father in the pilchard fishery; ships owned by the family sailed in the Mediterranean. EF said...
Family and Intimate relationships Mehetabel Wright
Susanna Wesley told her son John that she would not be sorry to part with Hetty , being quite tired out with her very licensuous and scandalous adventures.
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 Judith Cowper Madan
This son became a lawyer but then, in 1748, underwent a religious conversion when (having come to scoff) he heard John Wesley preach and was deeply touched. In the 1750s he abandoned the law for...
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
MW 's brother John offended their father by alluding in a sermon preached at Wroot to the harshness meted out to Hetty.
Lonsdale, Roger, editor. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Oxford University Press, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Chapone
John Wesley 's editor calls his correspondence with Sarah Kirkham their incipient love affair, but adds that this was broken off before she was married.
Wesley, John. The Works of John Wesley. Clarendon; Oxford University Press, 1983.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mehetabel Wright
MW 's famous younger brothers, John and Charles , seem to have had some trouble coping with the anomaly which she and her life represented for them, though John was said to be among her...


Charles Wesley and two or three other undergraduates founded a society at Oxford which others called methodistical.
24 May 1738
John Wesley experienced conversion and the assurance of salvation, at the Aldersgate Street meeting-house in London.
April 1742
John Wesley 's earliest list of members of the Foundery Society (which met at The Foundery, Moorfields, East London) had forty-seven women to only nineteen men.
9 November 1757
John Wesley recorded his practice of giving one hour a day to using a special apparatus on people who came to be electrified, thereby curing them of various disorders.
8 February 1761
In the first of two years' very great revival among the [Methodist ] societies,
Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet. The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher. Moore, HenryEditor , T. Mason and G. Lane, 1837.
Sarah Crosby , on a visit to Derby and having the previous week conducted a prayer meeting of twenty-seven...
Hannah Ball opened an early Methodist Sunday school at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
30 September 1770
Charismatic evangelist George Whitefield died at Newburyport, near Boston, Massachusetts.
John Wesley published his Thoughts upon Slavery. In condemning the institution, he made ending the slave trade and emancipating existent slaves official policies of the Methodist movement.
January 1778
John Wesley and others began publishing the Arminian Magazine: consisting of extracts and original translations on universal redemptions.
John Wesley broke finally with the Church of England , though still vacillating as to whether to espouse full Evangelicism ; in 1787 his Methodist chapels were registered as Dissenting chapels.
John Wesley , debating how far to take the Methodists in the direction of Evangelicism , talked over the issue by letter with John Newton , ex-slave-captain and leading Evangelical.
After 2 March 1791
Following the death of John Wesley , the Methodists extended the circuit system throughout Britain as an alternative to the parish system used by the Established Church
By August 1833
Agnes Bulmer née Collinson (1775-1836) published her Methodist epicpoemMessiah's Kingdom, in nearly 14,000 lines of rhymed couplets.