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Old Church Garden - Wesley tomb

Inscription

{On the lower section of the plinth, on the side facing the garden:}
In 1950 this monument was removed from its original position in the graveyard and finally placed here in 1952.

{On the upper section of the plinth, on the side facing the garden:}
Here lie the remains of the Revd. Charles Wesley, MA, who departed this life the 29th March 1788, aged 80 years.

With poverty of spirit blessed
Rest happy saint in Jesus rest.
A sinner saved through grace forgiven
Redeemd from earth to reign in heaven
And labours of unwearied love
By thee forgot are crownd above.
Crownd through the mercy of thy Lord
With a free full immense reward

{On the upper section of the plinth, on the north face:}
In memory of Sarah, wife of the revd. Charles Wesley, MA, who departed this life the 28th of December 1822, aged 96 years.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord for they rest from their labours and their works do follow them".

{On the upper section of the plinth, on the south face:}
In memory of Charles Wesley Esq., son of the before mentioned Charles & Sarah Wesley, who departed this life the 23rd of May 1834, aged 77 years.

{On the lower section of the plinth, on the south face:}
Also of Samuel Wesley Esq., the eminent musical composer and organist, their second son who died in October 1837, aged 74 years.

We don't normally include graves but since this has been moved it is now effectively a memorial.

Site: Old St Marylebone Parish Church Garden (5 memorials)

W1, Marylebone High Street

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Old Church Garden - Wesley tomb

Subjects commemorated i

Charles Wesley

Born Epworth, Lincolnshire. Renowned Hymn writer. 21 May 1738 experienced his...

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Charles Wesley (son)

Son of Charles & Sarah Wesley.

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Samuel Wesley (musician)

Eminent musical composer and organist, second son of Charles and Sarah Wesley...

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Sarah Wesley

Wife of Charles Wesley.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Old Church Garden - Wesley tomb

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Old Church Garden - Alfred Coucher

Old Church Garden - Alfred Coucher

On the curved wall at the entrance to the garden.

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Old Church Garden - burials

Old Church Garden - burials

The right-most of 3 plaques on the back wall of the garden.

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Old Church Garden - facts

Old Church Garden - facts

The left-most of 3 plaques on the back wall of the garden.

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Old Church Garden - site

Old Church Garden - site

The middle of 3 plaques on the back wall of the garden.

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