Person    | Male  Born 17/6/1703  Died 2/3/1791

John Wesley

Categories: Religion, Seriously Famous

Founder of the Methodist denomination of the Protestant religion. Born Epworth rectory, near Lincoln. Was a Church of England clergyman and at Whitsuntide, May 1738, 3 days after his brother, Charles, had a conversion experience which marked the spiritual birth of Methodism. Inspired by the Moravian doctrine. Aged 48 he married Mary Vazeille but unable to compete with his other interests she left him 15 years later. They had no children.  Died at his house in City Road.

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John Wesley

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Aldersgate Flame

{On the west face:} Wednesday May 24 1738 "What occurred .......law of sin an...

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Hanbury Hall - blue oval plaque

This plaque has a shortened version of the text on the old white plaque.

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Hanbury Hall - white plaque - removed

Christ Church Hall Built in 1719 as a French Hugeonot {sic} church it stood b...

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John Wesley - Aldersgate Street

The probable site, where, on May 24, 1738 John Wesley "felt his heart strange...

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John Wesley's house - EC1

Wesley lived here in the winters from 1779 until his death, here.

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St Mary Aldermanbury church

St Mary Aldermanbury church

This church, destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 and rebuilt by Wren in 1676 was damaged in WW1 and then gutted in WW2, and then left roofless waiting for demolition - Londonist has a photo. On 5 ...

Group, Museums / Libraries, Religion, USA

2 memorials
John Apprice

John Apprice

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for his Protestant beliefs. Blind. Shared a stake with Laverock who chatted with him during their ordeal.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Rev John Gordon

Rev John Gordon

Rector of St. Antholins including the old parish of St John the Baptist upon Walbrook.  Gordon had been vicar in Edwinston, Nottinghamshire. In 1827 he became rector at St. Antholins and that same...

Person, Religion

1 memorial
William F. Brown, Bishop of Pellla

William F. Brown, Bishop of Pellla

Born in Aberdeen or Dundee (depending on source).  When he was eleven his whole family converted from Episcopalian to Roman Catholic.  Parish priest for 58 years of St. Anne's, Vauxhall.  Appointed...

Person, Religion, Scotland

2 memorials
William Hallywel

William Hallywel

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for his Protestant beliefs.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial