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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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts / United Society

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