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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Catholic martyrs at the Tyburn gallows

Catholic martyrs at the Tyburn gallows

105 Catholic martyrs lost their lives at the Tyburn gallows, 1535 - 1681.  The Tyburn Convent website explains but only lists a few.  We have found other memorials to a few of them: John Houghton a...

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3 memorials
St Martin Outwich

St Martin Outwich

A medieval parish church. The name comes from the family Oteswich who supposedly rebuilt it in the 14th century. Survived the Great Fire only to be demolished in 1796 and replaced with the church i...

Building, Religion

1 memorial
Nathan Zlotnicki

Nathan Zlotnicki

President of the Fieldgate Street Synagogue in 1959.

Person, Religion

1 memorial
St Katherine Coleman

St Katherine Coleman

The standard spelling of this Katherine seems to be with a 'K' not a 'C', and an 'e' in the middle, not an 'a'. Existed from at least 1346, rebuilt probably in the 15th century, survived the Great ...

Building, Religion

2 memorials
Rev. Theophilus Lindsey

Rev. Theophilus Lindsey

Unitarian minister and theologian. Born Cheshire. Founder of Unitarianism - see Essex Street Chapel for details. Died at his house in Essex Street. Buried in Bunhill burial ground. The web is unite...

Person, Religion

2 memorials