Person    | Female  Born 12/9/1739  Died 8/12/1815

Mary Fletcher

Categories: Religion

Methodist deaconess. Born Mary Bosanquet at Leytonstone Manor (or Forest House, depending on source), Leytonstone, Essex. A close friend of John Wesley, her house served as a meeting place for prayer and bible study, as well as an orphanage, school and a social service centre for the poor and needy. In 1768, she purchased larger premises outside Leeds. She married the Reverend John Fletcher in 1781, and they moved to Madeley, Shropshire. He died less than four years later, but she was allowed to live on in the vicarage and continued to hold religious meetings almost up to her death.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Mary Fletcher

Commemorated atInformation

Mary Fletcher

On this site stood "The Cedars" wherein Mary Fletcher, née Bosanquet, resided...

Read More

Other Subjects

St Luke's Church West Norwood

St Luke's Church West Norwood

Designed by Francis Octavius Bedford. Unusually it is orientated north-south instead of east-west. This is because of a stipulation at the time that no building in Lower Norwood should be built wit...

Building, Religion

2 memorials
Reverend Charles Alder Stubbs, B.A.

Reverend Charles Alder Stubbs, B.A.

Charles Alder Stubbs was born in Canonbury, Islington, London, the fifth of the eight children of the Reverend Stewart Dixon Stubbs (1839-1919) and Mary Elizabeth Stubbs née Alder (1825-1869). His ...

Person, Armed Forces, Religion

1 memorial
St Helen's Catholic Church Chipping Ongar

St Helen's Catholic Church Chipping Ongar

Named in memory of the Countess Helen Tasker (1823–88) of Middleton Hall, Brentwood, one of the main benefactors. The church was consecrated by Archbishop Manning in 1869 and became part of the Arc...

Place, Religion

1 memorial
Andrew Kippis, DD

Andrew Kippis, DD

Non-conformist minister. Born Nottingham.  Died at home in Crown Street, Westminster.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.

Person, Religion

1 memorial
Croydon Palace

Croydon Palace

The summer residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury. The Manor of Croydon was connected with Canterbury from at least the late Saxon period, and records of buildings date back to before 960. The ...

Building, Architecture, Religion

1 memorial