Was Samuel Wesley really the father of William Thomas Wesley?

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Below is the WikiTree family tree for William Thomas Wesley, but I think this might be misleading or false. Samuel and Suzanne Wesley had many children, but none of them that lived were named William Thomas. This is well recorded in history. Is there a concrete researched reason as to why William Thomas Wesley would be the son of Samuel Wesley, thus a brother or at least half brother of John and Charles Wesley, founders of the Methodist church? This is very important for me to find out so I know where my roots run, either through Samuel Wesley, or another (like William Westley and Martha Westley whom I found record of on ancestry.com) Thanks - Ivan


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William Thomas Wesley
1698 - 1750
Somerset, England

Brother of Samuel Wesley A.M. descendants, John Wesley, Martha (Wesley) Hall, Charles Wesley descendants, Kezia Wesley and Emily Wesley

Father of Thomas James Wesley ancestors

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Samuel Wesley ancestors descendants
17 Dec 1662 - 25 Apr 1735
Whitchurch, Dorset, England

WikiTree profile: William Wesley
in Genealogy Help by Ivan Wesley G2G Rookie (140 points)
Did you ever find any more information on this. I just started building my family tree and ran into this same situation with william thomas wesley. Any update would be appreciated!?

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Doesn't look like it. Somerset birthplace is a bit fishy. I've marked it unsourced which might garner some attention.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (264k points)
Thank you C. Mackinnon!

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