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Samuel Wesley A.M. (1690 - 1739)

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Samuel Wesley A.M.
Born in Spitalfields, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Died in Devon, England, United Kingdommap
Wesley-670 created 6 May 2017 | Last modified | Last edit: 7 Jan 2018
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  • eldest child of Samuel & Susanna Wesley[1]
  • was a slow to learn to speak when he was little[1]
  • Initially educated, beginning at the age of 5, by his mother Susanna[1]
  • death was sudden

Sometimes referred to as Samuel Wesley, the younger. Like his father, the younger Samuel Wesley was a Church of England cleric.

He was the elder brother to John and Charles Wesley, who perhaps are more widely remembered because of their leadership and influence in the movement that eventually led to the formation of the Methodist Church.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Greetham, Mary. "Susanna Wesley Mother of Methodism." Foundery Press, Great Britain, 1988.
  • Chalmers' General Biographical Dictionary

Page number 298 Volume Number Volume 31

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