Wesley, Samuel, 1691-1739

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Wesley, Samuel, 1691-1739

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WESLEY, SAMUEL, eldest son of Rev. Samuel Wesley LLD, Rector of Epworth, Lincs., and Susanna, youngest dau. of Rev. Samuel Annesley, Vicar of St. Giles’s, Cripplegate, London, afterwards a Nonconformist minister; b. 10 Feb 1690/1; adm. 1704; BB 1705; QS 1707; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1711, matr. 9 Jun 1711, Westminster Student 24 Dec 1711 – void 1723; BA 1715; MA 1718; an Usher at the School 1713-33; ordained; helped to promote the first Infirmary at Westminster (the origin of both Westminster and St. George’s Hospitals); passed over for post of Under Master on Nicholl’s promotion to the Head Mastership in May 1733; Head Master, Blundell’s Sch., Tiverton, from 1733; author, Poems on Several Occasions, 1736, and other poems; m. by 1724 Ursula, dau. of Rev. Samuel Berry, Vicar of Watton, Norfolk (and proprietor of a boarding house for Westminster boys); d. 6 Nov 1739. DNB.


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Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788 (1707-1788)

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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