Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents
Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents
Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents
Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents
Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents

Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents

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Clarke, Adam. Memoirs of the Wesley Family; collected principally from original documents. New-York: N. Bangs and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1824. First American Edition. [5806]

Full calf, black calf title label to spine, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 432 pp., foxing, tight. Woodcut engraving with tissue guard of Epworth Church as frontispiece; engraved folding plate of signatures of the Wesley family, this plate damaged with loss near the upper fold (the photo of this plate has a white piece of paper laid behind it). Additional plate with guard of the Rectory House, Epworth. Good.

This account begins with the Act of Conformity (1662) and John Wesley's great-grandfather, the Rev. Bartholomew Wesley. Then comes the Rev. John Wesley, the grandfather of the more famous J. W., his sons Matthew and Samuel, the Rev. Samuel Wesley being the father of the Rev. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodists. Samuel's account takes up nearly 140 pages. Before treating of John Wesley's mother, Susanna, Clarke first writes of her father, Dr. Samuel Annesley. Then about 80 pages are devoted to Susanna Wesley, followed by accounts of her children, excepting John. The Memoirs are of the family of John Wesley, not about John Wesley himself.

Adam Clarke (1760-1832), b. Ireland; he was personally approved by John Wesley as a Methodist preacher in 1782, and is the author of the worthy Bible Commentary that bears his name.