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Samuel Wesley (1766–1837) by John Jackson, c. 1815–20 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Wesley, Samuel (1766–1837), composer and organist, was born on 24 February 1766 at Charles Street, Bristol, the youngest of the three children to survive infancy of the Methodist hymn writer Charles Wesley (1707–1788) and his wife, Sarah, née Gwynne (1726–1822). He was the grandson of ...