Susanna Annesley
(1669-1742)

woman

Died aged c. 73

Susanna Wesley (20 January 1669 – 23 July 1742), born Susanna Annesley, was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Annesley and Mary White, and the mother of John and Charles Wesley. “…although she never preached a sermon or published a book or founded a church, (she) is known as the Mother of Methodism. Why? Because two of her sons, John Wesley and Charles Wesley, as children consciously or unconsciously will, applied the example and teachings and circumstances of their home life.”

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of Susanna Annesley blue plaque
Spudgun67 on Wikimedia Commons
Photo of John Wesley and Susanna Annesley black plaque
Jez Nicholson on Flickr

In this house Susanna Annesley Mother of John Wesley was born January 20th 1669

7 Spital Yard, EC2, London, United Kingdom where she was born (1669)

Forty yards south of this building on the last side of the site of The Foundery, John Wesley's headquarters 1750-78 and the first Methodist book room. The mother of the Wesleys died there 30th July 1742.

Tabernacle Street, London, United Kingdom where she died (1742)