Wesley, Bartholomew

Wesley, Bartholomew an Episcopal clergyman, great-grandfather of John and Charles Wesley, was born in England about 1595. He received a university education (probably at Oxford), and took orders in the Church of England. He was rector of Catherston and Charmouth, two villages in Dorset, in 1650, and was ejected from both by the Act of Uniformity in 1662. After his ejectment he followed the profession of a physician, for which he had prepared while in the university, and preached among the Nonconformists as opportunity served. He died about 1680.

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