Whitelamb, John one of the Oxford Methodists, was born in 1707, near Wroot, Lincolnshire. He was educated in the charity-school of that place, and while residing with Samuel Wesley at Epworth, was prepared for Lincoln College, Oxford, where he graduated about 1731. In 1733 he became S. Wesley's curate, and afterwards married his daughter. In 1734 he was promoted to the rectory of Wroot, a position which he retained until his death, in July 1769. In 1742 John Wesley preached once in his pulpit, and friendly but not intimate relations existed between him and Whitelamb ever afterwards. See Tyerman, Oxford Methodists, page 374 sq.