Wesley Stories

Joseph Beaumont Wakeley

THE ARMINIAN MAGAZINE. Issue 1-2. Spring & Fall 2015. Volume 33.

Posted Sept., 07, 2015

Many of the Wesley family were unfortunate in their marriage, and John was among the number. When about fifty years of age Mr. Wesley married a Mrs. Mary Vazeille. She was a widow, intelligent and wealthy. She seemed very religious, and appeared to be admirably adapted to make him an excellent wife. However, she was not what she appeared to be, and he was greatly disappointed. After having caused him twenty years of disquietude she suddenly left, never intending to return. Finding this was her determination, Mr. Wesley wrote in his Journal, 23 January 1771, "I did not forsake her, I did not dismiss her, I will not recall her."