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Mrs Cayley (fl.1766)

Mrs Cayley is mentioned in an undated letter of Charles Wesley to his wife Sarah (reference DDCW 5/100) and also in the Fletcher-Tooth collection as an acquaintance of Mary Bosanquet. She was apparently the former Miss Dyer who made an unfortunate marriage to a man called Cayley. Her husband fell under the influence of the dissident Wesleyan preacher James Wheatley and, according to Charles Wesley, this resulted in Cayley leaving his wife. There is a connection with the Hackney area of London. No further information is known.

Source: DDCW 5/100 and MAM Fl.5/2/1 (MARC)

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