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James Wheatley (fl.1745-1754)

James Wheatley entered the itinerancy in about 1745 and appears to have served in several different parts of the country. In 1751 he was accused of sexual misconduct with several young women from the Bristol Circuit. He finally admitted his 'little imprudences', claiming without evidence that other preachers were guilty of more serious offences. He was offically suspended but was later reinstated. In 1754 he was again expelled for a similar offence.

Source: The Works of John Wesley (1982), Volume 26, 464 edited by Frank Baker

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