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Mehetabel Wright (1697-1750)

Mehetabel Wright was sister to John and Charles Wesley and one of the most talented and tragic members of her family. She inherited a considerable talent for writing poetry from her father and several of her works were printed in the Gentleman's Magazin e and other publications. After giving birth to an illegitimate child in 1726, she was pressured by her family into marrying a plumber named William Wright. The marriage was not a happy one. She died in London after a long period of ill health.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Wesley family papers (MARC)

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