Bishop Crest
Let justice roll down like waters
To the South Georgia Conference, As jury selection and the trial for those accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery begins today, it brings up different emotions and feelings in all of ...
Print this Edition
About Us Birthdays Obituaries Scripture Readings

John Wesley’s sister Anne (Nancy)

August 03, 2020
JOHN WESLEY MOMENTS
DAVE HANSON


John Wesley had seven sisters who grew to adulthood. Anne, who was nicknamed “Nancy,” was just two year older than John.

She and a twin brother were born on May 17, 1791. Her twin brother died seven months later; she lived. She was in her teens when “Ol’ Jeffery,” the friendly Epworth ghost, began to act up in the parsonage. Her father thought that perhaps the ghost could be frightened away by noise, so he sent Anne into the attic to blow a horn. She was terrified, but completed the task to no avail. Another time she was sitting on her bed and it began to move. She jumped off!

She served as a governess for a time, but returned home when her mistress died. She married John Lambert, a successful land surveyor. The Wesley family went into debt to provide her a generous dowry. They had a happy marriage. John Wesley danced at their son’s baptism. He was the godfather. When having some financial problems, the Lamberts moved in with her parents. Soon, however, they moved to London. Charles Wesley visited them there an expressed some concern about John’s drinking habits. When John Wesley became ill in 1741, Anne cared for him at the Foundry. Anne was at her mother’s bedside with her sisters when their mother died. We know little more about her. It is thought that her only son, John, died as a youth.

The Rev. Dave Hanson is a retired pastor and John Wesley scholar.

Stay in the know

Sign up for our newsletters

Contact

Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

Contact us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.