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Selina 
Shirley
1707 - 1791


Selina 
Shirley
, 2nd dau. Famous for her conversion to Methodism and the creation of The Countess of Huntingdon's Connection a now obscure sect of that non-conformist church. Selina was converted by her sister-in-law, [Missing XREF c-hastings10986] and became an intimate of the Wesley brothers. She was a member of first Methodist Society in Fetter Lane, London in 1739. She was the first supporter of itinerant lay preaching and employed among her chaplains, Whitefield, Romaine, and Venn. She was also associated with Toplady, Doddridge, and Dr Watts. She established the first regular chapel at Brighton, Sussex in 1761 and set up churches in London, Bath, Tunbridge, and other aristocratic centres. Her chapels were registered as Dissenting (e.g. from the established Anglican or Episcopalian faith) meeting-houses after 1779. Her minister's training college at Trevecca opened in 1768, removed to Cheshunt, Hertfordshire in 1792. She supported Whitefield against the Wesleys, but attempted a reconciliation in 1749, and took an active part in the protest against the anti-Calvinistic minutes of Wesley's Conference, 1770, and against relaxation of subscription, 1772.

Born: 1707Baptised:
Died: 1791Buried:
Family:
Shirley

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Selina 
Shirley
(
Hastings
) 1707 - 1791
2.
Washington 
Shirley
(
Levinge
) ante 1705 - 1729
4.
5.
Elizabeth 
Washington
(
Shirley
) * ante 1691
3.
Mary 
Levinge
(
Shirley
) c. 1681 - 1740
6.
Sir Richard 
Levinge
(
Corbyn
,
Johnson
) 1656 - 1724
7.
Mary 
Corbyn
(
Levinge
) c. 1660 - c. 1693

Siblings



Spouses



1. 17th Jun 1728
Theophilus 
Hastings
(
Shirley
) 1696 - 1746

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Theophilus 
Hastings
(
Shirley
) 1696 - 1746
1.
Francis 
Hastings
1728 - 1789
2.
Henry 
Hastings
* 1739
3.
Elizabeth 
Hastings
(
Rawdon
) + post 1793
3a.
John 
Rawdon
(
Perceval
,
Hill
,
Hastings
) 1720 - 1793
3.1.
Anne Elizabeth 
Rawdon
(
Brudenell-Bruce
) 1753 - 1813
3.2.
Francis 
Rawdon Hastings
  formerly Rawdon
(
Campbell
) 1754 - 1826 ...
3.3.
John Theophilus 
Rawdon
(
Hall Stevenson
) 1757 - 1808 ...
3.4.
Selina Frances 
Rawdon
(
Forbes
) 1759 - 1827 ...
3.5.
Charlotte Adelaide Constantia 
Rawdon
(
FitzGerald
) 1769 - 1824
Sources

Timeline


1707Born
17th Jun 1728Married
Theophilus 
Hastings
(
Shirley
) 1696 - 1746
1791Died
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