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Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707–1791)

  1. John M. Yeats

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1240

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Yeats, J. M. 2011. Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707–1791). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

Abstract

Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon financed and coordinated much of the Evangelical, Calvinist wing of the Wesleyan revivals. Born on August 24, 1707 into the aristocratic Shirley family, she married Theophilus Hastings on June 3, 1728. Hastings, Count of Huntingdon and peer of the realm held significant sway in the court of the newly crowned George II and had carried the Sword of State in his coronation.

Keywords:

  • Selina hastings, countess of Huntingdon (1707–1791);
  • revival preaching of Benjamin Ingham;
  • “Lady Huntingdon's connexion”