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William Paget was born in Wednesbury in 1505, the son of a nail maker.
He became Secretary of State, a Knight of the Garter and an Ambassador. In the 17th century Wednesbury pottery – "Wedgbury ware" – was being sold as far away as Worcester, while white clay from Monway Field was used to make tobacco pipes.
The town was held by the king until the reign of Henry II, when it passed to the Heronville family.
Medieval Wednesbury was very small, and its inhabitants would appear to have been farmers and farm workers.
Later the crowd came to his lodgings and took him to the magistrates, but they declined to have anything to do with Wesley or the crowd.
The crowd ill-treated Wesley and nearly killed him but he remained calm.
They were warmly received and made welcome by the vicar.
Soon afterwards another preacher came and was rude about the current state of the Anglican clergy.
is one of the few places in England to be named after a pre-Christian deity.