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Walmesley, Charles (1722–1797), vicar apostolic of the western district and mathematician, born on 13 January 1722 at Wigan Lane House, Standish, Lancashire, was the seventh son of John Walmesley of Westwood House, and his wife, Mary, daughter of William Greaves. He was educated in the English Benedictine college of ...