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Pasley, Sir Charles Williamlocked

(1780–1861)
  • R. H. Vetch
  • , revised by John Sweetman

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Pasley, Sir Charles William (1780–1861), army officer, was born at Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, on 8 September 1780. Nothing is known of his parents. He was privately educated by Andrew Little of Langholm and progressed so rapidly that at the age of eight he could read the Greek testament. Four years later he wrote a history of the wars between the boys on either side of the ...

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