Authorised form of nameWalmesley; Charles (1722 - 1797)
Other forms of surnameWalmsley
Dates1722 - 1797
Place of birthWestwood House, near Wigan, Lancashire, England
Date of birth13 January 1722
Place of deathBath, Somerset
Date of death25 November 1797
Dates and placesBurial:
St Joseph's Chapel, Bristol
OccupationRoman Catholic priest
Research fieldMathematics
English Benedictine College of St Gregory, Douai; English monastery of St Edmund, Paris, France; DD (Sorbonne, Paris)
Became a monk, monastery of St Edmund, Paris (1739); Prior, monastery of St Edmund, Paris (1749-1753); Procurator-General of his order, Rome (1754); Coadjutor to Bishop William York (1756); Bishop of Rama (1756); Vicar-apostolic of the western district of England (1770); his library was burnt during the Gordon riots, London (1780)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/11/1750
RelationshipsSon of John Walmesley, of Wigan, Lancashire and his wife Mary, daughter of William Greaves
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA6829
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/10/13Report on a paper by Charles Walmesley, by D'Alembert21 August 1748
L&P/3/196Paper, 'An account of two essays by Charles Walmesley' by Matthew Raper1756
L&P/2/116Letter, 'Recommends Mr Charles Walmesley for election into the R.S.; speaks of earthquake in London; & of copies of his Nat. Hist.; of a burning-mirror of 360 small looking glasses' from George Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon to Martin Folkes6 April 1750
EC/1750/08Walmesley, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/3/341Letter, 'Of the irregularities in the motion of a satellite arising from the spherical figure of its primary' from Charles Walmesley to James Bradley1758
L&P/3/188Letter, 'Two astronomical essays. I. Precession of equinox and nutation; II. Annual motion of the earth as affected by Jupiter and Saturn' from Charles Walmesley to James Bradley3 December 1755
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