William Walmesley

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The Very Rev William Walmsley, DD (b Lichfield 5 April 1687 – d Packington 18 September 1730) was Dean of Lichfield from 1720[1] until his death.[2]

Walmesley was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] He was Chaplain to Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey; and also held livings at Mavesyn Ridware and Packington.


  1. ^ "A Political Biography of Samuel Johnson" Hudson, N: Abingdon, Routledge, 2016 ISBN 978-1-84893-082-7
  2. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857- Volume 10, Coventry and Lichfield Diocese" Deans of Lichfield, Pages 5-8: Institute of Historical Research, London, 2003
  3. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900, John Venn/John Archibald Venn Cambridge University Press > (10 volumes 1922 to 1953) Part I. 1209-1752 Vol. iv. Saal – Zuinglius, (1927) p322
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Jonathan Kimberley
Dean of Lichfield
1720 –1730
Succeeded by
Nicholas Penny

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