WALMESLEY, John (d.1588), of Gray's Inn, London.
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Family and Education
yr. (prob. 8th) s. of Thomas Walmesley of Showley, Lancs. by Margaret, da. of James Livesey of Livesey, Lancs.; bro. of Thomas. educ. G. Inn 1578. unm.
Walmesley was presumably returned for Clitheroe as a young man of good local family already resident in London and possibly possessed of some training in the law. He was evidently still young when he died, having made his will 2 Jan. 1588. He left some 12 mourning cloaks and gowns to various relatives, bequeathed his law books to a nephew, 40s. to his man Roland Walker, 40s. to the poor of St. Bennet Finck and £4 to the poor of Gray’s Inn. His brothers William and Nicholas were the executors.
Foster, Lancs. Peds.; PCC 3 Rutland.