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Son of Richard Allestry (Allestree) of Derby and probable cousin of William Allestry (See DCHQ200605).
Richard Allestree was a Church of England clergyman, educated at Coventry then Christ Church, Oxford. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allestree for additional information.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.