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Thomas Lake, Snr was born in 1615 and was baptized on August 11, 1615 in Tetney, Lincoln and died in Maine, USA in August 1676. He first settled in New Haven Conneticut where he married Mary Goodyear, daughter of Stephen Goodyear, a prominent merchant and Deputy Governor.
Thomas Lake, Jr was born on February 9, 1656 in Boston, Mass. and died on May 22, 1711. He married Elizabeth Story a daughter of John Story of Derbyshire. Thomas returned to England to live at Bishop’s Norton, Lincolnshire. He was a barrister and a member of the Middle Temple. Sir Edward Lake named Thomas as executor of his will after Thomas’ father and older brother, Stephen, died. He inherited the title and estate of his uncle, who was created a Baronet for great bravery at Edgehill.
Sir Thomas lived at Bishop’s Norton, Lincolnshire and lies buried in the Middle Temple, London. He had a daughter Mary and a son, Sir Bibye Lake, Baronet, who inherited the title and estate.
Sir Bibye Lake was a sub-governor of the African Company, and in 1711 received from Queen Ann a confirmation of the title, along with the Coat-of-Arms, granted to Sir Edward Lake. It is through this son that the Baronet line has continued in England. The descendants of Sir Bibye have held honorable places in English affairs down to at least the 1950s. Counting from Sir Bibey, the seventh Baronet was Sir Vincent Atwell.
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.