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George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland (8 August 1558 – 30 October 1605) was a peer, as well as a naval commander and courtier in the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
The text reads "from an original miniature in the possession of Henry Constantine Jennings, Esq"
The following text is taken from Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire:
"The parochial chapel of Chaddesdn is a mile and half from Spondon and two miles from Derby. Sr William Plumpton, who died in 1480, was seised of the manor of Chaddesden by inheritence from Sir Robert Grene. From one of the coheiresses of Sir William Plumpton, this manor descended to the family of Clifford, and was sold by George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland to Francis Curzon."
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.