About this image
Handwritten on the image is "now Marquis of Hastings and Governor-General of India".
Hastings (9 December 1754 û 28 November 1826) was born in County Down, the son of John Rawdon, 1st Earl of Moira and Elizabeth Rawdon, 13th Baroness Hastings. He grew up there, and in Dublin, Ireland.
In 1783 he was created Baron Rawdon, of Rawdon, in the County of York.
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.