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Arthur, Lord Capel, Royalist, (1608û1649), Cassiobury House, Watford, Hertfordshire, c 1640?
Miss Frances Webb
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Beneath the portrait it reads "At the Earl of Essex's Cassiobury".
Information taken from www.british-civil-wars.co.uk:
Arthur Capel was born at Hadham Hall, Hertfordshire, on 20th February 1604. He was the only son of Sir Henry Capel (d.1622) and Theodosia, daughter of Sir Edward Montagu of Boughton. Capel's marriage to the heiress Elizabeth Morrison in 1627 and his own inheritance upon the death of his grandfather in 1632 made him one of the wealthiest men in the kingdom, with lands said to be spread across ten counties.
He was sentenced to death and beheaded, with the Duke of Hamilton and the Earl of Holland, outside Westminster Hall on 8 March 1649.
No known connection to Derbyshire.
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.