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Algernon Capel, 2nd Earl of Essex, (1654-1710), possibly in Watford, Hertfordshire, 1705
Miss Frances Webb
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Algernon Capel 2nd Earl of Essex was born in 1654 and died on 10 January 1710. He was the son of Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex (for more information see DCHQ200301) and Elizabeth Percy.
He married Mary Bentinck in 169, and their son William Capel was 3rd Earl of Essex.
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.