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Charles Cavendish was an English royalist general, killed at the battle of Gainsborough. He was second son of William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire and his wife Christiana, born on 30 May 1620.
His father, William Cavendish, was MP for Derby in 1621, 1624, 1625, and 1626 and lord-lieutenant of Derbyshire in 1619 and in 1625-6. He also owned Chatsworth House which he bought from his older brother Henry Cavendish. Their mother was Bess of Hardwick.
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.