Miss Frances Webb
c 1820s - 1840s
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Parker family as Earl of Macclesfield and Bateman family from Hartington.
Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield (1667û1732), lord chancellor, was born on 23 July 1667 at Leek, in Staffordshire, the only son (and apparently the only child) of Thomas Parker (1629ûc.1689) and his wife, Anne (1637/8û1699), a daughter of Robert Venables of Nuneham, Cheshire. He was descended from a minor gentry family who, in the early seventeenth century, were established at Norton Lees Hall in 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.