About this image
Print of portrait of Reverend Thomas Gisborne, Church of England clergyman and religious writer, of Yoxall Lodge, Staffordshire.
Rev. Gisborne was born at Bridge Gate, Derby and educated by Revd John Pickering of Mackworth. He then attended Harrow and Cambridge. The family eststae was Yoxall Lodge, Needwood Forest, Staffordshire.
He helped to fight for the abolition of slavery, being a member of the Clapham Sect.
Married Mary Babington, daughterof Thomas Babington of Rothley, Leicestershire.
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.