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Henry Ireton (1611 - 26 November 1651), was an English general in the army of Parliament during the English Civil War. He was the son-in-law of Oliver Cromwell.
Born in Attenborough after his father, of German origin, settled there in 1605.
He was Lord Deputy of Ireland (1650û1651).
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.