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Right Hon George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, (c 1697-1764), 1753
Miss Frances Webb
Norton Lees Lane
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George Parker was the President of the Royal Society and son of 1st Earl of Macclesfield (second creation), Thomas Parker (see DCHQ200597) and his wife Janet Carrier, daughter and heriess of Charles Carrier Esq. of Wirksworth.
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.