Right Hon Thomas Parker, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, Norton Lees, (1667û1732), 1712
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Thomas Parker was Lord Chancellor, born 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. Married his second cousin Janet (c.1666û1733), a daughter and coheir of Charles Carrier of Wirksworth, Derbyshire. They later had a daughter and a son, George Parker (see DCHQ200597), astronomer and politician. (Taken from http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/21341/?back=,21299)
Norton Lees was part of Derbyshire until 1934 when it became a Sheffield suburb.
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.