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Benjamin Robinson (1666-1724) was a presbyterian minister, born in Derby, chaplain to the Gell family and minister at Findern.
Engraved by Hopwood from an original 18th century painting in Dr Williams's Library, Red Cross Street.
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.