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The text reads: "Dedication. This plate representing the monument erected in the Cavendish Chapel, All Saint's Church Derby to the memory of the illustrious Countess of Shrewsbury. Ancestress to the noble family of Cavendish is most respectfully dedicated to his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, by his Grace's very obliged and most devoted humble servant Stephen Glover."
The Countess of Shrewsbury is better known as Bess of Hardwick.
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.