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Sir George Savile was born 11 November 1633 and died 5 April 1695 and was was an English statesman, writer, and politician. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Savile,_1st_Marquess_of_Halifax for further information about him.
He inherited the Eyam Manor from his grandmother, Countess of Pembroke as one of the co-heiressess of Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury.
Printed in 1740.
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.