Miss Frances Webb
Published: 23 March 1797
Ashbourne Hall, Cockayne Ave
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Poet, linguist and translator who was part of the literary Lichfield circle which included Anna Seward and Erasmus Darwin.
Married Susanna Bristoe, daughter of Robert Bristoe and Susanna Philipson, in 1784. He began the restoration of Ashbourne Hall using his wife's dowry to renovate the structure, remodel the parkland, purchase rare plants and obtain works of art.
He was buried in St. Oswald's with his parents and his sister Maria Elizabeth and other Boothby family members. (Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Brooke_Boothby,_6th_Baronet)
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.