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Rev'd Streynsham Master was the third child of Sir Streynsham Master who was Governor of Madras. Rev'd Master married Margaret, daughter of the Rev. William Pilkington. He later became Rector of Croston in Lancashire.
The Master family were Lord of the Manor at Codnor from 1692-1850.
See http://www.codnor.info/master.php for further info.
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.