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The text reads:
"Elizabeth Coke, second daughter of John Coke, of Melbourne in Derbyshire, Esq, by Mary, Daughter of Sir Thomas Leventhorpe Bar.t
Died September 5th 1739, aged 63.
Buried at Hadley in Middlesex."
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.