William Chatterton
Derby County F.C.
Les Jackson
White Watson
Bill Copson

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Knowledge Identifier: $Derbyshire



Category:Non-metropolitan countiesadd

Category: Environment (330)

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Countries: United Kingdom (88%), (5%), United States (2%)

Main connections: Harold Rhodes (cricketer), William Chatterton, Derby County F.C.

Linked to: Repton School, Conservative Party, Elms School, International Quidditch Association




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Lionel Duckett - In 1553, he acquired monastic and chantry lands in Surrey, Derbyshire and Staffordshire


William St Loe - In 1564, he was made Commissioner for the Peace in Gloucestershire and Derbyshire


Jedediah Strutt - In 1754 he inherited a small stock of animals from an uncle and married Elizabeth Woolatt in 1755 in Derbyshire


Jonathan Stokes - Stokes was probably born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, around 1755 and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1778, qualifying as MD in 1782


Richard Arkwright - But in 1771, he converted to water power and built a new mill in the Derbyshire village of Cromford


Richard Arkwright - In 1777 he leased the Haarlem Mill in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, where he installed the first steam engine to be used in a cotton mill, though this was used to replenish the millpond that drove the mill's waterwheel rather than to drive the machinery directly


William Martin (naturalist) - Whitehurst had published "An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth" in 1778 which contained an important appendix which concerned "General Observations on the Strata in Derbyshire"


William Martin (naturalist) - From 1782 to 1785 he was with a Derbyshire acting troupe when he met White Watson with whom he was to collaborate in a work on Derbyshire fossils


White Watson - Possibly inspired by geologist John Whitehurst's 1782 diagrams of statigraphic sections in the Matlock, Derbyshire area of Derbyshire, in 1785 Watson presented Whitehurst with a diagrammatic 'Tablet', 'A Section of a Mountain in Derbyshire', made from samples of the rocks themselves


Richard Arkwright - Arkwright's achievements were widely recognized; he served as high sheriff of Derbyshire and was knighted in 1786


Richard Arkwright - Despite this, he was knighted in 1786 and was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1787


George Walker (mathematician) - From 1787 he was chairman of the associated dissenters of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and part of Yorkshire, whose object was to achieve the repeal of the Test Acts


White Watson - Watson had been unsuccessfully attempting to raise funding for such a publication since 1790, and produced a one-page ' "Prospectus of a Catalogue and Description of Derbyshire Fossils" ' outlining the proposal that year


In 1801 the population was 147,481 According to the UK Census 2001 there were 956,301 people spread out over the county's 254,615 hectares add something


William Billingsley (artist) - First he went to Pinxton, a small village in Derbyshire, where he set up Pinxton porcelain with John Coke where he stayed until 1801


William Darwin Fox - Fox was born in 1805 and initially raised at Thurleston Grange near Elvaston, Derbyshire and from 1814 at Osmaston Hall, Osmaston about 2,5 miles south of Derby


White Watson - Earlier the same year he produced a tablet showing a detailed cross-section of the stratigraphy of Derbyshire on a line from Buxton to Bolsover, which he presented to the Duke of Devonshire on 20 February 1808


White Watson - A number of other sections along different lines across Derbyshire were published between 1813 and 1831, together with numerous localised geological sections of peaks and cliffs such as Mam Tor


Georgette Heyer's detective/romance novel "The Toll-Gate" is set in 1817 around a fictional toll-gate in Derbyshire add something


Daniel Coke - After retiring from parliament, Coke continued as chairman of the Derbyshire quarter sessions until 1818


Sir Walter Scott's 1823 novel "Peveril of the Peak" is partly set in Derbyshire add something


Edward Kemp - In the 1830s he worked with Edward Milner as a garden apprentice at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire under Joseph Paxton


Thomas Bateman - In 1847 he published "Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire" which united his work with that of earlier excavators in the area


David Payne (artist) - Payne moved to Derby in 1869 and was recorded as living at several places in the county of Derbyshire in the 1880s including Duffield and Barrow upon Trent


Walter Sugg - In 1884, Sugg joined Derbyshire and went on to play 128 games for the club


Matthew Burrows - In the 1884 season, Burrows played one match for Derbyshire against Surrey


Walter Sugg - Between 1888 and 1893, Derbyshire games were not first-class, but Sugg continued playing regularly


Ernest Terah Hooley - Possibly with the assistance of an inheritance from his mother, Hooley bought Risley Hall in Derbyshire for £5,000 in 1888, and in the following year set himself up as a stockbroker in Nottingham


The distribution and status of vascular plants in Derbyshire have been recorded over the last 120 years in a series of four major botanical works, each by different authors between 1889 and 2015, but all entitled "The Flora of Derbyshire" add something


David Payne (artist) - In 1891, Queen Victoria visited Derby to lay the foundation stone of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and to knight Sir Alfred Haslam


Ernest Terah Hooley - In 1897 he was selected by the Conservative Party as their candidate to contest the parliamentary constituency of Ilkeston, Derbyshire at the next general election


Thomas D'Oyly Snow - Snow married Charlotte Geraldine, second daughter of Major-General John Talbot Coke of Trusley, Derbyshire on 12 January 1897


The Sheffield suburbs Woodseats, Beauchief, Handsworth, Woodhouse, Norton, Mosborough, Totley, Bradway and Dore were previously parts of the county, but were lost to Sheffield between 1900 and 1933, and Mosborough transferred in 1967 add something


Roland Bainton - He was born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England and came to the United States in 1902


George Pope (cricketer) - "'George Henry Pope"' was an English cricketer, who played for Derbyshire from 1933 to 1948, and in one Test for England in 1947


Harry Storer, Jr. - Storer made his first-class cricket debut for Derbyshire in the 1920 season when neither his bowling nor batting averages were inpressive


Archibald Ackroyd - He made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1924 season


Charlie Calladine - Born in Wessington, Derbyshire, Calladine started his football career with Scunthorpe & Lindsey United before moving to Birmingham in 1930, where he played more than 100 games in the Football League First Division


Bill Copson - In the next season he was given a place in the Morton Colliery team and, from there, he progressed to Clay Cross club in the Derbyshire League, and his success was such that Derbyshire engaged him in 1932


Bill Copson - In 1933, Copson became a regular member of the Derbyshire side, and, if he did not, in spite of his short run-up, possess the build to undertake as much work as fast bowlers were expected to then, he was consistently good in a summer unfavourable to bowlers


Bill Copson - When he did play he developed so well that he headed Derbyshire's averages in 1935, for a team that recorded more victories than any other Derbyshire side before or since


Bill Copson - He took over 1,000 wickets for Derbyshire, and was prominent in their 1936 Championship season


Harry Storer, Jr. - In the 1936 season he played nine matches to help Derbyshire to their County Championship win but made this his last season


George Pope (cricketer) - Pope was Derbyshire's leading all-rounder in both 1938 and 1939, achieving the all-rounder's double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in 1938


Cliff Gladwin - He made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1939 season and played a handful of games that year


William Egan (footballer) - He later moved to Derbyshire where he worked as a miner, dying in Tibshelf in 1946


George Pope (cricketer) - He played League cricket in 1946, the first season after World War II, but returned to Derbyshire for 1947, when he took 114 wickets


Les Jackson - A fast or fast-medium bowler renowned for his accurate bowling and particular hostility on uncovered wickets, he played county cricket for Derbyshire from 1947 to 1963, and was regularly at, or near the top of, the English bowling averages


Brian Greenhalgh - "'Brian Arthur Greenhalgh"' is an English former professional footballer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who played as a striker in the Football League for Preston North End, Aston Villa, Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Cambridge United, Bournemouth, Torquay United and Watford during the 1960s and 1970s


Les Jackson - Les Jackson, after many delays due to World War II became a professional with Worksop in 1947, playing in the Bassetlaw League and joined Derbyshire later in the 1947 season, making his first-class debut against Kent on 5 July 1947


Les Jackson - Les Jackson, after many delays due to World War II became a professional with Worksop in 1947, playing in the Bassetlaw League and joined Derbyshire later in the 1947 season, making his first-class debut against Kent on 5 July 1947


Fred Smith (footballer born 1926) - Smith was born in Draycott, Derbyshire, and started his professional career at Derby County, before joining Sheffield United in March 1948


Les Jackson - In the 1949 season, his second full season after joining Derbyshire, he took 120 wickets at a bowling average of 20,41


Florence Nightingale - A remarkable stained glass window was commissioned for inclusion in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary chapel in the late 1950s


John Brown (Yorkshire cricketer) - He died in April 1950, in Duckmanton, Derbyshire


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - He made his first appearance for Derbyshire Club and Ground in 1951 and played one match for the Derbyshire second eleven in 1952


John Hurt - When Hurt was five, his father became the vicar of St Stephen's Church in Woodville, Derbyshire and remained there until 1952


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - Although his father played for the Derbyshire in 1953, they never played in the same first-class match


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - He made his first class debut for Derbyshire in the 1953 season when he played a single match against Oxford University, but began appearing regularly in the second eleven


Mark Pearson (footballer) - Born in Ridgeway, Derbyshire, Pearson joined Manchester United as a trainee in 1955 and signed professional forms two years later


Bill Copson - From 1958 to 1967, Copson was a first-class umpire, but persistent health problems took so much toll, that he died in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, at the age of 63 in 1971


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - But by then, his Test career was long gone, although he had continued to bowl successfully for Derbyshire across the 1960s


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - But doubts about the legality of his bowling action emerged, and in the 1960 season, playing for Derbyshire against the South Africans, he was "called" for throwing – bowling the ball with a bent arm that straightens in the delivery – by the umpire and former Test batsman, Paul Gibb


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - In the 1961 season he topped Derbyshire's bowling with 101 and took six five wicket innings


Les Jackson - Les Jackson retired from Derbyshire at the end of the 1963 season, having taken more wickets for Derbyshire than any other bowler, a record that still stands


Mike Hendrick - Hendrick first played for Derbyshire Juniors in 1965 and progressed to the Second XI in 1966, playing regularly over the next three years


Alan Ward - He played for Derbyshire from 1966 to 1976, and for Leicestershire from 1977 to 1978


Alan Ward - Ward made his first-class debut for Derbyshire in 1966, and topped the English first-class averages in 1969, and was selected for the 1970 Internationals against The Rest of the World side, which contained, on occasion, Garry Sobers and Graeme Pollock


Natascha Engel - "'Natascha Engel"' is a German-British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire since 2005


The 1969 film "Women in Love" by Ken Russell had various scenes filmed in and around Elvaston Castle, most notably the Greco-Roman wrestling scene, which was filmed in the castle's Great Hall add something


Mike Hendrick - He played for Derbyshire from 1969 to 1981, and for Nottinghamshire from 1982 to 1984


Mike Hendrick - In June 1969 he made his first class debut for Derbyshire against Oxford University when he took a wicket in each innings, but did not have a chance to bat


Harold Rhodes (cricketer) - He played some one-day matches for Nottinghamshire between 1970 and 1973, and he returned to Derbyshire in 1975, for some one day matches, and a final first-class game against Oxford University


John Tams - John Tams was a member of Derbyshire folk group Muckram Wakes in the 1970s, worked with Ashley Hutchings as singer and melodeon-player on albums including "Son of Morris On", and as a member of the electric folk group Albion Band


Geoff Miller - From 1971 he was playing in Derbyshire Second XI and in young cricketer's teams


Eileen Cooper - She was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, and studied at Goldsmiths College, London from 1971 to 1974 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1974 to 1977


Derbyshire has a three-tier local government since the local government reorganisation in 1974 add something


Geoff Miller - He played for Derbyshire from 1973 to 1986, captaining the side from 1978 to 1981, and returned in 1990 after playing for Essex between 1987 and 1989


Alan Ward - In 1973, he refused to bowl in a Sunday League game, and Derbyshire's captain, Brian Bolus, banished him from the field


Geoff Miller - He made his first-class debut for Derbyshire in July 1973, in a match against Somerset, when he scored a duck in his only innings


However, Derbyshire gained part of the Longdendale valley and Tintwistle from Cheshire in 1974 add something


Geoff Miller - Miller became Derbyshire captain in 1978, and in the 1981 season, led the Derbyshire side to victory in the National Westminster Bank Trophy


Matthew Parris - He served as the Conservative MP for the rural parliamentary constituency of West Derbyshire from 1979 until 1986


Mike Hendrick - He played his last Test matches against Australia in 1981, and in the same season, helped Derbyshire win the National Westminster Bank Trophy


Eric Hollies - Hollies died in Chinley, Derbyshire in April 1981, at the age of 68


Chris Marples - Having represented the Derbyshire team in the Second XI Championship as early as 1982, Marples made his debut County Championship appearance in July 1985 against Yorkshire


Charlie Calladine - He died in Matlock, Derbyshire, Derbyshire in 1983 at the age of 72


Mike Hendrick - He left Derbyshire at the end of the season, and moved to Nottinghamshire, where he played until 1984


The 1986 film "Lady Jane" by Trevor Nunn, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes, has scenes filmed at Haddon Hall add something


Chris Marples - He played fifteen further First-class cricket matches for the club in 1986, a season during which Derbyshire used three different players in the wicket-keeper role, with Bernie Maher, who was recognised as a stronger batsman, eventually reclaiming the position


The 1987 film "The Princess Bride" by Rob Reiner, starring Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, was partly filmed in Derbyshire add something


Geoff Miller - Miller went to Essex in 1987, but returned to Derbyshire for his last first-class season in 1990


The 1988 film "The Lair of the White Worm" by Ken Russell, starring Hugh Grant, was filmed in Derbyshire add something


Chris Adams (cricketer) - Adams made his first-class debut as an eighteen-year-old for Derbyshire in one match the 1988 season and stayed there until the 1997 season, when he left to join Sussex as captain


Paul Groves (footballer) - Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Groves began his career in non-League football, playing for Belper Town before joining Burton Albion in 1988 for whom he appeared at Wembley Stadium for in the 1987 FA Trophy Final


Eric Varley - He was given a life peerage as "'Baron Varley"', of Chesterfield in the County of Derbyshire on a Labour Party nomination in 1990


It has a county council based in Matlock and eight district councils and since 1997, a unitary authority area of the City of Derby add something


Bill Bradbury (footballer) - Bradbury died of a heart attack in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in 1999 at the age of 66


Keith Briggs (footballer) - Born in Glossop, Derbyshire, Briggs began his career as a trainee Stockport County in August 1999 and made his debut in a League Cup 1st round tie against Oldham in the same month. before joining Norwich City in January 2003 for £65,000, where he was unable to establish a regular place in the first team and spent a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra before being released in September 2004 and returning to Stockport in January 2005


As part of a 2002 marketing campaign, the plant conservation charity Plantlife chose the Jacob's-ladder as the county flower add something


Since 2002, the county flower for Derbyshire has been Jacob's-ladder , a relatively rare species, and very characteristic of certain limestone dales in the White Peak add something


In 2003 an unrelated and less successful medical TV drama, "Sweet Medicine", was mostly filmed in the historic market town of Wirksworth add something


In 2003 the Ordnance Survey placed Church Flatts Farm at Coton in the Elms as the furthest point from the sea in Great Britain add something


Chris Beardsley - Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Beardsley began his career at Mansfield Town's youth system as a trainee, where he signed a professional contract on 4 July 2003


In the 2005 film adaptation of the novel, Chatsworth House itself represents Pemberley add something


Natascha Engel - Despite the lack of local connections, she was selected as the Labour candidate for North East Derbyshire following the decision of the sitting Labour MP Harry Barnes not to stand in the 2005 general election


Ashbourne Water used to be bottled in Buxton by Nestlé Waters UK until 2006 and Buxton Water still is add something


This was estimated to have risen to 990,400 in 2006 add something


Thomas Bateman - In 2006, a bequest allowed Derby Libraries to purchase a collection that had been amassed by Bateman by inserting documents he had found into the four volumes of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire


In September 2006, a proposal for a county flag was introduced, largely on the initiative of BBC Radio Derby add something


Josh Lillis - Born in Derby, Derbyshire, Lillis worked his way through Scunthorpe United's youth system, and made his début as a professional at Millwall on 22 December 2006


Les Jackson - His death, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, after a short illness was announced on "Test Match Special" on 25 April 2007, less than three weeks after his 86th birthday


Natascha Engel - "Derbyshire Times", 13 December 2007 At the 2007-08 annual general meeting of the British Youth Council, she was chosen as an Honorary President of the council


The flag was subsequently registered with the Flag Institute as the flag of Derbyshire in September 2008 add something


Craig King - Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, King started his career at Leicester City where he came through their youth academy alongside Joe Mattock, Max Gradel, Andy King and Luke O'Neill, he signed a two-year pro-contract on 2 September 2008


Harry Storer, Jr. - As of 2009, this remains the record first-wicket stand for Derbyshire


David Blunkett - On 6 June 2009, he was walking in Derbyshire and was injured by a "charging cow", suffering from a broken rib and "painful bruising"


Chris Smith (footballer born 1981) - As of 2010, Smith lives in Derbyshire with girlfriend Chantelle


Stephen Bywater - In September 2010, Bywater stirred more controversy in regards of a provocative art installation in the player's garden in Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire


Richard Knight (footballer) - He joined Oxford City, but left the club in October 2010, due to commuting difficulties from his Derbyshire home


The Derbyshire Biological Records Centre was formerly based at Derby Museum & Art Gallery, but since 2011 has been managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust add something


Work on recording and publishing a bryophyte flora for Derbyshire is still ongoing; as at 2012 a total of 518 bryophyte species had been recorded for the county add something


As at 2015, Derbyshire contains 304 vascular plant species now designate as either of international, national or local conservation concern because of their rarity or recent declines, and are collectively listed as Derbyshire Red Data plants add something


In 2015, BBC Radio Derby commissioned a Derbyshire anthem, entitled "Our Derbyshire", including lyrics suggested by its listeners add something


It received its first performance on 17 September 2015 at Derby Cathedral add something


Harry Storer, Jr. - This remained a record first-wicket stand for Derbyshire until 2017


As of June 2017, five constituencies are represented by Labour MPs, whilst the remaining six are represented by Conservative MPs add something