Bateman, William (1787 -1835)
William Bateman of Middleton by Yolgrave in Derbyshire, like his father and his son Thomas, was an antiquary. Following in the footsteps of Pegge and Major Rooke, he made excavations into several of the barrows in the Peak district, and communicated the results to Archaeologia. He married, 19 June 1820, Mary, daughter of James Compton, of Brightmet in Lancashire. His only son carried on his work, publishing three works on archaeology and built up a considerable museum and library. Although these had been entailed, they were sold at Sotheby's in 1893, The Bateman heirlooms in two parts 14 April and 14 15 June, and the library on the 25 May.