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Interior of no.2, St Mary's Gate, former Heathcote family residence

The Heathcotes are a long established and influential family of Chesterfield. Gilbert Heathcote became the founder of the bank of England in 1694 and its governor in 1709 and Lord Mayor of London in 1711. When he died in 1733 he was the richest man in England with a fortune of £700,000. His brother Caleb emigrated to America in 1691 and bought land including what is now Long Island's Scarsdale Dis…