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Dr. Henry Augustus Betts
Male 1809 - 1877


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  1809  Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  4 Jun 1812  Saint Paul, Birmington, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1857  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    doctor 
    Occupation  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Medical Doctor & Surgeon 
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Church of England 
    Directory  1864  McKenzie St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-120441 
    Died  26 Jun 1877  Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I120441  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Mary Oates,   b. 1814, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1898, , Frontenac Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Dec 1837  Leamington Priors, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Mary Betts,   b. 1838, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine Lucy "Lucy" Betts,   b. Jan 1840, , Worchestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clara Ann Betts,   b. Jul 1841, Stourbridge, , Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Augusta Betts,   b. 26 Jun 1843, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1919, , Frontenac Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Henry Augustus Betts,   b. 11 Mar 1848, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1920, , Frontenac Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Howard Betts,   b. 2 Jul 1851, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Amy Caroline Betts,   b. 9 Jul 1851, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1909, Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Frederick Pimlott Betts,   b. 31 Aug 1853, , Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1930, London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Alfred Hyla Betts,   b. 1855, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Annabella Maud "Maud" Betts,   b. 16 Nov 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1934, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F43034  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHICAL ENTRY
      Betts, Henry Augustus ( - 1871)
      MRCS May 4th 1832; FRCS Dec 9th 1858; LSA 1851.

      Died 1871
      Occupation General surgeon
      Details was House Surgeon to the General Hospital, Birmingham, and then practised at Stourbridge, Worcestershire, where he was Surgeon to the Dispensary and District Medical Officer to the Stourbridge Union. He migrated to Galt in Canada West between the years 1855-1858. He died probably before 1871, when his name does not appear in the Medical Register, though it remains in the College Calendar till 1877.1a

      1aPlarr's Lives of the Fellows Online

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      Marriage of son.

      003145-82, (Frontenac), Henry Augustus BETTS, 34, England, Portsmouth, farmer, s/o Henry Augustus BETTS & Mary BETTS married Margaret BATES, 25, England, Kingston, D/o Henry BATES & Elizabeth BATES, Wit: Ada BATES- Kingston & John A.C. DOBBS- Portsmouth, Mar 8, 1882, Portsmouth

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      BETTS, HENRY AUGUSTUS was the subject of a biographical article. in "The Province of Ontario-A History," by J. E. Middleton and Fred Landon, which says, in part:

      Dr. Henry Augustus Betts, son of John Betts (of Wortham, Suffolk) was born in Birmingham….He received his education at St. James Old School, of Rugby, and afterwards became a pupil of the celebrated Sir Astley Cooper. His medical education was finished at Guy's Hospital, London. Dr. Betts was chief house surgeon of the Birmingham Hospital for many years, and afterwards practised his profession at Edgbaston and Stourbridge. He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Among his noteworthy patients were the Earl of Littleton, the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, and the late Right Honorable William E. Gladstone. . . .
      Dr. Betts came to Canada in 1856 and located in Galt. . . .


      With antecedents like this, one might anticipate an illustrious career; instead there is barely any mention in the local press.

      Lovell's Directory of 1857 does not include his name in Galt, and the Canada Gazette dates his licence on October 17, 1857. His first card appeared in the Galt Reporter on April 8, 1859. It indicated his qualifications and locates his residence next to Mr. Tassies, Wellington St. Galt.

      The 1861 census gives his age as 51, and lists ten children.

      An advertisement in the Dumfries Reformer August 6, 1862 offers "To Let or for sale, the Dwelling House lately occupied by Dr. Betts."

      He moved to Montreal, and on inheriting money from his father's estate, retired to Kingston. He died there on June 26, 1877, aged 67, no mention being made of his surviving family. One son predeceased him when he was lost at sea in the sinking of the steamboat "Vicksburg" while on his way to England to further his studies in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

      From: Doctors in Waterloo County 1852-1925 by Alexander D. Campbell

  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 1 Page 9.

    2. [S1808] England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, ), FHL microfilm 918,914..
      Henry Augustus Betts Gender Male Christening Date 04 Jun 1812 Christening Place SAINT PAUL, BIRMINGHAM, WARWICK,ENGLAND Father's Name John Betts Mother's Name Catharine

    3. [S1141] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Card index of Church Records.
      Annabella Maud Betts, b. 16 Nov 1857 Galt, chr. 26 Sep 1858 Anglican d/o Henry Augustus (Doctor) & Mary sponsors, Eliza Sohpia Boultbee, Mary Betts, Washington Boultbee

    4. [S330] Directory - ON, Waterloo - 1864 - County of Waterloo gazetteer and general business directory for 1864.

    5. [S1803] England, Marriages, 1538-1973, ), Leamington Priors,Warwick,England, reference; FHL microfilm 1,067,479..
      Henry Augustus Betts Spouse's Name Mary Oates Event Date 27 Dec 1837 Event Place Leamington Priors, Warwick, England Father's Name John Betts Spouse's Father's Name James Stretch Oates

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1809 - Birmingham, , Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Jun 1812 - Saint Paul, Birmington, Warwick, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1837 - Leamington Priors, Warwick, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - doctor - 1857 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Medical Doctor & Surgeon - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1864 - McKenzie St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 1877 - Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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