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William Betts

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William Betts (1790-1867)

Married Elizabeth Hayward Ladd ( -1847)

1815 Birth of son Edward Ladd Betts

c.1836 On behalf of Hugh McIntosh, negotiated terms for the contract on the North Midland Railway[1]

1841 His daughter, Elizabeth, married George Giles

1843 Of Southfield House, Leicester.[2]

1867 August 14th. Died

1867 October 31st. Probate. Formerly of Bevois Mount, Southampton and late of Sandown, Kent. Proved by Edward Ladd Betts, his son, and George Giles of Westfield, Bonchurch in the Isle of Wight, Civil Engineer, Robert Gowse of Brentwood, M.D., and Thomas Smith Rowe of Margate.

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Sources of Information

  1. A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and ..., Volume 1, edited by A. W. Skempton
  2. Reading Mercury - Saturday 08 July 1843