The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Robert Thomas William Betts

Last Name: 
Betts
First Name: 
Robert Thomas William
Spatial: 
Post-nominal titles: 
Esquire
date of birth: 
26.12.1788
year of death: 
1848
date of death: 
13.05.1848
Age at death: 
59 years, 4 months and 17days
Gender: 
Male
Relationships: 
Married to Antoinette Adelaide Betts. Father of Henrietta Caroline Betts and Ellen Georgina Betts
Full Epitaph: 
"Sacred to the memory of Robert Thomas William Betts, Late Deputy Collector of Hoogly, Born 26th Decr. 1788. Died 13th May 1848. Aged 59 years, 4 months and 17 days. He was a kind and affectionate husband, a good and indulgent father, a kind friend and a sincere Christian. By the uprightness of his character he won the esteem of all who knew him, and by his steady application to duty the respect of all his superiors."
Occupation: 
Indigo planter. Later Deputy collector of Hooghly
Places mentioned 1: 
Hoogly, Bansberia, Rajshahi (?)
Tomb architecture: 
Urn (pillar)
Detailed information: 

Records show the birth of a daughter on 31.07.1823, and also mentions a daughter Henrietta Caroline Betts who died aged 8 months and 25 days, buried at North Park Street Burial Ground. Records mention another daughter, Ellen Georgina Betts born 02.10.1832.

Buried by: 
John H.A. Rudd. Chaplain of Chinsurah. John Henry Augustus Rudd was admitted to Pembroke College, Cambridge at the age of 18 on 21.02.1828. Completed his B.A. in 1832. Was ordained as Deacon in Lincoln on 23.12.1832, and a priest in 1833. Appointed as Chaplain on the English East India Company’s Bengal establishment on 12.02.1834, and remained in the service till 1851. Married Matilda Marios, daughter of Captain James Rainey (of the 7th Bengal Cavalry) on 12.12.1837 in Calcutta. Had a son Eric J. S. Died in 1876.
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This record has been created by:: 

Purba Hossain