George Betts 1719-1766

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George BETTS 1719-1766

Biographical Note

Son of Edmund Betts of Wortham, Suffolk. LL.B. Clare College, Cambridge 1742; rector of Bressingham, Norfolk 1748, and JP for Norfolk and Suffolk.


Betts used an engraved armorial bookplate, "of Wortham in Suffolk" (Franks 2434); the extent of his library is not known. Some of his papers, including a record of his dealings as a magistrate, survive in the Betts family papers in the Suffolk Record Office, at Ipswich. He is known to have belonged to book clubs at Wortham and Diss around 1750.


  • Doughty, Katharine, The Betts of Wortham in Suffolk 1480-1905, 1911.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.