Batty, Robert

Submitted by edpope on Sat, 04/08/2012 - 20:09

Battie at Morgan's 16.9.1794 / 17.3.1795 Godwin calls on Battie / 14.12.1804 Battie calls.

The first two are clearly same as Robert Batty - associated with miss Alderson each time. For the 1804 entry see Batty, John

Farington's diary Sunday 21.12.1794 Batty at Tooke's with Kyd and Pearson

Amendments to Oxford DNB

ROBERT BATTY 1762/3-1849

CURRENT TEXT "born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland."

SUGGESTED CHANGE <born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, and baptised there 17 January 1762, son of John & Elizabeth Batty.>

SUGGESTED ADDITION (not sure at what point) <He married Ann Braithwaite (b.1757) of Amwell, Hertfordshire, daughter of Daniel Braithwaite (1731-1817), comptroller of the foreign Post Office, and his wife Elizabeth (nee Proctor), at St James's, Piccadilly on 31 August 1786. They baptised three children there, John in 1787, Robert in 1789 and Elizabeth (who became the mother of *Robert Braithwaite Martineau*) in 1792.>
NOTES Ann Braithwaite born 18th September 1757 baptised St Luke Old Street 2nd October daughter of Daniel & Elizabeth, her sister Elizabeth Proctor Braithwaite born 26th January 1768 baptised 16th February St Nicholas Acons, London. Their father Daniel married Elizabeth Proctor 20th November 1759 at St Dunstan in the East, was clerk to the Postmaster General from 1765, his will proved PCC 19.1.1818, his obituary in New Monthly Magazine Aug 1818 p43, also Gents Mag 1817 pt 2 p.632. (Daniel Braithwait's marriage was bachelor and spinster so Ann seems to have been born out of wedlock). Robert Batty married Ann Braithwaite of Amwell, Herts 31.8.1786 at St James Piccadilly (witnesses Henry Wigstead, Elizabeth Proctor Braithwaite). Their children John Braithwaite bapt 17.12.1787 Robert bapt 23.8.1789 Elizabeth Frances bapt 11.1.1792 all at St James Piccadilly. Their daughter Elizabeth married Philip Martineau 1791-1860, see their son Robert Braithwaite Martineau DNB 1826-1869

Jan 2015 DNB have adopted an abbreviated form of my suggestions and credited my website in the references. I'm sorry they didn't include the relationship to R B Martineau as these family connections between apparently diverse celebrities are in my view very illuminating