Betts, Arthur c1775-14.sep.1847 (aged 73) England, London Middlesex - London Kensington Brompton Grove
violinist, teacher, violin maker with his brother John Betts (Lincolnshire, Stamford 1755-1823 London), studied with John Hindmarsh, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Dussek and Daniel Steibelt, for 49 years member of the Royal Society of Musicians ; 24.jan.1796 in St Marylebone Westminster London he married Abigail Stewart (London Marylebone 4.dec.1771-4.oct.1818 London) ; their daughter Abigail Elizabeth 'Abby' (London Holborn 4.oct.1798-jun.1866 London Lambeth) was singer and professor of music, their sons Arthur (London Islington 1804-5.jul.1869 Middlesex), Alexander Stewart (Islington 14.feb.1806-15.apr.1849 London Hackney), John (Islington 24.nov.1807-1880 London), Charles Duncan (Islington 24.apr.1811-1875 London) and daughter Katherine Anne (Islington 25.jun.1812-1877 Hertford) were violin makers and musicians

[Brown/Stratton 1897 gives erroneously born Lincolnshire]

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[] Six waltzes for the piano forte, with accompaniments for the flute, tambourine and triangle, etc. 1798
ms British Museum

[] A second sett of six waltzes for the pianoforte. 1801
ms British Museum

[] La pipe de tabac, a favorite French air, arranged as a rondo for the piano forte
pub Broderip & Wilkinson 1805
ms British Museum

[] Sonata for the piano forte with accompaniments for a violin and violoncello
dedication Miss Curtis
pub Preston 1805
ms British Museum

[] 3 Duetts for violin and tenor. 1810. op6
ms British Museum (now Britisch Library London)

[] Air and rondo arranged with variations for the violoncello with an accompaniment for the pianoforte. 1830
comp by J. R. Miller, arr Betts
ms British Museum

[] In the dark blue sky. Ballad. 1835
words T. H. Bayley
ms British Museum

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