Betham, Edward Bd
Betham, Edward B.D.
an English divine of the 18th century, was educated at Eton School and at King's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1731. He afterwards became rector of Greenford, in Middlesex, and preacher at Whitehall. His benefactions were very large as compared with his fortune. He gave £20, 000 to the Botanical Garden at Cambridge, endowed a charity-school in his own parish in 1780, and gave other gifts of importance. — He died in 1783.