Betty Thomas an English Congregational minister, was born at Hull, Jan. 13, 1810. He became an orphan very early in life, and made many voyages to foreign lands as a sailor-boy; in his nineteenth year he quitted the sea, was converted, and joined the Wesleyan Methodists. In 1834 he joined the Independents, offered his services to the London Missionary Society, and was sent to Stanford, Berkshire, where he labored till 1851, and then removed to Stanningley, near Leeds. Thence he removed to Horncastle, Lincolnshire, where he labored six years, and then took a small charge at West Burton, Wensleydale. Failing health, which had caused his removal in nearly every instance, caused him to retire in 1864 to Knaresborough, where he died, March 26, 1865. See (Lond.) Congregational Year-book, 1866, p. 234.