Opinion and Testimony of his Congregation, and of others, Inhabitants of Woodstock and its Neighbours. — 1842.
4 p. of textual records.

Biographical Sketch:

William Cradock Bettridge (1791-1879), assistant curate of Ecclesfield near Shefflield, Yorkshire, 1823.  Educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, ordained deacon in 1825 and appointed curate at Elvington, York, 1825.  Missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Upper Canada, 1834 and rector of Woodstock, Ontario, 1836-1879.  Travelled throughout England and collected over 3000 pounds in donations.  Expenses exceeded his collectings, initiating an investigation by a commission organized by John Strachan into Bettridge’s conduct while overseas.

Custodial History:

Item acquired from J.P. Francis.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of a document titled “Opinion and Testimony of his Congregation, and of others, Inhabitants of Woodstock and its Neighbours”, highlighting the feelings of Bettridge’s congregation over his actions in England.

Notes:

Title based on contents of fonds.

Typescript.

Repository:

Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Geographic Names:

Woodstock (Ont.).

Accession numbers:  M80-7