Robert Batty, M.D., was born at Kirkby Lonsdale, co. Westmoreland, and received his medical education in London and Edinburgh. He was created doctor of medicine by the university of St. Andrew’s 30th August, 1797, shortly after which he settled in London, commenced practice as an obstetric physician, and on the 30th September, 1800, was admitted by the College of Physicians a Licentiate in Midwifery. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College 22nd December, 1804. Dr. Batty was physician to the Lying-in hospital, Brownlow- street, and was for some years editor of the "Medical and Physical Journal." He died at Fairlight-lodge, Hastings, whither he had long retired, on the 16th November, 1849, aged 86. His portrait by Dance was engraved by W. Daniell.