via email (with thanks and apologies to Betty Magdalen for how tardy I am with posting this - I was sick as a dog last week plus had a houseful of college kids...):
Hi, Founding Bettys--
Betty Ross has done us a solid! He's ordered The Great Betty's birth certificate.
We've looked at the street in the outskirts of London (here's a link to a Google Earth image) and it’s possible she was born in a rather more substantial house that’s since been torn down to build a primary school. Or she was born into one of the rather modest terraced houses, only we don’t think so. Note that there’s no house number, but just “The Homestead” on the birth certificate—that rather supports the idea that her family was in a house significantly unique enough to be identifiable by name and not just by house number.
Anyway, you’re welcome to show this on the blog. Betty Ross will correct the MISINFORMATION on Wikipedia that The Great Betty was born in DEVON. Hah!
Love & crumpets dripping with melted butter,