Rev. Arthur Wellesley Batson was a friend of the architect E. W. Godwin.
He was a student of theology at Oxford in 1881. He also seems to have been an artist and exhibited a landscape at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1890.
UK Census 1881 at familysearch.org (accessed 2004); Foster, Joseph (ed.), Alumni Oxoniensis 1715-1886, Oxford, 1887-1892; Wood, Christopher, Victorian Painters, 2 vols., 3rd ed., revised, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995.