Below is a list of queries submitted by members of the
Botting family through this website. If you can help
with any of these please contact
and we will pass your information on.
If you would like to post a request
about a Lost Relative, please also contact us
. We welcome
genuine inquiries, but often not all need to be posted on
this page as the website administrator may be able to
supply the details requested, or put you in direct contact
with a known member(s) of the Family Line concerned.
Terry is trying to
trace an old friend who lived in Haywards Heath
in the sixties and seventies. Her name was
Glynis Botting and she was a nurse. Her father
was Bob Botting who was a carpenter and they
lived just off Wood Ride.
If you are able to
assist please reply through this website with
your current email address which I will pass to
Eddie wishes to
contact Philip Matthews who in his
October 2008 post offered information concerning
the WW1 decorations of 10905 Pvt. William
Philip, if you are
still able to assist please reply through this
website with your current email address which I
will pass to Eddie.
Lynda has sent this call up
"Currently living in Worthing, born in Horsham
to William and Barbara Botting, dad being one of
13? kids born to Arthur and Ada Botting nr
Haywards Heath West Sussex England"
you Lynda. Good to have you using our website,
although as administrator I'm not clear what
your query is? But I've rummaged around
through records held and found your family
line, and could share some further details
have made several attempts to contact you at
the email address you have provided but my
messages bounce. Please get back to me through
the Contacts section of this
website with an alternative email
and best regards,
Sandra is seeking information
to help her unravel two BOTTING Family lines:
that of William Botting (1769
– 1852) of Chancton, Sussex
and that of William Botting
(dates unknown) of Bines Mill, Storrington
Her research findings to date are
presented as the item within the 'Articles'
section of this website:
“Unraveling Sussex Botting
Family lines – William Botting of Chancton,
Sussex, and William Botting of Bines Mill,
invites any researcher willing to share
information on these Family lines to contact
her through the Contacts section of this
Kathleen Botting Pletsch
is wishing to contact Katherine Hassell from UK
(who in May 2008 was seeking information via
this website about her grandmother Florence
Irene May Botting, born 1915 in Shorne, Kent).
Kathleen is looking for information on a branch
of her family also from the Shorne area.
as we don't hold your current email address in
our records, and as we haven't permission to
publish Kathleen's personal email address on
this website, would you kindly leave a message
through our Contacts panel so we can put
Kathleen in touch with you.
From Website Administrator
Wood (nee Neale)
brings to our attention the website
http://www.lizandstu.com of Stu Roberts and Liz
Williams, St Austell, Cornwall. researching
descendants of Thomas Yelland b. about 1577 in
South Bent, Devon. Of particular interest to the
New Zealand BOTTING family will be the
connection of his line to the DUNGEY family of
whom Jane DUNGEY b. 1827 Cornwall d. 1876 North
Otago, NZ, was the wife of the patriarch of a NZ
BOTTING family, Robert William BOTTING b. 1817
London, d. Naseby NZ 1890.
from Website Administrator
anyone has information to share with Heather on
any of the following family members, or their
descendants, please send a message to her via
CONTACTS on this website:
- Walter BOTTING b. 1864, Lindfield SSX,
d.? married 15 May 1886 in Croyden SSX
- Harriette Fanny nee GUY b. 1861 Cuckfield
SSX, d. 1928 Hurstville, NSW, Aus., or their
- Walter Herbert BOTTING bap. 22 Jan. 1887
Southwark, London, d.? married 1914 Katoomba,
- Hannah nee SEDDON b. 1890, d. Jan. 1969
| Paul Botting
father John Frederick Botting from UK, who
attended the Botting Reunion in 2008 sadly
passed away on Monday Sept 30th after
a battle against cancer.
Paul wishes to have his email address shown in
this posting: email@example.com
| Luke Botting
from a Botting family within the UK, having
been born in Birmingham to an English family
but with some distant Scottish connections
too. I was wondering if there is any known
link between current British Botting families
and those in New Zealand, Australia, South
Africa and Canada?
you very much for any information you can
inquiry could be of considerable interest to
many Family who are thinking generally about
their Botting Family origins, and
particularly the spread of 'Family Botting'
throughout the world during the past 200
years. As one of the objectives of this
website is to encourage Botting Family to
communicate worldwide and find out about
each other's Family History, and as Luke has
agreed to the publication of his email
you may wish to send him a greeting from
your part of the Botting World, and to share
with him a little news about yourself and
| Bennett M.
Would anyone of you know
Joseph Botting who worked in Mufulira, Zambia in
the 50's & 60's?
He then moved, and worked at Swansea University,
where he later died. I would appreciate if you
respond to this message. Thank you for your
[Any messages for Bennett can be sent via
CONTACTS on this website].
|Crawley, West Sussex, UK
Hi. I'm looking for my
boyfriend's real father. All he knows is that
his (father's) name is Richard Botting, who
lived in Brighton and was dating his mum Eileen
Capstik from Brighton about 1960's. My boyfriend
was born in 1963. Hoping someone can help, thank
[Any messages for Susanne can be sent via
CONTACTS on this website].
Alan is the author of the
Botting Family book:
"400 Years of the Botting Family".
He has offered to help with enquiries on Botting
Family members in Australia, NZ, South Africa,
USA and Canada.
If you have any requests for information please
send them through contact us and they
can be referred to him, or published on the
website as appropriate.
At Shalford Mill near
Guildford in Surrey, owned by the National
Trust, we have a sack with the initials
'T and F Botting'. I know something about
Frederick and Thomas. They were brothers born in
1834 and 1835. Thomas had, I believe nine
children, though Frederick never married.
We would love to have a photo of these men and
their familiies to display in the Mill, and /
or the last leaseholder - Henry Botting,
corn merchant of 96 High Street, Guildford,
whose son Rupert Ludlow is described in the 1901
Census as 'miller's assistant'.
Can anyone help?
Please reply through contact us and the
webmaster will put Moyra in touch with you.
Grimes, UK, submitted a query through this website
in May 2008. We have had a recent response to her
inquiry which could be helpful to her.
Anne, please advise your present email address to
the webmaster through contact us if you
wish to follow up on that response.
|Hi I live in Christchurch
NZ. my mother was a Botting from Edendale in
Southland NZ. i am interested in having a look at
family/relative places of interest when i am in
england in august and sept. 2009 Not sure where to
start, if anyone could help it would be great. my
family are originally from Sussex William Botting
Born 1597 married Mary c 1625 lived around towns
of Slaugham, Lewes, Nuthurst and shipley. also
interested in "the Botting Javelin men , body
gaurds to King Edward IV" west Sussex
|I have seen references to
'400 Years of Botting d. 1997'. I am desecended
from Caroline Botting, born 1868, and wondered if
anyone knows where I could get a copy of the book.
|My great great grandfather
was Henry Botting born in Nuthurst Sussex in 1818,
he was married to Ann Skinner in 1840 in Reigate
and they then lived in Nutfield in Surrey. I can't
find his parents or any siblings. Does anyone have
They had 5 children, one of whom was Frances
(Fanny), who was my great grandmother, born in
1842 in Nutfield. She had two illegitimate
children before she married my great grandfather
David Austin in 1877. The two children were both
Botting, George, born in 1869, and Clara, born in
1874. I have information on Clara, but not on
George, who I believe fought in the Boer War and
then moved to Swaziland. Does anyone know anything
else about him? Many thanks!
|Does anybody know if
T.W.Botting of the Royal Sussex Regiment (during
the 1st WW) has any descendants who are still
|I am a member of the
botting family, and most of us live in south
florida. My grandfather and his brothers and
sisters were born in Argentina and his father was
Horace Botting. i dont know of any people that go
further back but i know that the name is
originally english and i also know that alot of
English people ended up in Argentina. So if anyone
knows Richard Botting, Horace Botting, Tony
Botting, janet Botting, or Hazel Botting please
contact me cuz i've been real curious about my
family orgins for quite some time now. thanks
|My Great Grandmother was
Julia Jane Botting b 10 Aug 1872 d 17 Mar 1938. I
have traced the Bottings of Alford, Surrey back to
Francis Botting (b 1725 according to one of your
postings) - I would be interested in getting more
information about this branch of the family and
will gladly share anything I already have if it
will help anyone else's research
|I am the daughter of George
Albert Fank Lewis Botting born 6/10/1919 his
father Robert Seymour & mother Edith Emily.My
father was previously married to a Constance
Adelaide Davey they got married in 1940 &
divorced around 1950.He remarried my mother Joyce
Evelyn phillpot 18/11/1950 at Wandsworth Registers
office Streatham England. I am interested in
finding a half brother named Kennard born around
Feb or March 1941. There are 3 girls in our family
Maureen born 1948 Jackquline 1956 Pauline 1958 we
imigrated to Australia & settled in Perth July
1966.If you have any information it would be grate
to here from you
|Any member of the Botting
family who is seeking the First World War medals
and Memorial Plaque to 10905 Private WILLIAM
BOTTING, 8th.Battalion, East Surrey Regiment:
William came from Little Horsted, Nr Uckfield,
Sussex and was killed in action in France on 4
April 1918: If of interest please contact me.
|I'm trying to find out
about my husband's several times great
grandparents. He was James BOTTING a blacksmith in
Godstone, born Worth, Sussex in 1781. He married
circa 1832 a much younger woman called Hannah and
they had 8 children. I can't find a record of this
marriage or any possible previous marriages.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone on the same
|Many years ago my mother,
for an unusual xmas present for my father, named
Frederick John, ordered a plaque from researchers
unknown with a coat of arms and an expanation of
the origins of the name Botting. It was said to be
derived from the Nordic name Botta which meant son
of the Kings messenger.
Can anybody shine any light on the truth of this
or supply an alternative origin and meaning.
|im look for the botting
family tree so i know much more about my family
and about my own past so if anyone has any info
please contact me.
|Hi, my grandads mum was
called Margaret Botting. I am unsure of any
details than she married a snapper in 1926?. Can
|I have found a link to the
Botting family in my family tree, but cannot trace
more than 2 people. The information I have is
Barbara Botting (b 1797, Horsham, Sussex,
England). She married Peter Knight in 1817. I
think her mother was Martha Botting, and that
Barbara was illegitimate.
|I've just come across your
site and wanted to see if our family connected
with yours. My husbands Grandfather was Cornelis
Nicolaas Botting born in Zeeland, Netherlands and
came to Australia in late 1950's/60's.
|My husbands grandmother was
Edith Jane Botting b June 1881 Father John William
b Jan 1858 Mother Eliza b Aug 1847. Would be
interested in any further information or contact
with any relations of her sisters, Anna, Helena or
|I am related to the Botting
family in Shorne, Kent. My grandmother, Florence
Irene May Botting, was born in Shorne in 1915.
Does anyone know more details of this branch of
|My great grandmother was
Anne Payne whose first husband died and she then
married a Mr Botting (we believe his first name
was Arthur). They had two children - Lydia Laura
Botting (my grandmother) and John Botting (my
Lydia and John had about 7 half brothers and
sisters from Anne's first marriage, one of which
was called Florence Ann.
It is believed Lydia was born in Penge, South East
London on 13th September 1907. She married a James
Daniel O'Connell and had 6 children.
John married but never had any children.
This really is a long shot and I've never done
this before. But does this ring a bell with
Elizabeth Botting (Stemp)
|I'm interested in any
history about the botting family in betchworth
Can any one help???
Elizabeth Drummond Lantsbery Grear
|I believe that my mother's
grandmother was Mrs Botting nee Miss Haynes.
"Gran" was married to Benjamin Botting He died 9th
Nov 1881 aged 48. They had Robert Botting, Harriet
Botting, Allison Botting (she died in Feb 1952)
her son was W.G Wyld who was my mother's father.
So there is only a small link by marriage, but
thought it might be of interest.
|My mothers maiden name was
Botting and i have been doing my family tree. I
have got as far as David Botting, born 1825 in
Romney marsh Brookland Kent and cant find any
trace of him or his family prior to this. I was
just wondering if there is anybody who maybe able
to help me, i would be very grateful.
|I have a family Bible with
"Botting Names" that goes back to the 1700's in
Sussex England all names written in by hand in
brown faded ink.
I know that my Great Great Grandfather was Henry
Frederick Botting of Sussex My Great Grandfather
immigrated to British Columbia around 1902(?) He
fought in WW1 at Vimy. My father flew Typhoons
with the RAF in WW2.
|Hello, just wanted to plunk
myself in with other Botting family members. My
father was Kenneth Dale Botting JR. His father was
Fielder Henry Botting and his father was John J
|IM TRYING TO FIND AN OLD
SCHOOL FRIEND STEPHANIE RUDGE, HER SISTER
CHRISTINE WAS MARRIED TO A RICHARD BOTTING? IN THE
1970'S. HOPING TO BE ABLE TO CONTACT CHRISTINE IN
MY BID TO TRY AND FIND STEPHANIE. I THINK
CHRISTINE USED TO LIVE IN FURZEFIELD RD HORSHAM
|I was born in Whitstable
29/9/61. My father was John Stuart Botting dob
1/7/27. He had 4 siblings Jess, Louis, Leonard
& Margaret. My parents were shopkeepers in
Whitstable before my family migrated to Adelaide
Australia in 1965. My Uncle Leonard was our
'sponsor' as he migrated about 12mths prior. I'm
trying to find my family again.
|My Botting line can be
traced reliably only so far as John Botting
b.1700/01 in Shipley, who married Mary Holland 17
Jul 1726 in Wisborough Green, and died 3 Jun 1786
Opinions as to his parents are varied, and I'm
still looking for something credible - I'm not
aware of any siblings, so a Shipley couple married
1699/1700 might look promising.
Is anyone else chasing the same problem?
| My 6xgt grandfather was
Richard Botting (Botten) who married Elizabeth
Boorer in 1727 at Betchworth Surrey. I can trace
the son Samuel Botting's family from 1727 to date
but where did this Richard (I have not found the
other sons John, Richard, Thomas & David)come
from he was not baptised in Betchworth Surrey.
A possible I have found in West Grinstead baptised
1702. In my researches I came across Hugh who had
Hammerwood House & his will. I found various
documents which showed his line of Bottings went
to Cowden. I also found an ironworker John Botting
on the iron weald web site who came from France.
I would like to find any member of my line.
| I was born Barbara Anne
Botting on 22/06/58 to George Thomas Botting and
Audrey Anne Adams in Bournemouth. My Grandparents
were Thomas Botting B 15/08/1890 and Nancy Ethel
Taylor. Thomas was the 6th of 10 children born to
Henry Botting of Slaugham Green, Sussexborn
4/7/1857 and Julia Sarah Coakes b 16/1/1854. other
children were Julia Mary b 16/9/1880, Edith Annie
b 23/06/1882, George Henry b 28/08/84, William b
15/9/1886, Elizabeth b 2/9/1888, Ellen Jane b
6/8/1892, Margaret 9/12/1894, Ernest 2/1/1897 and
Elsie 6/4/1899. If you are related to any of these
I would love to hear from you. I also have the
family Bible from Henry and Julia
| I have been tracing my
husbands family and have an Alfred Botting who
married Mary Blann 11 Jan 1863 at St Nicholas,
Brighton, Sussex I am sure sure his parents were
John Botting born 1814 in Woolwich married to
Sarah born in Portsmouth. I have traced them to
living in London Road in Brighton in 1851.Can
anyone help with anymore information.
|I have been doing my family
tree and need to find information on grace
botting, she is my grandfathers sister, i know she
had a daughter called christine and a son called
lesley, and this is all im able to find out, as my
grandparents have past away,any help would be
|Hi I'm very pleased to have
found this website.
I've been researching my family history on and off
for 10 yeard. My maternal Grandfather was Charles
Albert Botting who was born in Hove East Sussex
and married Jessica Tomlins. Charles' father was
Harry Botting born 1871 in Worthing, he married
Catherine Green and his father was Henry
Botting.As far as I can find out, Henry was Henry
Wheatland Botting born1846 Washington Sussex who
married Eliza Nicholls, and his father was John
Botting 1813 who married Mary Wheatland;but I'm
not sure of that. If that is correct then I can
trace the Bottings back to William and Mary
Botting 1597 of Slaugham.
If anyone out there can help I'd be delighted. I
live in Kent, and my mother Elizabeth Botting
lived in Hove much of her young life. We've
visited Washington/Ashington and would love to
meet other Bottings.
|I am looking for some
information on Henry Botting born in 1790 married
Mary Fielders(born 1773). I know he was the son of
Edward Botting and Sara(Grinstead). The dates I
have of his death do not make sense with the dates
I have for his son William's birth.
I would appreciate anyone that could help with the
dates of both Henry and Mary's deaths.
| I am looking for
information about Richard Charles Botting. Born
July 30 1900 in Rochester New York and died Nov
28,1964 in Boston. His father was William Botting
born in UK and mother was Mary Clune born in
| Lewis Wood
| I am currently researching
all the names recorded on the Banstead War
Memorial in Surrey and one name is that of E H
Botting. I believe him to be Eric Harold Botting,
son of Henry Leslie and Primrose Botting, of
Seaford, Sussex; Husband of Margaret G. E.
Botting, of Hornchurch, Essex.
I list below the record from the Commonwealth War
If anyone has any information about this Botting,
please do get in touch. All my findings are being
published on www.bansteadhistory.com
which I am updating almost daily. If anyone has a
photogrph, that would be a real bonus.
There is also an E E Botting listed on the Epsom
War Memorial who may or may not be the same man. I
am finding that there are many many mistakes on
the memorial I am researching. I can provide
pictures of both inscriptions if you would like me
to do so.
Name: BOTTING, ERIC HAROLD
Initials: E H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade)
Date of Death: 25/10/1942
Service No: 6968254
Additional information: Son of Henry Leslie and
Primrose Botting, of Seaford, Sussex; husband of
Margaret G. E. Botting, of Hornchurch, Essex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 73.
Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
| Lizzie Noyes
| My g.grandmother Emily
Mary Botting was born 1845 in St Marylebone,
London of Henry 1814- 73 and Mary. He was born in
Storrington, Sussex of Henry and Sarah. Is this
Henry the son Edward and Sarah Grinstead? Their
son Henry was born in 1766 and could also have
married Ann Heaseman, Ann Waller, or Ann Stanford.
I have looked at original records and all the
wills I can find, but have found no definitive
answer. Can anyone help? About 10 Henries were
born in a small area of Sussex in the mid and late
19th century. Has any one had any luck in
distinguishing one from the other? Any
clarification would be wonderful.
| David Ward
| There was a substantial
cluster of Bottings around West Grinstead in
Sussex in the period 1600-1900. My Botting
ancestors came from the village of Alfold on the
Surrey/Sussex borders a few miles north of this
main concentration of Bottings. It seems most if
not all Bottings in Alfold were from our branch of
the family which can be traced back to Francis
Botting born in 1725 in Alfold.
My Gt Gt Grandfather was Moses Botting who was
born in 1818 in Alfold. He raised his family in
Ewhurst over the border in Surrey where there
appears to have been two or three Botting family
groups in the mid 1800's. Our branch continued to
migrate a few miles north with each generation, my
Gt Grandfather raising his family in Ashtead and
my Grandfather being associated with Epsom. Others
of the family lived in and around the villages of
Fetcham and Bookham.
By the early 1900's Mose's descendants were
scattered over most of Surrey. After the end of
WW1 my Grandfather had migrated to Brighton,
Sussex where he met and married my Grandmother.
Our branch of Bottings remained in the Brighton
area and my Mother still lives there as well as a
few other close relatives. Others of us have moved
away and colonised other parts of the UK.
If anyone has Botting relatives they can trace to
Alfold, Ewhurst, Leatherhead, Ashtead or Epsom I
should be interested to hear from them. There are
more than 400 names on the Botting branch of our
Tree so I may be able help other researchers.
I believe our Bottings were probably an offshoot
from the Bottings group to the South of Alfold and
would be very interested if anyone can provide a
link between these family groupings.
With our Brighton connections still very much
alive we would certainly be interested in any
proposed 2007 reunion in the town, or city as it
has now become.
| Kylie Young
| New Zealand
| I am part of the botting
family, my Grandparents are Kenneth and Carol
Botting of Tehouka, South Otago, NZ. My Mother was
Marion Jean Botting.
| My father "Eric Richard
Botting" left England around 1905 and went to
India with his parents.
They lived in Lucknow for some years until my
grandmothers death, when my grandfather re-married
a lady with 2 sons who eventually returned to
The family split up and all connections were
severed and the years have eroded all details of
names, dates etc.
If any of this sounds familiar to anyone, please
get in touch and, just maybe we may all have our
| I would be interested if
anyone has details of My Grandfathers history
Fredrick John Botting. His brothers and sisters
names were Robert, Richard, Len, May and Marjory
and he was married to Emily Eliabeth Newbon. They
had 2 children Joyce and Roy (my Father). He was
born about 1895 and died 1960. Past that we do not
| I'm trying to find my
family so that i can make my family tree and try
to find out where my family started and maybe get
in to contact with long lost family.so if anyone
could help me in my search please get bk to me.
| I married Anthony Botting
from Ashington,West Sussex in 1964./He is one of
six children of Zoe and Albert Botting. Tony's
grandparents were from Billinghurst, West Sussex.
Other children in the family are
Sheila,Pauline,Robin,Kathleen and Clive. Clive now
lives in Pulborough,West Sussex and Tony now lives
in Worthing, West Sussex. We Have 2 sons Nigel and
Gary.Clive has 1 son Matthew.
| I am a descendant of Emily
Botting (1851-1935) married to William Grinsted. I
have information on this side back to 1686 but am
especially interested in photos or pictures of
ancestors. I wonder if anyone has any pictures of
Emily's siblings or ancestors or their siblings.
Her parents were Charles (1823-1893) and Helen
Hollands (1820-1863,m.1884), gparents Jonathan
(1791-1873) and Elizabeth Jenner
(b.1792).ggparents John (1762-1849) &
Elizabeth Harwood (1760-1823), gggparents Edward
1728-1804) & Sarah Grinstead (1733-1814). The
line then goes back to William in 1597, but
pictures are getting unlikely then! I would be
very happy to be contacted by any family member
and share any information I have, but Russ B in NZ
already has most of it so it may be already
| I would be very interested
in this possible reunion and/or more information
on the Botting family. I have only recently become
interested in the research of family trees and am
a real beginner!!
My Mum, Janet, is the daughter of Alfred John
Botting (born 30.6.08) who lived in Shorne, Kent
and we have started to record all of the
information we know of with regard to my Grandad's
brothers and extended family and would love to
know how these Bottings relate to those traced so
Unfortunately my Grandad died in 1990, but I think
there are a few remaining relatives from this
generation although I haven't yet got around to