Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Edward BOTTING (1756-?)

and Elizabeth WILLETT (1749-?)


Edward Botten and Elizabeth Willet married on 30 January 1777 in Cowfold, Sussex.  He was then said to be of Sullington, Sussex and she of Cowfold.  The witnesses to the marriage were James Tidey and Walter Hills.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Edward Bottin was baptised on 15 March 1756 in Cowfold.  He was the son of Edward Botten (c1730-1755) and Mary Baker.  It was noted in the baptism register that his father was dead and his mother a widow.

Elizabeth Willet was baptised on 20 May 1749 in Cowfold.  She was the daughter of John Willett (1703-?) and Ann Aylwood.


Edward Botting and Elizabeth Willett had 7 known children:

  1. Richard Botting was baptised on 27 June 1777 in Horsham.

  2. Sarah Botting was baptised on 9 May 1779 in Horsham.  Did she marry William Pearse?  A marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry of Chichester on 17 August 1801 which recorded that Sarah Botting was a 21 year old spinster of Horsham and William Pearse a 30 year old widower of Horsham and sargent of the 45th regiment.  Surety for the licence was provided by William himself and John Blair who was also a sargent of the 45th regiment.

  3. Ann Botten was baptised on 6 May 1781 in Horsham.

  4. Hannah Botting was baptised on 14 November 1784 in Horsham.  Did she marry Stephen Knight in 1803 in Rudgwick?

  5. Edward Botting was baptised on 26 August 1787 in Horsham.

  6. Phebe Botting was baptised on 14 June 1789 in Horsham.  Did she marry Thomas Chatfield by banns on 6 February 1821 in Horsham?  He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Horsham.  The witnesses to the marriage were John Piper and Ruth Bourn.

  7. Harriet Botting was baptised on 14 June 1789 in Horsham.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012