Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Henry BOTTING (1850-?)

and Fanny REED (c1857-?)


Henry Botting and Fanny Reed married in the first quarter of 1877 in the Cuckfield, Sussex registration district.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Henry Botting was baptised on 16 January 1851 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  He was the son of William Botting (1820-1888) and Philadelphia Corke (1830-1869).  When the 1851 census was recorded on 30 March, Henry was 3 months old and living with his parents in Church Street, Horsted Keynes.  When the 1861 census was recorded he was a 10 year old scholar and living with his parents at Horsted Green in Horsted Keynes.  In 1871 he was a 20 year old farm servant living in the home of Alfred Tester at Ludwell in Horsted Keynes.

Fanny Reed was born about 1856/7 in Chailey, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Thomas Read (1824-?) and Mary Ann Beard (1831-?).  When the 1861 census she was 5 years old and living with her parents at No. 4 Scaynes Hill in Lindfield, Sussex.  In 1871 she was a 14 year old general servant living in the home of Thomas Best at Great Pelling Bridge Farm House in Lindfield, Sussex.

When the 1881 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living at Ties Cross in West Hoathly, Sussex.  Henry was then a 30 year old agricultural labourer and Fanny was 24.  He gave his place of birth as Horsted Keynes and she as Chailey.

In 1901 the couple and 6 children were living at Farm Place Cottage, Horsted Keynes.  The index records their surname as Bocking.  Henry was a 50 year old carter on farm and Fanny was 44.  His place of birth was given as Horsted Keynes and hers as Chailey.  The previous property on the census enumerators was Freshfield Mansion Hall Farm House, Farm Cottage where Mary Ann Reed a 70 year old widow was the housekeeper.  Mary Ann was born in Lindfield, Sussex.


Henry Botting and Fanny Reed had 10 known children:

  1. Henry Botting was born about 1878 in Horsted Keynes.  He was 3 years old in 1881.  In 1901 he was a 23 year old farm labourer and living with his parents.

  2. George Botting was born about 1879 in Horsted Keynes.  He was 2 years old in 1881.

  3. Julia Ann Botting was born in 1880 in West Hoathly and baptised on 13 March 1881 in Horsted Keynes.  At the time of the 1881 census she was 5 months old.

  4. John Botting was born about 1885 in West Hoathly.  In 1901 he was a 16 year old carter boy and living with his parents.

  5. Amelia Botting was baptised on 20 May 1887 in West Hoathly.

  6. Mary Botting was baptised on 20 May 1887 in West Hoathly.

  7. Emily Botting was born about 1890 in West Hoathly.  In 1901 she was an 11 year old scholar.

  8. William Botting was born about 1893 in Lindfield, Sussex.  He was 8 years old in 1901.

  9. Frances Kate Botting was born about 1895 in Lindfield.  She was 6 years old in 1901.

  10. Frederick Botting was born about 1898 in Horsted Keynes.  In 1901 he was 3 years old.



This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012