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William BOTTEN (1769-1815)

and Catherine BOX (1773-1808)


St. Peter's Church, Ardingly.  Photo taken from Botten and Catherine Box married by banns on 15 October 1790 at the parish church of St. Peter's in Ardingly, Sussex.  They were both of Ardingly and both signed their names.  The witnesses to their marriage were Richard Stedman (marked) and Richard Creasy (signed).  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Catherine was the sister of my 4x Great Grandmother.  I also have an ancestor by the name of Mary Botten who was born in 1753, but don't know if she was related to William.)

William Botten was born on 13 December 1769 and baptised on 7 January 1770 in Ardingly.  He was the son of William Botting (1743-1820) and Ann Wood (1743-1823).  William died aged 45 years and was buried on 18 May 1815 in Ardingly.

Catherine Box was born on 9 July and baptised on 1 August 1773 in Ardingly.  She was the daughter of 5 77 John Box (1732-1810) and 5 77 Hannah Hames (1737-1816).  Catherine was buried on 19 May 1808 in Ardingly.


William Botten and Catherine Box had 9 known children:

  1. William Botten was born on 26 January and baptised on 27 February 1791 in Ardingly.

    William married Mary Bourn on 11 October 1813 in Ardingly.

    William and Mary had 4 known children:

  2. Ann Botten was born on 23 September and baptised on 16 November 1793 in Ardingly.  She died aged 15 years and was buried on 3 December 1808 in Ardingly.

  3. Sarah Botten was born on 25 November 1794 and baptised on 22 March 1795 in Ardingly.

    Sarah married Thomas Hemsley by banns on 12 May 1817 in Balcombe.  They were both of Balcombe.

    In 1851 the couple were living in North Street, Ditchling.  Thomas was then a 55 year old agricultural and said he was born in Ditchling.  Sarah was 56 and employed on domestic duties and she said she was born in Ardingly.  With the couple was their daughter Harriet and 9 year old grandson Edwin Dash who was a scholar.

    Thomas and Sarah had the following children:

    1. Sarah Hemsley was baptised on 17 May 1818 in Ditchling.

    2. Trayton Hemsley

    3. Eliza Hemsley

    4. Thomas Hemsley

    5. Edwin Hemsley

    6. Philadelphia Hemsley

    7. Harriet Hemsley was baptised on 9 February 1834 in Ditchling.  She was an 18 year old servant in 1851.

  4. Benjamin Botten was born on 4 March and baptised on 26 June 1796 in Ardingly.  He died aged 19 months and was buried on 6 October 1797 in Ardingly.

  5. James Botten was born on 24 November and baptised on 29 November 1797 in Ardingly.  He died on 9 February 1875.

    James married Anne Bourne by banns on 26 March 1823 in Ditchling, Sussex.  He was then of Balcombe and she was of Ditchling.

    Ann was born about 1802 in Balcombe, Sussex.  An Ann Bourn was baptised on 11 October 1801 in Balcombe, the daughter of John Bourn and Mary Burt.  There was also an Ann Bourn baptised there on 26 January 1804, the daughter of John Bourn and Martha Belchambers (this one seems most likely), and yet another Ann Bourne was baptised there on 7 October 1804, the daughter of William Bourne and Mary Comber.  One of them married Edward Smith by banns on 6 November 1821 in Balcombe.

    When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and 3 children were living in Ardingly Street, Ardingly. James Bottin was 54 years old with no occupation recorded, although Ann was 49 and said to be an agricultural labourer.

    James and Anne had 8 known children:

    1. Martha Botten was baptised on 22 October 1826 in Ardingly.

    2. Sally Botten was born about 1827 in Ardingly.

    3. Mildred Botten was baptised on 29 March 1829 in Ardingly.  She died on 19 April 1876 in Brighton.  Mildred married John Harland on 14 May 1853 in Lindfield.

    4. Mary Botten was baptised on 27 February 1831 in Ardingly.

    5. Elizabeth Botten was baptised on 23 June 1833 in Ardingly.  In 1851 she was 18 years old and described as a visitor in her parents home.

    6. Sarah Ann Botten was baptised on 25 October 1835 in Ardingly.

    7. Joseph Botten was baptised on 26 November 1837 in Ardingly.  He was 13 years old in 1851.

    8. William Botten was baptised on 24 May 1840 in Ardingly.  He was 10 years old in 1851.

  6. Richard Botten was born and baptised on 16 June 1799 in Ardingly.  He died aged 15 months and was buried on 21 September 1800 in Ardingly.

  7. Mary Botten was born on 16 September and baptised on 29 September 1801 in Ardingly.

    Did she marry James Dudney by banns on 30 September 1820 in West Hoathly?  Mary was a spinster and James a bachelor and they were both of West Hoathly.  The witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Attree and Mary Baker.  Another Mary Botten was born on 19 August 1796 and baptised on 2 October 1796 in Ardingly, the daughter of Sarah Botten.

  8. Isaac Botten was born on 23 April and baptised on 24 April 1803 in Ardingly.  He died aged 7 years and was buried on 3 July 1809 in Ardingly.

  9. Mildred Botten was born on 28 November and baptised on 30 November 1804 in Ardingly.

    Mildred married Thomas Simmonds by banns on 7 December 1824 in Ardingly.  He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of West Hoathly.  The witnesses to their marriage were John Baker, Eliza Rose Coppard, Mary Simmonds, John Morphew, Sarah Wellar and John Huggett, as per the Sussex marriage index.

    Thomas was baptised in March 1802 in West Hoathly, Sussex.  He was the son of Thomas Simmonds (1773-?) and Anna Dadswell (1776-?).

    When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and their 4 children were living with his parents in North Lane, West Hoathly.  Thomas and Mildred were both said to be 35 years old and he was a bricklayer.

    In 1851 the couple and 2 children were living in North Lane, West Hoathly.  Thomas was a 49 year old bricklayer from West Hoathly and Mildred was 47 and from Ardingly.

    Thomas and Mildred had the following children:

    1. William Simmonds Botting was baptised on 7 December 1823 in West Hoathly.  He was 17 years old in 1841.

    2. John Simmonds was born about 1825.  In 1841 he was 15 years old.

    3. Rose Anne Simmonds was baptised on 17 February 1828 in West Hoathly.  She was 13 years old in 1841.

    4. Thomas Simmonds was born about 1834 in West Hoathly.  He was 7 years old in 1841.  In 1851 he was 17 years old and living at home.

    5. Anna Simmonds was born about 1842 in West Hoathly.  She was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.


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This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012