Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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William BOTTING (1820-1888)

and Philadephia CORKE (1830-1869)

 

William Botting and Philadephia Corke married on 8 April 1848 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

William Botting was baptised on 9 January 1820 in Horsted Keynes.  He was the son of Mary Botting.  The baptism register noted that his mother was a servant.  In 1841, William was a 20 year old agricultural labourer living in the home of John Blaber at Cinder Hill, Horsted Keynes.  His mother may have married Thomas Sherlock on 9 April 1823 in Horsted Keynes.  William died aged 68 years and his death was registered as William Botting in the second quarter of 1888 in the Cuckfield registration district.

Philly Cork was baptised on 28 February 1830 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Edward Corke (c1800-?) and Amelia Simmonds (1801-?).  The baptism register noted that her father was a broom maker from West Hoathly.  When the 1841 census was recorded she was 10 years old and living with her parents in West Hoathly.  Her father was then a lathe mender.  She died aged 39 years and her death was register as Phillis Botting in the third quarter of 1869 in the Cuckfield registration district.

When the 1851 census was recorded the couple and their 3 month old son, Henry, were living Church Street, Horsted Keynes.  William was a 32 year old agricultural labourer, born in Horsted Keynes and Philadelphia was 21 and from West Hoathly.

In 1861 the couple and 4 children were living at Horsted Green Horsted Keynes.  William was a 41 year old agricultural labourer and gave his place of birth as Horsted Keynes.  Philadelphia was 31 and said she was born in West Hoathly.  With the family were 2 boarders, namely Joseph Martin an unmarried 25 year and unmarried 21 year old Edward Martin who were both agricultural labourers.

When the 1871 census was recorded, William was the head of his household but absent on census night as he was on a visit to see his daughter.  It was said he was born at St. John's Common, Keymer, Sussex.  Four of his children aged between 7 and 14 were at home in Horsted Green, living next door but one to Thomas Sherlock and his wife Mary (nee Botting).

In 1881 William was a 61 year old widower and farm labourer.  He was living at Horsted Green with his daughters Barbary and Ann, and 21 year old unmarried lodger Earnest Payne who was a sawyer from Edburton, Sussex.

 

William Botting and Philadephia Corke had 7 known children:

  1. Henry Botting was baptised on 16 January 1851 in Horsted Keynes.  He married Fanny Reed in 1877.  (They have their own page.)

  2. Amelia Botting was baptised on 5 June 1853 in Horsted Keynes.  She was a 7 year old scholar in 1861.  Amelia married Jesse Funnell on 8 June 1872 in Horsted Keynes.

  3. Barbara Botting was baptised on 6 July 1856 in Horsted Keynes.  She was 4 years old in in 1861.  In 1871 she was a 14 year old housekeeper and the eldest of her siblings living at home.  The 1881 records that Barbary Carter was a 24 year old widow and housekeeper, living with her father.

  4. Ann Botting was baptised on 16 February 1859 in Horsted Keynes.  She was 2 years old in 1861.  In 1871 she was a 13 year old nurse girl living at home.  In 1881 she was an unmarried 22 year old domestic servant and living at home.

  5. Mary Botting was baptised on 2 June 1861 in Horsted Keynes.  In 1871 she was a 9 year old scholar and living at home.  Mary married Sidney Potter (1860-1942).

  6. William Botting was baptised on 16 February 1863 in Horsted Keynes.  He was a 7 year old scholar and living at home.

  7. John Botting was baptised on 9 April 1866 in Horsted Keynes and buried there on 13 April 1866.

 

CORKE          BOTTING

This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012