lost relatives

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 us and we will pass your information on.

If you would like to post a request for information 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 Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom

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 Terry.

Thank you,

Website Administrator


Eddie Allen
United Kingdom

Eddie wishes to contact Philip Matthews who in his October 2008 post offered information concerning the WW1 decorations of 10905 Pvt. William Botting.

Philip, if you are still able to assist please reply through this website with your current email address which I will pass to Eddie.

Thank you,

Website Administrator


August 2015

Lynda Botting

Lynda has sent this call up message:

"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"

Thank 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 with you.

I 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 address.

Thanks and best regards,
Website Administrator


MAY 2015

Sandra Mulcock
New Zealand

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 Sussex.

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, Storrington, Sussex”

Sandra invites any researcher willing to share information on these Family lines to contact her through the Contacts section of this website.



  Kathleen Botting Pletsch

Kathleen 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.

Katherine, 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.

Thank you.
From Website Administrator

APRIL 2014

  Kate Wood (nee Neale)
New Zealand

Kate 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.

Thank you Kate.
from Website Administrator

MARCH 2014

  Heather Mundy
South Australia

If 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 to
  • Harriette Fanny nee GUY b. 1861 Cuckfield SSX, d. 1928 Hurstville, NSW, Aus., or their son
  • Walter Herbert BOTTING bap. 22 Jan. 1887 Southwark, London, d.? married 1914 Katoomba, NSW to
  • Hannah nee SEDDON b. 1890, d. Jan. 1969 Katoomba, NSW


Paul Botting

My 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.

[Website Administrator's comment:
Paul wishes to have his email address shown in this posting: 
p.botting@comcast.net ]


Luke Botting
United Kingdom

I'm 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?

Thank you very much for any information you can provide.

[Website Administrator's comments:

Luke's 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 address: luke1815@live.co.uk 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 your antecedants].

JULY 2013

Bennett M. Simfukwe
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 time.

[Any messages for Bennett can be sent via CONTACTS on this website].

JUNE 2013

Susanne Martin
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 you.
[Any messages for Susanne can be sent via CONTACTS on this website].

MAY 2013

Alan Botting
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.


Moyra Gardener
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.


 Calling: Anne Grimes
Anne 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.


Nicholas James
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

Glyn Scally
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.

Fiona Gallagher
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 any clues?

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!

John Larkham
Does anybody know if T.W.Botting of the Royal Sussex Regiment (during the 1st WW) has any descendants who are still alive?

Hunter Philip Botting
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 alot!!

Steve Symes
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

Pauline Rendell
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

Philip Matthews
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.

Beverley Allen
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 line.

Mac Botting
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.

Kieran Botting
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 anyone help.

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.

Suzanne Walters
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.

Ann Dunne
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 Rose

Katherine Hassell
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 the family?

Anne Grimes
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 great uncle).

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 anyone?

Diana Elizabeth Botting (Stemp)
I'm interested in any history about the botting family in betchworth /dorking surrey.

Can any one help???

Therese 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.

Dawn Wraight
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.

Frederick Douglas Botting
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.

Deana Botting Apua'latl
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 Botting.


Andrew Botting
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.

Martin Mitchell
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 in Shipley.
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?

Hilary Botting
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.

Barbie Tomlin
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

Jean Botting
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.

Donna Peterson
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 greatly apprieciated.

Carol Quinton
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.

Angela Botting
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.

Richard Macdonald
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 Boston Ma.

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 Graves Commission.

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.


Initials: E H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade
Unit Text: 7th (1st Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn
Age: 23
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.

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.

Denzil 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 England.
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 questions answered?

David Botting
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 know anymore.

Kenny Botting
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.

thank you

Margaret Botting
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.

Tony Beet
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 available.

Carolyn Terry
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 far.

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 contacting them.

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