Harriet Botting (1834-1875)
Great grandmother of Patricia Dorothy Eastland - Generation 4.
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Father: John Botting:
Baptism: 3 April 1808, St. Andrew, Fletching, Sussex.
Marriage: 9 October 1836, All Saints, Lewes, Sussex (John was 28 years old).
Burial: 10 February 1876, St. Andrew, Fletching, Sussex (John was 68 years old).
As a carpenter with a small family, Harriet's father should've provided them with a comfortable lifestyle. Instead her family lived in the Newick Workhouse for 16 years. The reason for this is unknown, however, given the untimely deaths of her mother and brother, it's possible her family was making use of the free healthcare available in the workhouse infirmary. Regardless, this was an austere environment in which to raise children, not least of all because they would've been separated from each other and their parents.
Mother: Elizabeth Norman:
Birth: 17 Apr 1814, Falmer, Sussex.
Burial: 11 November 1852, St. Mary, Newick, Sussex (Elizabeth was 38 years old).
Cause of death:
Birth: 1834, Newick, Lewes, Sussex.
Harriet was the first of two children born to her parents. She and her younger brother (a carpenter's apprentice) were raised in Newick, Sussex, a village located 61 miles (98 kilometers) south east of London.
Marriage: 1855, St. Mary, Newick, Lewes, Sussex (Harriet was 21 years old).
Spouse: George Eastland:
Birth: 1833, 'Fonthill', Church Lane, Newick, Lewes, Sussex.
Death: 5 February 1902, Charlesfield Road, Horley, Reigate, Surrey (George was 69 years old).
Children: Harriet Eastland:
Birth: 1857, Newick, Lewes, Sussex.
Death: 1895, Croydon, Surrey (Harriet was 38 years old).
Birth: 29 December 1828, Newick, Lewes, Sussex.
Death: 1943, Dartford, Kent (Ellen was 85 years old).
Birth: 1860, Newick, Lewes, east Sussex.
Burial: 15 September 1861, St. Mary, Newick, Sussex (Elizabeth was 1 year old).
Charles 'Charley' Eastland:
Baptism: 31 July 1864, St. Mary, Reigate, Surrey.
Death: 1942, Flat 4, Harrow House, Albert Road, Dorking and Horley, Surrey (Charley was 78 years old).
Emma Jane Eastland:
Baptism: 21 October 1866, St. Mary, Reigate, Surrey.
Burial: 26 October 1870, St. Mary, Reigate, Surrey (Emma was 4 years 5 days old).
Baptism: 18 October 1868, St. Matthew, Redhill, Surrey.
Burial: 31 October 1870, St, Mary, Reigate, Surrey (Alice was 2 years 13 days old).
It's difficult to imagine Harriet's heartache as she buried two infant daughters within 5 days of each other.
Birth:1869, Brockham, Surrey.
Death: 1935, Croydon, Surrey (John was 66 years old).
Louisa Georgiana Eastland:
Baptism: 28 May 1871, St. Mary, Reigate, Surrey.
Death: 1871, Blaborough Mill Cottages, Reigate, Surrey (Louisa was 12 days old).
Albert William Eastland:
Birth: 30 June 1872, Blackborough Mill Cottages, Reigate, Surrey.
Death: 1950, 82, Ernest Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Albert was 78 years old).
Baptism: 26 April 1874, St. Matthew, Redhill, Surrey.
Burial: 17 June 1874, St. Mary, Reigate, Surrey (Ada was 1 month 22 days old).
Eliza Rose Eastland:
Birth: 1 June 1875, Blackborough Mill Cottages, Reigate, Surrey.
Burial: 7 January 1939, St. Bartholomew, Horley, Surrey (Eliza was 64 years old).
Probate: WILSON, Eliza Rose, of 15, Charlesfield Road, Horley, Surrey, widow, died 2 January 1939. Administration London, 21 March 1939, to William Alexander George Wilson toolmaker and Leslie Stanley Wilson engineering assistant. Effects £712 1s 11d (£24,230 today).
Although Harriet died from child-bed fever 5 days after Eliza was born, she gave life to a daughter who married well and shed the shackles of her childhood poverty.
Occupations: Housewife and mother.
Death: 6 June 1875, Blackborough Mill Cottages, Reigate, Surrey (Harriet was 41 years old).
Poor Harriet had a relatively short life through which she endured the untimely deaths of her mother, brother and five children. After a lifetime of suffering, her own painful demise seems cruel.
Cause of death: Puerperal peritonitis exhaustion (child-bed fever).
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