Bott family page
The Bott homestead on Prince Edward Island, Canada. John Richard Bott emigrated there from Jersey, with his wife Anne, nee Picot, in 1824. He was a teacher and advertised his services soon after his arrival: Mr J R Botts, being senisible of the great utility of such an institution in this Town, and desirous to render himself as useful as possible to the rising generation, respectfully informs his friends and the public that he proposes to open a French Evening School immediately, for those whose occupation may prevent them from attending a day school, and assures them that every exertion will be made to advance his pupils, and every attention paid to their comfort. I trust that they will soon be enabled to undertake any kind of business in the French language. Private tuition duly attended to, and for greater conveniency of payment he will take, if necessary at cash price.
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Origins of surname
This surname has its origins in an old Frisian personal name Botho or Bote, derived ultimately from the old German boto = 'to announce', indicating that the holder of the name was a messenger
The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Nicolas John, son of Nicolas Bott and Marie Marguerite Deleree, in St Helier in 1820. The couple had 11 more children over the next 25 years
Great War service
- Charles George Bott (St H), Private, RASC
- Ernest Bentley Bott (St H) son of Adolphus Herbert Bott and Angelina Susan Mitchelmore, husband of Alice Mary de Caux, ex-RMIJ, Sergeant RAOC
This will created by a member of the family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Nicolas Bott of Alderney, now of St Helier - 8 October 1870, D/Y/A/35
- Bott burial records 1867-1960: These records are taken from record books of the main undertaker in business during these years. Further undertakers' records can be found in the indexes contained in our Burial records section, as well as records for individual cemeteries. They will be added to individual family pages as time permits.
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