He arrived in Australia in 1839 on The Buckinghamshire. He was accompanied by his wife and 10-year-old son, as well as his brother, Frank. Fred and Frank joined their brother Robert, who had already arrived in Australia two years prior, and helped him run a carpentry business in Adelaide.
|Offspring of Fred Botting and Margaret (bef1828)|
|Samuel Botting (1829)||1829 England, United Kingdom||Australia|
THE LATE MR. F. H. BOTTING.—Another old colonist has been removed by death. Mr. F. H. Botting arrived in this colony by the Buckinghamshire, in March, 1839, and entered into business with his brother, Mr. F. J. Botting, soon after their landing as builders.
Amongst other works executed by them was the edifice now known as the Blenheim Hotel, Hindley-street, which they erected as a store for Mr. R. S. Cook. Subsequently the deceased was employed at various times by the Government in superintending the erection of Court-houses, Telegraph stations. &c., at Woodside, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, MacDonnell Bay, and other places. He was also the Overseer of Works on behalf of the Government in tbe erection of the new Lunatic Asylum at Parkside. He has left a widow and one son to deplore their loss. The deceased was a member of the Adelaide Society of the New Church for more than a quarter of a century, and was very much respected.