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CKC.998.162.094

Spotts, Fielding William

8x10 photograph of Fielding William Spotts.

Fielding William Spotts, the second son of Fielding Spotts and his wife Julie Ann. The parents pre-empted Lot 6, Range 2 on Salt Spring in 1859. They had abandoned the pre-emption well before 25 May 1860, according to a letter from Henry W. Robinson requesting permission to take over the pre-emption.

Fielding had a place on Pioneer St, Victoria, from Feb. 1859, and worked as a cooper nearby on Herald St. On 1 November 1860 he purchased 100 acres in "South Saanich" and later moved his family there after building a log cabin.

The photo appeared in "The Province" newspaper on 29 May 1935 p.7 accompanying an interview with Fielding William, then aged 75.


I. SPOTTS, FIELDING WILLIAM

II. BLACK COMMUNITY

III. PRE-EMPTORS