John Rootes

b. 5 September 1880, d. 1964
FatherSamuel Rootes b. 27 Jan 1829, d. 10 May 1880
MotherPhillis Funnell b. 30 Dec 1837, d. 10 Nov 1920
     John Rootes was born on 5 September 1880 at Guestling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Rootes and Phillis Funnell.
John Rootes was baptized on 7 November 1880 at Guestling St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England.2
John Rootes married Annie Turner circa 1905 at England.
John enlisted for WW1 and was awarded the B.W. and V. Medal.
John Rootes died in 1964 at Guestling, Sussex, England.

Family

Annie Turner
Marriage*
John Rootes married Annie Turner circa 1905 at England

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 4726; Schedule Number: 20."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Katherine Rootes

b. 1873, d. 1960
FatherSamuel Rootes b. 27 Jan 1829, d. 10 May 1880
MotherPhillis Funnell b. 30 Dec 1837, d. 10 Nov 1920
     Katherine Rootes was born in 1873 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Samuel Rootes and Phillis Funnell.
Katherine Rootes was baptized on 13 April 1873 at Guestling St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England.1
Katherine Rootes was also known as Kate.
Katherine Rootes married William Packham on 17 April 1898 at Guestling, Sussex, England.2
There had been no children as at the 1911 census.3
Katherine Rootes died in 1960.

Family

William Packham b. c 1873
Marriage*
Katherine Rootes married William Packham on 17 April 1898 at Guestling, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 4726; Schedule Number: 8."

Mary Rootes

b. circa 1647, d. 1732
     Mary Rootes was born circa 1647.
Mary’s background is unknown. She may have been born in Chevening as there were certainly Rootes families living there, although there is no baptism for Mary. The only possible baptism found to date is at Fletching, Sussex on 2 November 1645, daughter of Robert Rootes Robert was baptised 26 November 1617 at Frant, Sussex,son of Richard Rootes and was buried in Fletching on 24 August 1672. If this is Mary’s father then his death may have prompted her marriage 2 months later. Robert’s father Richard Rootes became the vicar of Fletching (1619-1641) and was buried there on 20 June 1650. Thomas and Mary named their first child Richard.
Also of interest is a Thomas Rootes who was the longest serving headmaster at Tonbridge School (1668-1714). When he was admitted as a student in 1651 he was noted as being “son of a poor widow of Tonbridge”. There may be a connection given that a William Rootes, son of Richard Rootes of Fletching, Sussex, clerk (and therefore possibly Mary’s uncle) was admitted to the school in 1633. Although none of the Barbers ever attended Tonbridge School there is the possibility of some interesting connections.
The Hearth Tax Assessment of 1664 lists the following Rootes living in Tonbridge Town, some of which are likely to be Mary’s family:
Name                    No. of Hearths
M[aste]r Thomas Rootes          5
John Rootes               2
Richard Rootes the carry[er]          3
Richard Rootes at the Crowne     9
William Rootes               3
Elizabeth Rootes widd[ow]          4.1,2,3,4
Mary Rootes and Thomas Barber alias Nynne obtained a marriage licence on 11 October 1672 at Chevening, Kent, England.5
"11 Oct 1672 Thomas Barber alias Nin, of Tunbridge, Kent, Bachr, abt 30, & Mary Rootes, of the same, Spr, abt 25, at own disp; alleged by Edwd Clarke, of Cheevening, Kent, Dr of Divy; at Cheevening." There is a gap in the parish register for Chevening from June 1651 restarting in 1685. There are also no surviving Bishop's Transcripts so without this licence the marriage would have been lost.6
The marriage allegation shows that Edward Clarke of Chevening, Doctor of Divinity, appeared personally (it doesn't say where but presumably at the Vicar-General's office in London) and alleged that Thomas Barber als Nin of Tunbridge [sic] aged about 30 years and a bachelor intended to marry Mary Rootes of the same parish aged about 25 years and a spinster “at her owne dispose” (meaning that she did not have to gain anyone's permission to marry) and that he did not know or believe there was any impediment to hinder the intended marriage. He asked for a licence for the parties to be married in the parish church of Chevening. A licence enabled the couple to marry without the calling of banns in their home parishes (which is the announcing of the intended marriage on three Sundays prior to the marriage). It is interesting to see that Clarke obtained the marriage licence rather than either Thomas or Mary having to travel (presumably to London) to obtain it, but maybe he had gone to the Vicar General's office on some other business.
We could speculate that Thomas and Mary married in Chevening either because Mary had family in the parish or because of connections to the church. If the latter, perhaps Edward Clarke, Doctor of Divinity, was a personal friend or they approved more of his religious stance and preaching than the current incumbent of Tonbridge parish church. On the other hand it may have been simply because Edward Clarke was able to obtain a marriage licence and that this enabled them to be married with a greater degree of privacy and speed.
Mary Rootes witnessed the will of Thomas Barber alias Nynne dated 28 October 1683 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.7
Mary was only about 36 years old when her husband Thomas died in 1683. She remained a widow for another 49 years and died at about 85 years of age. After Thomas's death Mary seems to have had the support of a legal representative or trustee (the Wellers?) judging by the number of documents which survive, most of which were deposited in the Tonbridge Library in the 1950s by the firm of solicitors Messrs. Walker, Templer and Thomson (the TU1 collection). Nearly all the documents refer to her as "Widow Barber". She appears to have made the best of her circumstances and was successful in raising a family which was able to take advantage of the prosperity and opportunities that Tonbridge offered in the 18th century.
Mary was the second of four consecutive generations of Barber wives who suffered the fate of being left a widow with a young family. She was left with three children; Richard aged about 10 years old, Thomas 8 years and Elizabeth 6 years. It is a testament to the strength of the women that they were able to preserve the family property for their children and that they continued to prosper despite their misfortune. The early deaths possibly explain why the men in the family were late to marry, as they were important to the family in working and providing for their widow mother and their brothers and sisters.
According to Thomas's will, Mary's major asset was the Draper's property in Rotherfield which she was able to lease and also, according to the will, to sell the timber thereon in the first 3 years after his death. Mary did not hesitate to use Drapers to secure an income for her family. Three months after Thomas died, in a document dated 29 January 1684, she leases the property to John Lockyer of Rotherfield for the sum of £6/10s per year for a period of 11 years. The document reads:
January 29th 1684
Mary Barber of Tonbridge widow
It is Agreed betwen Mr. Pauly and John Lockyer of Rotherfield for the Rentt of the Drapyers for John Lockyer to enter as Mickellmas Last and to Have A Leas for eleven yeares paying six pound & tenn shilling a yeare but Allso He the said John Lockyer is not to pay this Hallfe years Rent which is due between this Last Mich' and our Lady day but John Lockyer is to pay all the Taxes for this Hallfe yeare and so forwod: Allso he is to Have Ruftember [rough timber] for poostes and bars & gatts [gates] allso Six poosts to sett up for A Houfell [Hovel] or lodge and to leve itt Repaired & to Leve the Copises coppice] well fenced and A yeares groth : not for to plow Any ground for the Tarme [term] of the Leas and to Lop and to top All Trees which Have benn toped and no other and not to fill [fell] Any Timber nor timber tres and He is to pay for the first Hallf years Rennt betwene our ladiday and Mickellmas
To Leave 40 Tellowes [branches or shoots] more than now and [?] the [?]rerers.
[margin]
three pound and tenn shillings and to pay Six pound and tenn Shilling A yeare After and to pay the rent quarterly and not to lett or sett with out the Lanlords Consent.
[on reverse]
To lay the doung [dung] on the land and To leave A numbar of young tillows as shall bee agrid on when the Cops [coppice] is fillid [felled].
(Transcribed by Gillian Rickard for Geoffrey Barber, April 2014.)8
Mary was executor of her husband's will. A note dated 24 November 1684 from Anne Skeffington, lady of the manor of Datchurst (otherwise known as the manor of Hilden) states that the widow Barber has no debts owing to the manor. Although we do not know what prompted this statement it very much looks like the work of an executor of a will ensuring that all debts have been paid and would probably have been requested by whoever was assisting Mary. It could even support the view that Mary's husband worked for the Datchurst manor in which case they probably would have lived in accommodation provided by manor and so there was potential for a debt to arise. The statement reads:
Know all men by these presents that I Anne Skeffington of Tonbridge in ye county of Kent, widow, doe acknowledge myself to have received of Barber, widow full satisfaction of her for all rents, dues, debtes reckonings & demandes from the beginning of the World to the day of ye date of these presents. Wittnes my hand the 24th day of this instant November 1684. [signed] Anne Skeffington. [Anne Skeffington of Hanover House, Tonbridge. Lady of the Manor of Datchurst.]
(Transcription by an unknown person, forming part of the Tonbridge Library TU1/M2/1 collection)
Anne Skeffington's husband, Francis Skeffington, had died earlier on 30 April 1684, aged 77 years, and he gave by will £210 to purchase an annuity to provide twelve four-penny loaves of wheaten bread weekly to the poor of Tonbridge forever. Their daughter Mary married William Danvers, a name that appears later in some of the land holdings leased by Mary Barber.8
On 21st October 1691 Mary Barber became the owner of a small cottage in Hildenborough. Remarkably, the title that she received still survives; that is, a copy of the entry in the manorial court rolls which records her admission to the property. It is transcribed (from the Latin) below:
Datchurst
Court Baron held in the same place on Wednesday, the twenty first day of October in the one thousand six hundred and ninety first year of our Lord, by Thomas Weller, under steward in the same place.
To this Court came George Petley, gent, and George Hooper junior, gent, two of the customary tenants of this manor, and surrendered into the lord's hands, by the acceptance of the aforesaid steward,
One tenement or cottage, one barn and one orchard, and two roods of land by estimation, with the appurtenances, lying on the highway leading between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks towards the east and north, and the lands late of Francis Skeffington esquire towards the south, held by copy of the rolls of court, to the use and behoof of Mary Barber, widow, and her heirs.
And hereupon the aforesaid Mary comes, in her own person, and seeks to be admitted to the aforesaid tenements,
To which Mary, indeed, the lord of the aforesaid manor, through his aforesaid under-steward, granted seisin thereof by rod,
To have and to hold to the aforenamed Mary and her heirs, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, by copy of the rolls of court, by the rent and services formerly due and of right accustomed in respect thereof.
And she gives to the lord, as a fine, according to the custom etc.
Fine for the same 6d                         Thomas Weller, Steward
(Transcribed by Gillian Rickard for Geoffrey Barber, April 2014)
The property was purchased from George Petley (gentleman, died 1705) and George Hooper (a lawyer, or more accurately, a scrivener).
The names Petley, Hooper, Weller and Skeffington (and Children which appears on later Barber documents) denote important and wealthy families in Tonbridge society. George Petley, George Hooper, Thomas Weller (and a Richard Roots, Thomas Roots and William Roots - possible family connections to Mary) were at some time all Wardens of the Town Lands of Tonbridge, administering lands that had been gifted to the town. Some served as churchwardens - Francis Skeffington in 1678 and George Petley in 1682.8
Further information confirming Mary's purchase of the cottage survives in the records of the Overseers of the Poor who were responsible for the administration of poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the Poor Law system. The law required two Overseers to be elected every Easter, and churchwardens or landowners were often selected. The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor Accounts (i.e. their expenses) for the period Easter 1691 to Easter 1692 include the following:
'Item paid for quit rent for the house sold to Wid Barber 1s 0d'.
Quit rent is an annual payment to the manor in lieu of services due to the manor. This entry throws up a question - why was the parish paying the quit rent for this house before it was sold to Mary Barber? Usually it was the individuals who held the property from the manor who paid, and not the parish. It suggests that the parish may have rented the property before it was sold to Widow Barber for use in housing the poor. Their accounts show they rented a number of properties for this purpose and were responsible for the expenses. Mary is unlikely to have been receiving parish relief herself given her income from the Drapers property in Rotherfield and that she was able to spend money improving the property after acquiring it.9
A receipt for work done for widow Barber on the cottage she purchased in 1691 still survives according to a book by Cope and Dash (2007):
March 19th 1692: Day work dun for the widow barber in Hildenborrow for whighting the old house William Dudson 2 dayes
Will Dudson 2 dayes
0 - 4 - 0
0 - 2 - 8
March 24th: Day for making the great oven and hanging the furnace and building the flew
William Dudson 4 dayes
Will Dudson 4 dayes
0 - 8 - 0
0 - 5 - 4
June 27th: Day for plaisering and whighting the walls of the old house and beame filling and meaning the wall of the barn
William Dudson 2 dayes and 3 quarters
Will Dudson 2 dayes and 3 quarters
For building a stack of chimneys of 4 fiors
0 - 5 - 6
0 - 3 - 8
2 - 10 - 0
The original document for this receipt has not been found despite extensive searching. However, there is no reason to doubt its authenticity. Cope and Dash (2007) state that this refers to Marden Cottages, now known as the Old House, a 15th century Grade II* listed property located on Philpots Lane at the intersection with Nizels Lane. However, research has proved that Mary Barber did not purchase Mardens and that this connection is therefore incorrect. Photographs of the fireplace taken in Sep 2016 from inside the house are shown here.10,11
The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor rating assessments of 17 Oct 1692 includes the cottage owned by "Widdow Barber" and it was rated to pay 1 shilling and 6 pence (1s/6d). As the rate was 1s in the £1, her property must have been worth £1/10s per year in rent which is typical of a house rather than a farm. The year 1692 would coincide with her eldest son Richard coming of age (or thereabouts) and this may have had something to do with the purchase of the cottage.9
The Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor rating assessments of 16 Apr 1695 indicate that Mary Barber was occupying another property called "Mr Danvers'" as well as her own house. In the assessment of 21 Dec 1696 she is mentioned as the occupier of "Mr Danvers and Mr Richardson's land" but by 6 Jun 1697 the land is no longer being used by her and is assessed as "Mr Danvers and Mr Richardson's for land last used by Widow Barber". She may have been leasing this land to help her sons Richard and Thomas get established. We know that Thomas became a malster and that Richard had a farm in Hildenborough.9
The location of the property Mary purchased was identified by following the change of ownership through the Datchurst manorial records from 1691 to an entry on 2 September 1862 when Edward Peckham is admitted to the property presumably as heir to Thomas Peckham, the previous owner. The Tonbridge tithe map of 1838 identified the plot of land owned and occupied by Thomas Peckham, a wheelwright, as plot 652, just over 1 acre in size (1 acre, 1 rod and 8 perches). The property has been subdivided in modern times but the house survives at 99 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough and is a Grade II listed building known as Woodside Cottage.12
In 1730 Mary Barber transferred her cottage in Hildenborough to her son Thomas. In the court book for the manors of Datchurst, Lamport, Martin Abbey and Nizells, 1718-1884, at the court on 13 October 1730, presented that Mary Barber, a customary tenant of the manor, was seised (ie had ownership) of a messuage or tenement, a garden and two orchards lying to the Kings highway from Tonbridge to Sevenoaks to the east and to the land late of Francis Skeffington to the south, at the yearly rent of 6d, and she devised (gave) the same to Thomas Barber [her son, 1675-1749]. This was less than two years before her death. The cottage was held by the Barber family until 1801.
In 1730, two years before her death, Mary Barber transferred her house in Hildenborough to Thomas, now her eldest surviving son. At the Datchurst, Lamport, Martin Abbey and Nizells manorial court held on 13 October 1730:
presented that Mary Barber, a customary tenant of the manor, was seised [i.e. had possession] of a messuage or tenement, a garden and two orchards lying to the Kings highway from Tonbridge to Sevenoaks to the east and to the land late of Francis Skeffington to the south, at the yearly rent of 6d, and she devised [gave] the same to Thomas Barber [her son, 1675-1749].
This is the entry from the actual manorial court roll while the copy that was given to Mary (with slightly different wording) also exists. She may have also transferred the freehold Drapers property in Rotherfield to him at this time. In any event, he would have inherited Drapers after her death in 1732.13,8
The description of the property in the above court roll mentions a "yearly rent of 6d" which is in fact called a Quit Rent and is payable to the lord of the manor. Two receipts for Quit Rent paid by Mary Barber survive - one for 1712 and another for 1717. The receipt states: "for lands near the Halfmoon" referring to the Half Moon Inn which still operates today.8
Mary Rootes died in 1732 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Mary Rootes was buried on 4 May 1732 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.

Family

Thomas Barber alias Nynne b. 3 May 1640, d. 1683
Marriage License*
Mary Rootes and Thomas Barber alias Nynne obtained a marriage licence on 11 October 1672 at Chevening, Kent, England.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S537] Website "The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd)" (http://db.theclergydatabase.org.uk/jsp/persons/…).
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S538] W.G. Hart, "The Register of Tonbridge School from 1553-1820", n.pub., First Edition (1933).
  4. [S539] Website "Kent Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1664, Transcribed & Computerised by D. Harrington (1999) at Hearth Tax Online." (http://www.hearthtax.org.uk/).
  5. [S127] Unknown editor ed. "Harleian Society: Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued By The Vicar: General of The Archbishop of Canterbury, 1669 To 1679. Volume 34", The Harleian Society, First Edition (1892).
  6. [S132] Transcript of the Parish Register of Chevening, Kent, England, (KHLC: PAR 88/1/1/1).
  7. [S3] Will of Thomas Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 28 Oct 1683, proved in the Archdeaconry of Rochester, 14 Dec 1683. (KHLC: DRa/PW4).
  8. [S534] Various Papers of the manor of Datchurst alias Hilden, Kent, England, 1608-1808 (KHLC: TU1/M2/1).
  9. [S126] Tonbridge Overseers of the Poor Rating Assessments, 1670-. (KHLC: P371/12/1-4).
  10. [S540] Kay Cope and Joan Dash, "This is Hildenborough from A-Z", Hildenborough Parish Council, Revised Edition (2007) "p35."
  11. [S541] Geoffrey Barber, "History of the Old House (Originally Marden's Farm) in Hildenborough, Kent", 2014 (Tonbridge Library).", Geoffrey Barber, First Edition (2014) 978-0-9942112-2-4.
  12. [S741] Website "English Heritage" (http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/) "https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/…."
  13. [S410] Court books of the manor of Datchurst, Lamport, Martin Abbey and Nizells, in Kent, England, 1718-1884 (KHLC: U55 M378).

Samuel Rootes

b. 27 January 1829, d. 10 May 1880
     Samuel Rootes was born in 1829 at Beckley, Sussex, England.
Samuel Rootes was baptized on 27 January 1829 at Beckley, Sussex, England.
Samuel Rootes married Phillis Funnell, daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess, on 22 November 1860 at Holy Trinity, The Dicker, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
Samuel Rootes was a policeman in 1861.2
Samuel Rootes was a policeman on 2 April 1871.
Samuel Rootes was buried on 10 May 1880 at St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England, "52 years old."3
Samuel Rootes died on 10 May 1880 at Guestling, Sussex, England, at age 51.4

Family

Phillis Funnell b. 30 Dec 1837, d. 10 Nov 1920
Marriage*
Samuel Rootes married Phillis Funnell, daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess, on 22 November 1860 at Holy Trinity, The Dicker, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1860, Hailsham, Vol 2b Page 97."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "(baptism of daughter Anne)."
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1880, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 10, age 52."

Samuel Ernest Rootes

b. 1871, d. 1960
FatherSamuel Rootes b. 27 Jan 1829, d. 10 May 1880
MotherPhillis Funnell b. 30 Dec 1837, d. 10 Nov 1920
     Samuel Ernest Rootes was born in 1871 at Guestling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Rootes and Phillis Funnell.
Samuel Ernest Rootes was baptized on 6 August 1871 at Guestling St Lawrence, Guestling, Sussex, England.2
Samuel Ernest Rootes was also known as Ernest Rootes.
Samuel Ernest Rootes married Minnie Anne Billeness in 1921 at Hastings, Sussex, England.3
Samuel Ernest Rootes died in 1960 at Guestling, Sussex, England.

Family

Minnie Anne Billeness b. 30 Jul 1871
Marriage*
Samuel Ernest Rootes married Minnie Anne Billeness in 1921 at Hastings, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 4726; Schedule Number: 20."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1921, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 21."

Thomas Rootes

b. 1867, d. 1949
FatherSamuel Rootes b. 27 Jan 1829, d. 10 May 1880
MotherPhillis Funnell b. 30 Dec 1837, d. 10 Nov 1920
     Thomas Rootes was born in 1867 at Guestling, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Rootes and Phillis Funnell.
Thomas Rootes was baptized on 24 November 1867 at St Michael & All Angels, Little Horsted, Sussex, England.2
Thomas Rootes died in 1949 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1867, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 18."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Alfred Roots

b. 1853
FatherWilliam Roots b. 30 Oct 1825, d. 1896
MotherCaroline Love b. 21 Jun 1829, d. 1867
     Alfred Roots was born in 1853 at Newington, Kent, England. He was the son of William Roots and Caroline Love.
Alfred Roots married Harriet Ann Inwood circa 1883 at Kent, England.

Family

Harriet Ann Inwood b. 1861, d. a 1911
Marriage*
Alfred Roots married Harriet Ann Inwood circa 1883 at Kent, England
Child

Caroline Anne Roots

b. 1862, d. 1946
FatherWilliam Roots b. 30 Oct 1825, d. 1896
MotherCaroline Love b. 21 Jun 1829, d. 1867
     Caroline Anne Roots was born in 1862 at Borden, Kent, England. She was the daughter of William Roots and Caroline Love.
Caroline Anne Roots married David Bennett in 1886 at Bromley, Kent, England.
Caroline Anne Roots died in 1946 at Essex, England.

Family

David Bennett b. c 1859
Marriage*
Caroline Anne Roots married David Bennett in 1886 at Bromley, Kent, England

Dorothy Ellen Roots

b. 27 August 1901, d. 31 December 1996
FatherWilliam Roots b. 7 Nov 1866, d. 28 Feb 1946
MotherEllen Randall b. 23 May 1869, d. 16 Feb 1935
     Dorothy Ellen Roots was born on 27 August 1901 at Aldershot, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of William Roots and Ellen Randall.
Dorothy Ellen Roots died on 31 December 1996 at Frimley, Surrey, England, at age 95.

Edwin William Roots

b. 11 November 1884, d. 15 February 1978
FatherAlfred Roots b. 1853
MotherHarriet Ann Inwood b. 1861, d. a 1911
     Edwin William Roots was born on 11 November 1884 at Newington, Kent, England. He was the son of Alfred Roots and Harriet Ann Inwood.
Edwin William Roots married Lily F Wickenden in 1910 at Kent, England.
Edwin William Roots died on 15 February 1978 at Dartford, Kent, England, at age 93.

Family

Lily F Wickenden b. c 1890, d. 27 Oct 1965
Marriage*
Edwin William Roots married Lily F Wickenden in 1910 at Kent, England
Child

Eliza Roots

b. 1851
FatherWilliam Roots b. 30 Oct 1825, d. 1896
MotherCaroline Love b. 21 Jun 1829, d. 1867
     Eliza Roots was born in 1851 at Borden, Kent, England. She was the daughter of William Roots and Caroline Love.

Elizabeth Evelyn Roots

b. 10 November 1897, d. 8 November 1991
FatherWilliam Roots b. 7 Nov 1866, d. 28 Feb 1946
MotherEllen Randall b. 23 May 1869, d. 16 Feb 1935
     Elizabeth Evelyn Roots was born on 10 November 1897 at Colaba, India. She was the daughter of William Roots and Ellen Randall.
Elizabeth Evelyn Roots married George Townson on 22 August 1921 at South Farnborough, St Mark, Hampshire, England.
Elizabeth Evelyn Roots died on 8 November 1991 at Bedhampton, Hampshire, England, at age 93.

Family

George Townson b. 17 Mar 1886, d. 13 Jul 1937
Marriage*
Elizabeth Evelyn Roots married George Townson on 22 August 1921 at South Farnborough, St Mark, Hampshire, England
Children

Emily Alice Roots

b. 1860
FatherWilliam Roots b. 30 Oct 1825, d. 1896
MotherCaroline Love b. 21 Jun 1829, d. 1867
     Emily Alice Roots was born in 1860 at Borden, Kent, England. She was the daughter of William Roots and Caroline Love.

George Roots

b. 1856
FatherWilliam Roots b. 30 Oct 1825, d. 1896
MotherCaroline Love b. 21 Jun 1829, d. 1867
     George Roots was born in 1856 at Borden, Kent, England. He was the son of William Roots and Caroline Love.

Hester Roots

b. 4 June 1837, d. 1925
FatherWilliam Roots b. 15 Feb 1794, d. 1851
MotherSarah Ann Smith b. 9 Nov 1800, d. 1858
     Hester Roots was baptized on 4 June 1837 at Seal, Kent, England. She was the daughter of William Roots and Sarah Ann Smith.
Hester Roots married John Sargent on 29 September 1868 at St George Hanover Square, London, England.
Hester Roots died in 1925 at Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Family

John Sargent b. c 1841
Marriage*
Hester Roots married John Sargent on 29 September 1868 at St George Hanover Square, London, England

Ivy Edwina Roots

b. 1 November 1910, d. 5 January 1986
FatherEdwin William Roots b. 11 Nov 1884, d. 15 Feb 1978
MotherLily F Wickenden b. c 1890, d. 27 Oct 1965
     Ivy Edwina Roots was born on 1 November 1910 at Bromley, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Edwin William Roots and Lily F Wickenden.
Ivy Edwina Roots married Percy Joseph Bell on 5 March 1930 at Register Office, Dartford, Kent, England.
Ivy Edwina Roots died on 5 January 1986 at Dartford, Kent, England, at age 75.

Family

Percy Joseph Bell b. 1 Mar 1904, d. 11 Dec 1975
Marriage*
Ivy Edwina Roots married Percy Joseph Bell on 5 March 1930 at Register Office, Dartford, Kent, England

James Roots

Family

Child

James Roots

b. 8 May 1825, d. 6 April 1890
FatherWilliam Roots b. 15 Feb 1794, d. 1851
MotherSarah Ann Smith b. 9 Nov 1800, d. 1858
     James Roots was baptized on 8 May 1825 at Seal, Kent, England. He was the son of William Roots and Sarah Ann Smith.
James Roots married Eliza Dennis on 16 December 1856 at Paddington All Saints, Paddington, Middlesex, England.
James Roots died on 6 April 1890 at Orpington, Kent, England, at age 64.
His estate was probated on 15 May 1890 at London, England, 15 May 1890 Will of James Roots late of Crofton in the Parish of Orpington Kent who died 6 April 1890 at Crofton was proved at the Principal Registry by James Roots of 19 St. Maryt's-road Bayswater Middlesex Engineer the Son. Personal Estate £78 17s.

Family

Eliza Dennis b. c 1832, d. 1890
Marriage*
James Roots married Eliza Dennis on 16 December 1856 at Paddington All Saints, Paddington, Middlesex, England

James Charles Roots

b. 1868, d. 14 August 1933
FatherWilliam Roots b. 2 Sep 1827, d. 7 Jul 1900
MotherElizabeth Cleaver b. c 1834, d. 20 Aug 1897
     James Charles Roots was born in 1868 at Pirbright, Surrey, England. He was the son of William Roots and Elizabeth Cleaver.
James Charles Roots was baptized on 1 November 1868 at St Michael and All Angels, Pirbright, Surrey, England.
James Charles Roots married Jane Elizabeth Greenfield on 29 September 1891 at St Michael and All Angels, Pirbright, Surrey, England.
James Charles Roots died on 14 August 1933 at Guildford, Surrey, England.
His estate was probated on 4 November 1933 at London, England, ROOTS James Charles of Hill Brow Pirbright Surrey died 14 August 1933 at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford Administration London 4 November to Harold Stephen Roots schoolmaster and Charles Ronald Roots nurseryman. Effects £4829 19s. 4d.

Family

Jane Elizabeth Greenfield b. c 1865, d. 8 Dec 1939
Marriage*
James Charles Roots married Jane Elizabeth Greenfield on 29 September 1891 at St Michael and All Angels, Pirbright, Surrey, England

Lillian Bertha Roots

b. 29 November 1893, d. 1 February 1995
FatherWilliam Roots b. 7 Nov 1866, d. 28 Feb 1946
MotherEllen Randall b. 23 May 1869, d. 16 Feb 1935
     Lillian Bertha Roots was born on 29 November 1893 at Fullwood, Preston, Lancashire, England. She was the daughter of William Roots and Ellen Randall.
Lillian Bertha Roots died on 1 February 1995 at Worplesdon, Surrey, England, at age 101.