Census transcript for Henry Roots (1816-1891) & family

1851: Snodland, Kent. Henry Roots (head) age 35, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Mary A. Roots (wife) age 29, born Halling Kent. Mary Roots (niece) age 13, born Luddesdown Kent. Richard Johnson (lodger) age 58, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. NA ref HO107/1612/170 page 31 sch 128

1861: Holly Hill House, Snodland, Kent. Henry Roots (head) age 44, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Mary A. Roots (wife) age 38, born Halling Kent. NA ref RG9/484/215 page 44 sch 251

1871: Dean Farm Cottages, Meopham, Kent. Henry Roots (head) age 55, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer. Mary Ann Roots (wife) age 48, born Halling Kent. Henry Venison (lodger) age 23, born Meopham Kent occ Farm servant. NA ref RG10/896/83 page 12 sch 49

1881: Harvil Farm, Meopham, Kent. Henry Roots (head) age 68, born Luddesdown Kent occ Farm labourer. Mary Ann Roots (wife) age 58, born Upper Halling Kent. Hannah Roots (widow*) age 66, born Meopham Kent. Henry Roots (brother in law*) age 37, born Luddesdown Kent occ Farm labourer. George Roots (nephew*) age 21, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer. Alfred Venison (boarder) age 17, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer. NA ref RG11/878/38 page 9 sch 34


* It is perhaps not surprising that the relationships given were not accurate. Henry Roots (age 37) was the cousin of Henry Roots (age 68). George Roots was Henry Root's (age 68) great-nephew. The relationship with Hannah Roots was not given. On the balance of probabilities it probably refers to his sister-in-law Hannah (nee Pett). See the 1891 census entry that adds extra weight to this theory.

1891: Harvil Pond Farm Cottage, Meopham, Kent. Henry Roots (head) age 74, born Harvil Kent occ Farm labourer. Mary A. Roots (wife) age 69, born Halling Kent. Hannah Roots (sister*, widow) age 75, born Nurstead Kent. Jane Fielder (sister*, widow) age 63, born Luddesdown Kent. NA ref RG12/650/116 page 6 sch 30


* As with Henry's 1881 census entry, the relationships recorded were not accurate. Hannah Roots (nee Pett) was Henry's sister in law; Jane Fielder (nee Roots) his cousin.