Census transcript for James Pett Roots (1844-?) & family

1871: No trace

1851: Fowlers Stone, Meopham, Kent. John Roots (head) age 38, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Hannah Roots (wife) age 33, born Northfleet Kent. William Roots (son) age 14, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Emma Roots (dtr) age 12, born Luddesdown Kent. Elizabeth Roots (dtr) age 9, born Meopham Kent. James Roots (son) age 7, born Meopham Kent. Matilda Roots (dtr) age 5, born Meopham Kent. Emily Roots (dtr) age 3, born Meopham Kent. Henry Roots(son) age 1, born Meopham Kent. NA ref HO107/1609/191 page 14 sch 43

1861: Plumrush, Meopham, Kent. John Roots (head) age 48, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Hannah Roots (wife) age 44, born Newstead Kent. Mary Roots (dtr) age 23, born Luddesdown Kent. James Roots (son) age 17, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Matilda Roots (dtr) age 15, born Meopham Kent. Henry Roots (son) age 11, born Meopham Kent. Naomi Roots (dtr) age 9, born Meopham Kent.  Louisa Roots (dtr) age 6, born Meopham Kent. Thomas Roots (son) age 5, born Meopham Kent. George Roots (g-son) age 1, born Meopham Kent. John Roots (father, widower) age 73, born Snodland Kent occ Ag. labourer. NA ref RG9/473/23 page 20 sch 92

1881: South Street, Meopham, Kent. James Roots (head) age 36, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Mary A. Roots (wife) age 31, born Luddesdown Kent. William H. Roots (son) age 6, born Meopham Kent. Matilda Roots (dtr) age 5, born Luddesdown Kent. Ada E. Roots (dtr) age 3, born Meopham Kent. Louisa J. Roots (dtr) age 1, born Meopham Kent. NA ref RG11/878/26 page 16 sch 76

1891: Priesthood Green Lane, Meopham, Kent. James Roots (head) age 45, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer. Mary Ann Roots (wife) age 41, born Luddesdown Kent. William Roots (son) age 16, born Meopham Kent. Ada E. Roots (dtr) age 13, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer*. Louisa J. Roots (dtr) age 11, born Meopham Kent. James Roots (son) age 6, born Meopham Kent. Reuben Roots (son) age 3, born Meopham Kent. NA ref RG12/650/114-115 pages 2-3 sch 13


* Occupation is given against Ada’s name but probably relates to her brother William who appears on the line above her in the census.

1901: Venus Cottage, Meopham, Kent. James Rootes [sic] (head) age 56, born Meopham Kent occ Ordinary agricultural labourer. Noted as deaf. Mary A. Rootes (wife) age 51, born Luddesdown Kent. Also noted as deaf. James Rootes (son) age 16, born Meopham Kent occ Ordinary agricultural labourer. Rubin [sic] Rootes (son) age 13, born Meopham Kent occ Ordinary agricultural labourer. Edward J. Rootes (son) age 9, born Meopham Kent. NA ref RG13/717/23 page 2 sch 8