Census transcript for Thomas Roots (1847-1920) & family

1851: Johnson Farm, Meopham, Kent. Jesse Johnson (head, widower) age 63, born Meopham Kent occ Farmer of 8 acres. Thomas Johnson (son) age 30, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer. Benjamin Johnson (son) age 21, Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Charles Johnson (son) age 19, Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. William Roots (son in law) age 30, born Luddesdown Kent occ Ag. labourer. Maria Roots (wife) age 25, born Meopham Kent. Thomas Roots (son) age 4, born Meopham Kent. William Roots (son) age 1, Meopham Kent. NA ref HO107/1609/186 page 4 sch 11

1861: The Hamlet of Harvil, Meopham, Kent. William Roots (head) age 40, born Luddesdown Kent occ Woodman & Labourer. Maria Roots (wife) age 34, born Meopham Kent. Thomas Roots (son) age 14, born Meopham Kent. William Roots (son) age 11, born Meopham Kent. Charles Johnson (lodger) age 28, born Meopham Kent occ Woodman. David Johnson (lodger) age 20, born Meopham Kent occ Woodman. NA ref RG9/473/31 pages 7-8 sch 37-38

1871: Swans Wood, Luddesdown, Kent. Thomas Roots (head) age 23, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. Labourer. Rebecca Roots (wife) age 30, born Ash Kent. William Roots (son) - this line is recorded as "age 14, Ag Labourer, born Luddesdown Kent."  This is  clearly an error - William would have been age 1 at the time. NA ref RG10/896/91 page 10 sch 60

1881: Swans Wood, Luddesdown, Kent. Thomas Rootes [sic] (head) age 33, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. Labourer. Rebecca Rootes (wife) age 43, born Wrotham Kent. Rose Rootes (dtr) age 12, born Meopham Kent. William Rootes (son) age 11, born Luddesdown Kent. Isable [sic] Roots (dtr) age 9, born Luddesdown Kent. Frederick Roots (son) age 6, born Luddesdown Kent. NA ref RG11/878/49 page 11 sch 53

1891: Swan Wood, Luddesdown, Kent. Thomas Roots (head) age 43, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Rebecca Roots (wife) age 50 born Ash, Kent. William Roots (son) age 21, born Luddesdown Kent occ Ag. labourer. Frederick Roots (son) age 16, born Luddesdown Kent occ Ag. labourer. NA ref RG12/650/125-126 pages 10-11 sch 52

1911: Poundgate, Harvel, Meopham, Kent. Thomas Roots (head, married) age 63, born Meopham Kent occ Farm labourer. Rebecca Roots (wife, married 43 years) age 73. Children born alive 4; Still living 4; Died 0. Born Ash, Kent. Frederick Roots (son, single) age 36, born Luddesdown Kent occ Collector, canvasser, House property association. James Cage (boarder, single) age 63, born Prittlewell essex occ Agricultural blacksmith. NA ref RG14 PN3851 RD45 SD1 ED18 Sch49

1901: Poundgate Cottages, Luddesdown, Kent. Thomas Roots (head) age 54, born Meopham Kent occ Ag Labourer. Rebecca Roots (wife) age 60, born Ash Kent. Daisy Roots (g-dtr) age 6, born Luddesdown Kent. NA ref RG13/717/44 page 6 sch 32