Census transcript for George Thomas Roots (1859-1940) & family

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).

1871: Fairseat Farm, Stansted, Kent. James Wood (head) age 39, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer, Waggoner. Mary Wood (wife) age 33, born Luddesdown Kent. George Roots (son) age 11, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. David Roots (son) age 6, born Meopham Kent. Mary A. Wood (dtr) age 4 months, born Stansted Kent. Charles Gilbert (boarder) age 15, born Stansted Kent occ Ag. labourer. George Roots (boarder) age 16, born Stansted Kent occ Farm servant. NA ref RG10/910/42 page 13 sch 77

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

1891: New House Road, Hartley, Kent. George Roots (head) age 30, born Meopham Kent occ Ag. labourer. Alice Roots (wife) age 28, born Tunbridge Kent. Alice C. Roots (dtr) age 10, born Meopham Kent. Louise Jane Roots (dtr) age 7, born Meopham Kent. David Roots (son) age 3, born Meopham Kent. Thomas Roots (son) age 1 month, born Hartley Kent. NA ref RG12/644/131 page 2 sch 9

1901: Ash Street, Ash, Kent. George Rootes [sic] (head) age 43, born Meopham Kent occ Woodcutter, agricultural. Alice Rootes (wife) age 39, born Tunbridge Kent. David Rootes (son) age 13, born Hartley Kent occ Odd boy on farm. Thomas Rootes (son) age 11, born Hartley Kent. George Rootes (son) age 9, born Hartley Kent. Emily Rootes (dtr) age 7, born Hartley Kent. Annie Rootes (dtr) age 5, born Hartley Kent. James Rootes (son) age 4, born Hartley Kent. William Rootes (son) age 3, born Ash Kent. Herbert Rootes (son) age 1, born Ash Kent. NA ref RG13/710/8 page 7 sch 44

1911: Turner’s Oak, Ash, Wrotham, Kent. George Thomas Rootes [sic] (head, married) age 51, born Meopham Kent occ Woodman on farm. Alice Harriet Rootes (wife, married 31 years) age 48. Children born alive 15; Still living 12; Died 3. Born Hadlow Kent. Louisa Jane Rootes (dtr, single) age 27, born Meopham Kent. Thomas Edward Rootes (son, single) age 21, born Hartley Kent occ Stockman on farm. George Rootes (son, single) age 19, born Hartley Kent occ Farm labourer. James Rootes (son) age 14, born Hartley Kent occ Farm labourer. Herbery Sidney Rootes (son) age 11, born Ash Kent. Maud Elizabeth Rootes (dtr) age 9, born Ash Kent. Ethel May  Rootes (dtr) age 7, born Ash Kent. Florence Mary Rootes (dtr) age 4, born Ash Kent. NA ref RG14 PN3809 RD43 S4D ED16 Sch75