Census transcript for William Henry Roots (1874-1937) & family

1901: 4 Dean Farm Cottage, Meopham, Kent. William H. Roots (head) age 27, born Meopham Kent occ Ordinary ag. labourer. Mary Elizabeth Roots (wife) age 22, born Luddesdown Kent. Eleanor E. Roots (wife) age 3, born Meopham Kent. Robert J. M. Roots (son) age 8 months, born Meopham Kent. NA ref RG13/717/38 page 7 sch 43

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.

1911: Barncut Cottage, Upper Harvel, Meopham, Kent. William Roots (head, married) age 36, born Steels Farm Meopham occ General farm labourer. Mary Roots (wife, married 13 years) age 32. Children born alive 3; Still living 3; Died 0. Born Strood. Eleanor Roots (dtr) age 13, born Ham Cottages Meopham. Robert Roots (son) age 10, born Lower Farm Meopham. William Roots (son) age 5, born Dean Farm Meopham. NA ref RG14 PN3851 RD45 SD1 ED18 Sch77