Census transcript for William Roots (1870-?) & family

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

1901: Poundgate Cottages, Luddesdown, Kent. William Roots (head) age 31, born Luddesdown Kent occ Ag Labourer. Elizabeth Emma Roots (wife) age 25, born Puddletown Dorset. Amelia Marion Roots (dtr) age 9, born Trottiscliffe Kent. Herbert Reginald Roots (son) age 3, born Meopham Kent. Cicely Muriel Roots (dtr) age 1, born Meopham Kent. Emma Gilbert (mother in law) age 48, born Puddletown Dorset. NA ref RG13/717/44 page 6 sch 33

1911: Poundgate Cottage, Harvel, Meopham, Kent. William Roots (head, married) age 40, born Swans Wood Luddesdown occ Farm labourer. Elizabeth Roots (wife, married 18 years) age 36. Children born alive 7; Still living 5; Died 2. Born Dorset. Amelia Gilbert (wife's daughter, single) age 19, born Trosley. Daisy Lilian Roots (dtr) age 15, born Harvel Meopham. William George Roots (son) age 14, born Harvel Meopham. Herbert Roots (son) age 14, born Harvel Meopham. Cicely Roots (dtr) age 11, born Harvel Meopham. Edith Roots (dtr) age 10, born Harvel Meopham. John Roots (son) age 8, born Harvel Meopham. NA ref RG14 PN3851 RD45 SD1 ED18 Sch48

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