Root(e) family

The Root family is listed as one of the early settlers in  “A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, before 1692”.

We often receive enquiries, especially from America about the Root or Roote family.

There are no monuments, gravestones nor descendants of the family that we can identify in Badby village today.

The 17th century Parish Records record births, baptisms, marriages and burials of a few members of the family.
The records are now housed at the Northamptonshire Records Office and Archives which includes these details for contact:
Email : Historic Environment Record – her@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Write: Records Office (archives) Wootton Hall Park Northampton NN4 8BQ UK

Below are the results of research by former resident Cristine Orr.

Thomas Roote married in Milton Malsor. This Thomas had a field and house in Badby in 1597, but gave it up in 1606. His son John was born in Milton Malsor probably in 1570. Badby registers show:

  • July 27, 1600: John Roote married Ann Rushall at Badby. The Rushall family also appears as Russall and later as Russell in different entries
  • December 21, 1600 Marie, daughter of John & Ann Roote was baptised
  • October 18, 1603 Susanna, daughter of John & Ann Roote was baptised
  • January 16, 1605 Thomas, son of John & Ann Roote was baptised. Thomas went to U.S.A. in 1637
  • February 26, 1608 John, son of John & Ann Roote was baptised. John also went to U.S.A. in 1637.
  • April 5, 1609 Thomas Roote was buried in Badby.

There are several family genealogy websites that can be found through Google. We have come across these:
Biographical sketch Thomas Roote 1555-1609  http://www.griffinfamilytree.com/bios/bio_roote_thos.html

Family Tree Maker – Mary Ann Russell and notes for John Roote and descendants http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/o/b/e/Denise-Michelle-Oberlies/GENE1-0060.html

Root Line family story http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/story/402176

Root Genealogical Records. 1600-1870: Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America (Google eBook)  http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Root_Genealogical_Records_1600_1870.html?id=X6VPAAAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y

The Root family http://www.reocities.com/Heartland/Plains/7621/root.html
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.plantagenet/76.2/mb.ashx

01/2016

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2 Responses to Root(e) family

  1. Laurie A Hamacher says:

    Hi, my name is Laurie Ann (Stevens) Hamacher.
    I’m on ancestry.com and doing my family tree.
    My mother’s name is Joann, her father was Ernest reger, his mother was Lavina Rulapaugh, her mother father was Oscar Root.
    Upon gathering more info into my Root family, I have found that John Root and Mary Ann Russell are my 12th great grandparents.
    Sir Francis Russell and Mary Ann’s mother are my 13th great grandparents.
    But that’s as far back as I can go.
    Could you please help me trace back further.
    I do know sir Francis was 2nd Earl, and his father is 1st Earl.
    I’d love to know more of my heritage.

  2. Laurie A Hamacher says:

    If you would like pictures, I’d be happy to send you copies of what I have.
    I do have pictures of Oscar and Lola Root and a picture of his father.
    Please feel free to visit my ancestry.com

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