Thomas Rootes and Jane Holland

1- Thomas Rootes was born in 1784 in Halling, Kent, England and died in Mar 1868 at age 84. Thomas married Jane Holland. Jane was born on 29 May 1778 in Stanstead, Kent, England and died in 1886 at age 108. They had a son: William.

2- Convict William Rootes was born on 25 Apr 1815 in Halling, Kent, England and died on 26 Aug 1868 in Longford, Tasmania at age 53. William married Jane Walters, daughter of Bemjamin Walters and Eliza Ann Wise, on 23 Apr 1843 in Launceston, Tasmania. Jane was born on 6 Oct 1826 in Tasmania and died on 30 Jun 1882 in Longford, Tasmania at age 55.

William Roots was convicted of stealing four fowls at the Kent Assizes on 6 Jan 1831 and transported for 7 years on the Lord Lyndoch which arrived at Hobart Town on 18 November 1831. The last entry on his record is 21 February 1834 when he was released on ticket-of-leave. He married the daughter of the farm on which he worked. At time of William's baptism, his father is listed as Farmer of Salem.

William and Eliza had two children: Eliza Jane and Thomas Richard.

3-Eliza Jane Rootes was born on 29 Aug 1846 in Longford, Tasmania and died on 23 Oct 1913 in Deloraine, Tasmania at age 67. Eliza married William George Bounds, son of Cock Blake, on 12 Aug 1867 in Longford, Tasmania. William was born on 24 Mar 1837 in Fowey, Cornwall, England and died on 21 Apr 1911 in Deloraine, Tasmania at age 74. They had a daughter: Martha.

4-Martha Bounds was born on 7 Mar 1870 in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania and died on 15 Nov 1950 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 80. Martha married Edward Manning in 1895 in Launceston, Tasmania. Edward was born in 1857 and died in 1923 in St Leonards, Launceston at age 66. They had a daughter: Ivy Victoria.

5-Ivy Victoria Manning was born on 16 Dec 1905 in Evandale, Tasmania, died on 20 May 2001 at age 95, and was buried in Launceston, Tasmania. Ivy married William John Symons, son of George Symons and Martha Melinda Dennis, on 3 Jan 1935 in Longford, Tasmania. William was born on 17 Oct 1903 in Turners Marsh, Tasmania, died on 20 Nov 1991 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 88, and was buried on 22 Nov 1991 in Launceston, Tasmania. They had four children: Joy Martha, Marjorie Joan, Jessie Naldera and Michael John.

6-Joy Martha Symons was born on 7 Jan 1936 in Nurse Hodges, 25 Canning Street, Launceston. Joy married Glen Graeme Neal, son of Herbert Daniel Neal and Elizabeth Myrtle Diprose.  They had a daughter: Denise.

7-Denise Neal.

6-Marjorie Joan Symons was born on 29 Aug 1937 and died on 13 Nov 2011 at age 74. Marjorie married Kevin Mervyn Lockett, son of Mervyn Walter Lockett and Camelia Mary Matthews, in 1960. Kevin was born on 9 Dec 1928, died on 27 Jan 1999 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 70, and was buried on 29 Jan 1999 in Launceston, Tasmania. They had two children: Julie and Rodney.

7-Julie Lockett.

7-Rodney Lockett.

6-Jessie Naldera Symons was born on 27 Sep 1940 in Naldera Hospital, 25 Canning Street, Launceston.

6-Michael John Symons was born on 30 Nov 1945 in Naldera Hospital, 25 Canning Street, Launceston.

3-Thomas Richard Rootes was born on 8 Oct 1856 in Longford, Tasmania, was christened on 10 Dec 1856 in Longford, Tasmania, died on 18 Jun 1916 in Longford, Tasmania at age 59, and was buried on 19 Jun 1916 in Westbury, Tasmania. Thomas married Mary Ann Warburton on 22 Feb 1882 in Westbury, Tasmania. Mary was born in 1860 in Westbury, Tasmania, died on 29 Dec 1909 in Westbury, Tasmania at age 49, and was buried on 30 Dec 1909 in Westbury, Tasmania. They had four children: Jane, Frank, Margaret Louisa and Ernest Charles.

4-Jane Rootes was born on 13 Jun 1882 in Westbury, Tasmania and died on 20 May 1946 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 63. Jane married James Matthias Hargraves. James was born on 5 Apr 1879 in Port Sorell and died on 20 May 1946 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 67.

4-Frank Rootes was born on 30 Jun 1885 in Westbury, Tasmania, died on 11 Oct 1968 in Westbury, Tasmania at age 83, and was buried on 14 Oct 1968 in General Cemetery, Westbury, Tasmania. Frank married Henrietta Walker, daughter of Thomas Walker and Rebecca Badcock, on 23 Sep 1914 in Westbury, Tasmania. Henrietta was born on 22 Mar 1890 in Spring Rises, Exton, died on 15 Apr 1971 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 81, and was buried on 19 Apr 1971 in General Cemetery, Westbury, Tasmania. They had two children: Kenneth Frank and Rosa Maud.

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4-Margaret Louisa Rootes was born on 18 Dec 1887 in Westbury, Tasmania, died on 1 Aug 1964 in Westbury, Tasmania at age 76, and was buried on 3 Aug 1964 in Westbury, Tasmania. Margaret married Percy Samuel Walker, son of Thomas Walker and Rebecca Badcock, on 27 Sep 1911 in Launceston, Tasmania. Percy was born on 30 Jul 1883 in Spring Rises, Exton, died on 23 Nov 1974 in Spring Rises, Exton at age 91, and was buried on 25 Nov 1974 in Westbury, Tasmania. They had seven children: Alice Mary, Allan Thomas, Roy William (Mac), Vera Maggie, Gladys Annie, Doris Rebecca and Laura May.

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4-Ernest Charles Rootes was born on 18 Apr 1890 in Westbury, Tasmania and died on 15 Aug 1967 in Westbury, Tasmania at age 77. Ernest married Margaret Jane Thomas, daughter of Joseph Thomas and Jane Clement Sloane, in Apr 1912 in Westbury, Tasmania. Margaret was born on 17 Feb 1890 in Latrobe and died on 30 Aug 1975 in Westbury, Tasmania at age 85. They had one son: Donald Claude.

5-Donald Claude Rootes was born on 18 Oct 1925 in Westbury, Tasmania and was christened on 5 Aug 1930 in Westbury, Tasmania. Donald married Frances Mary Scott, daughter of Robert Burns Scott and Florence Berridge Palmer Murfet. Frances was born on 26 Sep 1933. They had four children: Kevin, Graeme John, Wayne and Sharon.

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