Was John Roote Sr. of Badby born in Milton Malsor (Northamptonshire)?

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Hi all,

     I am slowly reconstructing the profile for John Root Sr. ( http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Roote-1 ).  Although he was married in Badby, Northamptonshire, in 1600, there are no records there for the Root family before that date, so he and his father were not born there as commonly claimed.

     Instead, he is probably the John Roote (son of Thomas Roote) baptized on 01 January 1570/71 at Milton Malsor, Northamptonshire (which is about 8 miles from Badby).  After having four children baptized in Badby (1600-1609), they apparently moved back to his hometown of Milton Malsor where a son Laurent (Lawrence) Roote was baptized in 1614.  Anybody have more information on the Roote family of Milton Malsor?  Guess I will be combing through those records tomorrow.

             ---------------Ken
WikiTree profile: John Roote
in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 7 (73.9k points)
edited by Kenneth Kinman

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Yes, that appears to make good sense.

I've got one or two places where ancestors appear to vanish but there are very similar people in the next parish. Do we go with that?

But we have to list father and mother as uncertain. Should there be an option of "highly probable"?
by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (257k points)
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     The connection between the Root family of Badby and Milton Malsor has apparently been verified by the research of Cristine Orr (former resident of Badby).  She was correct that Thomas Roote (buried in Badby) was married in Milton Malsor, and I was able to locate that marriage in the parish records: Thomas Roote was married there in January 1569/70 to Ales Cowper.  They had other children after John was baptized on 01 January 1570/71 (I will add those to the profile of Thomas Roote when I have time).

      The information below appears on the Badby Village page ( https://badbyvillage.com/in-and-around-badby/history/roote-family/ ): 

"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 Rushall was baptised
  • October 18, 1603 Susanna, daughter of John & Ann Rushall was baptised
  • January 16, 1605 Thomas, son of John & Ann Rushall was baptised. Thomas went to U.S.A. in 1637
  • February 26, 1608 John, son of John & Ann Rushall was baptised. John also went to U.S.A. in 1637.
  • April 5, 1609 Thomas Roote was buried in Badby. "
by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 7 (73.9k points)
edited by Kenneth Kinman
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Update,

       A revision of the profile for John Roote Sr. has finally been completed. And today I found a burial record for him at Milton Malsor (where he was born).  He apparently moved back to Milton Malsor (after having begun his family at Badby, which is about 8 miles away). Speculation that he ever lived elsewhere (such as being born in France) are unfounded.  And there is no evidence whatsoever that he ever married someone named Mary Russell.

 As for YDNA genetic evidence, he is most likely Haplogroup F, although some descendants claiming the Rootes of Badby as ancestors are in the unrelated Haplogroup I.  Whether this is due to a non-paternal event or incorrect paper trails is not clear.
by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 7 (73.9k points)

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