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Mary (Curtis) Roote (abt. 1589 - 1674)

Mary Roote formerly Curtis
Born about in Nazeing, Essex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Nov 1620 in Nasing, Essex, Englandmap
Wife of — married after Nov 1644 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 84 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Aug 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Mary (Curtis) Roote migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).
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Mary Curtis the daughter of Thomas Curtis and 1st wife Mary Camp married Thomas Ruggles 1 November 1620 in Nazeing, Essex, England per John William Linzee citing Parish registers.[1] After Thomas Ruggles died she married second to Ralph Roote.[2][3] She was baptized on Mar 1589 in Nazeing, Essex, England.[4] She died on 14 February 1674/5 in Roxbury, Massachusetts.[3][5]


  1. John William Linzee, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and their Ancestors and Descendants (Boston, Mass. : J.W. Linzee, 1913) page 452
  2. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:588. Mary the widow of Thomas, m. aft. 1662, a Roote, whose name of baptism is unknown and of her, at the date of her bur. 14 February 1675, Eliot writes thus: "Old mo. Roote, wh. was Thomas Ruggles' wid. afore. She lived not only till past use, but till more tedious than a child. She was in her 89th yr."
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ralph Roote, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), VI:93. On 14 February 1674/5, "Old Mother Roote who was Tho[mas] Ruggles widow afore" died or was buried at Roxbury. "She lived not only past use, but till more tedious than child. She was in her 89 year" [RChR 181; Parker-Ruggles 448].
  4. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Editor, and N. Grier Parke (Compiler and Publisher). The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley & his wife Emma Arabella Bosworth. (Woodstock, Vt.: N.G. Parke, 1960), 204.
  5. Boston Records Commissioners Reports (Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchhill, City Printers, 1884) Vol. 6. Roxbury Land and Church Records p 181 link
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #37184560 Mary Ruggles Roote - No Burial, no stone - Gives date of baptism as 28 March 1589

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In a nutshell, the new NEHGR article states that "Mary (Camp) Curtis was not the daughter of Richard and Magdalen (Hall) Camp, but was rather the daughter of Richard Camp of Snowes and his wife Elizabeth."
posted by Ellen Smith
Newly published:

Robert Battle, "Magdalen (Hall) Camp was not the Grandmother of William(1) Curtis and Mary(1) (Curtis) Ruggles of Roxbury, Massachusetts," NEHGR Vol. 173(2019):119-121.

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I'd like to change the parents of Mary (Curtis) Ruggles 1588-1674 who is in the PGM portfolio.

She attached to her grandfather. And her father and mother are here:

Profile Admins please post comments to

Thanks in advance!

posted by [Living Baker]
Ready to merge.

Thanks, Phil

posted by Philip Smith

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