Roots and Hopkins – 7 Hadlow Place

George Roots (aged 32) (Bn 1849 D1884) a Salesman at Crystal Palace.  His father was an Agricultural Labourer in Sanderstead.  He married Sarah Anne (Bn 1846 D1907) in 1870, when he was a Railway Porter.  In 1866, he was a Railway Lampman at Crystal Palace Station for 15 shillings a week.  Her father had been a Tailor.

After George died (1884), Sarah Anne married Widower Charles Hopkins (Bn 1841 D1904) in August 1885 at St Lukes Church, West Norwood.  His occupation a Railway Porter.  He had previously been living at 9 Hamilton Road, Norwood and in 1891, they were both living at 7 Hadlow Place.

In 1891, aged 50, Charles Hopkins was a Railway Head Porter in the Coaching Department at Crystal Palace.

Son Henry James (Bn 1875 D1946) also worked for the Railways.  Aged 15, he was earning 12s a week, based at Balham and then London Bridge (1894). He married Alice Thorpe (Bn 1878 D1969) in 1907 in Winchelsea and by 1911 he was a Railway Signalman.  He moved to Winchelsea, East Sussex.

Son William (Bn 5 February 1879) enrolled Woodland Road School 1890 (aged 11).  His previous school was St Paul’s, Norwood.  In 1891, he was living with his family at 7 Hadlow Place, but by 1901, he was a Boarder in Friern Barnet.  He married Beatrice in 1910 and lived in Muswell Hill.  Occupation Grocer’s Carman.

Son George Thomas (Bn October 1873 D1943).  He became a Printer and married Eliza in 1909 (Bn October 1882 D1983 aged 100) and in 1911 they lived at 34 Ingatestone Road, South Norwood, later 22 Parry Road, South Norwood.

George Root and Sarah Anne also had three daughters, Annie Hopkins (Bn 1878), Elizabeth Hannah (Bn 1881) and Lottie (Bn 1883).