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Sivyer Rootes, Elizabeth Backhouse / Bacchus / Backus

Sivyer Rootes married in 1792 april 10th or 24th in Beckley or northiam to Elizabeth Backhouse / Baccus / Backus, and variants, she died 1797 he then married Mary Playford, these are great,Plus, grandparents of my husbands and also cousins of myself going way back, anything on Elizabeth would be appreciated as none of us(family researchers) can find her birth or parentage.Regards Pat

4 responses to “Sivyer Rootes, Elizabeth Backhouse / Bacchus / Backus”

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    Hello Pat

    There is a baptism at Beckley for Elizabeth Bacchus on 7 July 1765, daughter of John and Elizabeth. As Elizabeth Rootes was shown as being 31 when she was buried at Northiam on 20 April 1797, I think this baptism could be the one you are seeking.

    John Bachus married Elizabeth Selmes at Beckley on 9 April 1760.
    Best wishes

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    Hello Caroline, oh thank you so much for this, can I ask where you obtained these records and which churches Elizabeth was born and then married in, much appreciated, we (a family group) have been lookiing for a while, and where I might be able to go and look for these records, I have moved to this area (Staplecross) 6 years ago and just really hit this line, but many others are still looking for it.
    Regards Pat

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    Hi Caroline, me again, I also have Solomon Selmes 1756 marrying Janes Rootes 1757 and a child born Solomon Selmes 1777, Solomon’s down as child of Solomon Selmes and Elizabeth, do you have anymore on this line, I have Jane as daughter of a John Rootes, and maybe sarah, John having been left money in will of his grandmother in national archives info, in 1777 Mary Rootes nee Sivier.
    Regards Pat

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    Hello Pat

    Elizabeth Bacchus was baptised, and her parents married, at the parish church at Beckley – All Saints.
    I have a transcript of baptisms, marriages and burials at Beckley. The original parish registers are held at the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO) at Lewes. Beckley registers have not been microfilmed so for earlier periods you may not be able to view the originals yourself and may have to rely on transcripts. You may be able to obtain a copy of the baptism and marriage entries if ESRO can copy them digitally.
    Solomon Selmes married Jane Roots at Northiam on 29 October 1777. Their son Solomon was born before they married and he was baptised on 6 July 1777 at Northiam.
    I have a one-name study for the surname Selmes (registered with the Guild of One Name Studies) so if you’d like to contact me at
    selmes at one-name dot org I can give more info about the Selmes family.

    Best wishes,

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