Jonathan Rootes1

b. say 1665
Jonathan Rootes|b. s 1665|p9089.htm|Josiah Rootes|b. bt 1613 - 1618\nd. 3 Jun 1683|p9083.htm|Susanna (—?—) (Rootes)|b. s 1625\nd. a 1692|p9084.htm|||||||||||||

6th great-granduncle of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
8th great-granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     Jonathan Rootes was born say 1665 (aged about thirteen in June 1678).2 He was the son of Josiah Rootes and Susanna (—?—) (Rootes).1 He was baptized 28: 8m: 1665 (28 October 1665) in First Church, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.1
Additional Data
Jonathan Rootes was mentioned in his father Josiah Rootes's will dated 15 May 1683 in Beverly. He was to inherit the entire estate, less legacies paid to his siblings, when he came of age, and was charged with the care and maintenance of his mother in her widowhood.3


  1. [S852] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Salem, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1916-1925), citing church record, First Church.
  2. [S855] George Francis Dow, ed., Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, 9 vols. (Salem: Essex Institute, 1911-1973). Transcribed and Abstracted from the Original Manuscript by Harriet S. Tapley, VII: 51.
  3. [S855] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, IX: 66. 67.