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Sir Reginald Claud Rootes1

M, #561641, b. 20 October 1896
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Sir Reginald Claud Rootes was born on 20 October 1896.1 He was the son of William Rootes and Jennie Catt.2 He married Ruth Joyce Bensted, daughter of Harding Bensted, on 8 February 1922.1 He and Ruth Joyce Bensted were divorced in 1938.1 He married Nancy Norris Beadle, daughter of John Clayton Beadle, on 30 September 1938.1
     He was educated at Cranbrook School, Cranbrook, Kent, England.1 He was President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers between 1945 and 1946.1 He was invested as a Knight in 1946.1 He was President of the Motor Industry Research Associaiton between 1952 and 1956.1 He was chairman of Rootes Motors between 1956 and 1967.1

Child of Sir Reginald Claud Rootes and Ruth Joyce Bensted

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Harding Bensted1

M, #561642
Last Edited=30 May 2012

Child of Harding Bensted

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Ruth Joyce Bensted1

F, #561643
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Ruth Joyce Bensted is the daughter of Harding Bensted.2 She married Sir Reginald Claud Rootes, son of William Rootes and Jennie Catt, on 8 February 1922.1 She and Sir Reginald Claud Rootes were divorced in 1938.1
     From 8 February 1922, her married name became Rootes.1

Child of Ruth Joyce Bensted and Sir Reginald Claud Rootes

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Timothy David Rootes1

M, #561644, b. 26 May 1925
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Timothy David Rootes was born on 26 May 1925.1 He is the son of Sir Reginald Claud Rootes and Ruth Joyce Bensted.2
     He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England.1 He gained the rank of Captain between 1944 and 1947 in the service of the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment.1 He was managing director of GDR Holdings.1 He lived in 2003 at The Barn House, Alkerton, Oxfordshire, England.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Horace Press1

M, #561645
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Horace Press lived at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.1

Child of Horace Press

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]


Nora Press1

F, #561646, d. 19 September 1964
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Nora Press was the daughter of Horace Press.2 She married William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, son of William Rootes and Jennie Catt, on 15 March 1916.1 She and William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes were divorced in 1951.1 She died on 19 September 1964.1
     From 15 March 1916, her married name became Rootes. As a result of her marriage, Nora Press was styled as Baroness Rootes on 16 February 1959.

Children of Nora Press and William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

William Geoffrey Rootes, 2nd Baron Rootes1

M, #561647, b. 14 June 1917, d. 1992
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     William Geoffrey Rootes, 2nd Baron Rootes was born on 14 June 1917.2 He is the son of William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes and Nora Press.2 He married Marian Haytor, daughter of Lt.-Col. Herbert Roche Haytor, on 15 August 1946.2 He died in 1992.2
     He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England.1 He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.2 He fought in the Second World War.1 He gained the rank of Temporary Major in the service of the Royal Army Service Corps.2 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Rootes, of Ramsbury, co. Wilts [U.K.,1959] on 12 December 1964.2 He was chairman of Rootes Motors, Chrysler UK between 1967 and 1973.2

Children of William Geoffrey Rootes, 2nd Baron Rootes and Marian Haytor

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Hon. Brian Gordon Rootes1

M, #561648, b. 1 October 1919, d. 1 January 1971
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Hon. Brian Gordon Rootes was born on 1 October 1919.1 He was the son of William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes and Nora Press.2 He married Elizabeth Margaret Barclay, daughter of Reverend Humphrey Gordon Barclay and Beatrice Evermar Bond-Cabbell, on 5 February 1944.1 He died on 1 January 1971 at age 51.1
     He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England.1 He fought in the Second World War.1 He gained the rank of Temporary Major in the service of the 12th Royal Lancers.1 He was chairman Prestair Ltd and Dallick Ltd, Rootes Ltd, Rootes Motors Overseas Ltd.1 He was director of Rootes Motors Ltd in 1967.1

Child of Hon. Brian Gordon Rootes and Elizabeth Margaret Barclay

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Hugh David Carr Hordern1

M, #561649, d. 28 September 2008
Last Edited=26 Dec 2014
     Hugh David Carr Hordern married Ruth Lea Allnut, daughter of Herbert L. Allnut and Lucy Manfield Cobham, in 1945 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.1 He died on 28 September 2008 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.1

Citations

  1. [S6817] William White, "re: Bayly Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 22 January 2013. Hereinafter cited as "re: Bayly Family."

Elizabeth Margaret Barclay1

F, #561650
Last Edited=24 Jul 2016
     Elizabeth Margaret Barclay is the daughter of Reverend Humphrey Gordon Barclay and Beatrice Evermar Bond-Cabbell.2 She married, firstly, Norman Lewis Philips, son of Brig.-Gen. Lewis Francis Philips and Margaret Aline Moreton Macdonald, before 1944.1 She married, secondly, Hon. Brian Gordon Rootes, son of William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes and Nora Press, on 5 February 1944.1
     From before 1944, her married name became Philips. From 5 February 1944, her married name became Rootes. She lived in 2003 at The Old Farmhouse, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England.1

Child of Elizabeth Margaret Barclay and Hon. Brian Gordon Rootes

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3389. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]