Alfred James Sackett

(1865-1942)
FatherJabez Sackett (1840-1925)
MotherSarah Anne "Annie" Young (1842-1915)
Alfred James Sackett
(1865–1942)
Photograph by src: States Archives, Occupation
Alfred James Sackett, son of Jabez Sackett and Sarah Anne "Annie" Young, was born in Rye, SussexG, on 16 October 18651,2 and baptized at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, RyeG, on 21 November 1865.2 He died aged 76 of a heart attack not far from his house in Grange Road, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, on 15 January 1942 while walking to work as a nurse at the Town Hospital. It is said that the attack was brought on by a combination of the bitter cold and the shock of his being challenged by a German sentry3,4 and was buried at the Foulon Cemetery, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, on 17 January 1942.5 He married first at Prestwich, LancashireG, in 1891, Millian "Millie" Davies, daughter of Horatio Davies and Mary A Robinson.6,7,8 She was born in Salford, Manchester, LancashireG, in 1872.9,10 He married second in about 1894, Lydia Hatfield, daughter of John Hatfield and Sarah Jane Shaw.11 Lydia was born in Hull, YorkshireG, on 9 September 1868 and died aged 86 in GuernseyG on 10 October 1954.12
     In 1871 Alfred was living at High Street, Hythe, KentG, in the household of his parents Jabez and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as Alfred J Sackett, aged five and born in Rye, Sussex.13
     In 1881 he was living at High Street, St Leonard, Hythe, KentG, in the household of his uncle George Young, a grocer, and was recorded as Alfred Sackett, a grocer's assistant, aged 15, and born in Rye, Sussex.14
     In 1891 he was living at 2 Anne Street, Cheetham, Manchester, LancashireG, and was recorded as Alf J Sackett, a commercial clerk, head of household, married, aged 25 and born in Rye. Living with him was his wife Millian, aged 19.15
     In 1901 he was living at 5 Francis Terrace, Islington, LondonG, and was recorded as Alfred J Sackett, a selling agent, head of household, married, aged 35, and born in Rye, Sussex. Living with him were his wife Lydia, aged 32 and born in Hull, and their two-year-old daughter Alma.16
     Alfred and Lydia Sackett moved sometime between 1901 and 1905 from London to Guernsey where Alfred's parents and siblings were already established.
     In 1911 he was living at Ollivier Street, St Anne's, AlderneyG, and was recorded as Alfred James Sackett, a clerk, head of household, married, aged 45 and born in Rye, Sussex. Living with him were his wife Lydia, 41, and their children, Alma, 12, Leslie, 5, and Douglas, aged three.17
(1911 census)

Child of Alfred James Sackett and Millian "Millie" Davies

Children of Alfred James Sackett and Lydia Hatfield

Sackett Family Association descendants
Chris Sackett, Michael James Sackett and Mary Volberding.
ChartsTree 3. Thomas Sackett the elder descendant chart (English line)
Descendants of Jabez Sackett
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 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1865. Sackett, Alfred James. Mother: Young. Rye. 2b:1."
  2. Baptisms Register, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rye, Sussex (E. Sussex Register Office, 1837-1884), "21 November 1865 Alfred James s. Jabez Sackett & Sarah Ann, of Rye; b. 16 October 1865."
  3. Register of Deaths, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), 223/18, "15 January 1942, 7.10 a.m., Alfred James Sackett, 76, father Jabez Sackett, mother Sarah Ann Young, d. at Grange Road, male nurse, of Balure, Grange Road, St Peter Port, b. England."
  4. Guernsey Star, report of sudden death.
  5. Guernsey Evening Press, funeral report & obituary.
  6. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1891. Sackett, Alfred James. Prestwich. 8d:495."
  7. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Mar qtr 1891. Davies, Millian. Prestwich. 8d:495."
  8. Census.
  9. Census.
  10. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1872. Davies, Millian. Mother: Robinson. Salford. 8d:87."
  11. 1911 census.
  12. Register of Deaths, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), "10 October 1954, Lydia Hatfield, widow of Alfred James Sackett, 86, father John Hatfield, mother Sarah Jane Shaw, at Princess Elizabeth Hospital, of Barrycroft, Vara Road, St Martin's, b. York, Yorkshire." (f123/537).
  13. 1871 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), RG10, piece1018, folio 18, p. 27, GSU roll 827265
    High Street, Elham, Kent
    Jabez Sackett, head, married, 30, schoolmaster, b. Hythe, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 27, b. Hythe, Kent
    Alfred J Sackett, son, 5, b. Rye, Sussex
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, 2, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    Annie Sackett, dau, 1, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    William Hambrook, assistant, unm, 18, assistant schoolmaster, b. Acrise, Kent
    George E Shuttleworth, boarder, 9, scholar, b. London
    Ebenezer Edwards, boarder, 12, scholar, b. Northiam, Sussex
    William Hunt, boarder, 10, scholar, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    George S Hunt, boarder, 9, scholar, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    Joseph Sillibourne, boarder, 13, scholar, b. Bilsington, Kent
    Kate Harden, servant, 16, domestic servant, b. Ham Street, Kent.
  14. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341241, PRO RG11/1014/16/26
    Hythe St Leonard, Kent
    High Street
    George Young, head, widower, 32, b. Hythe, Kent, grocer
    Eva Young, dau, 5, b. Hythe, scholar
    Alfred Sackett, nephew, 15, b. Rye, Sussex, grocers assistant
    Eliza Underdown, serv, unmarried, 29, b. Tenterden, Kent, house keeper.
  15. 1891 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), RG12, piece 3265, folio 11, p. 18, GSU roll 6098375
    2 Anne St, Cheetham (St Mark), Manchester, Lancashire
    Alf J Sackett, head, married, 25, commercial clerk, b. Sussex, Rye
    Millian Sackett, wife, 19, b. Lanc, Manchester.
  16. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 158/181
    Islington, London
    5 Francis Terrace, Private (2 rooms)
    Alfred J Sackett, head, married, 35, selling agent, own account, b. Rye, Sussex
    Lydia Sackett, wife, 32, b. Hull, Yorkshire
    Alma Sackett, dau, 2, b. Hull.
  17. 1911 Channel Islands census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Ollivier Street, St Anne's, Alderney
    8 rooms
    Sackett, Alfred James, head, 45, married, clerk, granite merchant, resident, b. Rye, Sussex, father b. Hythe, Kent
    Sackett, Lydia, wife, 41, m. 17y, 6 ch., 3 living, b. Hull, Yorkshire, father b. Hull
    Sackett, Alma, dau, 12, b. Hull, Yorkshire, father b. Rye, Sussex
    Sackett, Leslie, son, 5, b. St Sampson's, Guernsey, father b. Rye, Sussex
    Sackett, Douglas, son, 3, b. St Sampson's, Guernsey, father b. Rye, Sussex.
Last Edited22 November 2016