The Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett

(1862-1951)
FatherJeremiah Sackett (1836-1918)
MotherSarah File (1838-1896)
Rev Alfred Barrett Sackett
(1862–1951)
The Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett, OBE, minister in the Methodist Church, son of Jeremiah Sackett and Sarah File, was born in Derringstone, KentG, on 6 July 1862.1,2 He died aged 88 at St Bartholomews Hospital, Rochester, KentG, on 28 January 1951.3,4 He married in the Wirral, CheshireG, in 1893, Lydia Anne Sandford.5 She was born in Liverpool, LancashireG, on 21 October 18596,7,2 and died aged 89 at home at 70 Priestfields, Rochester, KentG, on 8 July 1949.8,4
     In 1871 Alfred was living at Townland Green, Woodchurch, KentG, in the household of his parents Jeremiah and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as Alfred B Sackett, aged eight and born in Barham, Kent.9
     In 1899 Alfred was an army chaplain (Wesleyan) in the Eastern District Command at Abbey Field, Colchester, EssexG. He also shared the preaching in churches at Culver Street, Colchester, at Hythe, and at Mile End.10
     In 1901 he was living at 57 Spencer Place, Potter Newton, Leeds, Yorkshire West RidingG, and was recorded as Alfred B Sackett, a Wesleyan minister, head of household, married, aged 38 and born in Derringstone, Kent. Living with him were his wife Lydia, 41, born in Liverpool, and their children, Alfred, six, and Dorothy, aged one. Also in the household was a female general domestic servant.11
     Alfred Barrett Sackett was Chaplain to the Forces 1904–1919, serving in Gibraltar.12
Alfred Barrett Sackett's appointment as Army Chaplain

"George by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, &c.
To Our Trusty and well beloved Alfred B Sackett Greeting.
We reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty Piety and good Conduct, do, by these Presents, Constitute and Appoint you to be an Officer in the Army Chaplains' Department of Our Army from the Thirtieth day of August 1914. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your Duty as such in the rank of Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, or in such higher Rank as We may from time to time hereafter be pleased to promote or appoint you to, of which a notification will be made in the London Gazette, by doing and performing all and all manner of things thereunto belonging. And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from time to time as you shall receive from Us, or any your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War, in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in you.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's the Twentysecond day of August 1914 in the Fifth year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty's Command.
[signed]
The Reverend Alfred B Sackett
Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class
Land Forces

In recognition of his work Alfred was appointed OBE in June 1919.13
Alfred Barrett Sackett's OBE

George the Fifth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, and Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to Our trusty and well beloved Alfred Barrett Sackett Clerk in Holy Orders
Greeting whereas We have thought fit to nominate and appoint you to be an Officer
of the Civil Division of Our said Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, We do by these presents grant unto you the Dignity of an Officer of Our said Order and hereby authorise you to have hold and enjoy the said Dignity and Rank of an Officer of Our aforesaid Order together with all and singular the privileges thereunto belonging or appertaining.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's under Our Sign Manual and Seal of Our said Order, this Third day of June 1919, in the Tenth year of Our Reign.
By the Sovereign's Command.
[signed Edward P]
Grand Master

Grant of the dignity of an Officer
of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire
to the Reverend Alfred Barrett Sackett

Alfred made at least two return trips to England during his ministry in Gibraltar. He returned via Southampton on 20 August 1909, sailing second-class on the Yorck, his wife and daughter Dorothy having gone ahead in the preceding month as first-class passengers on the Olympia via Liverpool. He returned to Gibraltar from Liverpool on 9 November 1909 on the Bülow. He and his wife returned to England on 18 January 1913 arriving at Liverpool as first-class passengers on the Olympia. Their children, Alfred and Dorothy, attended school in England, joining their parents in Gibraltar each July (1912, 1913, 1914) at the start of the long school holiday.14,15,16,17 Lydia travelled to Gibraltar from Liverpool, departing on 3 November 1915 on the Scindia.18 In 1920 he was the senior chaplain at the Garrison and Naval Port Mission in Portsmouth, HampshireG.19 In 1922 he was living at 1 Chichester Villas, Sandgate, KentG.20
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Alfred and Lydia were living at Holly Bank, Chalford Hill, Stroud, GloucestershireG. Alfred was a retired Methodist minister.21
     Alfred was granted administration on 10 September 1949 of his wife Lydia's estate, valued at £557.22
     Alfred left a will which was proved on 28 April 1951 by his son Alfred and daughter Dorothy. His estate was valued at £3,062.23

Children of The Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett and Lydia Anne Sandford

Sackett Family Association descendants
Robert A Sackett.
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Descendants of Jeremiah Sackett
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 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1862. Sackett, Alfred Barrett. Mother: File. Bridge. 2a:541."
  2. 1939 Register.
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1951. Sackett, Alfred B, 88. Chatham."
  4. Probate record.
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1893. Sackett, Alfred Barrett. Wirrel."
  6. Letter from Edmund Sackett, to Chris Sackett, dated 19 November 1994.
  7. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Dec qtr 1859. Sandford, Lydia Anne. W Derby. 8b:256."
  8. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1949. Sackett, Lydia A, 89. Chatham."
  9. 1871 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), RG10, piece 955, folio 56, p 25, GSU roll 827245,
    "Townland Green, Woodchurch, Kent
    Jeremiah Sackett, head, married, 34, carrier, b. Kent, Hythe
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 32, b. Elizabeth Town, New Jersey, America
    Alfred B Sackett, son, 8, b. Kent, Barham
    George F Sackett, son, 7, b. Kent, Barham
    Walter Sackett, son, 6, b. Kent, Barham
    Susannah Sackett, dau, 4, b. Kent, Barham
    Sarah A Sackett, dau, 3, b. Kent, Barham
    Leonard Sackett, son, 2, b. Kent, Barham
    Bertha Sackett, dau, 10 mos, b. Kent, Barham
    George B File, visitor, married, 25, miller & baker, b. Kent, Barham."
  10. Website Kelly's Directory of Essex (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1899. Essex. Colchester. "Military. Eastern District Command.
    Central Offices, Abbey field. Chaplain's Department. Rev. A.B. Sackett, Wesleyan."
    "Places of Worship. Wesleyan, Revs. Robert Corlett Cowell & Alfred Barrett Sackett (Culver street) 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. & sat. 7 p.m.; (Hythe) 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; thurs. 7.30; (Mile End) 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; thurs 7.30 p.m."
  11. 1901 Census for England & Wales, "57 Spencer Place, Potter Newton, Leeds, Yorkshire West Riding
    Alfred B Sackett, head, married, 38, Wesleyan minister, b. Derringstone, Kent
    Lydia A Sackett, wife, 41, b. Liverpool, Lancashire
    Alfred B Sackett, son, 6, b. Strood, Kent
    Dorothy M Sackett, dau, 1, b. Colchester, Essex
    Alice Lowe, serv, single, 20, general servant (domestic), b. Little Oakley."
  12. Letter from Edmund Sackett, to Chris Sackett, dated 6 July 1997 , "Grandfather Alfred Barrett Sackett was Chaplain to the Forces 1904–1919."
  13. Letter from Edmund Sackett, to Chris Sackett, dated 6 July 1997.
  14. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Mrs R Sackett, British, Olympia first class, arr. 24 Jul 1909 Liverpool, from Gibraltar
    Miss Dorothy Sackett, British, Olympia first class, arr. 24 Jul 1909 Liverpool, from Gibraltar
    Revd A B Sackett, minister, British (English), Yorck 2nd class, arr. 20 Aug 1909 Southampton, from Gibraltar."
  15. "UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Reverend A B Sackett, clergyman, British, dep. Southampton, 9 Nov 1909, to Gibraltar, 2nd class, ship Bülow, Norddeutscher Lloyd line."
  16. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Revd A B Sackett, Anchor Line Olympia 1st class, arr. 18 Jan 1913 Liverpool, from Gibraltar, last permanent residence Gibraltar
    Mrs Sackett, Anchor Line Olympia 1st class, arr. 18 Jan 1913 Liverpool, from Gibraltar, last permanent residence Gibraltar."
  17. "UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Mr A B Sackett, age 12+, Miss D M Sackett, age 12+, dep. London, 26 Jul 1912, to Gibraltar, 2nd class, ship Mooltan, P & O Steam Navigation Co."
    "Mr A B Sackett, age 12+, Miss D M Sackett, age 12+, dep. London, 25 Jul 1913, to Gibraltar, 2nd class, ship Mooltan, P & O Steam Navigation Co."
    "Master A B Sackett, age 12+, Miss D M Sackett, age 12+, dep. London, 24 Jul 1914, to Gibraltar, 2nd class, ship Maloja, P & O Steam Navigation Co."
  18. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Mrs L A Sackett, age 56, 1st class, dep. Liverpool, 3 Nov 1915, to Gibraltar, ship Scindia, Anchor Line."
  19. Website Kelly's Directory of Hampshire (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1920. Hampshire. Portsmouth. Places of Worship, "Portsmouth Wesley Circuit. Portsmouth Wesleyan, Garrison & Naval Port Mission; Rev. Alfred B. Sackett O.B.E. supt. & sen. chaplain; Revs. J. Henry Martin & William Williams."
  20. Website Kelly's Directory of Kent (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1922. Kent. Sandgate. Private Residents, "Sackett Rev. Alfred Barrett (Wesleyan), 1 Chichester villas."
  21. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), Sackett household, Holly Bank, Chalford Hill, Stroud R D, Gloucestershire: Alfred B Sackett, b. 6 Jul 1862, married, Methodist minister (retired); Lydia A Sackett, b. 21 Oct 1859, married, unpaid domestic duties.
  22. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Sackett Lydia Anne of 70 Priestfields Rochester (wife of Alfred Barrett Sackett) died 8 July 1949 Administration London 10 September to the said Alfred Barrett Sackett retired methodist minister. Effects £557 10s. 9d."
  23. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Sackett Alfred Barrett of 70 Priestfields Rochester died 28 January 1951 at St Bartholomews Hospital Rochester Probate London 28 April to Alfred Barrett Sackett schoolmaster and Dorothy May Sackett spinster. Effects £3062 18s. 8d."
Last Edited24 November 2016