Alfred Barrett Sackett

(1895-1977)
FatherThe Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett (1862-1951)
MotherLydia Anne Sandford (1859-1949)
Alfred Barrett Sackett, MC, MA, son of The Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett and Lydia Anne Sandford, was born in Strood, KentG, on 23 March 1895.1,2,3,4,5 He died aged 82 in Bath, SomersetG, in 1977.6,3 He married in OxfordG, in 1925, Dorothy Eleanor Salter.7,8 She was born in OxfordG, on 3 March 18989,10,11,5 and died aged 102 years 6 months in SomersetG, in September 2000.12
     In 1901 Alfred was living at 57 Spencer Place, Potter Newton, Leeds, Yorkshire West RidingG, in the household of his parents Alfred and Lydia, and was recorded in the census as Alfred B Sackett, aged six and born in Strood, Kent.13
     Alfred was educated at Kingswood School, BathG—of which school he was later to become headmaster—leaving there in July 1914, just before the outbreak of the First World War on 1 August of that year.2
     While Alfred was at school at Kingswood, his father was serving as Chaplain to the Forces in Gibraltar and the young Alfred made the journey between England and Gibraltar several times. He and his sister Dorothy spent the long summer vacations in Gibraltar, returning in September of each year for the autumn term. The first listing of a voyage was on the Arabia, arriving in London from Gibraltar on 23 January 1909.14,15 He travelled back on the Himalaya the following year, arriving in LondonG on 18 September 191016, again on the Himalaya to Plymouth on 15 September 191217, on the Caledonia to Plymouth on 14 September 191318, and lastly on the Arabia, arriving in London on 25 September 1914, accompanied by his sister Dorothy.19
     Alfred served as a captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers during the war and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field. He lost a leg during the fighting in France in 1917.20,21
     After the war, he went up to Merton College, Oxford, graduating MA. He taught at Christ's Hospital School from 1922 to 1927 and was then appointed headmaster of Kingswood School.21 He visited Canada in 1930, returning from Montreal to Liverpool on 17 May 1930 as a cabin class passenger on the Duchess of Bedford. He was recorded as a schoolmaster, aged 35, and his UK address was Kingswood School, Bath.22
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Alfred and Dorothy were living at Wistaria House, Ayston Road, Uppingham, RutlandG. Alfred was the headmaster of Kingswood School. (Throughout the Second World War the buildings of Kingswood School in Bath were used by the Admiralty for strategic planning. During that time Kingswood School lodged with Uppingham School in Rutland.)23
     As headmaster, Alfred Sackett introduced a more liberal regime at Kingswood and presided over an increase in the school's size, accompanied by considerable improvements in facilities. One of his major achievements was the bringing of the school successfully through the disruption caused by the Second World War.21
     After retirement in 1959, Alfred remained actively involved in Methodist affairs. He was a member of the World Methodist Committee between 1950 and 1966 and wrote several articles for the Wesley Historical Society.21 Alfred and his wife Dorothy visited America in 1956, perhaps in connection with his work on this committee, returning on the liner United States from New York and arriving at SouthamptonG on 21 September 1956.24 In the year following his retirement Alfred and his wife visited America again, travelling cabin class on the Queen Mary and arriving back in Southampton from New York on 23 May 1960. Alfred was recorded as "retired" and their UK address was Tudor Lodge, Greenway Lane, Bath.25
     Alfred and his sister Dorothy proved their father Alfred's will on 28 April 1951. His estate was valued at £3,062.26

Children of Alfred Barrett Sackett and Dorothy Eleanor Salter

Association member descendants
Sackett Family Association descendants and researchers of Alfred Barrett Sackett and Dorothy Eleanor Salter:
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, "Jun qtr 1895. Sackett, Alfred Barrett. Mother: Sandford. Strood. 2a:572."
  2. Website Kingswood School Association Magazine (http://ka.typepad.com/kamag2004.pdf), Kingswood School Register, "Alfred Barrett Sackett (A.B.) (23.3.95) Left July 1914." Initials A.B. refer to his father. Date is date of birth.
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Sep qtr 1977. Sackett, Alfred Barrett, b. 23 Mar 1895, d. Bath. 22 0221."
  4. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 21 September 1956, "Alfred B Sackett, 61, b. 23 March 1895."
  5. 1939 Register.
  6. Website Methodist Archives Biographical Index (University of Manchester John Rylands University Library) (http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/).
  7. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1925. Sackett, Alfred B. Spouse: Salter. Oxford. 3a:2977."
  8. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1925. Salter, Dorothy E. Spouse: Sackett. Oxford. 3a:2977."
  9. Email from Robert Anthony Sackett to Chris Sackett, 4 Sep 2001.
  10. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 21 September 1956, "Dorothy E Sackett, 58, b. 3 March 1898."
  11. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Jun qtr 1898. Salter, Dorothy Eleanor. Oxford. 3a:876."
  12. Website England & Wales Death Index, 1837–1915 (GRO Civil Registration Index) (Ancestry.com) (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/), "Sep 2000. Sackett, Dorothy Eleanor, b. 3 Mar 1898. Bath & North East Somerset. 3001C:C63C:228:900."
  13. 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."
  14. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "A Sackett, schoolboy, British (English), Arabia 2nd class, arr. 23 Jan 1909 London, from Gibraltar."
  15. "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."
  16. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Master A B Sackett, British, Himalaya arr. 18 Sep 1910 London, from Gibraltar."
  17. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Alfred Barrett Sackett, 17, schoolboy, British, Himalaya 2nd class, arr. 15 Sep 1912 Plymouth, from Gibraltar, last permanent residence England, intended permanent residence England."
  18. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Master A B Sackett, 18, student, Caledonia 2nd class, arr. 14 Sep 1913 Plymouth, from Gibraltar, last permanent residence Gibraltar, intended permanent residence England."
  19. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Miss Dorothy Sackett, Arabia arr. 25 Sep 1914 London, from Bombay, India
    Master Alfred Sackett, Arabia arr. 25 Sep 1914 London, from Bombay, India [recorded in list of passengers from Bombay, but ship called at several ports en route; probably embarked at Gibraltar]."
  20. Letter from Edmund Sackett, to Chris Sackett, dated 6 July 1997.
  21. Website Methodist Archives Biographical Index (University of Manchester John Rylands University Library) (http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/), citing, Who was Who 1971–80, Kingswood School in Wesley's Day and Since by A.G. Ives (1970) and Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974).
  22. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Alfred Barrett Sackett, 35, British, schoolmaster, Duchess of Bedford cabin class, arr. 17 May 1930 Liverpool, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, UK address Kingswood School, Bath, last permanent residence England, intended permanent residence England."
  23. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), Sackett household, Wistaria House, Ayston Road, Uppingham, Rutland: Alfred B Sackett, b. 23 Mar 1895, married, headmaster Kingswood School; Dorothy E Sackett, b. 3 Mar 1898, married, unpaid domestic duties; 1 closed record; Helen A Gough?, b. 1904, single, secretary; Edith A White, b. 1910, single, children's nurse; Hilda L R Hines?, b. 1913, single, domestic servant.
  24. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Alfred B Sackett, 61, b. 23 Mar 1895, English citizen, schoolmaster & student, United States tourist class, arr. 21 Sep 1956 Southampton, from New York, UK address Kingswood School, Bath, Eng, last permanent residence England, intended permanent residence England.
    Dorothy E Sackett, 58, b. 3 Mar 1898, English citizen, housewife, United States tourist class, arr. 21 Sep 1956 Southampton, from New York, UK address Kingswood School, Bath, Eng, last permanent residence England, intended permanent residence England."
  25. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), "Alfred Sackett, 65, b. 23 Mar 1895, retired, UK (Eng) citizen, Queen Mary cabin class, arr. 23 May 1960 Southampton, from New York, UK address Tudor Lodge, Greenway Lane, Bath, last permanent residence England, intended permanent residence England
    Dorothy Sackett, 62, b. 3 Mar 1898, housewife, UK (Eng) citizen, Queen Mary cabin class, arr. 23 May 1960 Southampton, from New York, UK address Tudor Lodge, Greenway Lane, Bath, last permanent residence England, intended permanent residence England."
  26. "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 Edited9 November 2016