Dorothy May Sackett

(1899-1986)
FatherThe Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett (1862-1951)
MotherLydia Anne Sandford (1859-1949)
Dorothy May Sackett, a headmistress, daughter of The Revd Alfred Barrett Sackett and Lydia Anne Sandford, was born in Colchester, EssexG, on 28 May 1899.1,2 She died aged 87 in Preston, LancashireG, in 1986.3 She was unmarried.
     In 1901 Dorothy was living at 57 Spencer Place, Potter Newton, Leeds, Yorkshire West RidingG, in the household of her parents Alfred and Lydia, and was recorded in the census as Dorothy M Sackett, aged one and born in Colchester, Essex.4
     During Dorothy's childhood, her father was serving as Chaplain to the Forces in Gibraltar and she made the journey between England and Gibraltar several times. The first listing of a voyage was on the Olympia when she travelled back with her mother, arriving in Liverpool from Gibraltar on 24 July 1909.5 Dorothy and her brother Alfred attended school in England. They travelled to Gibraltar each July (1912, 1913, 1914) at the start of the long school holiday, returning in September for the next term.6,7,8 Dorothy, now a student aged 17, made a further return journey on 8 September 1916, arriving in London from Gibraltar on the Malwa. Her UK address was Preston Lane, Birkenhead.9
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Dorothy was living at Ash Lodge, Lubbock Road, Chislehurst, KentG. She was the head teacher of a secondary school.10
     Dorothy and her brother Alfred proved their father Alfred's will on 28 April 1951. His estate was valued at £3,062.11
ChartsDescendants of Jeremiah Sackett
ReferenceR.3

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1899. Sackett, Dorothy May. Mother: Sandford. Colchester. 4a:713."
  2. 1939 Register.
  3. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006", database, Findmypast, "Dec 1986. Sackett, Dorothy May, b. 28 May 1899. Preston & South Ribble. 40:1950:1286."
  4. 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."
  5. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "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."
  6. "UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "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."
  7. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Mrs Sackett, Anchor Line Castalia, 1st class, arr. 2 Sep 1912 Liverpool, from Gibraltar
    Miss Sackett, Anchor Line Castalia, 1st class, arr. 2 Sep 1912 Liverpool, from Gibraltar."
  8. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "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]."
  9. "UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878–1960", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Dorothy M Sackett, 17, British, student, Malwa 2nd class, arr. 8 Sep 1916 London, from Gibraltar, UK address Clovernork[?], Preston Lane, Birkenhead, last permanent residence Gibraltar, intended permanent residence England."
  10. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, Ash Lodge, Lubbock Road, Chislehurst and Sidcup U D, Kent: RG101/1242C/003/40, Dorothy M Sackett, b. 28 May 1899, single, school teacher (head, secondary school).
  11. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "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 Edited8 November 2016