John Ashby Sackett

FatherJohn Ashby Sackett (1834-1875)
MotherElizabeth Sophia Silvester (c 1835-)
John Ashby Sackett, son of John Ashby Sackett and Elizabeth Sophia Silvester, was born in Pancras, MiddlesexG, in 1856.1 He married first in Thanet, KentG, in 1876, Sarah Ann Strood.2,3 She was born in Canterbury, KentG, in about 18554 and died aged 25 in Elham, KentG, in 1881.5 He married second at St Peter and St Paul, Bromley, KentG, on 4 September 1883, Annie Sarah (Skinner) Stuart, daughter of George Skinner.6,7,8 She was born in West Malling, KentG, in 1855.9,10
     In 1861 John was living at Grafton Street, St Pancras, LondonG, in the household of his parents John and Elizabeth, and was recorded in the census as John Sackett, a scholar, aged five and born in St Pancras.11
     In 1871 he was living at 19 Chapel Place, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents John and Elizabeth, and was recorded as John Sackett, aged 15 and born in London.12
     In 1881 he was living at 3 James Terrace, Folkestone, KentG, and was recorded as John A Sackett, a painter, head of household, married, aged 25 and born in St Pancras, Middlesex. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 25 and born in Canterbury, Kent, and their children, Edward, 4, Arthur, 3, and Edith, aged one.13
     John has not been found in the 1891 census. His wife Annie was recorded as Annie Sackett, a domestic servant (a cook), married, aged 36 and born in West Malling, Kent. She was living at 26 Bouverie Road West, Folkestone, KentG, as a servant in the household of Charles Miller Layton, a retired soldier.14 There had evidently been a domestic upheaval as John's children had all been re-housed. Four of the children, Edward, 14, and Arthur, 12, by the first marriage, and Harry, 6, and Clara, 5, by the second marriage, were in care at the Cottage Homes for Elham Union at Cheriton, Kent. Of the other children of the first marriage, Edith, 11, was in domestic service in Folkestone, and John, 10, was a lodger in the household of a greengrocer, also in Folkestone.

Children of John Ashby Sackett and Sarah Ann Strood

Children of John Ashby Sackett and Annie Sarah (Skinner) Stuart

Sackett Family Association descendants
Mark Reynolds.
ChartsTree 3. Thomas Sackett the elder descendant chart (English line)

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Jun qtr 1856. Sackett, John Ashby. Mother: Silvester. Pancras. 1b:35."
  2. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1876. Sackett, John Ashby. Thanet. 2a:1333."
  3. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Jun qtr 1876. Strood, Sarah Ann. Thanet. 2a:1333."
  4. 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  5. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1881. Sackett, Sarah Ann, 25. Elham."
  6. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1883. Sackett, John Ashley . Bromley. 2a:610."
  7. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Sep qtr 1883. Stuart, Annie Sarah. Bromley. 2a:610."
  8. Marriages Register, St Peter and St Paul, Bromley, Kent (FreeReg transcript), "4 Sep 1883, John Ashby Sackett, 27, widower, of Bromley, painter, father John Ashby Sackett tailor; and Annie Sarah Stuart, 28, widow, of Bromley, father George Skinner builder. Witnesses: William Henry Gilbert, Lizzie Meek."
  9. 1891 Census for England & Wales.
  10. Website England & Wales Birth Index (GRO Civil Registration Index) ( (, "Jun qtr 1855. Skinner, Anne Sarah. Malling. 2a:319."
  11. 1861 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, RG 9, piece 103, folio 10, p. 26, GSU roll 542574
    Grafton St East, St Pancras, London
    John A Sackett, head, married, 25, billiard marker, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, 25, b. Hampton
    John Sackett, son, 5, scholar, b. Middsx, St Pancras
    Charlotte Sackett, dau, 3, b. Middsx, St Pancras
    Eva M Sackett, 1, b. Middsx, St Pancras.
  12. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/994/f42&f42v
    19 Chapel Place, Ramsgate, Kent
    John Sackett, head, married, 34, tailor, b. Ramsgate
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, 34, dressmaker, b. Hampton Court
    Charlotte Sackett, dau, 13, b. London, Middlesex
    John Sackett, son, 15, b. London, Middlesex
    Eva Sackett, dau, 11, scholar, b. London, Middlesex
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, 9, scholar, b. London, Middlesex
    Frank Sackett, son, 2, b. Ramsgate.
  13. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341239, PRO RG11/1008/111/73
    Folkestone, Kent
    3 James Terrace
    John A Sackett, head, married, 25, b. St Pancras, Middlesex, painter
    Sarah A Sackett, wife, 25, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Edward H Sackett, son, 4, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Arthur J Sackett, son, 3, b. Folkestone, Kent
    Edith A Sackett, dau, 1, b. Folkestone.
  14. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/?
    26 Bouverie Rd West, Folkestone, Kent
    Annie Sackett, serv, married, 36, cook, dom. serv., b. W Malling, Kent
    [In household of Charles Miller Layton, retired soldier].
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited13 September 2017