James John Sackett

(1820-1914)
FatherHenry Sackett (1774-1862)
MotherElizabeth Sackett (1778-1861)
James John Sackett, sawyer, agricultural labourer, and lay preacher, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, son of Henry Sackett and Elizabeth Sackett, was baptized at St Peter's Church, ThanetG, on 16 April 1820.1 He died aged 94 in ThanetG,2 and was buried at St Peter's ChurchG, on 23 February 1914.3 (A note among the papers of Jabez Sackett (1840-1925) records that "Mr John James Sackett (94), the oldest Methodist lay preacher in Kent, lived all his life at Myrtle Cottage, Thanet, the house in which he was born, and in which he has died. He had slept under another roof only twice in all that time.") James married at St Lawrence Church, ThanetG, on 15 May 1849, Sarah Ann Brice Hogbin.4,5 She was born in 1817.6 She died aged 74 in Northwood, St Lawrence in ThanetG, on 21 July 18917,8,9 and was buried at St Peter's ChurchG, on 24 July 1891.9
     In 1841 James was living at Northwood, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, in the household of his parents Henry and Elizabeth, and was recorded in the census as James Sackett, aged 20 and born in Kent.10
     In 1851 he was living in the Hamlet of Northwood, St Lawrence in ThanetG, and was recorded as James J Sackett, a sawyer, head of household, married, aged 30, and born at St Lawrence. Living with him was his wife Sarah, aged 33, and also born at St Lawrence.11
     In 1861 he was living at Hamlet of NorthwoodG, and was recorded as James Sackett, a wood sawyer, head of household, married, aged 42, and born at St Lawrence. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 43, and born at St Lawrence, and an 84-year-old lodger, John Vinter.12
     In 1871 he was living at 3 Northwood Lane, St Lawrence in ThanetG, and was recorded as James Sackett, a wood sawyer, head of household, married, aged 52, and born in St Lawrence. Living with him was his wife Sarah Sackett, aged 52, and also born in St Lawrence.13
     In 1881 he was living at 2 Northwood, St Lawrence in ThanetG, and was recorded as James Sackett, an agricultural labourer, head of household, married, aged 62, and born at St Lawrence. Living with him was his wife Sarah, aged 63, and born at St Lawrence.14
     James was named as a beneficiary in his brother Benjamin's will made in RamsgateG, on 5 December 1881.15
     In 1891 he was living at Northwood Farm, St Lawrence in ThanetG, and was recorded as James Sackett, an agricultural labourer, head of household, married, aged 70, and born in St Lawrence. Living with him was his wife Sarah, aged 73, and born in Colswood.16 [in St Lawrence]
     James was appointed administrator of the estate of his wife Sarah by letters of administration granted in the Probate Registry, Canterbury on 25 August 1891. Sarah's estate was valued at £189.8
ChartsTree 3. Thomas Sackett the elder descendant chart (English line)
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "16 April 1820 James John s. Henry & Elizabeth Sackett, sawyer."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1914. Sackett, James J, 94. Thanet."
  3. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent, "23 February 1914 James John Sackett, Myrtle Cottages, Northwood, 94 years."
  4. Marriages Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts; Society of Genealogists), "15 May 1849 James John Sackett, full age, bachelor, sawyer, of Northwood, father Henry Sackett, sawyer, & Sarah Ann Brice Hogbin, full age, spinster, of Coleswood, father William Hogbin, labourer. Banns. Witnesses: William Morgan, Elizabeth Hogbin."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1849. Sackett, James John. Thanet."
  6. Date of birth based on age at death.
  7. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1891. Sackett, Sarah Ann, 74. Thanet."
  8. Letters of administration of the estate of Sarah Ann Brice Sackett of Northwood, St Lawrence, Kent, granted by the Canterbury, 25 August 1891 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown repository reference), "Sarah Ann Brice Sackett, wife of James John Sackett, Northwood, St Lawrence, died 21 July 1891 at Northwood. Administration granted Canterbury 25 August 1891 (£189 18s 3d) to James John Sackett, Northwood, gardener."
  9. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent, "24 July 1891 Sarah Ann Sackett, Northwood, St Lawrence, 74 years."
  10. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Northwood, St Lawrence, Kent
    Henry Sackett, 67, sawyer, b. Kent
    Elizabeth Sackett, 62, b. Kent
    David Sackett, 24, b. Kent
    Rebecca Sackett, 22, b. Kent
    James Sackett, 20, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 467; Book: 16; Civil Parish: St Lawrence; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 17; Folio: 9; Page: 9; Line: 5; GSU roll: 306862.
  11. 1851 Census for England & Wales, Hamlet of Northwood, St. Lawrence, Kent
    James J. Sackett, head, married, 30, sawyer, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Sarah A. Sackett, wife, 33, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    HO107/1630/f196v(2).
  12. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/538/f54
    Hamlet of Northwood, St Lawrence, Kent
    James Sackett, head, married, 42, wood sawyer, b. St Lawrence, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 43, b. St Lawrence
    John Vinter, lodger, widower, 84, bricklayer, b. Loose, Kent, deaf 6 years.
  13. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/997/f73v
    3 Northwood La., St Lawrence, Kent
    James Sackett, head, married, 52, wood sawyer, b. St Lawrence
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 52, b. St Lawrence.
  14. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341235, PRO RG11/0990/68/36(2)
    St Lawrence, Kent
    2 Northwood
    James SACKETT, head, married, 62, b. St Laurence, Kent, labourer agricultural
    Sarah SACKETT, wife, 63, b. St Laurence.
  15. Will of Benjamin Watten Sackett of Ramsgate, Kent, 1881?, proved in the Canterbury, 5 December 1881 (Somerset House Indexes).
  16. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/732/f133[2]
    Northwood Farm, St Lawrence, Kent
    James Sackett, head, married, 70, ag. lab., b. St Lawrence
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 73, b. Colswood [in St Lawrence].
Last Edited17 February 2011