Benjamin Sackett Cox

(1811-1885)
FatherBenjamin Sackett (1789-1854)
MotherAnn Cox (-1811)
Benjamin Sackett Cox, miller and Wesleyan preacher of Hythe, Kent, son of Benjamin Sackett and Ann Cox, was born in St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 4 July 1811.2,3 He was baptized at St Lawrence Church, ThanetG, on 18 October 1811.3 He died aged 74 in Hythe, Elham, KentG, on 8 June 1885.4,5 He married first at St George, RamsgateG, in 1834, Mary Ann Cooper.6 Mary was born in about 1809. She died in childbirth aged 33 in Elham, KentG, in November 18427 and was buried at HytheG, on 17 November 1842.8 Benjamin married second in ElhamG, in 1844, Lucy Lee.9 Lucy was born in about 180210 and died aged 65 in ElhamG, in 1868.1,11 He married third in ElhamG, on 25 December 1871, Emily Day.12 Emily was born in HytheG, in about 183613 and died aged 84 in ElhamG, in 1920.14
     Benjamin was named as a beneficiary in his grandfather Jeremiah Sackett's will made in Northwood, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 12 March 1838.15 He was to inherit one of three houses, the one "nearest the Queen's highway", at Northwood, St Lawrence, and was required to pay a sum of £6 to his grandfather's great-niece (and housekeeper) Ann Darby, who was to continue to occupy one of the houses as housekeeper to Benjamin's great-uncle Edward Sackett.
     In 1841 Benjamin was living at Slade Street, St Leonard, Hythe, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Benjamin Sackett, a miller, aged 30 and born in Kent. Living with him were his wife Mary, 30, and their sons, Benjamin, 7, Jeremiah, 5, and Jabez, aged ten months.16
     In 1851 he was living at 30 Slade Street, HytheG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, head of household, a miller, aged 39 and born at St Lawrence, Kent. Living with him were his wife Lucy, and his sons, Benjamin (16), Jeremiah (14), and Jabez (10.)17
     In 1861 he was living at Slade Street, HytheG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, head of household, a miller and Wesleyan local preacher, aged 49 and born in St Lawrence, Kent. Living with him was his wife Lucy, aged 59 and born in Bethersden. Also in the household was a 15-year-old house servant, Alice Shrubsole.18
     In 1871 he was living at Slade Street, HytheG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, a miller & Wesleyan preacher, head of household, a widower, aged 59, and born in St Lawrence.19
     In 1881 he was living at Slade Street, St Leonard, HytheG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, miller & Methodist local preacher, head of household, married, aged 69, and born in St Lawrence. Living with him was his third wife Emily, aged 45, and born in Hythe.20
     Benjamin's will, made at Hythe, Kent, was proved at Canterbury on 16 July 1885, the estate being valued at £645.21
     In 1891 Benjamin's widow was living at Slade Street, HytheG, and was recorded in the census as Emily Sackett, head of household, a widow living on her own means, aged 55, and born in Hythe.22
     In 1901 she was living at 32 Stade Street, HytheG, and was recorded as Emily Sackett, head of household, a widow aged 65, living on her own means, and born in Hythe.23
     In 1911 she was living at 32 Stade Street, HytheG, and was recorded as Emily Sackett, a widow, living on private means, head of household, aged 75 and born in Hythe.24
(1911 census)

Children of Benjamin Sackett Cox and Mary Ann Cooper

ChartsTree 3. Thomas Sackett the elder descendant chart (English line)
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Memoirs of Alfred Barrett Sackett.
  2. 1861 Census for England & Wales, (place of birth).
  3. Baptisms Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "18 October 1811 Benjamin Sackitt Cox s. Ann Cox (dec'd), b. 4 July."
  4. Obituary of Benjamin Sackett by his son Jabez.
  5. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1885. Sackett, Benjamin, 74. Elham."
  6. Marriages Register, St George, Ramsgate, Kent, "19 January 1834 Benjamin Sackett Cox, of St Lawrence, bachelor, & Mary Ann Cooper, of this parish, spinster. Witnesses: Benjamin Sackett, Eliza Fagg."
  7. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1842. Sackett, Mary Ann, 33. Elham. 5:112."
  8. Burials Register, Hythe, Kent (Bishop's Transcript), "17 November 1842 Mary Ann Sackett, Hythe, 33 years."
  9. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1844. Sackett, Benjamin. Elham. 5:203."
  10. Dat of birth based on age at death.
  11. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1868. Sackett, Lucy, 65. Elham."
  12. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1871. Sackett, Benjamin. Elham. 2a:1730."
  13. 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  14. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1920. Sackett, Emily, 84. Elham."
  15. Will of Jeremiah Sackett of Northwood, St Lawrence, Kent, 12 March 1838, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 4 July 1838 (Kent Archives Office, KAO PRC 17-110-240).
  16. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Stade Street, St Leonard, Hythe, Kent
    Benjamin Sackett, 30, miller, b. Kent
    Mary Sackett, 30, b. Kent
    Benjamin Sackett, 7, b. Kent
    Jeremiah Sackett, 5, b. Kent
    Jabez Sackett, 10 Mo, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 478; Book: 6; Civil Parish: St Leonard Hythe; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 34; Page: 20; Line: 10; GSU roll: 306873.
  17. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/????[7]
    Hythe, Kent
    30 Slade St.
    Benjamin SACKETT, head, married, 39, miller, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Lucy SACKETT, wife, 49, laundress, b. Kent, Bethersden
    Benjamin SACKETT, son, 16, gardener's boy, b. Kent, Hythe
    Jeremiah SACKETT, son, 14, errand boy, b. Kent, Hythe
    Jebaz SACKETT, son, 10, errand boy, b. Kent, Hythe.
  18. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/?
    Slade Street, Hythe, Kent
    Benjamin Sackett, head, married, 49, miller & Wesleyan local preacher, b. St Lawrence, Kent
    Lucy Sackett, wife, 59, b. Bethersden, Kent
    Alice Shrubsole, serv., unm., 15, house servant, b. Hythe.
  19. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/?
    Slade St., Hythe, Kent
    Benjamin Sackett, head, widower, 59, miller & Wesleyan preacher, b. St Lawrence, Kent.
  20. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341241, PRO RG11/1014/61/18
    Hythe St Leonard, Kent
    Slade Street
    Benjamin SACKETT, head, married, 69, b. St Laurence, Kent, miller & Methodist local preacher
    Emily SACKETT, wife, 45, b. Hythe, Kent.
  21. Will of Benjamin Sackett of Hythe, Kent, date not known, proved in the Canterbury, 16 July 1885 (Somerset House Indexes), "Benjamin Sackett, Hythe, Kent, died 8 June 1885 at Hythe. Will proved Canterbury 16 July 1885 (£645 18s 6d). Sole executor: William Brown Horton, Market St., Hythe, miller."
  22. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/?
    Slade St., Hythe, Kent
    Emily Sackett, head, widow, 55, living on own means, b. Hythe, Kent.
  23. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13, piece 854, folio 88, p. 15
    32 Stade Street, St Leonard's, Hythe, Kent
    Emily Sackett, head, wid, 65, living on own means, b. Kent, Hythe.
  24. 1911 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 32 Stade St, Hythe, Kent
    4 rooms
    Emily Sackett, head, 75, widow, private means, b. Hythe.
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