Sarah Sackett

(c 1655-1683)
FatherJeffery Sackett (1617-1695)
MotherSarah Swaine (c 1618-bef 1669)
Sarah Sackett (c1655–1683), stone in floor of St Mary's Church, Sandwich, Kent
Sarah Sackett, daughter of Jeffery Sackett and Sarah Swaine, was born probably in Sandwich, KentG, in about 1655.1 She died there aged 28 on 22 July 16832 and was buried at St Mary's Church, SandwichG, where, set into the floor, is a stone inscribed,
Here Lyeth Buried the Body of Sara Sacket Daughter of Cap Jeffrey Sacket one of the Jurats of this Towne Died the 22d of July 1683 Aged 28.2
She was unmarried.
     Sarah gave evidence as a witness for her father Jeffery in the court action Sackett v. Haite in April 1683.3
ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of Jordan Down descendant chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Date of birth based on age at death. A calculation of their dates of birth from their ages at death suggests that Sarah and her sister Patience were twins. However, the witness statement of April 1683 when she gave evidence in the court action Sackett v. Haite gives her age as 26, suggesting she was a year or two younger than Patience.
  2. Monumental inscription on the grave of Sarah Sacket (St Mary's Church, Sandwich, Kent), "Here Lyeth Buried/ the Body of Sara/ Sacket Daughter of/ Cap Jeffrey Sacket/ one of the Jurats of/ this Towne Died the/ 22d of July 1683/ Aged 28."
  3. Sackett v. Haite (1677–1684), proceedings in the Chancery Court, London (National Archives).
Last Edited8 February 2015