William Sackett

(1847-1918)
FatherRichard Henry Sackett (1813-1872)
MotherSarah Ann Kemp (c 1816-1889)
William Sackett, gas works foreman, son of Richard Henry Sackett and Sarah Ann Kemp, was born in Deal, KentG, in 18471,2 and died aged 71 in Canterbury, KentG, in 1918.3 He married at St Mildred, Canterbury, KentG, on 27 July 1867, Rachel Link.4,5 Rachel was born in Chartham, KentG, in about 18436 and died aged 81 in CanterburyG, in 1924.7
     In 1871 William was living at 4 Gas Row, CanterburyG, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, an agricultural labourer, head of household, married, aged 26, and born in Deal. Living with him were his wife Rachel, aged 26, and born in Chartham, Kent, and their children, William, 7, Mary Ann, 4, and Louisa, aged two.8
     In 1881 he was living at 8 Artillery Street, Canterbury, KentG, and was recorded as William Sackett, gas works labourer, head of household, married, aged 40 and born in Deal. Living with him were his wife Rachel, 40, and their children, William, 18, Mary, 13, Louisa, 11, Olive, 9, Ernest, 6, Percy, 4, Jessie, 2, and Bertie, aged one month.9
     In 1891 he was living at 8 Artillery Street, CanterburyG, and was recorded as William Sackett, an engine driver at the gas works, head of household, married, aged 47, and born in Deal. Living with him were his wife Rachel, aged 48, and born in Chartham, and their children, William, 28, Olive, 19, Ernest, 16, Percy, 14, Jessie, 12, and Bertie, aged ten.10
     In 1901 he was living at 3 Ivy Place, CanterburyG, and was recorded as William Sackett, an engine driver at a gas works, head of household, married, aged 56. Living with him were his wife Rachel, 58, their unmarried sons, Percy, 24, and Herbert, 20, and their grandson George Sackett (Louisa's son), aged seven.11
     In 1911 he was living at 17 Meadow Cottages, Wincheap Grove, CanterburyG, and was recorded as William Sackett, stage foreman in the gas works, head of household, aged 65 and born in Deal. Living with him were his wife Rachel, 71, their unmarried son William, 48, and their grandson George Sackett, 18.12
(1911 census)

Children of William Sackett and Rachel Link

Sackett Family Association descendants
Nigel "Ollie" Sackett and Gary Alger.
ChartsTree 3. Thomas Sackett the elder descendant chart (English line)
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 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Jun qtr 1847. Sackett, William. Mother: Kemp. Eastry. 5:123."
  2. Census.
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1918. Sackett, William, 71. Canterbury."
  4. Marriages Register, St Mildred, Canterbury, Kent (Parish Register & Bishops' Transcript), "27 July 1867 William Sackett, full age, bachelor, painter, of Castle Row, [made mark], father Thomas Sackett, brazier, & Rachel Link, full age, spinster, of Castle Row, [signed], father William Link, lab. Witnesses: Henry Skinner, Kezia Link."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1867. Sackett, William. Canterbury."
  6. Date of birth based on age at death.
  7. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1924. Sackett, Rachel, 81. Canterbury."
  8. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/?
    4 Gas Row, Canterbury, Kent
    William Sackett, head, married, 26, ag. lab., b. Deal, Kent
    Rachel Sackett, wife, 26, b. Chartham, Kent
    William Sackett, son, 7, scholar, b. Canterbury
    Mary Ann Sackett, dau, 4, b. Canterbury
    Louisa Sackett, dau, 2, b. Canterbury.
  9. 1881 England census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, FHL 1341229, PRO RG11/0962/14/21
    8 Artillary St, Canterbury St Gregory, Kent
    William SACKETT, head, married, 40, b. Deal, Kent, labr at gas works
    Rachel SACKETT, wife, 40, b. Chartham, Kent
    William E. SACKETT, son, unmarried, 18, b. Canterbury, Kent, grocers porter
    Mary A. SACKETT, dau, 13, b. Canterbury
    Louisa SACKETT, dau, 11, b. Canterbury, scholar
    Olive SACKETT, dau, 9, b. Canterbury, scholar
    Ernest H. SACKETT, son, 6, b. Canterbury, scholar
    Percy SACKETT, son, 4, b. Canterbury, scholar
    Jessie SACKETT, dau, 2, b. Canterbury
    Bertie SACKETT, son, 1 month, b. Canterbury.
  10. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/?
    8 Artillery Street, Canterbury, Kent
    William Sackett, head, married, 47, engine driver at gas works, b. Deal
    Rachel Sackett, wife, 48, b. Chartham
    William E Sackett, son, unm., 28, grocer's assistant, b. Canterbury
    Olive Sackett, dau, unm., 19, housemaid domestic, b. Canterbury
    Ernest H Sackett, son, 16, gas works lab., b. Canterbury
    Percy Sackett, son, 14, confectioner's assistant, b. Canterbury
    Jessie Sackett, dau, 12, scholar, b. Canterbury
    Bertie Sackett, son, 10, scholar, b. Canterbury.
  11. 1901 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 792/160
    3 Ivy Place, Canterbury, Kent
    William Sackett, head, married, 56, engine driver gas works, worker, b. Chartham, Kent
    Rachel Sackett, wife, 58, b. Chartham
    Percy Sackett, son, single, 24, bricklayers' labourer, worker, b. Canterbury
    Herbert Sackett, son, single, 20, attendant asylum, worker, b. Canterbury
    George Sackett, [relationship not given], 7, b. Canterbury.
  12. 1911 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 17 Meadow Cottages, Wincheap Grove, Canterbury
    4 rooms
    William Sackett, head, 65, married, stage foreman, gas works, worker, b. Kent, Deal
    Rachel Sackett, wife, 71, m. 49y, 9 ch, 6 living, b. Kent, Chatham
    William Sackett, son, 48, single, general labourer, worker, b. Canterbury
    George Sackett, gson, 18, gas fitter's labourer, gas works, worker, b. Canterbury.
Last Edited25 November 2016