The Revd Benjamin Sackett

(1834-1900)
FatherBenjamin Sackett Cox (1811-1885)
MotherMary Ann Cooper (c 1809-1842)
Benjamin Sackett (1834–1900)
(Src: Sheila Phythian)
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The Revd Benjamin Sackett, Independent Congregational minister, son of Benjamin Sackett Cox and Mary Ann Cooper, was born in Hythe, KentG, on 3 June 18341,2 and baptized at St Leonard's Wesleyan Church, HydeG, on 6 July 1834.1 He died in Shadwell, Stepney, LondonG, on 10 May 1900.3 He married in Elham, KentG, on 22 October 1857, Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Richard Lee and Sarah Sherwood.4,5 Elizabeth was born in HytheG, in 18356 and died aged 85 in West Ham, EssexG, in 1920.7
     The Revd Benjamin served in a number of parishes during his ministry—Feltham, Middlesex, 1868–71; Langford, Oxfordshire, 1871–77; Witney, Oxfordshire, 1877–80; and Ebenezer, Watney Street, Shadwell (St George's-in-the-East), London, 1880–1900.2
     In 1841 Benjamin was living at Slade Street, St Leonard, Hythe, KentG, in the household of his parents Benjamin and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Benjamin Sackett, aged seven and born in Kent.8
     In 1851 he was living at 30 Slade Street, HytheG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, a gardener's boy, aged 16 and born in Hythe, son of Benjamin Sackett.9
     In 1861 he was living at High Street, Hythe, KentG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, head of household, a local preacher, a gardener, grocer & fruiterer employing two men and a boy. Benjamin was aged 26 and born in Hythe. The other members of his family were his wife Elizabeth, aged 25, also born in Hythe, and their two-week-old daughter Sarah. Also in the household were a 57-year-old shoemaker's wife, Jane Bourne, and an 18-year-old unmarried servant, Julia Earle. Benjamin and Elizabeth's son Benjamin, now one, was staying with his grandparents Richard and Sarah Lee at the date of the census (7 April 1861.)10
     In 1871 he was living at Fern Lane, Heston, MiddlesexG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, head of household, an Independent minister, aged 36 and born in Hythe, Kent. The other members of his household were his wife Elizabeth, aged 35 and also born in Hythe, and his children, Benjamin Richard, 11, Elizabeth Sarah, 10, Emily Lucy, 8, Harry Lee, 5, and Annie Catherine Dorothy, aged two.11
     In 1881 he was living at 7 Trinity Terrace, Stepney, MiddlesexG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, head of household, Independent Minister at Ebenezer Chapel, Watney Street, aged 46 and born in Hythe, Kent. The other members of his household were his wife Elizabeth, aged 45 and also born at Hythe, and his children, Elizabeth, 20, Emily, 17, Annie, 12, Blanche, 9, George, 8, John, 6, Martin, 4, and Robert, aged 11 months.12
     In 1891 he was living at 14 Albert Square, Stepney, MiddlesexG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, head of household, a Congregational minister, aged 56 and born at Hythe, Kent. The other members of his household were his wife Elizabeth, aged 55 and also born at Hythe, and his children, Annie, 22, Blanche, 19, George, 18, John, 16, Martin, 14, and Robert, aged ten.13
     In 1901 Benjamin's widow Elizabeth was living at 2 Chaucer Street, Wanstead, EssexG, and was recorded in the census as Elizabeth Sackett, a widow, head of household, aged 65 and born in Hythe, Kent. Living with her were her widowed daughter Emily Spice, 37, unmarried sons, George, 28, Martin, 24, and Robert, 20, and Emily's three-year-old daughter Dorothy W Spice.14



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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Leonards Wesleyan Church, Hyde, Kent, "6 July 1834 Benjamin s. Benjamin & Mary Ann Sackett."
  2. Website The Surman Index Online (Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies) (http://surman.english.qmul.ac.uk), "Sackett, Benjamin
    b. Hythe, Kent, 3 June 1834
    [Parishes] Feltham, Middx. 1868–71; Langford, Oxon 1871–77; Witney, Oxon 1877–80; Ebenezer, Watney-street, Shadwell (St George's-in-the-East) 1880–1900
    Died 10 May 1900
    [cf.] C.Y.B., 1901, p. 205; Summers, pp. 240, 274
    Father of George Whitefield (d. 1955), q.v."
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1900, Sackett, Benjamin, 65. Stepney."
  4. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1857 Sackett, Benjamin. Elham. 2a:1236."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Dec qtr 1857 Lee, Elizabeth. Elham. 2a:1236."
  6. Birth data from census returns.
  7. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1920. Sackett, Elizabeth, 85. West Ham."
  8. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/?
    High Street, Hythe, Kent
    Benjamin Sackett, head, married, 26, gardener, grocer & fruiterer, employing 2 men & a boy, local preacher, b. Hythe
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, 25, b. Hythe
    Sarah A Sackett, dau, 2 weeks, b. Hythe
    Jane Bourne, married, 57, shoemaker's wife, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    Julia Earle, unm., 18, servant, b. Mersham, Kent.
  11. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/1313/f130
    Fern Lane, Heston, Middlesex
    Benjamin Sackett, head, married, 36, Independent minister, b. Hythe, Kent
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, 35, b. Hythe
    Benjamin Richard Sackett, son, 11, scholar, b. Hythe
    Elizabeth Sarah Sackett, dau, 10, scholar, b. Hythe
    Emily Lucy Sackett, dau, 8, scholar, b. Hythe
    Harry Lee Sackett, son, 5, scholar, b. Harefield, Middlesex
    Annie Catherine Dorothy Sackett, dau, 2, b. Ealing, Middlesex.
  12. 1881 Census for England & Wales, 7 Trinity Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex
    Benjamin SACKETT, head, M, 46, Indep. Minister, Ebenezer Chapel, Watney St., b. Hythe, Kent
    Elizabeth SACKETT, wife, M, 45, b. Hythe
    Elizabeth S SACKETT, dau, U, 20, b. Hythe
    Emily Lucy SACKETT, dau, U, 17, b. Hythe
    Annie C D SACKETT, dau, 12, b. Ealing, Middlesex
    Blanche E SACKETT, dau, 9, b. Heston, Middlesex
    George W SACKETT, son, 8, b. Langford, Oxford
    John W SACKETT, son, 6, b. Langford
    Martin L SACKETT, son, 4, b. Langford
    Robert M SACKETT, son, 11m, b. Bow, Middlesex
    RG11/484/f86.
  13. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/293/f9
    14 Albert Square, Stepney, Middlesex
    Benjamin Sackett, head, M, 56, Congr. minister, b. Hythe, Kent
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, M, 55, b. Hythe
    Annie C D Sackett, dau, 22, b. Heston, Middlesex
    Blanche E Sackett, dau, 19, b. Heston
    George Whit. Sackett, son, 18, shipbroker's clerk (empd), b. Langford, Oxford
    John Wesley Sackett, son, 16, shipbroker's clerk (empd), b. Langford
    Martin Luther Sackett, son, 14, stationer's assist., b. Langford
    Robert M Sackett, son, 10, b. Bow, London.
  14. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 1608/58,
    "Wanstead, Essex
    2 Chaucer Street, Wanstead (St Mary) (5+ rooms)
    Elizabeth Sackett, head, widow, 65, b. Hythe, Kent
    Emily L Spice, dau, widow, 37, b. Hythe
    George W Sackett, son, single, 28, theological student, b. Langford, Oxon
    Martin L Sackett, son, single, 24, merchants' clerk, worker, b. Langford
    Robert M Sackett, son, single, 20, merchants' clerk, worker, b. Bow, London, Middlesex
    Dorothy W Spice, g-dau, 3, b. Mile End, London."
Last Edited21 October 2013