Jabez Sackett

(1840-1925)
FatherBenjamin Sackett Cox (1811-1885)
MotherMary Ann Cooper (c 1809-1842)
Jabez Sackett
(1840–1925)
Jabez Sackett, son of Benjamin Sackett Cox and Mary Ann Cooper, was born in Hythe, Elham, KentG, on 8 August 1840.1 He died aged 84 at Magnolia House, Les Amballes, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, on 8 February 1925.2 He married at Hythe, KentG, on 5 July 1864, Sarah Anne "Annie" Young, daughter of James Young and Sarah Smith.3,4 Annie was born in HytheG, on 21 December 1842 and baptized there on 12 March 1843.5 Sarah Anne "Annie" Young died aged 72 at Fairfield, Doyle Road, St Peter PortG, on 15 July 1915.6
     In 1841 Jabez 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 Jabez Sackett, aged ten months and born in Kent.7
     In 1851 he was living at 30 Slade Street, Hythe, KentG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, an errand boy, aged 10 and born in Hythe, son of Benjamin Sackett.8
     In 1861 he was living at 7 H(o)ylands Ford, Rye, SussexG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, a schoolmaster, aged 20 and born in Hythe, Kent, an unmarried lodger in the household of Catherine Playford.9
     In 1871 he was living at High Street, Elham, KentG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, a schoolmaster, head of household, married, aged 30, and born in Hythe, Kent. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 27, and born in Hythe, and their children, Alfred, 5, Lavinia, 2, and Annie, aged one. Also in the household was an assistant schoolmaster, five boarding schoolboys, and a female domestic servant. The establishment would appear to have been a small boarding school.10
     In 1881 he was living at North Gate, WalkingtonG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, head of household, a schoolmaster, aged 40 and born in Hythe, Kent. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 38 and also born in Hythe, and his children, Lavinia, 12, Annie, 11, Frederick, 9, Lillie, 7, George, 5, Thomas, 3, and William, aged one. Also in the household was an unmarried female school teacher, Charlotte Clark, who would have been the assistant teacher at Walkington School.11
     Jabez moved from Yorkshire to Guernsey in about 1890 taking with him his son Thomas.
     In 1891 he was living at 4 Collings Road, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, a certificated schoolmaster (neither employed nor employer), married, aged 50, and born in Kent. Living with him was his son Thomas, a grocer's assistant, aged 18 [actually 13], and born in Yorkshire.12 In 1891 Jabez's wife was living at 43 Paisley Street, Newington, Sculcoates, West HullG, and was recorded as Sarah Ann Sackett, head of household, married, aged 48, and born in Hythe, Kent. Living with her were her children, Lavinia, 22, Frederick, 19, Lilie, 17, George, 16, William, 11, and Laura, aged eight.13
     In 1901 Jabez was living at Duveaux Lodge, St Sampson's, GuernseyG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, head of household, a clerk (employed), aged 60 and born in England. The other members of his household were his wife Sarah, aged 58 and born in England, his unmarried sons, Thomas, aged 23, and William, aged 21, and his unmarried daughter Laura, aged 18.14
     In 1911 he was living at 4 Albion Terrace, Vale Road, St Sampson'sG, and was recorded as Jabez Sackett, a fruit grower's clerk, head of household, aged 70 and born in Hythe. Living with him was his wife Sarah, aged 68.15
(1911 census)
Death of Mr. Jabez Sackett
A versatile personality passes away

A very worthy and versatile islander passed away at noon yesterday in the person of Mr. Jabez Sackett, who died at the advanced age of 84 after a very full and varied life's work, all completed worthily in every phase. Mr. Sackett was the son of the late Mr. Benjamin Sackett of Hythe, Kent, and became, like his father, a very acceptable local preacher. Of a studious disposition, his school studies were so well performed that he was sent to Westminster Training College, where he qualified for the scholastic profession. He was headmaster at various schools on the mainland, his last school being in Yorkshire. A proficient Greek scholar, he was able to give a masterly exposition both in class and in pulpit, and it is a remarkable fact that until two years ago he was a regular local preacher, having been appreciated in that capacity in the English Wesleyan Church for upwards of 60 years. Also he was an accomplished musician.

Mr. Sackett came to Guernsey some 35 years ago at a time when he was in failing health. His first work was that of superintending a mission at Elim Chapel, and when that was discontinued he was employed by Mr. P.J. Ogier, now of Duval Lodge. Mr. Sackett has remained in the employ of the Ogier (Duvaux Farm) family for over 30 years, acting in various capacities, for, while he was a clerk, he certainly was of that virile type which do whatsoever their hands find to do helpfully about them. He was still at his work in November, when it became physically impossible for him to carry on any more with a work in which he always gave his utmost zeal and conscientious interest. His calligraphy throughout was like copper-plate.

Mr. Sackett was a widower for upwards of nine years. He leaves five sons and four daughters, nine grandsons, 12 grand-daughters, two grandsons-in-law, and four great grandchildren: his immediate descendants being 48. The sons are Messrs. Alfred J., Frederick (Hull), Thomas E. (Manchester), George Y. (Hull), and William S. Sackett, and the daughters are Mrs. A.E.Frankish, of Hull, and Mesdames J.F.Marr, T.A.Gosselin, and T.J.Keyho, of Guernsey. The deceased gentleman was an uncle of the late Rev. Walter Sackett, and a brother of the late Rev. Benjamin Sackett, a Congregational Minister of London. Another brother was Mr. Jeremiah Sackett, who worked in the early days of the Manchester Mission with the Rev. S.F.Collier.

The funeral is arranged to take place on Wednesday, to meet at St. Sampson's Wesleyan Chapel at 3 o'clock.

Guernsey Evening Press, 9 February 1925

Children of Jabez Sackett and Sarah Anne "Annie" Young

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

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1840. Sackett, Jabez. Mother: Cooper. Elham. 05:156."
  2. Register of Deaths, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), 36/514, "8 February 1925 12.30 p.m. Jabez Sackett, aged 84, s. Benjamin Sackett [mother's name not given], d. at Magnolia House, Les Amballes, St Peter Port. Occupation: schoolmaster."
  3. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1864. Sackett, Jabez. Elham."
  4. Marriages Register, Hythe, Kent (Bishop's Transcript), "5 July 1864 Jabez Sackett & Sarah Ann Young."
  5. Baptism, Hythe, Kent (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), film 1786587, "12 Mar 1843, Sarah Ann Young, d. James Young & Sarah."
  6. Register of Deaths, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), "15 July 1915 Sarah Anne Young, wife of Jabez Sackett, 72, father James Young, mother Sarah Smith, d. at Fairfield, Doyle Road, usual abode Doyle Road, b. Hythe, Kent." (f159/166).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/557/f25v
    7 H(o)lylands Ford, Rye
    Catherine Playford, head, married, 42, b. Aldington, Kent
    Anna Playford, dau, 9, b. Rye
    Emily Playford, dau, 7, b. Rye
    Mary Alice Playford, dau, 5, b. Rye
    Jabez Sackett, lodger, unm., 20, certificated schoolmaster, b. Hythe, Kent.
  10. 1871 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), RG10, piece1018, folio 18, p. 27, GSU roll 827265
    High Street, Elham, Kent
    Jabez Sackett, head, married, 30, schoolmaster, b. Hythe, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 27, b. Hythe, Kent
    Alfred J Sackett, son, 5, b. Rye, Sussex
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, 2, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    Annie Sackett, dau, 1, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    William Hambrook, assistant, unm, 18, assistant schoolmaster, b. Acrise, Kent
    George E Shuttleworth, boarder, 9, scholar, b. London
    Ebenezer Edwards, boarder, 12, scholar, b. Northiam, Sussex
    William Hunt, boarder, 10, scholar, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    George S Hunt, boarder, 9, scholar, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    Joseph Sillibourne, boarder, 13, scholar, b. Bilsington, Kent
    Kate Harden, servant, 16, domestic servant, b. Ham Street, Kent.
  11. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1342145, PRO RG11/4743/64/7
    North Gate, Walkington, York
    Jabez Sackett, head, married, 40, b. Hythe, Kent, schoolmaster
    Sarah A. Sackett, wife, 38, b. Hythe
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, 12, b. Woodchurch, Kent, scholar
    Annie Sackett, dau, 11, b. Woodchurch, scholar
    Frederick Sackett, son, 9, b. Elham, Kent, scholar
    Lillie Sackett, dau, 7, b. Waltham, Lincoln, scholar
    George Y. Sackett, son, 5, b. Waltham, scholar
    Thomas E. Sackett, son, 3, b. Walkington, York, scholar
    William S. Sackett, son, 1, b. Walkington
    Charlotte Clark, visitor, unmarried, 40, b. Rye, Sussex, teacher (sch).
  12. 1891 Census for England & Wales, 4 Collings Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    Jabez Sackett, married, 50, certificated schoolmaster (neither employed nor employer), b. Kent, England
    Thomas Sackett, son, 18 [sic: 13], grocer's assistant, b. Yorkshire, England.
  13. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/3919/ED.21
    43 Paisley St., Newington, Sculcoates, W. Hull, Yorkshire
    Sarah Ann Sackett, head, married, 48, b. Hythe, Kent
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, unm., 22, dressmaker, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    Frederick Sackett, son, unm., 19, solicitor's clerk, b. Elham, Kent
    Lilie Sackett, dau, 17, dressmaker, b. Waltham, Lincolnshire
    George Y Sackett, 16, fire engine cleaner, b. Waltham
    William J Sackett, 11, scholar, b. Walkington, Yorkshire
    Laura Sackett, dau, 8, scholar, b. Walkington.
  14. 1901 Channel Islands census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 5322/113
    Duveaux Lodge, St Sampson's, Guernsey
    Jabez SACKETT, head, M, 60, clerk, worker, b. England
    Sarah A SACKETT, wife, M, 58, b. England
    Thomas E SACKETT, son, S, 23, vinery foreman, worker, b. England
    William SACKETT, son, S, 21, agricultural labourer, worker, b. England
    Laura SACKETT, dau, S, 18, b. England.
  15. 1911 Channel Islands census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), 4 Albion Terrace, Vale Road, St Sampson's
    2 rooms
    Jabez Sackett, head, 70, married, grower's clerk, fruit growing, resident, b. Hythe, Kent, father b. Northwood, Kent
    Saran Ann Sackett, wife, 68, m. 46y, 10 ch., 9 living, b. Hythe, Kent, father b. Denton, Kent.
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