William Henry Sackett

(1840-1922)
FatherHenry Sackett (1803-1879)
MotherSusannah Rea (c 1811-1883)
William Henry Sackett, farmer, later a rate collector, son of Henry Sackett and Susannah Rea, was born in Orsett, EssexG, in 1840.1 He died aged 82 at home at 21 Camden Square, St Pancras, LondonG, on 26 April 19222,3 and was buried at St Giles and All Saints Church, OrsettG.4 He married at Orsett ChurchG on 28 November 1867, Martha Randall, daughter of William Mills Randall and Martha ___.5,6 Martha was born in Orsett, EssexG, in about 18437 and died aged 77 at home at 37 White Hill Road, Gravesend, KentG, on 19 February 1919.8,3
     In 1841 William was living at Lodysons, Orsett, EssexG, in the household of his parents Henry and Susannah, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, aged one and born in Essex.9
     In 1851 he was living at Long Orsett Farm, OrsettG, in the household of his parents Henry and Susannah, and was recorded as William H Sackett, a scholar, aged 11 and born in Orsett, Essex.10
     In 1861 he was living at OrsettG and was recorded as William Sackett, aged 21 and born in Orsett, son of Susannah Sackett.11
     In 1871 he was living at Heath Place, OrsettG, and was recorded as William Henry Sackett, head of household, a farmer with 166 acres and employing six men. He was aged 31 and born in Orsett. Other family members were his wife Martha, aged 28 and born in Orsett, his daughter Ada, aged 2, his son Walter, aged one, and his mother-in-law, Martha Randall. Also in the household were two female servants.12
     In 1881 he was living at Heath Place, OrsettG, and was recorded as William H Sackett, head of household, a rate collector, aged 41 and born in Orsett. The other members of his household were his wife Martha, aged 37 and also born in Orsett, his children, Ada, 12, Walter, 11, Wilfred, 7, Gertrude, 6, and Edith, 4, and a domestic servant, Mary Ruff.13
     In 1891 he was living at Wingfield House, OrsettG, and was recorded as William Henry Sackett, a collector of poor rates, head of household, married, aged 51 and born in Orsett. Living with him were his wife Martha, 48, and children, Ada, 22, Walter, 21, Wilfrid, 17, Gertrude, Edith, 14, and Sidney, aged eight. Also in the household was a 16-year-old female domestic servant.14
     In 1895 William was the collector of poor rates in Orsett. In 1895 and 1899 he was listed as an insurance agent for Phoenix Fire, operating from his home, Wingfield Villa, Orsett.15
     William was named as executor of his aunt Martha Ann Sackett's will, proved on 28 November 1898. The estate was valued at £224.16
     In 1901 he was living at Wingfield House, St Giles & All Saints, OrsettG, and was recorded as William Henry Sackett, head of household, a collector of poor rates, aged 61 and born in Orsett. The other members of his household were his daughters Ada, 32, and Edith, 24, his sons Wilfred, 27, and Sidney, 18, and a 15-year-old female domestic servant.17
     In 1911 he was living at 38 Whitehill Road, Gravesend, KentG, and was recorded as William Henry Sackett, a retired poor rate collector for the Orsett Union, head of household, aged 71 and born in Orsett. Living with him were his wife Martha, 68, and their unmarried daughter Edith, 34. There was also a female domestic servant in the household.18
(1911 census)

     William's wife Martha left a will which was proved on 16 May 1919 by their daughter Edith. Her estate was valued at £798.19
     William left a will which was proved on 10 June 1922 by his daughter Edith. His estate was valued at £1,573.20

Children of William Henry Sackett and Martha Randall

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1840. Sackett, William Henry. Mother: Rea. Orsett. 12:189."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1922. Sackett, William H, 82. Pancras."
  3. Probate record.
  4. Memorial Inscription, St Giles and All Saints, Orsett, Essex, database, Findmypast, "1922 William Henry Sackett."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1867. Sackett, William Henry. Orsett."
  6. Marriages Register, Orsett, Essex (Essex Record Office, Chelmsford), "28 November 1867 William Henry Sackett, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Orsett, father Henry Sackett, farmer; and Martha Randall, full age, spinster, of Orsett, father Wm Mills Randall, farmer, at Orsett Parish Church. Witnesses: Ellen Sackett, Frank Sackett. By Jas Blomfield, Rector."
  7. Census.
  8. Website England & Wales Death Index, 1837–1915 (GRO Civil Registration Index) (Ancestry.com) (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/), "Mar qtr 1919. Sackett, Martha, 77. Gravesend. 2a:1161."
  9. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Lodysons, Orsett, Essex
    Henry Sackett, 35, farmer, b. Essex
    Susannah Sackett, 25, b. not Essex
    William Sackett, 1, b. Essex
    James Battom?, 45, MS, b. Essex
    Hanah Kemspster, 15, FS, b. Essex
    Caroline Smith, 15, FS, b. Essex
    HO107; Piece 322; Book: 24; Civil Parish: Orsett; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 36; Page: 25; Line: 20; GSU roll: 241360. [This record also appears with names but no other details under: HO107; Piece 322; Book: 24; Civil Parish: Orsett; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 25; Page: 2; Line: 21; GSU roll: 241360.]
  10. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1773/f.350
    Orsett, Essex
    Longacres[?] Farm
    Henry Sackett, head, married, 47, farmer 300 acres, b. Essex, Orsett, empl. 15 men
    Susannah Sackett, wife, 36, b. Warwickshire, St. Peters
    William H. Sackett, son, 11, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Ellen Sackett, dau, 9, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Frank Sackett, son, 2, b. Essex, Orsett
    Henry Sackett, son, 1 month, b. Essex, Orsett
    Mary BattishallL, serv., unmarried, 21, cook, b. Essex, Bulpham
    Eliza Ann Oakley[?], serv., unmarried, 17, nursemaid, b. Essex, Orsett.
  11. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/1074/f7
    Orsett, Essex
    Susannah Sackett, wife, 45, farmer's wife, b. St Peter's, Wor
    William Sackett, son, 21, farmer's son, b. Orsett
    Ellen Sackett, dau, 19, b. Orsett
    Fanny Sackett, dau, 7, b. Orsett
    Grace Edith Sackett, dau, 5, b. Orsett
    Sidney Sackett, son, 3, b. Orsett
    Harriet Ellingford, cook, 19, b. Hosudon, Essex
    Mary Bradd, housemaid, 17, b. Chadwell, Essex.
  12. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/1654/f36
    Heath Place, Orsett, Essex
    William Henry Sackett, head, married, 31, farmer, 166 acres employing 6 men, b. Orsett
    Martha Sackett, wife, 28, b. Orsett
    Ada Sackett, dau, 2, b. Orsett
    Walter R Sackett, son, 1, b. Orsett
    Martha Randall, mother-in-law, widow, 58, retired farmer, b. Chadwell St Mary's, Essex
    Mary Fuller, serv., unm., 21, gen. dom. serv., b. Dunmow, Essex
    Ann Hassoer?, serv., unm., 15, nurse, b. Orsett.
  13. 1881 Census for England & Wales, Heath Place, Orsett, Essex
    William H SACKETT, head, M, 41, rate collector, b. Orsett
    Martha SACKETT, wife, M, 37, b. Orsett
    Ada SACKETT, dau, 12, scholar, b. Orsett
    Walter R SACKETT, son, 11, scholar, b. Orsett
    Wilfred SACKETT, son, 7, scholar, b. Orsett
    Gertrude M SACKETT, dau, 6, scholar, b. Grays, Essex
    Edith G SACKETT, dau, 4, scholar, b. Orsett
    Mary A RUFF, serv., U, 15, domestic servant, b. Orsett
    1754/f23.
  14. 1891 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, RG12, piece 1380, folio 87, p. 29, GSU roll 6096490
    Wingfield House, Orsett, Essex
    William Henry Sackett, head, married, 51, collector of poor rates, b. Essex, Orsett
    Martha Sackett, wife, 48, b. Essex, Orsett
    Ada Sackett, dau, single, 22, mother's help, b. Essex, Orsett
    Walter Randall Sackett, son, single, 21, assistant collector, b. Essex, Orsett
    Wilfrid Sackett, son, single, 17, farm bailiff, b. Essex, Orsett
    Gertrude Mary Sackett, dau, 16, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Edith Grace Sackett, dau, 14, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Sidney Rupert Sackett, son, 8, scholar, b. Essex, Orsett
    Annie Elizabeth Kempster, servant, single, 16, general servant domestic, b. Essex, Bulphan.
  15. Website Kelly's Directory of Essex (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1895. Essex. Orsett. "Commercial. Sackett William Henry, collector of poor's rates."
    1895. Essex. Trades Directory. "Insurance Companies & Agents. Grays: Union: Sackett W.H. Orsett, Romford."
    "Insurance Companies & Agents. Orsett: Phoenix Fire: Sackett Wm. H. Wingfield villa."
    "Insurance Agents. Sackett W.H. Orsett, Romford.
    Sackett Wm. H. Wingfield villa, Orsett."
    1899. Essex. Trades Directory. "Insurance Companies & Agents. Orsett: Phoenix Fire: Sackett Wm. Henry. Wingfield villa."
    "Insurance Agents. Sackett Wm. H. Wingfield vil. Orsett."
  16. Will of Martha Ann Sackett of Orsett, Essex, date not known, proved in the Principal Registry, London, 28 November 1898 (Somerset House Indexes).
  17. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 1663/38
    Wingfield House, St Giles & All Saints, Orsett, Essex
    William Henry Sackett, head, M, 61, collector of poor rates, b. Orsett
    Ada Sackett, dau, S, 32, mothers help, at home, b. Orsett
    Edith Grace Sackett, dau, S, 24, daily governess, b. Orsett
    Wilfrid Sackett, son, S, 27, carter on farm, b. Orsett
    Sydney Rupert Sackett, son, S, 18, land agents clerk, b. Orsett
    Harriet Rose Johnson, servt, S, 15, general servant domestic, b. Orsett.
  18. 1911 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 38 Whitehill Road, Gravesend, Kent
    8 rooms
    William Henry Sackett, head, 71, m. 43y, retired poor rate collector, Orsett Union, b. Essex, Orsett
    Martha Sackett, wife, 68, m. 43y, 8 ch, 4 living, b. Essex, Orsett
    Edith Grace Sackett, dau, 34, single, b. Essex, Orsett
    Beatrice Ellen West, servant, 22, single, general servant (domestic), b. Kent, Sandwich.
  19. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Martha of 37 White Hill-road Gravesend Kent (wife of William Henry Sackett) died 19 February 1919 Probate London 16 May to Edith Grace Sackett spinster. Effects £798."
  20. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett William Henry of 21 Camden-square Middlesex died 26 April 1922 Probate London 10 June to Edith Grace Sackett spinster. Effects £1573 2s."
Generation.TreeP.6
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex
Last Edited26 November 2016