Peter Sackett

(1666-1741)
FatherRichard Sackett (1626-1692)
MotherSusan Tomlin (c 1630-1704)
Peter Sackett, yeoman, maltster, gentleman, of St John in Thanet, son of Richard Sackett and Susan Tomlin, was born in Margate, KentG, in 1666 and baptized at St John's Church, MargateG, on 3 April 1666.1 He died aged 74 in MargateG,2 and was buried at St John's ChurchG, on 15 March 1740/41.3,2 He married at St George's, Canterbury, KentG, on 1 November 1694, Anna Kennett.4,5 Anna died aged 76 in MargateG,2 and was buried at St John's ChurchG, on 20 October 1747.6,2
     Tragedy struck the family of Peter and Anna Sackett in 1712 when four of their children died. Richard aged 15, Susannah, 10, Anne, 8, and Peter, aged six, were buried within a week of each other in August of that year. The family is recorded on a stone tomb at St John's Church in Thanet.2
     Peter made his will in St John in Thanet, KentG, on 24 April 1739, naming as beneficiaries his wife Anna, his son John, and his daughters Mary, Hannah and Martha. He left his house and land in St John in Thanet, and lands in Swalecliffe and Whitstable, to his wife Anne for life. His daughters, Mary, Hannah, and Martha, were to receive £100 each one year after their mother's death. The residue of the estate was to go to his son John, together with the house and lands after his mother's death. John was also appointed executor. The will was proved at the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court on 13 June 1741.7

Children of Peter Sackett and Anna Kennett

ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of Jordan Down descendant chart
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent, "3 April 1666 Peter s. Richard & Susan Sackett."
  2. Thanet Obituary, monumental inscription, St John's Church, Margate, Kent, stone tomb, "Peter Sackett, gent., aged 75; Ann, ux, aged 75; four children, ob. infants; John, their son, aged 67."
  3. Burials Register, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (Parish Registers 1570-1650 (U3/140/1/1) (Debrett's); Tyler transcripts; IGI), "15 March 1740/41 Peter Sackett yeoman, 74."
  4. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "31 October 1694 Peter Sackett, maltster & Ann Kennett, spinster, both of St John in Thanet. At same or St George or St Mildred Canterbury."
  5. Marriages Register, St George's, Canterbury, Kent (Transcript), "1 November 1694 Peter Sackett & Anna Kennett. Both of St John in Thanet. Licence."
  6. Burials Register, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (Parish Registers 1570-1650 (U3/140/1/1) (Debrett's); Tyler transcripts; IGI), "20 October 1747 Ann Sackett, widow, 76."
  7. Will of Peter Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 24 April 1739, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 13 June 1741 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-91-29).
Last Edited30 September 2016