John Sackett

(1627/28-1678)
FatherJohn Sackett (1594-aft 1642)
MotherMary ___ (c 1600-)
John Sackett, son of John Sackett and Mary ___, was baptized at St Peter's Church, Thanet, KentG, on 16 March 1627/28.1 He died aged 50 and was buried at St Lawrence Church, ThanetG, on 28 July 1678.2 He married at St Lawrence Church, ThanetG, on 5 December 1664, Judeth Aeirs.3
     John made his will in St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 1 April 1678, naming as beneficiaries his wife Judeth, his brothers Thomas, his sisters Anne, Martha, Katherine and Joane.4
Will of John Sackett of St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, 1 April 1678, proved in the (Court not known), 3 August 1678 (Kent Archives Office, unknown repository reference). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

John Sackett
Will 1 Apr 1678

John Sackett of St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent

Beneficiaries
- Brother Thomas SACKET – 1/-
- Sister Anne MOCKET, wid. of St Peters – 1/-
- Sister Martha RICKARDS, wife of Thomas, of St Peters – 1/-
- Sister Katherine MUMERY, wife of Stephen, of St Johns – 1/-
- Sister Joane OVERY, wife of Richard, of St Johns – 1/-
- Wife Judith – residue of goods & chattels
Executrix
- Wife Judith
Witnesses
- Alls TICKNER; Jo. YOUNG
Probate
- 3 Aug 1678

n the Name of God Amen / I John Sacket
of the p’ish of St Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet &
County of Kent being of p’fect memory & Remembrance
Praised bee God do make & ordaine this my last will
& Testament this first day of Aprill Anno Dni 1678
in manner & forme as followeth viz. First I bequeath
my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker
hopeing that through the Merits Mediation Death and
Passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer to
receive free pardon & Forgivness of all my sins And as for
my body to be buried in Christian Buriall at the discretion
of my executrix hereafter nominated / Item I doe
bequeath to my brother Thomas ?Sackett One Shilling /
Item I bequeath to my Sister Anne Mocket of the
p’ish of St Peters in the s’d Island & Countie widow
One Shilling Item I bequeath to my Sister Martha
Rickards wife of Thomas Rickards of the s’d p’ish
of St Peters One Shilling / Item I bequeath unto
my sister Katherine Mumery wife of Stephen Mumery
of the p’ish of St Johns in the s’d Isle & County One Shilling
Item I bequeath to Joane Overy my Sister wife of
Richard Overy of the p’ish of St Johns One Shilling
Item all the rest of my goods & Chattells whatsoever
I give unto Judith my wife upon condition that she shall
pay all my debts & legacies & make her sole executrix
of this my last will & Testament / In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare
above written
               John Sackett
Witness
Alls Tickner          [Probate granted to Judith Sackett]
Jo: Young
He left each of his sisters and brother the small sum of one shilling, with the residue of his goods and chattels going to his wife. There is no mention of a tenement or lands and it would appear that John was not a man of any significant wealth.
     John's will links as siblings six of the eight children baptized at St Peter's between November 1622 and June 1642 attributed to parents John Sackett of Buddles and Mary/Margary. The two missing from the list in the will are Sarah and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is known to have died in childhood and it may be assumed that Sarah had also died before 1678. The match between the will and the baptisms is strong evidence that the John Sackett of the will was the same man as the John Sackett baptized in March 1627/28. The will was proved on 3 August 1678.4
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "16 March 1627/28 John s. John Sackett."
  2. Burials Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts; Society of Genealogists), "28 July 1678 John Sackett."
  3. Marriages Register, St Lawrence in Thanet, Ramsgate, Kent, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), "5 December 1664 John Sackett & Juda Aeirs."
  4. Will of John Sackett of St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, 1 April 1678, proved in the (Court not known), 3 August 1678 (Kent Archives Office).
Last Edited11 September 2016