Robert Sackett

(c 1550-1622)
FatherWilliam Sackett (c 1520-1572)
MotherJohan ___ (c 1520-after 1572)
Robert Sackett, yeoman of St John in Thanet, Kent, son of William Sackett and Johan ___, was born in about 1550.1 He died in Ash-next-Sandwich, KentG, and was buried at St Nicholas Church, Ash-next-SandwichG, on 23 December 1622.2 He married first at St John in Thanet, KentG, on 9 November 1573, Faith Norwood.3 She died in Minster in Thanet, KentG, a few months after the death in infancy of their daughter Katherine and was buried at Minster in Thanet, KentG, on 18 April 1591.4 He married second at Minster in Thanet, KentG, on 12 July 1591, Margarita (___) Hart.5 Margarita died in Minster in ThanetG, and was buried there on 2 November 1597.6 He married third at St Nicholas Church, Ash-next-SandwichG, on 23 October 1598, Susan Harrison.7
     Robert was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Jordan Down, St John in ThanetG, on 20 December 1572.8 As eldest son, he inherited his father's tenement and lands at Jordan Down and the residue of other land. He was the executor of his father's estate.
     Robert made his will in October 1622 in St John in ThanetG, naming as beneficiaries his sons Robert, William, Edward and Paul; his daughter Bennet; his grandsons Thomas Sackett, Henry Sackett, Edward Sackett and William Sackett; and his granddaughters Faith Sackett and Mary Sackett.9 He left a sum of £5 to each, except grandson Thomas who was to receive £10 and grandson William who was left £3. His son Paul was to receive the residue of money, goods, and chattels, and was appointed executor. It seems unusual that Paul, as a younger son, was made executor and was left the residue, but the will contains complicated arrangements for the land and it may be that the other sons benefitted through the inheritance of land holdings. It would appear from his will that Robert was a landowning farmer of reasonable means. The will was proved in January 1623.9
     Robert's estate was the subject of actions in the Court of Chancery, London, in 1632 and 1638–39, involving the disputed ownership of some of his lands in Ickham and Wingham, Kent. [See Transcript of Proceedings]

Children of Robert Sackett and Faith Norwood

Sackett Family Association descendants
John Carmichael, Danielle Pray, Chris Harman and Lynne Ewart.
Appears inThe Sackett Book Project
ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of St John in Thanet descendant chart
George Harman & Alice Amelia Willis relationship chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Birth date estimated from data in father's will.
  2. Burials Register, St Nicholas, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent, digital image, Findmypast, "23 Dec 1622 Robert Sacket houshoulder."
  3. Marriages Register, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (Parish Registers 1570-1650 (U3/140/1/1) (Debrett's); Tyler transcripts; IGI), "9 November 1573 Robert Sackett & Faith Norwood."
  4. Burials Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent (Transcript U3/143/1/1 - Debretts), "18 April 1591 Fides wife of Robert Sacket."
  5. Marriages Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent (Transcript U3/143/1/1 - Debretts), "12 July 1591 Robertus Sacket & Margarita Hart, widow."
  6. Burials Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent (Transcript U3/143/1/1 - Debretts), "2 November 1597 Margarita wife of Robert Sacket."
  7. Marriages Register, St Nicholas, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent, digital image, Findmypast, "23 Oct 1598 Robt Sacket & Susan Harrison."
  8. Will of William Sackett of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent, 20 December 1572, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 4 February 1572/73 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-41-360).
  9. Will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 2x October 1622, proved in the Consistory Court of Canterbury, xx January 1623 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-45-303).
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Last Edited25 September 2018