Thomas Sackett the elder
Thomas made his will at St Peter in ThanetG on 30 March 1594.4 He named as beneficiaries his sons, Thomas and George, and his daughters, Anne and Mildred. Thomas's description of himself in his will as a labourer suggests that he was not a wealthy man. However, the fact of his making a will at all, and the bequests to his children, define him as a landowner and suggest that he was a man of some substance. He left his tenement and lands in St Peter's to his elder son Thomas. He left his younger son George a sum of £12. He left a cow to his elder daughter Anne and five ewes and a lamb to his younger daughter Mildred. Anne and Mildred were also left various specified household items which were to be valued, with additional sums of money to be paid to each up to a value of £5. Also named in his will was a godson, John Sackett, to whom he left £1. This was very probably his grandson, John the son of Thomas the younger. The will was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of CanterburyG on 2 June 1596.
Thomas died in the same year as, but probably a few months before, the birth of his grandson Simon who was to emigrate to the New World.
Date: 30 March 1594.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbuury, 2 June 1596.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-51-184.
Testator: Thomas Sackett, labourer of St Peter in Thanet.
Eldest daughter Anne, a cow, and various chattels to be valued plus balance of £5.
Daughter Mildred, five ewes and a lamb, and chattels as for Anne.
Godson John Sackett, £1.
Son George, £12 plus various chattels.
Eldest son Thomas, tenement & lands plus residue of estate.
Executor: son Thomas.
Children of Thomas Sackett the elder and Joane ___
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Notes & Citations
- Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "25/26 March 1595 Thomas Sacket the elder."
- Marriage date estimated from approximate birth dates of children.
- Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "19 December 1593 Joane Sackett wife of Thomas the elder."
- Will of Thomas Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 30 March 1594, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 2 June 1596 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-51-184).
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