Richard Sackett

(1717-1789)
FatherRichard Sackett (1668-1730)
MotherMartha Tomlin (c 1681-1747)
Richard Sackett's mansion house at East Northdown
(Picture: Mike Trickey, 2008)
Richard Sackett, yeoman, gentleman of East Northdown, son of Richard Sackett and Martha Tomlin, was baptized at St John's Church, Margate, KentG, on 16 April 1717.1 He died aged about 72 in St Peter in ThanetG, on 23 August 17892,3 and was buried at St Peter's ChurchG, on 27 August 1789.4,2 He married at Eastwell, KentG, on 25 July 1745, Hannah Tritton.5,6 Hannah was born in about 1720.7 She died aged about 53 in St Peter in ThanetG, on 4 July 17732 and was buried at St Peter's ChurchG, on 29 July 1773.8,2
     Richard was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in St John in ThanetG, on 28 October 1730. He was to inherit his father's extensive estates in Northdown, St John's and elsewhere.9
     Richard was appointed administrator of the estate of his sister Susanna Sackett by letters of administration granted in the Prerogative Court of CanterburyG on 20 April 1741. He would have inherited his sister's fortune, their mother having renounced any claim.10
Letters of administration of the estate of Susannah Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 20 April 1741 (National Archives, Kew, PROB 6/117). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

Susannah Sackett
20 April 1741
Susannah Sackett – on the twentieth Day Admon. of the Goods Chattles & Credits of Susannah Sackett late of the parish of St John the Baptist in the Isle of Thanet in the Co. of Kent Spinster Decd. was granted to Richard Sackett the natural & lawfull brother of the said decd. being first sworn duly to ad'ster (Martha Sackett widow the natural & lawfull mother of the said decd. first renouncing).

     Richard made his will in East Northdown, St John's, ThanetG, on 4 August 1789, naming as beneficiary his granddaughter Sarah Cramp.11 Both of Richard's children had died some years earlier, his son Tritton at the age of 30 and his daughter Susannah at the age of 25. Richard left his extensive estates in trust for his granddaughter Sarah (Susannah's daughter) to inherit when she or her husband Robert Tomlin reached 21 years of age. Sarah was 17 at the time her grandfather made his will and had married Robert Tomlin a few days earlier. Richard appointed as trustees his cousin Sackett Wood and a friend John Abbott.
     The extent of Richard's estates is detailed in a section of the will which provides for reversion to other beneficiaries in the event of Sarah's dying without living children. Richard owned at least six houses, with farmlands and a number of cottages. His houses included "my Mansion House wherein I now dwell and have for many years dwelt", the Manor of Dane Court occupied by his son-in-law Peter Cramp, and Sackett's Hill house and farm, occupied by a yeoman farmer, John Cleveland.

Children of Richard Sackett and Hannah Tritton

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

  1. Baptisms Register, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent, "16 April 1717 Richard s. of Richard & Martha Sackett."
  2. Thanet Obituary, monumental inscription, St Peter's Church, Thanet, Kent, stone tomb, iron railed, "Richard Sackett Esq. of Northdown, 23 August 1789, aged 73; Hannah, ux, 4 July 1773, aged 53; Susanna, their daughter, 2 April 1773, aged 25; Sutton, the only son, 19 October 1776, aged 30."
  3. Morning Post and Daily Advertiser, (London), London, Friday, August 28, 1789; Issue 5113. "DIED. Sunday evening, at Northdown, near Margate, Mr. Richard Sackett, a
    person possessed of great property, the bulk of which descends to Mrs. Tomlin, only daughter of Mr. Peter Cramp, of Domecourt {ITAL:]sic], in the Isle of Thanet."
  4. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "27 August 1789 Richard Sackett from St John's, Northdown."
  5. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "25 July 1745 Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, bachelor & Hannah Tritton of Willsborough, spinster. At Willsborough, Kennington or Eastwell."
  6. Marriage, Eastwell, Kent (IGI), "25 July 1745 Richard Sackett & Hannah Tritton (Lic)."
  7. Birth date calculated from age at death.
  8. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "29 July 1773 Hannah Sackett, aged 53."
  9. Will of Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 28 October 1730, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, April 1731 (National Archives, PROB 11/644).
  10. Letters of administration of the estate of Susannah Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 20 April 1741 (National Archives, PROB 6/117).
  11. Will of Richard Sackett of East Northdown, St John in Thanet, Kent, 4 August 1789, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 5 September 1789 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-101-420).
Last Edited31 May 2013