Thomas Sackett

(1766-1817)
FatherHenry Sackett (c 1738-1774)
MotherMartha Higgs
Thomas Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Martha Higgs, was baptized in Hornchurch, EssexG, on 21 January 1766.1 He died aged 512 and was buried at St Andrew's Church, HornchurchG, on 7 January 1817, described in the record as "of Romford."2 He married first at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, MiddlesexG, on 18 August 1794, Rachel Baker.3 Rachel died in September 18094 and was buried at St Andrew's Church, HornchurchG, on 1 October 1809.4 He married second at St Leonard's Church, ShoreditchG, on 20 May 1813, Catherine Cox.5 She died aged 79 in Orsett, EssexG, in 18406 and was buried at St Michael's Church, Aveley, EssexG, on 10 March 1840.7
     Thomas was a butcher and had a shop and slaughterhouse in Hornchurch. An advertisement in the London Times in 1796 showed that he had a 21-year lease on the premises from 1794 at £25 a year. He was later described (in newspaper reports of his son's arrest for highway robbery) as a "calves' salesman to a very great extent, constantly attending Romford-market."8 He was in a business partnership with John Eve Sr, of Grays, also a salesman, the partnership being dissolved on 24 June 1806.9
     Rachel Baker would appear to have had a daughter, Elizabeth Baker, born illegitimately in about 1790. Elizabeth died aged 40 in Colchester in 1831. She married at St Mary's Church, Bocking, Essex, on 1 November 1813, Lionel Garrard, a merchant and private banker. Lionel Garrard was a signatory to the petition to the King, pleading for the life of Thomas Baker Sackett who had been convicted of robbery in 1827. Lionel Garrard described himself on the petition as a brother-in-law to the convicted man, and it is on this basis that his wife Elizabeth is identified as a daughter of Rachel Baker.10

Children of Thomas Sackett and Rachel Baker

ReferenceN.6

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptism, Hornchurch, Essex (IGI), "21 January 1766 Thomas Sacket s. Henry Sacket & Martha."
  2. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sacket, Thomas, 51, of Romford, 7 Jan 1817."
  3. Marriages Register, St Leonard's, Shoreditch, Middlesex, "18 August 1794 Thomas Sackett, bachelor, of this parish, & Rachel Baker, spinster, of this parish. Banns. [Both signed]. By Joseph Rose, Minister. Witnesses: John Croms?, Henrietta Sackett."
  4. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sackett, wife of Mr. Thom:, 1 Oct 1809."
  5. Marriages Register, St Leonard's, Shoreditch, Middlesex, "20 May 1813 Thomas Sackett, widower, of this parish, & Catherine Cox, widow, of this parish. Banns. [Both signed]. Witnesses: George Limming, Dinah Adams."
  6. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1840. Sackett, Catherine, 86. Orset. 12:157."
  7. Burials Register, St Michael, Aveley, Essex, database, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), "10 Mar 1840 Catherine Sackett, 79."
  8. The Times, (London), 5 November 1796, p. 4.
  9. "Morning Chronicle", London, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), 2 July 1806, "From the London Gazette, July 1. / Partnerships dissolved. / John Eve, sen. of Grays, and Thomas Sackett, of Romford, Essex, salesmen—June 24, 1806."
  10. Emails from Valerie Tranfield to Chris Sackett, November 2009.
Last Edited4 November 2014