Thomas Sackett

(1777-1857)
FatherWilliam Sackett (1741-1819)
MotherAnne Ansell (1739-1833)
Thomas Sackett, shipwright of St Lawrence, Kent, son of William Sackett and Anne Ansell, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 9 December 17771 and baptized at St Peter's ChurchG, on 25 December 1777.1 He died aged 79 in Hereson, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 30 August 18572,3,4 and was buried at the Ebenezer Independent Chapel, RamsgateG, on 3 September 1857.3 He married first Sarah ___. He married second at St Lawrence ChurchG, on 17 June 1804, Mary Ansell.5 Mary was born in about 1778.6 She died aged 93 at HeresonG, on 23 February 18727,8 and was buried at the Ebenezer Independent ChapelG, on 29 February 1872.8
     In 1841 Thomas was living at Hereson, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, next door to his son Thomas and was recorded in the census as Thomas Sackett, a carpenter, aged 60 and born in Kent. Living with him were his wife Mary, also 60, and children, Mary, 30, Elizabeth, 20, and William, 19.9 [adult ages rounded down to nearest five years]
     In 1851 he was living at Hereson, St Lawrence in ThanetG, and was recorded as Thomas Sackett, a shipwright, head of household, married, aged 73 and born at St Peter's, Kent. Living with him were his wife Mary, aged 72, born at St Lawrence, their daughter Elizabeth aged 32, and their granddaughter Rachel, aged 10.10 [The parents of the 10-year-old Rachel Sackett have not been identified. A record has not been found in the GRO indexes.]
     Thomas made his will in Hereson, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 14 June 1844, naming as beneficiaries his wife Mary, his sons Thomas, William and George, and his daughters Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth.11 He left all his personal estate (valued at under £100) to his wife Mary, and she was to have the freehold property for life. After her death the property was to be sold and the proceeds divided equally among the children. The will was proved at Canterbury on 7 August 1858.
     In 1861 Thomas's widow Mary was living at Hereson, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Mary Sackett, head of household, a widow, aged 82, house proprietor, born at St Lawrence, Kent. Living with her was her unmarried daughter Elizabeth, aged 42, a shop keeper, also born at St Lawrence.12
     In 1871 she was living at Sackett Cottages, Hereson, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded as Mary Sackett, head of household, a widow, aged 92, and born in St Lawrence. Living with her was her unmarried daughter Elizabeth.13
     Thomas's widow Mary died intestate. Administration of her estate was granted to her daughter Elizabeth on 19 October 1872. The estate was valued at nearly £600.14

Child of Thomas Sackett and Sarah ___

  • Sarah Ansell Sackett b. 21 Jun 1805

Children of Thomas Sackett and Mary Ansell

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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "25 December 1777 Thomas s. William & Ann Sackett, bn. 9 December."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1857. Sackett, Thomas, 79. Thanet. 2a:401."
  3. Burials Register, Ebenezer Independent Chapel, Ramsgate, "3 September 1857 Thomas Sackett of Hereson, 79 years, died 30 August 1837."
  4. Will of Thomas Sackett of Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent, 14 June 1844, proved in the Canterbury, 7 August 1858 (Somerset House Indexes), "Thomas Sackett, shipwright, of Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent, died 30 August 1857 at Hereson. Will proved at Canterbury. Personal estate under £100. Executors: John Bevis, Westmarsh, Ash next Sandwich, Gent., & George Martin Hinds, Ramsgate, surveyor."
  5. Marriages Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts; Society of Genealogists), "17 June 1804 Thomas Sackett bachelor & Mary Ansell spinster."
  6. Date of birth based on age at death.
  7. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1872. Sackett, Mary, 93. Thanet."
  8. Burials Register, Ebenezer Independent Chapel, Ramsgate, "29 February 1872 Mary Sackett of Hereson, 93 years, died 23 February 1872."
  9. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.co.uk), Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, 60, carpenter, b. Kent
    Mary Sackett, 60, b. Kent
    Mary Sackett, 30, b. Kent
    Elizabeth Sackett, 20, b. Kent
    William Sackett, 19, mason, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 467; Book: 16; Civil Parish: St Lawrence; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 18; Folio: 34; Page: 36; Line: 17; GSU roll: 306862.
  10. 1851 Census for England & Wales, Hereson, St.Lawrence, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, married, 73, shipwright, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Mary Sackett, wife, 72, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, [marital status blank], 32, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Rachel Sackett, g-dau, 10, scholar, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    HO107/1630/f186v.
  11. Will of Thomas Sackett of Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent, 14 June 1844, proved in the Canterbury, 7 August 1858 (Somerset House Indexes).
  12. 1861 Census for England & Wales, "Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent
    Mary Sackett, head, widow, 82, house proprietor, b. St Lawrence, Kent
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, unm., 42, shop keeper, b. St Lawrence, Kent."
  13. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/997/f29
    Sackett Cottages, Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent
    Mary Sackett, head, widow, 92, householder, b. St Lawrence
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, unm., 62, sweetshop keeper, b. St Lawrence.
  14. Letters of administration of the estate of Mary Sackett of St Lawrence, Kent, granted at Canterbury, 19 October 1872 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown repository reference).
Last Edited29 November 2016