Ann Sackett

(1779-aft 1851)
FatherJohn Sackett (1743-1827)
MotherCatherine Andrews (c 1753-1831)
Ann Sackett, daughter of John Sackett and Catherine Andrews, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 19 December 17791 and baptized at St Peter's ChurchG, on 2 January 1780.1 She died after 1851. She married at St Nicholas Church, Ash-next-Sandwich, KentG, on 12 October 1797, John Cook.2,3
     Ann and John had a record number of twenty-one children, and the feat was recorded by Peter Laslett in The World We Have Lost: "The child-producing record amongst women known to historical demographers is at present shared between the wife of a solicitor of Geneva who had 21 births in the late 17th century and a girl from Kent, Ann Sackett, who was born in 1779 at Ash in that county. At 18 she married John Cook, a labourer there. By 1823 they had had 21 children at 20 births, and Ann was still alive in 1851."
     Ann was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 26 April 1823. She was to be paid £100 out of a loan received from her father by her husband John Cook.4

Children of Ann Sackett and John Cook

Appears inNotable Sacketts
ReferenceN.3

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "2 January 1780 Ann Sackett d. John & Catherine, b. 19 December."
  2. Banns Register, St Nicholas, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), "24 Sep, 1, 8 Oct 1797 John Cook & Ann Sackett, both otp."
  3. Marriages Register, St Nicholas, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent, digital image, Findmypast (http://findmypast.co.uk), "12 Oct 1797 John Cook & Ann Sackett, both of this parish. Banns. He signed; she made mark. Witnesses: Friend Coleman, Sarah Coleman, both made mark."
  4. Will of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 26 April 1823, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 7 April 1827 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-107-362).
Last Edited22 October 2013