Richard Sackett

(1783-1863)
FatherRichard Sackett (1745/46-1831)
MotherRebecca Watten (c 1742-1803)
Richard Sackett, Cinque Ports pilot of Dover, Kent, son of Richard Sackett and Rebecca Watten, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 1 December 17831 and baptized at St Peter's ChurchG, on 25 December 1783.1 He died aged 79 in DoverG, in October 18632 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, DoverG, on 21 October 1863.3 He married at St Leonard's, Deal, KentG, on 17 July 1809, Jane Kemp.4,5 Jane was born in about 1785.6 She died aged 65 in DoverG, on 25 January 18517,8 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, DoverG, on 1 February 1851.9,7
     Richard was not included in the census record of his household in 1841 and was possibly away at sea. His wife, Jane, was living at Middle Row, St Mary, Dover, KentG, and was recorded as Jane Sackett, the wife of a pilot, aged 50+ and born in Kent. The other members of the household were their children, William, 20+, Ann, 20+, Mary, 15+, William, 15+, and a female servant, Sarah Ralph.10
     In 1851 he was living at 118 Snargate Street, Dover, KentG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, Cinque Ports pilot, head of household, a widower, aged 65 and born in Westwood, Kent. Living with him were his daughter Sarah Ann aged 20, and his grandson John aged 12.11
     In 1861 he was living at 118 Snargate Street, Dover, KentG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, a retired pilot, head of household, a widower aged 76 and born at Hearn, Thanet, Kent. Living with him were his widowed daughter Elizabeth and unmarried daughter Sarah, and two 13-year-old nieces.12
     Richard made his will in Dover, KentG, on 29 September 1854, naming as beneficiaries his daughters Elizabeth and Sarah to whom left his leasehold house at 118 Snargate Street, Dover, and his personal estate, valued at under £200. The will was proved at Canterbury on 9 November 1863.13

Children of Richard Sackett and Jane Kemp

ChartsTree 3. Thomas Sackett the elder descendant chart (English line)
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "25 December 1783 Richard s. Richard & Rebecca Sackett, bn 1 December."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1863. Sackett, Richard, 79. Dover. 2a:482."
  3. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, "21 October 1863 Richard Sackett, Snargate St., 80 years."
  4. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "17 July 1809 Richard Sackett of St Peter Thanet, mariner, bachelor & Jane Kemp of Deal, spinster. At Deal."
  5. Marriages Register, St Leonard's, Deal, Kent (Transcript), "17 July 1809 Richard Sackett, bachelor, of St Peter, Thanet, [signed] & Jane Kemp, spinster, of this parish [made mark]. Licence. Witnesses: Edw. Foreman, B Long."
  6. Date of birth based on age at death.
  7. Mrs Nichol's Index, Cowgate Cemetery, Dover, Kent, sandstone headstone badly worn at bottom, "Sacred to the memory of John Kemp Sackett. Youngest son of Mr Richard Sackett pilot, aged 11 years & 9 months. He was a dutiful & affectionate child, & beloved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prepare thyself to meet thy God. Also Jane wife of the above named (Richard) Sackett, who after a long affliction departed this life 25 Jan 1851. She was an . . . wife . . . tender mother & was . . . by her friends. (aged 66)."
  8. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1851. Sackett, Jane, 65. Dover. 5:75."
  9. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, "1 February 1851 Jane Sackett, Snargate St., 66 years."
  10. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Middle Row, St Mary, Dover, Kent
    Jane Sackett, 50, wife of pilot, b. Kent
    William Sackett, 20, mariner, b. Kent
    Ann Sackett, 20, b. Kent
    Mary Sackett, 15, b. Kent
    William Sackett, 15, b. Kent
    Sarah Ralph, 20, FS, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 494; Book: 12; Civil Parish: St Mary; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 14; Folio: 12; Page: 18; Line: 21; GSU roll: 306885; [indexed as Packett]. [Also researched at PRO by Marion Sackett].
  11. 1851 Census for England & Wales, "118 Snargate St., St Mary, Dover
    Richard Sackett, head, widower, 65, Cinque Ports pilot, b. Kent, Westwood
    Sarah Ann Sackett, dau, unmarried, 20, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    John Sackett, gson, 12, scholar, b. Kent, Dover."
  12. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/?/f143
    118 Snargate St., Dover (St Mary), Kent
    Richard Sackett, head, widower, 76, superannuated pilot, b. Thanet, Hearn
    Elizabeth Joade, dau, widow, 47, tobacconist, b. Kent, Deal
    Sarah Sackett, dau, unmarried, 30, dressmaker, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Emily Collard, niece, 13, scholar, b. Kent, Alkham
    Emily Cox, niece, 13, scholar, b. Kent, Dover
    Phillip Handcock, visitor, unmarried, 23, printer compositor, b. Devon, Plymouth.
  13. Will of Richard Sackett of St John's, Margate, Kent, 29 September 1854, proved in Canterbury, 9 November 1863 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown reference).
Last Edited22 May 2017