Wills, Administrations, & Inventories, England, 1500s


20 records.

31 March 1501, Joane Sakett, widow, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (widow of Solomon Sakett.)
Will of Joane Sakett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 31 March 1501, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-8-61). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

Abstract
Joane Sakett, widow of Solomon Sakett, St Peter's
Beneficiaries
-     Agnes grannt my goddaughter
-     Thomas Sprakling
-     Margaret Sprakling
-     Margerye Sprakling
-     [Denise] Cakelyn
-     Johane Sprakling
-     Richard Sprakling
-     Willia- Sprakling
-     our lady of Wallsingh-m
-     hym that shall labour to our Lady of Walsingham
-     Alice Lidered
-     Elene Sprakling
-     Margery Lidered
-     Edward Lidered
Executors
-     Thomas Sprakling
-     Edward Lidered
Witnesses
-     Sr Hugh Hugh vicar
-     Richard Sprakling
-     Willia-

Transcription
"In the name of god Amen the last day of the monyth of March the ye-r of the Incarnation of our lord god m ccccc and one I Johane Sakett the widowe of Sal-mon Sakett of the p-ishe of Saynt Peter in the Ile of Thanet of pfyt mynde and good remembrance in this ma-n forme folowing make my testament First I bequeth my soule to allmighty god to our lady Saynt Marye and all the Sayntes of heven my body to be buried in the churchyard of Saynt Peter aforesaid Also I bequethe to the high auter of the said churche 12d It-m to every lyght in the said churche of the whiche I am sister a busshell of whete It-m to Agnes grannt my goddaughter 1 busshel of whete It-m I bequethe to Thomas Sprakling a brasse pott a ketill 2 disshes of peutre a tabillclothe 1 payer of shetes It-m to Margaret Sprakling a nother brasse pott a panne a payer of shetes a blankett a cov-lytt a [laber] a candelstikke a chist a [kirtill hal_] my best clok a tableclothe 2 pillowes 2 peutre disshes It-m I bequethe to Margerye Sprakling my russet kyrtill my … wt [bokram] and a payer of beddes Also I beque-the to [Denise] Cakelyn a chest my velett hoode and a peutre disshe Also I bequethe to our lady auter in the churche my best tableclothe It-m to Johane Sprakling 1 peutre disshe a candellstikk and a litle brasse potte It-m to Richard Sprakling a payer of shetes a coverlitt and a peutre disshe It-m to Willia- Sprakling [Jnr?] 1 [bering] shepe It-m to the foresaid Thomas Sprakling my second … and a litle chest Also I bequethe to our lady of Wallsingh-m my best [beedes] wt a ring of silv- Also I bequethe to hym that shall labour to our Lady of Walsingham to offer the said beedes and ring for hys labr and expense 10s Also I bequethe to the rep-ations of the churche friers in Sandwiche 10d Also to Steven Sprakling 1 busshell of whete It-m to Alice Lidered a litle chest to the said churche workes a shepe Also I bequethe the said Thomas Sprakling iij shepe Also I bequethe the daughter of the said Thomas Spraking a shepe Also I bequethe to the aforesaid 4 shepe Also I bequethe to Johane and Elene Sprakling the other half p-te of my clok And to the said Elene Sprakling my red hode and a peutre disshe It-m to Alice Sprakling daughter of the said Thomas Sprakling a lambe and to Alice Sprakling her sister a lambe also I bequethe to [iche] of the children of the sayd Thomas Sprakling a lambe … of peutre Also I bequethe to Margery Lidered my vulett kyrtill Also I will that ther be … for the helth of my soule at my forthbering 6 masses wt [placebo] and dirge At my monithes day and 12 monyth day every of them 6 masses wt placebo and dirge The residue … of all my goodes aftre my dettes and bequethes payed I geve and bequethe to the said Thomas Sprakling and Edward Lidered that they therof dispose for the helthe of my soule as they for best to be [dooi goe] for to [pleace] and my soule to … whyche Thomas and Edwarde I ordeyne and make my executours Also I bequethe to [Iche] of my said executrs for there labr 20d This wittnessith Sr Hugh Hugh vicar of the said churche Richard Sprakling Willia- [-oblet] [p;others]

Probatium ixmo Junij Jura Sprakling & [-oblett] … est adm-stratio executveibnt …"


1501/2, Thomas Sakett, of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Will of Thomas Sakett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 1501/02, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, (probate date not known) (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-8-158). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

[Not yet transcribed]


1503/4, Eleanor Sakett, of Kent.
Letters of administration of the estate of Eleanor Sakett of Kent, granted by the (Court not known), 1503/04 (Kent Archives Office, A-Act 1-182). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

[Document not yet transcribed]


1511, William Sackett, of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Will of William Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 1511, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, (probate date not known) (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-12-29). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

In the name of God Amen this is the last will & testament of me William Sackett the yere of our Lorde MCCCCCXI good & full mynde make my testament in this man-[ner] of wyse I bequeath my soule to Almighty God to our lady & to all sents in Heven & my body to be buried in the churchyarde of Saint John in the ile of tanet And I bequeath to the hye aultr for forgoten tythes iijs & for iiijd Itm I bequeath to sent [_atyd] lyght a bushel barly Itm I bequeath to sent Antonys lyght a bushel of barly Also I wyll that Alice my wyfe shall have all my movabls paying my detts & my bequests also I wyll Alice my wyfe & John my sone shal be myn executors
This is the last will of the forsaid Willm ye day above wrytyn the yere of King Harry the VIIIth the iij yere I Wyllm wyll yt my feoffees Thomas Culmer Robert Lucas Willm Gavy-roy Willm [___] shall sell as muche land as shall pay my detts yf my movabylls be not abell to stretch so said also the residue of my lands & tenements my detts & bequests payd I wyll yt my feoffees shall suffer Alice my wyfe to occupye my tenement & landes deuryng her lyff paying ye lorde of the fee & aft the decease of Alice my wyf I wyll that my landes & tenementes shall remayne to John my son Witness heir of Wyllm [Gabyroy] Jhon Smyth Thoms [___] et alijs [Alice]

Probatum … … [4 lines in Latin]


1511/12, Johan Saget, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Will of Johan Saget of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 1511/12, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, (probate date not known) (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-12-88). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

[Latin section 40 lines – transcript not yet attempted]

[English section]
This is the last will of me the said Johan Saget made the day & yere above said and the first yere of the reign of King Henry VIII of and upon all my landes and tenementes whersoev~ they be liyng in which landes & tenementes Thmo~ Northwodde Richard Northwodde John ___ and Thomas ___ enfeoffed First I will that my said feoffes shall enfeffe Thomas ___ ymediately after my disiesse of and in all my landes and tenemente to hym and to his heires and to his assignes for ev'more under thys co~dicion folowyng That the said Thomas ___ his heires or his assignes shall pay or cause to be payed to my said feoffes to the þformans of my will xxti marke of lawfull money of england within vj yere aft my deceasse ev'y yere by eqalle portion And I gyve to evry one of my feoffers for their labours xijd.

Probatum … …


1518, Walter Sakett, of Minster in Thanet, Kent.
Letters of administration of the estate of Walter Sakett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, granted by the (Court not known), 1518 (Kent Archives Office, A-Act 4-102). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

[Transcript not yet attempted]


1528, John Sagett, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Will of John Sagett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 1528, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, (probate date not known) (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-18-153). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

[Transcript not yet attempted]


September 1529, John Sakett, of St John in Thanet, Kent (son of Robert Sakett and Joan ___.)
Will of John Sakett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 4 July 1529, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, September 1529 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-18-246). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

"In deo noie Amen The iiijth day of Julye in the yer of oure lord god M VCxxix I John Sakett of the paryshe of Saynt Johns yn the Ile of Thanet being yn full memerye make my will yn forme and man folowing / First I bequeth my soule to allmyghty god and to our blyssed lady Saynte Marye & to all the holy companye of heven And my body to be buried yn the church yard of Saynt Johns Itm i give to the high aulte for my tithes and oblations forgoten xijd Itm- I give to the churche worke of Saynt Johns ij Itm- I will [h…] at my forthe fare iij masses And at my … v masses And v at my xij monethe … Itm- I give to evry light that I am a brother of iiijd Itm- I give to Johane my wif all my movable goods payen it my dettes and my bequests savyng v semes of whete & v semes of barley the … shall remayne to the place Of the whiche whete & barley my son Willm shal have a seme of whete and a seme of barley when he cometh to his parte of his [lands?] it, I give to … xls to be payd within thre yere aft my dcasse And if … dye within the thre yere it shall remayne to my wif Itm I make myne executors my wif Johane Sakett & Willm- Norwod And I give to Willm- Norwod for his labor xxd"
"This is the last will of me John Sakett of & uppon all my land and tenement the day & yere above written First I give Johan my wife all my lands and tement for the space of viij yere & she to kepe lawfull repacion and she shall not waste nor spoyle my … but as she … … And aft that viij yere I will that the profit of my hous & landes shall remayne to my two daughters for the space of vj yeres and I will that Willm Norwud
do receive it for theym and then to have it divided even betwene thaym at the age of xviij yeres And if any of thaym dye wtin age and without issue then I will them be the others heir and if they dye bothe within age & without issue of their bodies lawfully begoten then I will that my wife have bothe their partes And aft that vj yere I will that my son William shall have my hous and all my landes for the space of iiij yeres And aft that iiij yere I will my son William shal have to his parte iiij acres of land lyeng at Robsons boshe and vj acres at [Col…] Dane / one acr & an half betwene the landes of
Thomas [Coln] And ij acres lyeng by the [heges] waye next to Thomas Arlettes hege and an acre lyeng at the lane ende And all the residue of my landes & tenent I give to my son John Sakett at the age of cciiij yeres And if any of thaym dye w-tin age and w-tout Issue of their bodies lawfully begeted then I will that them be the others heir And if they both dye without Issue I will that it shall remayne to my daughters & to their heirs And if they dye all without issue of theis bodies lawfully begeted then I will that my hous and landes be sold and I geve half thereof I give to a … … and my [frendes] yn the church of Saynt Johns And the other half I will it be divided yn two partes And the parte I give to the churche of Saynt Johnes And the other parte I give to my sister Alice And to her children And I make my feoffes Symon [Davy] Robert [lyderer] and Richard Sakett the executors Witness Willm Norwod Richard Sakett Roger [Perken] Symon [Davy] Willm [Wanstall] & [Thomas Culn-] with other …"

"Probatu fuit sup … … … …
Septembris Anno Dm millimo … … … …
Roger … et Willm Wanstall & … …
Appiobat- & … … … … …
… … … … …"


January 1531, Edward Sackett, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Will of Edward Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, January 1531, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, (probate date not known) (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-19-136). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

[Latin section of 21 lines not yet transcribed/ translated]

[English section]
"This is the last will of me the said Edward Sackett made the day and yere above written And yn the xxij yere of the Reign of our sovryne Lord Kyng Henry the viijth of and uppon all my lands & tenement with thapptences In the whiche lands & tenement Thomas Norwode of the þyshe of Saynt petre beforesaid and Alexander Culin of the þyshe of Saynt John the Baptist by me be enfeoffed First imediatly after my decesse I will that my said feoffes shall suffre Johanne my Wiff to have hold and occupieng of my tene¯nt at saynt peters churche hill beforesaid and all my lands longing therto duryng her liffe onely levyng sufficient repations and payeing the Lorde of the fees And after the decesse of the said Johane
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said Johane my wife I Will that my said feoffes shall enfeoff Richard my son yn thaforesaid ten¯t and yn the landes longyng therto yn [ ] and his issue for ev¯more And if the said Richard my sone dye before the saide Johane my wife And wtout Issue of his bodye lawfully goten then I will that affter the decesse of the saide Johane my wife my said feoffes shall sell the said ten¯t and all the lands longyng therto And the money therof to be [ ] yn this man¯ and forme foloweing First I bequeth vjs viijd to the churche worke of the same churche Also to [ ] vjs viijd It¯m to An honest preste to syng for my soule and all my good frendes soules and all [ ] soules xxxiijs iiijd And all the residue of the money to be dispesed to poor people & yn other good poor be of charite where moost nede is to be dooin hys [ ]."

"Probatu¯ fuit [ ] xxviij die [maroj] Anno Dm¯ Millimo ____ mo xxxj [ ] Norwoode & Ric¯ Aland de … …

…"





28 January 1532/33, Richard Sakett, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (son of Edward Sackett and Johane ___.)
Will of Richard Sakett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 13 January 1532/33, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 28 January 1532/33 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-19-286). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Chris Sackett).

In dei no-ie Amen the xiij day of the [13]
moneth of January In the yere of our Lord God M [January]
CCCCCxxxij I Richard Sakett the sonne of Edward [1532]
Sackett of the pyshe of Saynt Peters yn the yle of
Thanett Syngleman syke yn bodye nev-thelesse hole
of mynde and of good reme-brance make my testam-t
in that man- and forme foloweng ffirst I bequethe
my soule to all myghty god and to his blessed mother
Saynte Marye And to all the company of hevyn And
my bodye to be buryed in the church yard of Saynt Peter
Itm ffirst I bequeth unto ^the hyge Aulter yn the said church for my tythes
forgotten xd Itm I bequethe for to dye [_______]
for the said church v [ti] Itm I bequeth to my mother
x [ti] [______] itm I bequeth to [___] wayes xs
[__] the said [____] to be [____] whereas most [___]
is to be doan Itm to poore peple whereas most
nede is to be doan vis viijd Itm I bequethe to
Nycholas Kempe my godson ij Ewes Itm I bequeth
to Nicholas Pofett my godson one Ewe Itm I
Bequethe to Thomas Lydderard ij [_] To Edward
Lydderard xvijd And to Johanne Lidderard xvjd [_]
children of Robert Lidderard Itm I bequeth to my
honist preest to praye for my soule in the [___]
said churche And for all theym that I am bound
to praye for xxxiijs iiijd Itm at my [obij dyrgys]
and iij masses Also at my [monethes daye dyrgys et vj masses]
[vj masses] And at my [______] day [dyrgye] and
[vij masses] Of the residue of my goodes whereas my
dettes and bequests etc byn payed if ther be any thyng
lefft I wyll that [_____] Sakettes children have said
by equall portions betwene theym to be devyded
Itm all the residue of my goodes after my dettes & bequethes
payed I putt it to the disposition of my executors
that they dispose therof for the helthe of my soule
and all theym that I am bounde to pray for as they
for best to be doon as they wyll [take acconyote]
before god at the Dredfull daye of Juggement
[Also] I ordegne make and constitue my executors
Robert Lidderard and Richard Aland of this my p'sent
testament by these p'sente That they faithfully exycute
and fulfyll with the effecte Itm I bequethe to [____]
of my executors for there labor iijs viijd And to [___]
of my ffeoffeis [vjs] To that witnesseth [__]
Willm Cobbe vycar of the said pishe Thomas [pyrs]
Thomas [Kempe] and [Sr] Richard Norwodd prieste
with others
This is the last wyll of me the said
made the day and yere as is Above written And
yn the xxiiij yere of the Reign of king Herry the viijth
after the [conquest] of england of and uppon [____]
and all my landes with the Appurtenances In the
whiche land and barne Thomas [piers] & Thomas
Kempe of the said pishe by me be enfeoffed First
I wyll that ymmedyatly after my decesse that
my said ffeoffees shallt sell my Barne at Churchhyll
and all the land belongyng therto as I bought it
of Richard Aland And I wyll Robert Lidderard
[have] it of the same price that I bought ^it for of Richard
Aland and if he wyll have it Or else I wyll it be
sold to the most pfitt (profit) And also my said
ffeoffees shall sell all my other landes to Eyny that wyll
give most for them and payn best And the money
therof to be [delyvhid] to my executours to paye my
dettes and my bequethes To that witness as
is Above written // Concordat on originale //

Probatu sunt suprastuptia testat xxviij De [28]
mensy January Anno Dm Millimo quigeymo xxxijdo [January 1532]
[Imamidso] dm Willm Cobb vicarij dm Ric Norwodd
[__] et Thome Kempe [___] Approbatu [__] onus
[__] et [___] pdcis puntus in forma [___] [___].


9 May 1545, Richard Saket the younger, husbandman, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (son of Richard Sackett the elder and Margaret ___.)
Will of Richard Saket of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 9 April 1545, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 9 May 1545 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-262). (Researched by Michael Callé).

RICHARD SAKET, yngr.
Dated 9 Apr 1545          Proved 9 May 1545           [Abstract & transcript by Michael Callé]
Husbandman of St. Peters, Thanet.     Possessed of tenements at Sackett’s Hill.

To high altar of St. P. – 6d “for my tithes negligently forgotten”
Parishioners of St. P. – 20d
Son = John          Horse, cart, plough, wheat & barley at 21;     10 sheep & a cow at 12
Dau = Margery          10 sheep & a cow at 12;          Wheat & barley at marriage
Wife = Crystian          Reversion of above if both children die;     Residue of goods after other bequests
Steven ?SCOLYE          A cow & a sheep
Alys SPRACKLING          Wheat & malt
Richard HOLLINGBERRY     Malt
?Godson = Richard BOURNE     A lamb
Godson = Richard HOLLINGBERRY      A lamb
Goddau = Alys LONG          Malt
Any of my other godchildren     3d
Lands & tenements at Sackett’s Hill – to wife Crystian until son John is 21
when John 21, he inherits & must pay sister Margery 20s after 2 yr.
If John dies without issue, reversion to Margery
If Margery then dies without issue, reversion to wife Crystian for her life. On her death, property to be sold & proceeds to go to :-
Richard HOLLINGBERRY     £10     reversion to Godson = Richard HOLLINGBERRY
Steven ?SCOLYE          £ 5
Alys SPRACKLING          3 ??
Poor people who most need it      20s
Reparacions of St. Peters church     20s
Agnes ALYN, dau of Nicholas ALYN     10s
Each of his other children     3s. 4d
Residue to the poor
Executors = Crystian & Thomas SACKET of Sackett’s Hill          Thomas & John each to
Overseer = John ALONDE, Rector of Minster                    have 3s.
Witnesses:     Richard NORWOOD the Curate;      Richard SACKETE the elder; Thomas xxxxx.

In the name of God Amen The 9th day of April The year [….] the Incarnation of our Lord God 1545 I Richard Sacket the younger of the parish of Saint Peter’s in the Isle of Thanet husbandman sick in body but whole in mind and of good rememerances thanks be to Almighty God make my testament in this manner and form following
First I give and bequeath my soul with [….] and [….] unto my Lord God and his blessed mother Saint Mary and to all the company of heaven my body to be buried in the church yard of the said church
Item: I bequeath to the high altar therein the same church for my tithes negligently forgotten 6d Item: to the parishioners of the same church 20d. Item: I will that at my obit day [….] and 3 masses and in any of my other days [….] that is to say at my [?trynall ……] and 3 masses and at my anniversary likewise.
Item: I bequeath to john my son horse a cart and a plough and all other belonging thereto and 2 quarters of wheat and 2 and one half of barley when he cometh to the age of 21 years and 10 sheep and a cow when he cometh to the age of 12 years.
Item: I bequeath to Margery my daughter 10 sheep and a cow when she cometh to the age of 12 years and 2 quarters of wheat and 2 of barley to be [….] at her marriage and if it fortune any of the said children to die within age and without issue I will one to be the other’s heir and if they die both I will it shall remain all wholly to Crystian my wife.
Item: I bequeath to Steven [?Scolye] a cow and a sheep, to Alys Sprackling 3 bushels of wheat and a quarter of malt, to Richard Hollingberry a bushel and 2 of malt, to Richard Borne my [goods….] a lamb, to Richard Hollingberry my godson a lamb and to Alys Long my goddaughter 2 bushels of malt and to any of my other godchildren 3d.
All the residue of my goods moveable and immoveable both corn cattle household and all other things my debts and bequests truly and faithfully paid I give and bequeath to Crystian my wife the which Crystian and Thomas Sacket of Sacketts Hill I make ordain and constitute my executors and I make John Alonde Rector of the parish of Minster my overseer and I give to the said John and Thomas for their labour 3s apiece to see this my last will well and truly accomplished and fulfilled as they will give account before God at the day of doom.
This is the Last Will of me the said Richard made the day and year above written and in the Reign of Sovereign Lord Henry the Eighth by the grace of God King of Ingland France and Ireland and in earth supreme head of the church of the Church of Ingland and also of Ireland, the 37th of and upon all my lands and tenements lying and being at Sacketts Hill or at any other places in the parishes of St Peter and St John the Baptist and St Lawrence.
Item: I will that immediately after my decease that Crystian my wife have hold and occupy my tenements at Sacketts Hill with all the lands belonging thereto lying and being in the parishes aforesaid until John my son cometh to the age of 21 years that them I will that John my son shall have the said tenements and all the land belonging thereto with the appurtenances paying Margery his sister 20s sterling two years after he cometh to his lands and if John my son die unmarried and without issue of his body lawfully begotten Then I will that Margery my daughter shall have the said tenements and lands to her and her heirs for evermore but and if they both die without marriage and without issue Then I will the said Crystian my wife shall have the tenements and lands all the time of her life natural and after her decease I will that the said tenements and lands with the appurtenances shall be [?sold] by my executors their heirs or assigns to the most advantage and to be distributed after the manner following: First I give to Richard Hollingberry the [….] £10 and if he be not living I give it to Richard Hollingberry my godson. Item: I give to Steven [?Scolye] £5 Item: I give to Alys Sprackling [3??] and to poor people which most need it 20s. to the reparacions of the said church 20s. and to [….. ……] the priest to sing for my soul and [not clear]
Item: to Agnes Alyn the daughter of Nicholas Alyn 10s. and to every his other children 3s 4d. All the residue I put to the discretion of mine executors their heirs or assigns to distribute amongst poor people which are most worthy and in […..] of charity
To this witnesseth Richard Norwood the curate Richard Sackete the elder Thomas […..]

[Probate 9 May 1545]


20 May 1545, Thomas Sacket, gentleman, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (son of ___ Sacket.)
Will of Thomas Sacket of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 26 April 1545, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 20 May 1545 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-265). (Researched by Michael Callé).

THOMAS SACKET     
Dated 26 Apr 1545          Proved 20 May 1545           [Abstract & transcript by Michael Callé]
Gentleman of St. Peters, Thanet

To the high altar           12d “for my tithes & oblations negligently forgotten”
Brother = Richard ALLEN     wheat & malt, & house
Goddau = Thamsin ALLEN     10s at age 14
John ALLEN, Katherine COCKLING, Margery ALLEN               each 5s at age 14
Sisters = Margaret & Katherine     each 6s. 8d
Poor people               total 25s
Priest                    wages 17s to sing for my soul
Residue               half to poor people; half to the foul highways where the most need is
Executors = Richard ALLEN my brother; John SPRACKLING gent.     16d each
Witnesses;     Richard NORWOOD; John WHITE

In Dei Nomine Amen The 26 day of April; in the year of our Lord God 1545 I Thomas Sackett of the parish of St Peter’s in the Isle of Thanet gentleman being sick in body but whole memory and of good remembrance make my last testament in this manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul to almighty god my maker to our blessed Lords mother St Mary and all the company of heaven and my body to be buried in the church yard of the said church. Item I bequeath to the high altar for my tithes and oblations negligently forgotten 12d. Item I will have at my obit day a dirge and 2 masses at my [?monthday] 2 masses and at my years [?mind] 2 masses. Item I give to Richard Allen my brother 2 bushels of wheat and a quarter of malt. Item I bequeath to Tamsin Allen my goddaughter when she cometh to the age of 14 years 10s. Item I bequeath to John Allen Katherine Cockeling and Margery Allen when they come to the age of 14 years each of them 5s. and if it happen any [of] them die without the said age of 14 years I will it shall be done for my soul and all Christian souls. Item I give to my sister Katherine 6s 8d. Item I bequeath to Thomas [Bew….] my godson 16d. Item I give to my brother my house. Item I give to Ellyn my cousin 6s 8d. Item I will have [….] to power [=poor] people at my [?forthfare] 5s and at my monthysmynd 10s and at my yearsmynd 10s. Item I will that [….] priest shall sing for my soul and all Christian souls in the church of St Peter aforesaid half a [….] of a year and he to have for his wages 17s. All the residue of my goods my debts and bequests truly contented and payed Item I will and bequeath the one half to be given to power people and the other half to the foul high ways where the most need is after th discretion of my executors that is to say Richard Allen my brother, John Sprackling gentleman and them to have for their pains and labour 16d apiece.
Witness of this present testament Richard Norwood, John White

[Probate 20 May 1545]


21 March 1548/49, Richard Sackett, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (son of Robert Sakett and Joan ___.)
Will of Richard Sackete of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 12 October 1548, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 21 March 1548/49 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-255). (Researched by Michael Callé).

RICHARD SACKETT     
Dated 12 Oct 1548          Proved 21 Mar 1548/9           [Abstract & transcript by Michael Callé]
Of St. Peters, Thanet

Vicar                     6d for tithes & duties negligently forgotten
Charity                    6s 8d
Godchildren               barley
Servant = Johane BENNET     20s in money or goods
Katherine ALLYNE          3s 4d
John WALTER               12d
John SPRACKLYNE the elder     12d
Wife = Margaret               residue of goods; half lands for life, with reversion to John SACKETT
Cousin = John SACKETT     remaining half of lands; to pay chief fee. When he inherits other half, to pay
6s 8d for reparacion of church & 6s 8d “to the amending of the foul ways”.
Executors = wife Margaret SACKETT & cousin John SACKETT
Overseer = Robert DUCKETT     12d for his pains
Witnesses;     Thomas COLLETT; William LONG

In the Name of God Amen The 12th day of October in the year of our Lord God 1548 I Richard Sackett of the parish of St Peter in the Isle of Thanet whole of mind and perfect remembrance have ordained this my last will and testament in form following:
First I bequeath my soul to the great mercy of God and my body to be buried in the church yard aforesaid.
Item: I give to the vicar of the same parish for tithes and duties negligently forgotten in discharge of my conscience 6d. Also I bequeath in [der_s] of charity at the day of my burial 6s 8d. Also I give to Margaret my wife all my moveables wheresoever they be she paying my debts and legacies. Also I give and bequeath to everyone of my godchildren a bushel of barley. Also I give and bequeath to Johane Bennet my servant 20s. in money or the value thereof in some other thing. Also I give and bequeath to Katherine Allyne 3s 4d. Also I give and Bequeath to John Walter 12d. Also I give and bequeath to John Spracklyne the elder 12d.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me the foresaid Richard Sackett made the day and year above written and in the 38th year of the reign of our most gracious Lord King Henry the Eighth Of and upon all my lands and tenements in the said parish of St Peter or elsewhere within the said Isle of Thanet:
First I will that Margaret my wife shall have half my lands her living during her natural life and John Sackett my cousin the other half to remain unto him his heirs for ever paying the chief lorde of the fee And I will also that the said John Sackett my cousin shall occupy with my said wife. Also I will that after my wife’s decease the half of my land that she hath to remain to my cousin John and his heirs for ever. Also I will that my cousin John shall give shortly after the decease of my wife to the reparacion of the church of St Peter aforesaid 6s 8d and to the amending of the foul ways 6s 8d.
Also I make and ordain mine executors of this my last will and testament Margaret Sackett my wife and John Sackett my cousin And Robert Duckett overseer and he to have for his pains 12d. This bearing my witness Thomas Collett William Long no other.

[Probate 21 March 1548 (1549 new style)]


9 November 1553, Margaret Sackett, widow, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (widow of Richard Sackett the elder.)
Will of Margaret Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 28 December 1551, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 9 November 1553 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-29-34). (Researched by Michael Callé).

MARGARET SACKETTE     
Dated 28 Dec 1551          Proved 9 Nov 1553           [Abstract & transcript by Michael Callé]
Widow of Richard SACKETT of St. Peters, Thanet

Vicar               4d
Johane BENNETTE     feather bed, pair of sheets & blankets, 2 pewter platters, latten candlestick,
little kettle, 10s.
Helyne GARRAT          one ?ewe sheep
Robert WALKER / WALTER     one ?ewe sheep
Old mother COKLYNE          12d
Godson = John ALLYNE     12d
Godson = Robert EMPTAGE     4d
Goddau = Agnes BLIETT     4d
Goddau = Margaret COTYNGE     4d
Godson = Gregory BARKER     4d
John SPRACKLYNE          a laver & 4d
Executor = John SACKETT     residue
Witnesses; Sir John LAWSON, vicar; Ric. ALLYNE

In the name of God Amen the 28th day of December in the year of our Lord God 1551 I Margaret Sackette the widow of Richard Sackette of the parish of St. Peter within the Isle of Thanet whole of mind and memory ordain and make this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
First I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God and my body to be buried in the church yard of the parish aforesaid Also I give and Bequeath to our vicar 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Johane Bennette one feather bed a [?transer] a pair of sheets and a pair of blankets two pewter platters a latten candlestick a little kettle and 10s. of lawful money of England to be delivered unto her within a year immediately after my decease Also I give and bequeath to Helyne Garrat one [?ewe] sheep Also I give and bequeath to Robert Walker [or Walter?] one [?ewe] sheep Also I give and bequeath to old Mother Coklyne 12d. Also I give and bequeath to John Allyne my godson 12d. Also I give and bequeath to Robert Emptage my godson 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Agnes Bliett my goddaughter 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Margaret Cotynge my goddaughter 4d. Also I give and bequeath to Gregory Barker my godson 4d. Also I give and bequeath to John Spraklyne a laver and 4d in money. The residue of all my moveables my debts paid and the legacies of this my last will and testament fulfilled I give and bequeath to John Sackett whom I ordain and make my sole executor of this my last will and testament. There being witnesses sir John Lawson vicar there and Ric’ Allyne with other no.

[Probate 9 November 1553]


1555/56, Richard Sacket, of Minster in Thanet, Kent.
Letters of administration of the estate of Richard Sacket of Minster in Thanet, Kent, granted by the (Court not known), 1555/56 (Kent Archives Office, A-Act 12-33). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

[Data from index entry only. Document not seen.]


25 September 1557, Thomas Sackett, of Minster in Thanet, Kent (son of ___ Sackett.)
Will of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, 3 April 1557, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 25 September 1557 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-34-4). (Researched by Michael Callé).

THOMAS SACKETT     
Dated 3 Apr 1557      Proved 25 Sep 1557      [Abstract by “Debretts” & transcript by Michael Callé]
Of Mynster in Thanet                     [NB. This will is in very poor condition & illegible in places; photocopy shows the bottom of each page has decayed away]

Mentions     my granddaughter
          Richard COTYMGE
          My brother Rychard
          Alyce my sister
          Roger FE…. my cousin
land lyinge (in) the parishe of mynster of thanet …….. unto my brother Rycharde and to hys children
Witnesses; Robert WESSINDEN; James MORTIMER; Ralfe STAMPE

In Dei nominee Amen I Thomas Sackett of the parish of Minster in the Isle of Thanet and in the County of Kent being sick in body but whole and perfect of mind thanks be given unto God make and ordain this my present last will and testament the third day of April and in the year of our Lord God 1557 in manner and form following. First and principally I bequeath unto Almighty God my soul and body and to Jesus Christ by whose bitter passion and blood shedding [***] the [***] of the cross my sins be clean washed and put away for us men and by no other means and my body to be buried in the church yard of Minster beside my father. Also I bequeath to the poor people of the parish of Minster at my [forth***] 3s 4d and at my [months***] 3s 4d and at my [**month***] 3s 4d to be duly [---- ---- ----] discretion of Mr John Crispe [---- ----] whom I ordain my executor [----]]
     [Transcript resumes at top of next page.]
twenty bushel of barley. Item I bequeath two ewes and two lambs to my granddaughter. Item I bequeath to Richard Cotynge two bushels of wheat. Item I bequeath to my brother Richard my chest. Item I bequeath to Alyse my sister my mother’s best girdle and her beads. Also I will and bequeath the residue of my goods to be sold by my executor to the best value that may be made of it and the money thereof to be given at the discretion of my executor but the greatest part I will it to the poorest people of Minster and some to the church and at my [forth***] to have said and sung Mass and likewise at my [months***] and also at my [***months***] [---- ---- ----] according to the church of Ingland and the residue I give and bequeath to the church of Minster.
And as to my land this is my last will and testament the day and year above written . First I will give and bequeath ten acres of land lying in the parish of Minster in Thanet in the County of Kent and the [----] and [---- ----- ---- ----- ---- ----- -----] unto my brother Richard Sackett and to his children of his [----] lawfully begotten of his body and if it shall fortune the said Richard to die without issue of his body lawfully begotten then I will the ten acres of land to Alice my sister and to her heirs and if the said Alice die without issue of her body lawfully begotten then I will the said land unto Richard [Fe***] my cousin and to the children lawfully begotten of his body and if the said Roger die without issue lawfully begotten then I [give the] said lands to the next heirs that can [---- ---- ----] if there can be found no heirs [---- ---- ----] I will my said lands to be sold by my
     [Transcript resumes at top of next page.]
and to be given to the poorest people and to the reparation of the church of Minster. Witnesses at the making of this my present last will and testament Robert Wessinden James Mortimer Ralfe Stampe

[Probate 25 September 1557]


4 February 1572/73, William Sackett, yeoman, of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent.
Will of William Sackett of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent, 20 December 1572, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 4 February 1572/73 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-41-360). (Researched by Michael Calle).

William Sackett
Will dated 20 Dec 1572 [Abstract by Michael Callé]

Yeoman of Jordan Down, St. Johns, Thanet

Beneficiaries
Johan my wife – complicated reference to dowry including land
Eldest son Robert – tenement & lands at Jordan Down, residue of other land
Son Edward when 21 – tenement & 20 acres arable & pasture in St. Peters lately purchased of
Alexander Norwood, 14 acres arable in St. Johns (mentions land of John Sackett the elder)
Daughter Johan when 18 –
Daughter Joyce when 18 –
Son John when 22 – tenement & 16½ acres at church Hill, St. Peters, lately purchased of
Stephen Ta__ye; 8 acres at ?Mill Down lately bought from Alexander Norwood; land at Bennetts Hill bought of John Graunt. Trust created.
Daughter Alyce Norwood –
Son-in-law Symon Norwood –
Robert Norwood, son of Symon –
Joan Norwood, daughter of Symon –
Servant Joan ?Englishby

Executors
Robert Sackett my son, Thomas ?Lyddows of St. Lawrence my brother in law

Overseers
Johan my wife, Edward ?Lyth__

Witnesses
Edward ?Lyth___, John Beddell, William Solley

Probate
4 Feb 1572/3     


1 October 1588, John Sacket, of St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet, Kent.
Will of John Sacket of St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet, Kent, 1588, proved in the Canterbury Consistory Court, 1 October 1588 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-36-110). (Researched by Michael Callé).

JOHN SACKET          
Dated xx xxx 1588          Proved 1 Oct 1588           [Abstract & transcript by Michael Callé]
Yeoman of St. Nicholas at Wade, Thanet

Wife = Johan                    lease of the farm so long as she remains widow
Wife’s son = Edward EMPTAGE          reversion of farm, paying mother £100
My dau Martha, wife of John FOORDE     reversion if Edward dies
Wife’s dau Alice, wife of Richard LANGLEY     reversion if Martha dies
Son in law = John FOORDE          £60 in addition to £60 I owe him
My dau = Martha FOORDE          fresh & salt marsh at Chambers Wall, St Nicholas; 2 young heifers
Son in law = Richard LANGLEY          100 marks
Son in law = Edward EMPTAGE          £60 at 21, “on condition that he shall hold himself full contented and
not trouble my executor for any other demands”
wife’s kinswoman = wife of William ?HARLE               1 young heifer
landlords = Master & Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford     young gelding
every man servant               10s
every boy servant               5s
cousin = Alice ?GUSSEN          40s
each maid servant               5s
every poor householder in parish     half bushel of wheat
reparations of St Nicholas church     10s
Mr CHARLES                    malt
Godchild = William CHARLES          20s
William FOORDE               wheat
Executrix = wife Johan               residue
Witnesses;     James CHARLES; Wryter HEERESS; Edward WHITLOCKE; Lawrence JONES
[The sum of £48 9s 10d is written in the margin]

In the name of God Amen The year of our Lord God 1588 and in the 30th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England, France and Ireland Defender of the Faith I John Sackett of the parish of St Nicholas at Wade in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent yeoman being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God therefore do make and ordain this my present testament and last will in manner and form following that is to say:
First I commit and commend my soul in the merciful hands of God my heavenly [father] and to his son Jesus Christ my only saviour by whom and through whom I do hope to be saved by the merits of his death and passion without any of my deserts and my body to the earth from whence it came until the day of Jesus Christ at which time it shall rise incorruptible and stand before the Son of Man. Item my mind and will is that Johane my wife shall have the lease of the farm wherein I now dwell during the term of years if she so long time do live and remain sole widow. But if it fortune that she do marry or die before the end of the said term then I will that Edward Emptage my wife’s son shall enter upon the same paying to his mother the sum of one hundred pounds within one whole year next ensuing. But if it fortune my said wife and Edward Emptage beforesaid to die before the end of the said term then I will that the remainder of those years shall fall to Martha my daughter the now wife of John Foorde. But if it fortune my said daughter to die then I will it shall fall to Alice Langley the now wife of Richard Langley my wife’s daughter. Item I give to my son-in-law John Foorde the sum of threescore pounds of lawful money of England over and above the threescore pounds I owe him to be paid to him or his assigns in manner and form following, that is to say at the Feast of All Saints next ensuing the one half and the other half on that day twelve months next ensuing. Item I give to my daughter Martha the now wife of John Foorde all my fresh and salt marsh lying at Chambers Wall within the parish of St Nicholas aforesaid and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten. Item I give my said daughter two young heifers. Item I give to my son-in-law Richard Langley one hundred marks of good and lawful money of England to be paid to him or to his assigns at the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady next come twelve months. Item I give to my son-in-law Edward Emptage threescore pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid to him or his assigns when he shall come to the full age of 21 years on condition that he shall hold himself full contented and not trouble my executor for any other demands or else this my said gift to be void from him and his. Item I give to the wife of William ?Harle my wife’s kinswoman one heifer. Item I give to the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College in Oxenford, my landlords, my young gelding. Item Give to every of my men servants 10s apiece and to every of my boys 5s apiece. Item I give to my cousin Alice ?Gussen 40s and to each of my maid servants 5s. Item I give to every poor householder within the said parish at the discretion of my wife my executrix one half bushel of wheat. Item I give towards the reparations of the parish church of St Nicholas 10s. Item I give to Mr Charles two quarters of malt. Item I give to my godchild William Charles 20s. Item I give to William Foorde one quarter of wheat. All the residue of my goods moveables cattle and leases whatsoever not bequeathed I do give to Johane my wife she paying my debts and legacies whom I do make my only executrix of this my present testament and last will.
Witnesses to this my present testament and last will James Charles, Wryter Heeress, Edward Whitlocke and Lawrence Jones.

[Probate 1 October 1588 to Edward Whitlocke and Lawrence Jones. £48 9s 10d is written in the margin.]


May 1592, John Saket, husbandman, of Sackett's Hill, St Peter in Thanet, Kent (son of Richard Saket the younger and Crystian ___.)
Will of John Sackett of Sackett's Hill, St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 1 March 1590, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, May 1592 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-48-410). (Researched by Michael Callé).

JOHN SACKET     
Dated 1 Mar 1590          Proved xx May 1592                    [Abstract by Michael Callé]
Husbandman, of Sackett’s Hill, St. Peter in Thanet

Wife = Margaret
Son = Thomas
Dau = Joyce, Katherine, Judith, Eve
Will bequeaths his farm in the parishes of St. Peter & St John in Thanet to his joint executors, Katherine, Judith & Eve Sackett, & charges them with the maintenance of Thomas and Joyce.


2 June 1596, Thomas Sackett the elder, labourer, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Will of Thomas Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 30 March 1594, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 2 June 1596 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-51-184). (Researched by Michael Callé & Marion Sackett).

Will of Thomas Sackett [Abstract by Michael Callé]

Dated 30 Mar 1594. Proved 2 Jun 1596.

Labourer, St. Peter in Thanet.
Eldest dau = Anne: Various chattels to be valued plus balance of £5
Dau = Mildred: Ditto
Godson = John Sackett: £1
Son = George: £12 plus various chattels
Eldest son = Thomas: Tenement & lands plus residue of estate. Executor.

Will of Thomas Sackett [Transcript by Marion Sackett]

In the name of God amen The thirtieth day of
March in the yeare of our Lord 1594 and the thirtiefifth yeare of the
raigne of our Sovereigne Lady Queen Elizabeth I Thomas
Sacket of the parishe of St Peter the Apostle in the Isle of
Tannet in the Countie of Kent Laborer of perfect memorie [& mind]
do make and ordayne this my will contayninge therin my last will and
Testament in manner and form as following first and before all things
I bequeath my Soule into the handes of allmightie god my maker
Redemer and Saviour and my bodye to be buryed in the church yard
of St Peters aforesaid Item I give and bequeth [unto] Anne
Sacket my eldest Daughter one cowe five peawter platters
And one chaffinge dishe and a lattin panne and a [……] kettell and five
payer of sheetes A flockbed one [trameser] one blanket and my
best coverlit This being prised by sufficient and honest men
in part of five poundes of good and lawfull money of england
I give unto her imediatly after my decesse and the rest to be payd
in money lacking the some of five pounds I will that it be payd
unto her by mine execytor one year after my decesse Item I give
unto Mildred Sacket my daughter one brasse pot one cupbord my
best parlor [plaker] and a lattin morter and pessell on blancket
and a coverlit two payer of sheetes and five ewes and a lame
This to be prised as before and the [……..] it imediatly after my
decesse the rest that wanteth of five poundes of lawfull money I will
that my executor do pay it within one yeare after my deceasse Item
I give unto John Sacket my godsonne one lame imediatly after my
my deceasse Item I give unto my sonne George Sacket twelve
poundes of lawfull money to be payd unto him within one yeare
after my deceasse To be payd by my exector out of my Tenemant
or landes also I give to him one payer of sheetes and two little [p…..]
imediatly after my deceasse Item I give unto the reparation of the
church of St Peters five shilinges to be payd within one yeare
after my deceasse The rest of my movable goodes unbequeathed I
give unto Thomas Sacket my eldest sonne whom I make and
ordayne my executor of this my present Testament and This
is the last will of me Thomas Sacket aforesaid of and upon all
my tenament and landes lyinge wthin the pish of Saint Peters
in the Isle of Thannet and elsewhere I give it hole unto
my sonne Thomas in Fee simple to him witnesses herin to [ ……]
Nicholas W… Thomas Sacket Hy Marke Simon Stome
John Brooke