Wills, Administrations, & Inventories, England, 1600s


32 records.

12 December 1604, Richard Sackett, yeoman, of Minster in Thanet, Kent (son of ___ Sackett.)
Will of Richard Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, 31 May 1604, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 12 December 1604 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-54-305). (Researched by Michael Callé).

Richard Sackett, yeoman of Minster in Thanet, 31 May 1604, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 12 December 1604.

Beneficiaries
Sister Alice Wilbore - tenement & lands at Totthill, Minster, occupied by John Bright & George Wilbore
Jeremy & Edward Wilbore, sons of Alice - reversion of above
Denise Peele, wife of John - tenement & lands at Minster in own occupation, & lands in occupation of Richard Terrie of Chislett & Edward Allen of Minster
William & John Peele, sons of Denise - reversion of above
Mary Jancock, wife of John - lands at Brooke, Minster
George & William Tomlyn, sons of John - [legacy omitted from register]
Agnes Wilbore - £20
Barbara Wilbore, dau of Jeremy - £10
Joane Solly, wife of Thomas - 40/-
Denise Derrick, wife of Robert of Birchington - 40/-
Daniel Pamphlet - residue

Executor - Daniel Pamphlet


7 November 1615, Thomas Sackett the younger, of Birchington, Kent (son of Thomas Sackett the elder and Joane ___.)
Will of Thomas Sackett of Birchington, Kent, 23 June 1615, proved in the Consistory Court of Canterbury, 7 November1615 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-44-380). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Michael Callé).
Thomas Sackett [Abstract by Michael Callé]
23 Jun 1615 Consistory Court of Canterbury

Thomas Sackett, yeoman, Birchington

Beneficiaries
- Wife Martha & Son Thomas
- joint executors
- to sell house & land at St Peters to pay debts & legacies
- Sons (when 21 years) - £10 each, 1 year after expiry of lease on his house & land at Birchington
- Daughters - £5 each, same proviso
- Grandchildren Martha & Hugh Wright, children of his dau Joane - 50/- each
Overseer of the will
- Brother in law = Richard Stroude
Witnesses
- Silas Hanker (?); Richard Stroud
Executors
- Wife Martha & Son Thomas
Probate
- 7 Nov 1615

[Transcript by Marion Sackett]

In the name of God, Amen.
The three and twentith day of June Ao Do 1615 And in the
years of the raigne of our Sovreigne Lord James by the
grace of God King of England France and Ireland
defender of the faith etc the thirteenth and of Scotland the
eight and forthieth I Thomas Sackett of the p’ish of Birchington
in the Iland of Thannett in the Countie of Kent
yeoman being weake in body but of sound and p’fecte
memorye (thank be geven unto God) doe make and ordayne
this my last will and Testament in manner and form
following First of all I yeald my Sowle unto the
mercifull hand of my maker and Redeemer stedfastlie
trustinge to obtaine eternall life by the passion and mediaton of
Christ Jesus mine onely Saviour And my body I
bequeath ?bur to the earth from whence it had his beginninge
to be intered at the discretion of myne Executor here-
after to be named Item I give and bequeath to
every one of mine owne Sonnes tenn pounds apeece
of good and lawfull monie of England to be paid unto
them wch are of one and twentie yeares of adge the yeere
after the expiraton of the lease of the house and lands wh
I now have in Birchington and to be paid unto the
rest wch are under adge at the full terme and end of
one and twentie yeeres of adge by myne executors and if
any of them dye in the meane time each to be the
others heire
others heire and the survivors to p’te the portion ore portions
equallie betweene them Item I geve and bequeath unto
each of mine owne daughters five pounds a peice of
good and lawfull monie of England to be paid unto
them and every of them the year after the expiraton of the
lease of the house and land wch I now have in Birchington
by mine executors and each to be the others heire as
aforesaid Item I give to Martha and Hugh Wright
the Children of my daughter Joane fiftie shillings apeice
of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto
them at the full adge of one and twentie yeeres by mine
executors and the one to be the others heire as aforesaid
and if both of them dye in the meane tyme I will the
said portions unto mine owne Children aforesaid
equallie to be devided among them Item I will that my
house and landes situate and being in the p’sih of St Peters
in Thanet aforesaid to be sould as soone as may be Conve-
niently for the payment of my debts and toward the
discharge of the foresaid legacies in the meane tyme my
will is mine executors shall stand to the repairing thereof
reserving the benefit thereof to themselves Itm I
will at ?tyme of expiraton of my lease aforesaid that all my
goodes chattels wh wagons Courtes(?) and all other
necessaries be sold towards the payment of the said
legaties in manner aforesaid And all the rest of my
goods household stuff whatsoever and wheresoever wh the rest of
the same bequethed to my Children and Childrens children
till they come to the age aforesaid I will and bequeath unto
Martha my loving wife towards the bringing up of the
said children Item I will and bequeath unto my sonne
Thomas my bedstedde in the p’lour wh every thing
thereunto belonging after the decease of my wife Itm
I doe make and ordayne my loving wife Martha and my son
Thomas executors to this my last will and Testament
and my brother
And my brother in lawe Richard Stroude of St Lawrence
in Thanett aforesaid Maultman myne Overseer unto
whome I give and bequeath tenn shillinges towarde
his pagnes to be taken above this my last will and
Testament wch I promise to be mine onely last will
and Testament and doe hereby revocke all othere wills
heretofore by me made in witnes whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year first above
written in p’sence of Silas ?Hanker, Richard Stroud
p signid Signid et sigillu Thomas Sacket

[Probate granted to Martha Sacket, 7 Nov 1615]


January 1623, Robert Sackett, yeoman, of St John in Thanet (son of William Sackett and Johan ___.)
Will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 2x October 1622, proved in the Consistory Court of Canterbury, xx January 1623 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-45-303). (Researched by Michael Callé).

Robert Sackitt
Will dated 2x Oct 1622

Yeoman of St John in Thanet, Kent

Beneficiaries
Poor of St John in Thanet – 10/-
Daughter Bennet – £5
Sons Robert, William, Edward – £5 each
Grandchildren:      
• Thomas son of Robert – £10
• Faith daughter of Robert – £5 at age 21
• Henry son of Robert – £5 at age 21
• Edward son of Robert – £5 at age 21
• Mary daughter of William – £5
• William son of William – £3 at age 21
Son Paul – residue of money, goods, chattels, etc.

Executor
Son Paul     

[Also complicated arrangements for land etc. not abstracted]

Probate
xx Jan 1622/23


14 April 1624, John Sackett, yeoman, of St Peter in Thanet (son of William Sackett and Johan ___.)
Will of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 8 February 1624, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 14 April 1624 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-66-354). (Researched by Michael Callé).

JOHANNIS SACKETT     
Dated 8 Feb 1623/4          Proved 14 Apr 1624                    [Abstract by Michael Callé]
Yeoman, St. Peter in Thanet

Dau = Margaret     wife of Thomas CLEYBROOKE               £5
Dau = Mary     wife of William JENKIN                    £5
Dau = Ann     wife of Daniel PAMPHLETT               £5
Grandchildren = Ann, Elizabeth & Margaret CLEYBROOKE     50/- each
           = Children of William & Mary JENKIN          50/- each
Wife = Ann          half household goods; farm at Boars Hill for life;
farm at Reading Street until son Stephen reaches age 21; reversion to Stephen.
Son = William          farm & lands in which his father lived; other tenements & lands
Son = Richard          farm & lands at East Northdowne; house at Margate near to the sea
Son = John          residue of lands & tenements
Joint executors = William, John & Richard     to divide other half of household goods



21 February 1629, Edward Sackett, yeoman, of St Lawrence in Thanet (son of William Sackett and Johan ___.)
Will of Edward Sackett of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent, 20 October 1624, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 21 February 1629 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-67-169). (Researched by Michael Callé).

EDWARD SACKETT     
Dated 20 Oct 1624          Proved 21 Feb 1628/9                    [Abstract by Michael Callé]
Yeoman, St. Lawrence in Thanet     [burial at St. Peters]

Son = Richard               £4 + land in parish of St John in Thanet for life with reversion to his children
if any, otherwise to son Robert     
Dau = Alice DADES          £3 per year for life
Dau = Ellen AUSTIN          £17
Dau = Elizabeth GILLOWE     £3
Dau = Margaret [JARVIS]     £16
Son = Robert               Residue + land in St Peter in Thanet. Executor.


15 February 1630/31, Anna Sackett, widow, of Swalecliffe, Kent (widow of John Sackett.)
Will of Ann Sackett of Swalecliffe, Kent, 31 January 1631, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 15 February 1631 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-67-505). (Researched by Michael Callé).

ANNA SACKETT     
Dated 31 Jan 1630/1          Proved 15 Feb 1630/1                    [Abstract by Michael Callé]
Widow, Swalecliffe               [burial at St. Peters]

Dau = Margaret CLEYBROOKE     
Dau = Mary JENKIN               20/- apiece
Dau = Ann PAMPHLETT     
Son = William          
Son = John                    5/- apiece
Son = Richard          
Son = Steven                    Residue. Executor.


8 January 1635, John Sackett, fisherman, of St Peter in Thanet (son of Thomas Sackett the younger and Martha Strowde.)
Will of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 1 April 1628, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 8 January 1635 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-69-312). (Researched by Michael Callé).

Will of John Sackett, dated 1 April 1628, proved 8 January 1634.
Transcribed by Gillian Rickard.

'Aprill the first day 1628:

Memorand that Jhon Sackett have made my last will and testament In I will and bequeath my soule unto my God Allmighty and my body to bee buryed in the pish Church of St. Peters in the Isle of Thanett in the County of Kent fisherman. In It Is my will that Elesebeth my wife shall be my whole exsteres [executrix] which I doe give unto hir all my goods and chattells shee paying my debtes and lageste [legacies] and my funerall dischardged In It is my will that my wife shall not nomain [underlined, in margin: demand hee ment] that my brother Simon Sackitt owe unto mee In my will is that I give unto all my broders and sisters vid a peece, Whereunto I Jhon Sackett have sett my usuall marke: JII. Witness George Marly to this will Wittnes to this William Kort by his marke.'

Probate 8 January 1634 on the oath of Elizabeth Sackett, the widow and relict of the deceased and executrix named in the will.


22 February 1639/40, William Jenkin, Minster in Thanet, KentG, (husband of Marie Sackett.)
Will of William Jenkin of Minster in Thanet, Kent, 12 Feb 1639/40, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 22 Feb 1639/40 (NEHG Register, vol 76 Jan 1922). (Researched by Patty Sackett Chrisman).

WILLIAM JENKIN
Dated 1639/40     Proved 1639/40     

The Will of William JENKIN of Minster in Thanet [co. Kent], yeoman, dated 12 February 1639/40.
to the poor who shall report at my house at my burial 20s., besides such victuals as are thought fit. To the poor of Minster 20s. to Elizabeth Orton of St. Peters, Thanet, 10s. To my wife Mary household stuff and tenements at Minster for life; if she educated as is fitting my daughter Mary or allow her £15 yearly until eighteen years of age; remainder to my son Thomas in tail male. To my eldest daughter, Hannah, wife of John Franklin, £10. To my second daughter, Margaret Jenkin, lands in St. Peter’s and £100 at the age of twenty. To my youngest daughter, Mary Jenkins, £500 at the age of eighteen. My daughters are to have £100 only if they marry without their Mother’s consent. To my son Thomas the remaining lands.
Overseers: my brother Mr John Sackett, minister, and my brother Thomas Jenkin, yeoman.
Witnesses; John Sackett, John Picard, scrivener, John Francklyn
Proved 22 February 1639/40 by Thomas Jenkin, the executor
Sentence was given in March 1639/40 in favour of the executor against the widow and daughters. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Books, vol. 33, fo.244)

Notes – from NEHGS vol. 76 Jan 1922 “Genealogical Research in England” p.66-68.
(i)     p.66 from the Register of St. Peter in Thanet 1615-1678
Marriage 1616     William Jenkin and Mary Sackolt [sic? Sackett]     24 February [1616/17]
(ii)     p.67 from Canterbury Marriage Licences
1616     William Jenkins of St. John’s in Thanet, yeoman, and Mary Sackett of St. Peter’s in Thanet, virgin, at St. Peter’s, 11 February [1616/17]     (series 1; column 234)
(iii)     p.68 from Canterbury Marriage Licences
1638     Thomas Jenkins of Minster in Thanet, yeoman, bachelor, about 21, son of William Jenkins of the same parish, yeoman, who consents, as is testified by John Sacket, rector of Great Mongeham, and Elizabeth Curling of St. John’s in Thanet, virgin, about 15, daughter of Anthony Curling of the same parish, yeoman, who also consents, at St. John’s in Thanet, 13 Nov. (series 2; column 549)


31 March 1640, William Saket, maltster, of Ash-next-Sandwich (son of Robert Sackett and Faith Norwood.)
Will of William Saket of Ash, Kent, 27 June 1639, proved in the Canterbury Consistory Court, 31 March 1640 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 31-116-81). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IHGS Tyler Collection abstracts)).

WILLIAM SAKET          [extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated 27 Jun 1639          Proved 31 Mar 1640
Mawlster, Ash               [burial at Ash]

Eldest son = William     £30
2nd son = John     £15
Son = Pawle     £20
Son = Jeffary     1/-
Dau = Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas SAFFARY     £5
Dau = Mary, wife of Robard [?CHILTEN]          10/-
[added to abstract in a different hand :- (?CML JAGER Robt. of E. ba. abt 32 & Mary PHILPOT of Eastry wid. John PHILPOT late sp. dec. at Wingham Jan 1629)]
Dau = Joan, wife of Matthew [?JEFFARD]     £5
Grandchildren = Joan & Mary PHILPOT          £5 each
All sons & daus (except Jefery)           equal shares in his part in an annuity “now in suit” if it is recovered
Sons = Robert & Thomas           dwelling house, malthouses & residue. Executors.
Witnesses;     Nicholas [?ESSERE], John PAX, John SOLLAY


23 December 1658, Parnell Sackett, widow, of St John in Thanet (widow of Edward Sackett.)
Will of Parnell Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 9 April 1657, proved in the Canterbury Prerogative Court, 23 December 1658 (National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/285 quire 705). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

PARNELL SACKETT     
Dated 9 Apr 1657     Proved 23 Dec 1658                     [Abstract by Marion Sackett]
Widow, St. John, Isle of Thanet

Burial at St John, near to late husband Edward SACKETT
Poor of St Johns                    £3
Marie SHARPE, my late maid = wife of John SHARPE £30 to pay for the funeral & £10 + black gown for self
Hannah MAPPALL dau of Thomas MAPPALL decd. £10 + bed & bedding + gown
Mary & Elizabeth MAPPALL               £10 each
Sarah dau of cousin Micheall SAMPSON     £10
Parnall & Maria, daus of cousin Parnell, now wife of ____ WILDBOARE               £5 each
Thomas & Michael, sons of cousin Margarett, now wife of John CHAMBERS of Monkton     £5 each
Edward, Richard, Matthew & Joane, children of cousin EMPTAGE of Minster          £5 each
Edward son of cousin John EMPTAGE the younger     20/- + a chest
Thomas son of cousin John EMPTAGE               £5 which he oweth me by my Bond
2 daus of Thomas EMPTAGE                    £5 each which their father oweth me by Bond
6 children of I___ EMPTAGE of St Lawrence dec’d     £5 each
Thomas & Daniell EMPTAGE, sons of cousin Daniel EMPTAGE dec’d               £40 each
Parnell, wife of George LONG               £10 to be paid to dau by former husband, Parnell JARVIS,
at age 21 or on marriage
Zacharie BILLINGHURST, cousin                         40/-
Susan & Marie, daus of cousin Zacharie BILLINGHURST dec’d          40/- each
Alice, now wife of Edward JARVIS                         20/-
John & Margarett, children of Edward JARVIS                    30/- each
Joane JADDS                                        gown & petticoat
Cousin GEEDERES 4 children, & Thomas MACKSON her sister’s son     20/- each
Cousin GEEDERES                                   20/- in gold
Mary dau of cousin Richard FOWLER                         £10
Richard FOWLER                                   Residue. Executor.
Witnesses; Stephen GREEDIER, Thomas WATTE


20 September 1661, Marie Sackett, of Birchington, Kent (daughter of John Sackett and Ann/Agnes Sampson.)
Will of Mary Jenkins of Birchington, Isle of Thanet, Kent, 14 Oct 1656, proved in the Consistory Court of Canterbury, 20 Sep 1661 (NEHG Register, vol 76 Jan 1922). (Researched by Patty Sackett Chrisman).

MARY JENKINS     
Dated 1656     Proved 1661

The will of Mary JENKINS of Birchington, Isle of Thanet, widow, dated 14 October 1656.
To my daughters, Hannah, wife of John Franklin, Margaret, wife of John Pamphlet, and Mary, wife of Richard Hart. To every one of my grandchildren. My brother William Sackett. My daughter Mary Harty. To my grandchildren Mary Franklin, William Jenkins, Mary Harter, and Mary and Elizabeth Pamphlet, a silver bowl, silver cups and gold rings. Executor; my son Thomas Jenkins. Two trunks, the writings only excepted.
Codicil dated 14 October 1656. To my grandchild Mary Harty at fifteen years of age and to William Harty at twenty-one years. To my other two grandchildren Richard and Valentine Harty, at twenty-one years. The bequest to my daughter Pamphlet is cancelled, and the gold ring given there is to be given to my grandchild Elizabeth and my Grandchild Ann Pamphlet. My daughter Margaret.
Witness: John Sackett.
Proved 20 September 1661


11 October 1662, Robert Sackett, yeoman, of Herne, Kent (son of William Sackett and Joan Parker.)
Will of Robert Sackett of Herne, Kent, 14 November 1658, proved in the Canterbury Consistory Court, 11 October 1662 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-53-196). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

ROBERT SACKETT     
[extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated 14 Nov 1658          Proved 11 Oct 1662
Yeoman, Herne, Kent          [Burial at Herne]

Brothers = Paul, Jeffery, Thomas, William     20/- each
Wife’s grandchild = Sarah WOODWARD          £10 at 18
John, son of brother John SACKETT      £3 to be paid by my brother Jeffery SACKETT which he owes me
John SACKETT                         40/-
Mary, dau of brother John SACKETT          £5 at 21
Thomas, son of brother Paul SACKETT          £3
Wife = Marie                         Residue. Executrix
Witnesses:     John [?PLUZIED], John HENRIA, Thomas BRAINE


25 March 1664, Robert Sackett, yeoman, of St John in Thanet (son of Edward Sackett of St Lawrence and Alice ___.)
Will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 16 February 1660, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 25 March 1664 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-94). (Researched by Marion Sackett & Michael Callé (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

ROBERT SACKETT     [Abstract by M. Callé, extended from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by M. Sackett]
Dated 16 Feb 1660          Proved 25 Mar 1664
Yeoman; St. John Baptist, Isle of Thanet

Sister’s son = Leonard AUSTEN of Woodnesborough near Sandwich – 4 small tenements & stables at Margate; 8 acres arable land at Bacon Dane now occupied by John WILLSON. Residue. Executor.
Sister = Alice widow of William ROBINSON     
Sister = Ellin widow of James OWIN dec’d          to share equally £10 to be paid half yearly to them
Sister = Margaret widow of Daniel JENKIN          by Leonard AUSTEN, & to the longest lived.
Sister = Elizabeth wife of William GILLOWE     
Sister Alice’s 6 children               £6 apiece
Sister Ellin’s 6 children               £6 apiece
Sister Margaret’s 6 children          £39 shared as follows :-
     John JARVIS                    £14
     Mary, wife of Peter SWINFORD          £6
     Margaret, wid of Philimon CHAMBERLAIN     £6
     Thomas JENKIN               40/-
     Daniel JENKIN, his brother          £6
     Sarah JENKIN, wife of John BARRET     £5
Sister Elizabeth GILLOW’s children
     Elizabeth wife of Vincent DENN          £6
     Mildred wife of John PAINE          £6
5 children of kinsman Edward JARVIS dec’d
     John & Margaret JARVIS          40/- each
     Daniel, Edward & Joane JARVIS     10/- each
Witnesses:     Richard SACKETT, Richard GENVEY M.P.


14 September 1664, John Sackett, clerk, of Great Mongeham (son of John Sackett and Ann/Agnes Sampson.)
Will of John Sackett of Great Mongeham, Kent, 1664[?], proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 14 September 1664 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-97). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

JOHN SACKETT      [extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated xx xxx xxxx          Proved 14 Sep 1664     
Clerk; Great Mongeham, Kent

Son = Nathanill          £100
Son = George          £100
Son = Samuel          tenements, malthouse & lands in Great Mongeham
Dau = Margaret          £200 + £20 to buy necessaries for her marriage
Dau = Elizabeth          £200 at 21 or marriage + £20 for her marriage
Dau = Patience          £200 at 21 or marriage + £20 for her marriage
Grandchildren          20/- each at 21
Son & dau DICUS     20/- each as a memorial of my love unto them
Beloved wife      over & above her fortune of £40 p.a., £10 + all my plate, furniture of best chamber, etc.
Poor of Gt. Mongeham     40/-
Poor of Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury          40/- + 10/- to the schoolmaster there
Son = John, Prebendary of Lincoln     All lands, tenements in Thanet parishes of St. Peters & St. Johns, conditionally on paying all legacies & debts. If he refuses, reversion to Nathanell, on condition he pays John £200, & discharges all legacies & debts.
2 elder sons = John & Nathaniell     Executors
Witnesses:     Richard IDDENDEN, John COX

Codicil added 20 Aug 1664 :-
Brother = William SACKETT     40/- a year for life
Brother = George FRISBY     40/- a year for life


21 March 1664/65, Henry Sackett, cordwinder, of St Peter in Thanet, Kent (son of Edward Sackett and Mary Wilde.)
Will of Henry Sackett of St Peter's, Thanet, Kent, 21 March 1664/65, proved in the (Court not known), (date not known) (Kent Archives Office, unknown repository reference). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

HENRY SACKETT     
Dated 21 Mar 1664/5          Proved xx xxx xxxx          [Abstract & transcript by Marion Sackett]
Cordwinder; of St. Peters, Thanet

Mother = Mary SACKETT, wid      For her lifetime, my sixth part of a 45 ton Fisherboate at Broadstairs (Master = Richard COCKLING), including sixth part of masts, sails, sail-yards, anchors, cables, cord, cordage, ropes, oars, tackle, etc., 3 nets,
a 60 fathom 3 ½ “ rope, a 50 fathom 3” rope.
Nephew = Robert SACKETT      Reversion of the above. Executor.
John PIERCESON, son of Thomas PIERCESON dec’d, late of St Johns, brasier          £5
Witnesses:     Daniell JENKIN, Fra. [?CORFSCRIFE]

In the name of God Amen The one and twentieth day of March in the
seaventeenth year of the reign of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles II now [abez]
England etc. Annogs Deus 1664 I Henry Sackett of the pish of St Peter the Appl~~~ in the
Isle of Thannett in the County of Kent Cordwinder being in good health & of sound & p’ect
memorie praised be God therefore Doo make and ordeine this my p’sent Testament conteyning
therein my last Will in manner and forme following (That is to say) First and p’incipally
I commend my soule unto Almighty God my maker trusting through the merits of my onely
saviour Jesus Christ that he will receive it into his heavenly Mansions there to dwell with
him forever And my body I comitt to the ground decently to be buried by my exect hereafter
named if I shall happen to die on Shoare And for my Worldly estate as herewith it hath pleased
God to blesse me I give and bequeath as followeth Inprimis I give and bequeath and devise
unto Mary Sackett of the p’ish abovesaid Widdow my natural mother All that my the full
and equall Sixth pt of the good Fisherboate or Vessell called by the name of the [gap]
of Broadstaires of the burthen of Fortie five Tunnes or thereabouts whereof Richard Cockling
is now (Under God) Master And now moreing and being in the peere of Broadstaires And all that
my full and equal Sixth part of the Masts, Sailes, Saile-yards, Anchors, Cables, Corde, Cordage,
Roapes, Oares, Tackle, Apparrell and furniture whatsoever unto the said Fisherboate or thereto
belonging or in any wise app’teyning To have and to hold the said and full Sixth pt of the
said Boate or Vessell and all and singular other the p’missed before mentioned unto the said Mary
Sackett my naturall mother from and imediately after my decease for and during her natural
life Item I give and bequeath unto my said mother Mary Sackett my two Doles of [?heavy]
Nett and one Fine nett, one Roape of Threescore Fathom in length and Three inches & a halfe
thorrow and one other Roape of Fifty Fathom in length and Three inches thorow from and
imediately after my decease for and during the naturall life of my said Mother And after
the death of my said mother I give and bequeath unto my Nephew Robert Sackett the aforesaid
sixth of the said Boate or Vessell, Masts, Sailes, Saile-yards, Anchors, Cables, Cords,
Cordage, Oares, Tackle, Apppell and furniture whatsoever unto the said Boate or Vessell belonging
And all and singular other the p’misses before in this my present will unto my aforesaid
Mother bequeathed and devised to have and to hold the said sixth pt of the said Boate or
Vessell and all and singular other the p’misses from and after the decease of my said
Mother unto the said Robert Sackett his heires and assignes forever And I doo
hereby nominate ordeine & appoint the said Robert Sackett Sole Executor of this my
last Will and Testament ______ revoking and disauing all former Wills by me made and
confirming and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Wittnes wherof
I have hereunto sett my hand & seale the day & yeare first above written

Signed Sealed & published
& declared to be the last Will
& Testament of the above
named Henry Sackett in
p’sence of
Daniell Jenkin
Fra. Corfscrife[?]

Memorant my Will & meaning is and
I hereby declare before the ensealing hereof
that Immediately after my decease I
n consideration of my last menioned
bequest the said Robert Sackett
his execters or assignes shall
pay unto John Pierceson natural son of
Thomas Pierceson late of the p’ish of
St Johns in the Isle above Brasier
deceased the sum of five pounds
of lawfull English money

Henry Sackett
+
his mark


13 September 1671, Paul Sackett, yeoman, of Little Buckland (son of Paul Sackett and Ann (___) Lee.)
Will of Paul Sackett of Little Buckland, Kent, 31 August 1671, proved in the (Court not known), 13 September 1671 (Kent Archives Office, unknown repository reference). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

PAUL SACKETT          
Dated 31 Aug 1671          Proved 13 Sep 1671          [Abstract & transcript by Marion Sackett]
Yeoman; Little Buckland, Kent

Richard READ Esq.          Executor. To sell all lands and goods to pay debts
Wife = Ann + children          To equally share residue, after debts paid
Witnesses: Henry EVE, William [?VALLERME], Elias ASHE, Willm [?BENET]

The xxxi th day of August 1671
I Paul Sackett of Little Buckland in the County of Kent
yeom. Doe declare these p’sent my last will & testament in
manner & forme following That is to say whereas my
earnest desire so that whatsover debts I owe be duely and
swiftly paid I devise all my Lands Tenemts and
Hereditaments whatsoever to Richard Read Esq and his heires
to be by him & them sold for and towards the payment of
my debts And I also make the Said Richard Read my
sole executor and doe give and bequeath unto him all my
Corne Cattell householdstuff Chattells and personall Estate
whatsoever for & towards payment & satisfacon of all my
debts And what Summe or Summes of money shall remaine after
my debts paid and satisfied I give and bequeath to my Loving
wife Ann and to and amongst every of my Children to bee
parted and divided amongst them share parte and porcon alike
In witness whereof I have hereonto sett my hand & Seale
the day & year above written
Paul Sackett

This will was read to the said Paul Sackett &
by him Subscribed & sealed & declared to
bee his last will & Testament in the presence
of
     Henry Eve
     
William Vallerme [?]
hys ? mark

Elias Ashe
hys A mark

Willm Benet [?]


[Probate granted to Richard Read 13 Sep 1671]



30 October 1673, Thomas Sackett, (inventory), of Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent (son of William Sackett and Joan Parker.)
Inventory of the estate of Thomas Sackett of Ash, Kent, taken 30 October 1673 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 27-25-88). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

THOMAS SACKETT      [Consistory Court; Inventories]
Dated 30 Oct 1673                                    [Transcript by Marion Sackett]

A true and perfect Inventory of all &
singular the goods Chells and Credits of
Thomas Sackett late of Ash in the County
of Kent deceased taken and apprised as
followeth viz.
                          £ s      d
Inprimis      two Cowes and two buds ----------------     08 – 00 – 00
Item      two mares ------------------------------------     07 – 00 – 00
Item      one sow and eight pigs -------------------     02 – 00 – 0
Item      one acre of flax -----------------------------     05 – 00 – 0
Item      15 quarters of malt -------------------------     11 – 00 – 0
Item      two tables and one presse ---------------     03 – 00 – 0
Item      4 chayres and 3 stooles ------------------     00 – 10 – 0
Item      2 bedds, 2 bedstedles & two shefts ---     04 – 00 – 0
Item      6 paire of sheetes, one dozen of -----     04 – 00 – 0
      napkins and foure towels     
Item      two potts, 2 Kettles, one furnine --------     03 – 00 – 0
Item      20 sackes, 4 halfe barrels, 3 tubbs -----     01 – 10 – 0
Item      Pewter and brass ---------------------------      04 – 00 – 0
Item      one hand Mill --------------------------------     02 – 00 – 0
Item      old lumber & things unseen --------------      00 – 10 – 0
                    Sume totall      54 – 10 – 0
          Jeffery Sacket Jnr
               xxxo Octobr 1673 [then some latin untranscribed]


14 October 1674, Anne Sacket, widow, of Buckland next Faversham, Kent (widow of Paul Sackett.)
Will of Anne Sackett of Buckland next Faversham, Kent, 27 September 1674, proved in the Archdeaconry Court, 14 October 1674 (Kent Archives Office, KAO PRC 17-73-350). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

Anne SACKETT
Dated on or about 27 Sep 1674 (Nuncupative) Proved 14 Oct 1674
(Extracted from IGHS Tyler Collection abstracts by Marion Sackett)
Widow; late of Buckland next Faversham, Kent

Son = John Half of my estate plus 2 of my rings
Executor
Daus = Anne & Elizabeth Other half of my estate plus 2 rings each
James SAUNDERS £20 Appointed guardian of my children & to
use my farm next year for the benefit of my
children. To account to Dr. EVE & my brother
Abraham CHAMBERS whom I make overseers.
Son & dau in law, children £5 each at 21
of my husband Paul SACKETT
Sister = Jane [? PERCHCOKE] £5 plus linen & woollen
Witnesses :- Henry EVE D.D., Abraham CHAMBERS




15 August 1676, Sarah Sackett, widow, of Braunston, Lincolnshire (widow of Rev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb.)
Will of Sarah Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 13 April 1676, proved in the London Consistory Court, 15 August 1676 (National Archives, Kew, LCC 1676/216 INV 179/178). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

SARAH SACKETT               Lincolnshire Archives L.C.C.WILLS 1676/216 [Will]
Dated 13 Apr 1676          Proved 15 Aug 1676           [Abstract & transcript by Marion Sackett]
Widow of Branston in the Countie of the Cittie of Lincoln

Dau = Elizabeth          £5 in silver, 2 pieces of broad gold, my wedding ring, half my wearing cloaths
Sarah DICUS          20s.
Charles DICUS          10s.
Elizabeth DICUS     10s.
Anne POOLE          my two petticoats which I wear next me, & 10s.
William BOTT          10s.
10 poor widows of Branston     10s.
dau = Patience          Executrix.     Residue of goods & chattels
Witnesses; George SACKETT, Ann POOLE

Sarah Sackett of Branston in the Countie
of the Cittie of Lincoln Wd did on this
Thirteen day of April Ano Dm 1676 ordaine this
her Last wil and Testament in manner Follow=
=ing
Inpr I give to my Daughter Elizabeth five pounds
in silver & two peices of broad Gold and my Wedding
Ring
It: I give to my Daughter Elizabeth halfe my wear=
=ing cloaths
It: I give twenty shillings to Sarah Dicus and
ten shillings to Charles Dicus & ten shillings
to Elizabeth Dicus
It: I give to Ann Poole my two Petticoates which
I wear next me & ten shillings in money
It: I give ten shillings to William Bott
It: I give ten shillings to 10 poore Widdowes of the
parish of Branston
Lastly I give al the rest of my goods and chattels
unto my Daughter Patience whom I mak the
executrix of this my last Wil and Testament

Declared before           Sarah Sackett
George Sackett
her               [Probate 15 Aug 1676]
Ann ? Poole
Mark
-------------------------------------------------------------------

SARAH SACKETT                Lincolnshire Archives L.C.C. INV 179/178 [Inventory]
Dated 25 May 1676                                     [Transcript by Marion Sackett]

A true & perfect Inventory of all the goods & Chattles which
Mris Sarah Sackett late of Branston in the County of
the Cittie of Lincoln widow dyed Seized of May
the 22th 1676

Imprimis her apparel                     £ s d
     Itm in Ready money ---------------------      15 – 0 – 0
     Itm in Plate ---------------------------------      13 – 0 – 0
     Itm Debts due to her ---------------------      12 – 0 – 0
     Itm 8 pare of fine Sheetes & one       8 – i0 – 0
Cambridge Sheete ------------------------     
Childbed linning 2 Suites ----------------      2 – 0 – 0
Itm i Suite of fine Diaper i Suite      
of fine Holland 2 Suites of fine             8 – 10 – 0
flaxen ---------------------------------     
Itm 2 Sidebord Cloathes 2 pare of      
Pillow beares of Holland & Sume      
other pillow beares & 2 dozen of Napkins 4 – 0 – 0
wth Table Cloathes & Towels at -------     
Itm i Large looking Glasse --------------      i – 0 – 0
Itm new Holland & other newe --------
Linnings unmade up ---------------------- 2 – 0 – 0
Itm i Gold ring ------------------------------      1 – 0 – 0
Itm Books & Two Trunks ----------------      1 – 5 – 0
                Sume Totall 78 – 5 – 00
This Inventory Taken
& Apprized May the
25 1676
By us
     Jno PULVERTOFT
     Samuell SACKETT


3 August 1678, John Sackett, of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent (son of John Sackett and Mary ___.)
Will of John Sackett of St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, 1 April 1678, proved in the (Court not known), 3 August 1678 (Kent Archives Office, unknown repository reference). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

John Sackett
Will 1 Apr 1678

John Sackett of St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent

Beneficiaries
- Brother Thomas SACKET – 1/-
- Sister Anne MOCKET, wid. of St Peters – 1/-
- Sister Martha RICKARDS, wife of Thomas, of St Peters – 1/-
- Sister Katherine MUMERY, wife of Stephen, of St Johns – 1/-
- Sister Joane OVERY, wife of Richard, of St Johns – 1/-
- Wife Judith – residue of goods & chattels
Executrix
- Wife Judith
Witnesses
- Alls TICKNER; Jo. YOUNG
Probate
- 3 Aug 1678

n the Name of God Amen / I John Sacket
of the p’ish of St Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet &
County of Kent being of p’fect memory & Remembrance
Praised bee God do make & ordaine this my last will
& Testament this first day of Aprill Anno Dni 1678
in manner & forme as followeth viz. First I bequeath
my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Maker
hopeing that through the Merits Mediation Death and
Passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer to
receive free pardon & Forgivness of all my sins And as for
my body to be buried in Christian Buriall at the discretion
of my executrix hereafter nominated / Item I doe
bequeath to my brother Thomas ?Sackett One Shilling /
Item I bequeath to my Sister Anne Mocket of the
p’ish of St Peters in the s’d Island & Countie widow
One Shilling Item I bequeath to my Sister Martha
Rickards wife of Thomas Rickards of the s’d p’ish
of St Peters One Shilling / Item I bequeath unto
my sister Katherine Mumery wife of Stephen Mumery
of the p’ish of St Johns in the s’d Isle & County One Shilling
Item I bequeath to Joane Overy my Sister wife of
Richard Overy of the p’ish of St Johns One Shilling
Item all the rest of my goods & Chattells whatsoever
I give unto Judith my wife upon condition that she shall
pay all my debts & legacies & make her sole executrix
of this my last will & Testament / In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare
above written
               John Sackett
Witness
Alls Tickner          [Probate granted to Judith Sackett]
Jo: Young


31 August 1678, Richard Sackett, of Chipping Ongar, Essex.
Will of Richard Sackett of Chipping Ongar, Essex, 15 July 1678, proved in the (Court not known), 31[?] August 1678 (Essex Register Office, Chelmsford, 202 ER 23). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

RICHARD SACKETT           
dated 15 Jul 1678      proved ?31 Aug 1678                [Abstract & transcript by Marion Sackett]
Of Chipping Ongar, Essex

Loving wife = Mary     Executrix & sole beneficiary – asked to “be kind to my children”

In the name of God Amen I Richard
Sackett of Chipping Ongar in the County of
Essex being weake in body but of perfect mind
and memorie blessed be God doe make and
ordain this my Last will and testament in
manner & forme following That is to say first I
com~it my soule into the hands of God throe
Jesus Christ beseeching for his sake the forgivenes
                          of


of my sinns and my body I com~it to the grave in
hopes of a blessed Resurrection & as for such Worldly
goods as God hath bestowed upon me I thus doe
dispose thereof namely I doe give and devise all
my goods and Chattells wtsoever to my Loving wife
Mary Sackett whome I make sole Executrix of
this my Last will and testament asking her for
my sake to be kind to my Children In witness
whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale
this fifteenth day of July 1678 Richard Sackett his
marke Signed Sealed and published to be the
Last will and testament of the said Richard Sackett
in the presence of William A……. John St…..

Probate granted to Maria Sackett [?last day] August 1678 at Ongar [Probate was in latin]

[The implication is that Richard’s children were quite young in 1678, so with a bit of luck their births and his marriage to Mary will have occurred after the “Commonwealth Break” in parish register records, and a search of the records of Chipping Ongar and surrounding parishes would be worthwhile. Evidently, Richard did not own any land, which would tend to tie him to a parish, so he could be the same man as the Riccus Sackett who paid Hearth Tax (2 hearths) in Berners Roothing in 1662.]


18 December 1678, Steven Sackett, clerk, of Blean, Kent (son of John Sackett and Ann/Agnes Sampson.)
Will of Stephen Sackett of Blean, Kent, 9 December 1678, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 18 December 1678 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-74-254). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

STEPHEN SACKETT     
[extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated 9 Dec 1678          Proved 18 Dec 1678
Clerk; St. Couplow & Damian on the Blean, Kent

Wife                     all she brought on marriage + £5
Dau = Damaris WHATMAN     20/-
Grandchild = James WHITE     20/-
Dau = Mary CLARKE          20/-
Dau = Patience WHITE          20/-
Grandchild = Patience WHITE     20/-
Dau = Sarah ROOKE          residue of goods, lands, plate.     Executrix
Witnesses;     John CLARKE, John FOX, Anne ALBERRY


14 February 1679/80, Susan Sackett, of Margate (daughter of Paul Sackett and Susan ___.)
Will of Susanne Sackett of Margate, Kent, 26 December 1679, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 14 February 1679/80 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-74-431). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

Will of Susanne SACKETT
Dated 26 Dec 1679 Proved 14 Feb 1679/80 (Extracted from IGHS Tyler
Collection abstracts by Marion Sackett)
Dau of Paul SACKETT, late of St John Baptist, Thanet, Maultster, decd.
Burial at St John Baptist near grave of grandmother, Susanna SACKETT.

Bro = Henry SACKETT My 5th part of a tenement in Margate now occupied
     by Thomas GRANT, Michael AUSTEN & John WELLINS & late Wm. HARNETT.
     All my personal estate. Executor
Witnesses : Anna PUMFLETT, John LAMINGE, Fra. CAY


29 May 1680, Samuel Sackett, gent., of Braunston, Lincolnshire (son of Rev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb and Sarah ___.)
Will of Samuel Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 16 May 1680, proved in the London Consistory Court, 29 May 1680 (Lincolnshire Archives, 1680 / i / 9). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

SAMUEL SACKETT     
Dated 16 May 1680          Proved ?29 May 1680           [Abstract & transcript by Marion Sackett]
Gent of Branston in Lincolnshire

Brother = John SACKETT of Branston, Clerk          sole executor
Brother = Nathaneol SACKETT                    £10
Sister = Elizabeth CARR                    £10
Sister = Patience PULVERTOFT               £5
Nephew = Robert SCUDDER                    40/-
Nephews & niece = John, Tho, Humfry, Sarah DICUS     each 20/-
Nieces = Judith, Katherine, Elizabeth DICUS          each 30/-
Witnesses; Robert SCUDDER, Charles DICUS, Mary RAULINSON

I Samuel Sackett of Branston in Countie of the Citty of
Lincoln Gen: do make and ordaine this my last Wil and
Testament in manner and forme following
Impr: I commend my Soule into the hands of God my
Saviour and my Body to be buryed as my Executor shall
think fit
Ite~ as concerning my Worldly Estate I make my Brother
John Sackett of Branston aforesaid Clerke my sole
executor
Ite~ I give to my Brother Nathaneol Sackett ten pounds
and also to my Sister Elizabeth Carr ten pounds and to my
Sister Patience Pulvertoft five pounds and to my Nephew
Robert Scudder fourty Shillings
Ite~ I give to my Nephewes John Tho and Humfry Dicus
and to my Neece Sarah Dicus and to Each of them twenty
Shillings
Ite~ I give to my Nephew Charles Dicus and to my
Neeces Judith Katherine and Elizabeth Dicus and to Each
of them thirty Shillings
Ite~ my Wil is that the Several legacyes to be pais within one
yeare after my Decease
Lastly in confirmation of the premises I have hereto set my
hand and seale this Sixttenth day of May Ano Dm 1680

Sealed and Published in
the presence of                 Samuel Sackett
Robert Scudder
Charles Dicus
her
Mary + Raulinson
mark


4 November 1680, John Sackett, clerke, of Braunston, County of City of Lincoln (son of Rev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb and Sarah ___.)
Will of John Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 10 June 1680, proved in the Canterbury Prerogative Court, 4 November 1680 (National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/364 quire 155). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

JOHN SACKETT
Dated 10 Jun 1680          Proved 4 Nov 1680          [Abstract by Marion Sackett]
Clerke; Braunston, County of City of Lincoln

Brother = Nathaniel of Canterbury     Executor.     All lands, tenements etc. in St Peters & St Johns, Thanet, or elsewhere, for life. Then to Nathaniel’s son, John.
Sister = Elizabeth     £30
Sister = Patience PULVERTOFT     £10
Nephew = Robert SCUDDER     £5
Poor of Braunston     £5
Old servant William BOTT     40/-
Each current servant [when John dies]     10/-
Nephew = Charles DICUS     lease of rectory of Tilmanton on condition he pays the following legacies :-
     His brother = Humfry          £15
     His brother = John          £25
     His brother = Thomas          £35
     His sister = Sarah          £55
     His sister = Judith          £60 at age 21               in the meantime, lawful interest
     His sister = Katherine          55 marks at age 21          for respective portions
     His sister Elizabeth          100 marks at age 21     
Danyell PAMPHLET of Dumpton &
John GILLOE of Newland Grange,      Guardians of Charles during his minority. 20/- each.
Thanet, yeomen          
My most honoured Patron, Thomas MERES     22 shilling pieces of gold
My noble Patroness, the Lady MERES          one Ros: Real pieces of gold of King Henry VIII
[Plus another bequest – illegible]
Witnesses: Tho. FOREMAN, Wm. TAN


1 September 1681, John Sackett, yeoman, of St Lawrence in Thanet (son of William Sackett and Ellen Sampson.)
Will of John Sackett of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent, 29 May 1681, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 1 September 1681 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-75-329). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

JOHN SACKETT [extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated 29 May 1681          Proved 1 Sep 1681
Yeoman; St Lawrence in Thanet

Wife = Mary          tenements, land, all goods & chattels.     Executrix.
Witnesses:     Auguster HILLEY, George WITHERDEN, John EVERS



20 December 1682, Nathaniel Sackett, gent., of Canterbury, Kent (son of Rev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb and Sarah ___.)
Will of Nathaniel Sackett of Canterbury, Kent, 12 January 1681/2, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 20 December 1682 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-76-81). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

NATHANIELL SACKETT      [extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated 12 Jan 1681/2          Proved 20 Dec 1682
Gent.; of Canterbury

Son = John          5 broad pieces of gold     
Son = Nathaniell     5 broad pieces of gold          to be paid at age 21; each to be the other’s heir
Son = George          three 20/- pieces of gold     
Son = Samuel          5 guineas          
Wife = Anne     Sole executrix.     Rents & profits of all property until son John aged 21, so long as
she remain a widow – reversion of Sacketts Hill in St Peters & St Johns to son John on her
marriage or when he is 21. John to be sent to a university as soon as is fitting.
     After John inherits, Anne to have rents of property at Margate until son Nathaniell is
21 – then reversion jointly to sons Nathaniell, George & Samuel. Anne then to have £15
annuity out of Margate lands.
     Residue to Anne. Charged to be careful in education of sons.
Witnesses:     Seth FENNER, Charles DICUS, John EATON
[Added in a different hand:- (CML 20 Nov 1669 SACKETT Nathl. of Cant ba 31 & Ann TERRY sp 22 d. Michael TERRY who con.)]


24 April 1684, Mary Sackett, widow, of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent (widow of John Sackett.)
Will of Mary Sackett of Ramsgate, St Lawrence, Kent.

Testatrix: Mary Sackett, widow, of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 18 April 1683.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 24 April 1684.
Source: Tyler Collection, Kent wills, PRC 17-76-182.
Beneficiaries:
Martin Long & wife Anne & heirs of Anne, northernmost end of my house in Ramsgate in which Martin Long now lives adjoining the lands of heirs of William Spenner, paying to my daughters Mary, Hester, & Elizabeth £20.
Daughters, Mary, Hester, Elizabeth, southernmost end of my house with barns, stables, etc. which I now use, for 5 years. All goods & chattels, equally.
Daughters, Martha, Mary, Hester, Elizabeth, after 5 years to have equally the southernmost end of the house, barns, etc.
Executrixes: Daughters, Mary, Hester, Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Alexander Long, elder; Mary Smith; John Evers, sen.


26 November 1689, Thomas Sackett, grazier, of Minster in Thanet, Kent (son of Thomas Sackett and Mary Coleman.)
Will of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, 16 October 1689, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 26 November 1689 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-77-345). (Researched by Michael Callé & Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

THOMAS SACKETT [Abstract by M. Callé, extended from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by M. Sackett]
Dated 16 Oct 1689          Proved 26 Nov 1689
Grazier; Minster in Thanet

Wife = Jane     5/- + all household goods + house for life if she remains his widow, paying £3 a year to
executor, conditional on giving executor £100 bond to “secure him from any charge which may arise by reason of a certain child which I now keep supposed to be Robert GISBYs”.
Brother = Paul     Dwelling in House so long as he remains single. Bed, furnishings, etc.
Residue & reversion of house & household goods. Executor.
John WALKER               5/-
Sister = Catherine          £10
Children of John ALEN     = Ann     £5 at 21
               = Mary     £5 at 21
               = Peter     £5 at 21
Witnesses; Andrew WOOTEN, Wm. MILWARD, [3rd name illegible]

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, taken 19 November 1689 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-53-192). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

THOMAS SACKETT     
Dated:          19 Nov 1689
Appraised by:     Roger WELLS, Andrew NEETER
Value:          £128 7s 6d [includes 16 cattle & 20 sheep]

[The following extract sent to Marion Sackett by Pauline Wilson from a book about Minster (title not recorded) would appear to refer to the same inventory, although it is noted that the date does not match:-]

"In the sixteenth century a man was judged by how comfortably he slept and the possession of a feather bed with all the accoutrements meant he was a moderately wealthy man. In the example below we see that the ‘best bed’ was still the single most valuable household item, although soap was another valuable commodity – six firkins being valued at £4 10s. Thomas Sackett was one of the middle rank of farmers in Minster but is unusual in that he also kept a shop.

Extract from the Inventory of Thomas Sackett, 10 Nov 1690
In the chamber over the Parlour
Item     1 feather bed, bedstead with
furniture belonging               £5 0s 0d
Item     1 table, 1 forme, 6 chairs,
2 joyned stools                      11s 0d
In the Hall
Item     pewter, eleven flagons, 2 pewter
potts, 10 pewter dishes and
4 porringers                    £1 8s 0d
Item     5 chairs, 1 joyned stool, and an old
     Cupboard                     6s 0d               
Item     1 small jack, 2 firepans, 2 pr tongs,
1 pr cole irons, 1 pr pott hangers,
2 spittles                     12s 0d
Item     2 bibles and 2 testaments           5s 0d
In the Milkhouse
Item     1 table, 2 formes, 1 shott [?]           5s 0d
Item     12 bushells of salt               £1 4s 0d
Item      a ½ hundred weight of chesher
cheese and ½ a wey Suffolk cheese     £1 8s 0d
In the Shop
Item     6 pair scales                     10s 0d
Item     1 brass mentor and 3 pestle.
14 pound waith with other waiths      5s 0d
Item     1 small parcel of sugar and 1 small
parcel of fruit                    £1 0s 0d
Item     a small runlett and small bag of rice      10s 0d
Item     4 doz. white trenchers                2s 0d
Item     4 earthenware trenchers           5s 0d."


12 December 1692, Richard Sackett, (inventory), of St John in Thanet, Kent (son of Richard Sackett and Susan Lunce.)
Inventory of the estate of Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, taken 12 December 1692 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-56-20). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

RICHARD SACKETT      [Archdeaconry Court; Inventory]
the Elder of Northdowne in St John in Thanet

Dated:          12 Dec 1692
Appraised by:     Jeffery TOMLIN, Thomas SACKETT, Richard LAMMING
Value:          £294 5s 2d [of which Crops £116 10s 0d]


15 March 1692/93, Paul Sackett, (inventory), of Minster in Thanet, Kent (son of Thomas Sackett and Mary Coleman.)
Inventory of the estate of Paul Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, taken 15 March 1692/93 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-57-190). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

PAUL SACKETT      [Archdeaconry Court; Inventory]
of Minster, yeoman [sheep & cattle farmer]

Dated:          15 Mar 1692/3
Appraised by:     Thomas SACKETT, John EWELL
Value:      £119 18s 0d


5 October 1695, Jeffery Sackett, (inventory), of Sandwich, Kent (son of William Sackett and Joan Parker.)
Inventory of the estate of Jeffery Sackett of Sandwich, Kent, taken 5 October 1695 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-59-198). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

JEFFERY SACKETT [Archdeaconry Court; Inventory]
of Sandwich; gentleman

Dated: 5 Oct 1695
Appraised by: [unreadable on film]
Value: £120 11s 6d [of which 50 qtrs Malt = £40 0s 0d; Cattle & sheep = £39 13s 4d]