Will of Ambrose Sackett of St John, Margate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, 6 February 1808, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 11 October 1813 (National Archives, PRO PROB 11/??). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

[Abstract by Michael Callé]

Ambrose Sackett, gentleman, Margate, parish of St John the Baptist, Isle of Thanet, Kent

To be buried in oak coffin 1½ inches thick in the family vault with his father and brother.

To brother Henry Sackett—£800 of 5% Navy Stock
To niece Ann Preston—£500 of 5% Navy Stock
To niece Mary Walmsley—£500 of 5% Navy Stock
To brother Henry Sackett for the use and benefit of his son John henry Sackett to set him up in business—£500 of 5% Navy Stock
To his [Gt] nephews Henry Preston, Henry Walmsley, [& nephew] John Henry Sackett—£20 each plus a 2 guineas mourning ring
To his friend Nathaniel Beckford of Kennington Green in the County of Surrey—£10
To his executors—£20 plus a 2 gns mourning ring
To his cousin Mary Robins—£10 plus a 2gns mourning ring
To his old servant Ann Harman—£20
To his brother Henry Sackett—all his real estate wheresoever
The residue to be divided between his great nephews

Executors
—Henry Sackett, brother
—John Preston, nephew [husband of niece]
—Benjamin Walmsley, nephew [husband of niece]
—Thomas Preston, brother to John Preston