Abstract of will of John Sackett of St John's, Thanet, Kent.
Date: 21 July 1831.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 12 June 1834.
Source: National Archives, PROB 11-1833-369.
Testator: John Sackett, gent, of Margate, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent.
Wife Ann, for life, the free use & enjoyment of all my household goods, furniture, plate, linen, china & implements of household & also the rents, issues & profits of all my messuages lands tenements & real estate, & the dividends, interest, income & proceeds of all my monies etc. subject to the payment thereout of all my just debts & funeral & testamentary expenses; freehold messuage or tenement & dwelling house with appurtenances situate in Hawley Sq. Margate & household contents.
Daughter Mary Sackett, for own absolute use & benefit, £1700 invested in the names of Edward Boyes the elder & S__ Osborne the elder in trust for Mary until the death of wife Ann. This will be equivalent to property given to son-in-law John Swinford upon marriage to daughter Ann.
John Swinford, for life, freehold storehouse & premises in the Dane in Margate (mow in John Swinford's occupation), with reversion to his sons John Sackett Swinford & Daniel Swinford.
All remaining land & buildings to daughter Mary & Edward Dering, Gent of Margate, to be sold & money to go to a trust for Mary & wife Ann.
Within 6 mths of wife's death, £100 to be invested in government funds in trust for John Sackett Swinford to inherit at 21.
Ditto £150 for my grandsons Daniel Swinford, Stephen Swinford, Henry Swinford, sons of John Swinford, each to inherit their third part at 21.
Residue divided between daughter Mary, & 4 grandsons & granddaughter Ann Swinford, children of my late dau Ann Swinford (equal shares).
Edward Dering, 20 guineas.
Executors: wife Ann, dau Mary, & Edward Dering.
Witnesses: Wm Brooks, Geo Anderson, Saml Pointon.
Codicil, dated 8 Oct 1831
Godson John Sackett Hooper, son of late Herbert Hooper of Sandwich, my half part in number [gap] Stiga? St., Ramsgate & land behind purchased of Jacob Sawkins Esq.
Witnesses: Edw. Dering, Thos Pole?, Geo Anderson.