Abstract of will of Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 28 October 1730.
Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, April 1731, by Martha Sackett, widow & relict.
Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/644.
Testator: Richard Sackett, yeoman, St John in Thanet.
Wife Martha Sackett, 80 over & above her joynture, one-third of "household stuff within Door".
Daughter Susana Sackett, 400 which is due to me on South Sea Stock & India Stock as soon as she comes of age or marries; interest & profits until then; 300 from my personal estate when 21; trustees to invest & she to get interest until then; one-third household stuff within door & my silver tankard marked R|M; to live rent-free in the house until 21 or marriage; reversion to my son Richard Sackett.
Son Richard Sackett, messuages, tenements, malthouse, barns, stables, outhouses, edifices, buildings, lands, wood land, & premises, freehold & real estate at Northdown, St Johns, & elsewhere; Richard to pay Susana 4 per year for her life out of that part of the estate bought of Margaret Smith, widow, plus 4 per year to Susana after Martha's death out of the estate where she now lives; if Richard dies without heirs, reversion to Susana & her heirs; one-third household stuff.
Cousin John s. William Evas of Ramsgate, cousins Hannah & Martha Sackett, cousin Hannah Tomline, cousin James Taddy, 20/- each within 3 months after my decease.
Poor of St Johns, 20/-.
Son Richard, residue.
Executors: Richard Sackett & Martha Sackett.
Overseers of will: brother Cornelius Tomline, cousin John Sackett, 40/- each.
Witnesses: John Piers, Ann Emplage, Geo. Witherden.