Rev John Sackett MA

FatherRev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb (1596-1664)
MotherSarah Frisby (1613-1676)
Rev John Sackett MA, Prebendary of Lincoln, son of Rev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb and Sarah Frisby, was baptized at Great Mongeham, KentG, on 29 September 1631.1 He died aged 49 in Braunston, LincolnshireG, in 1680. As far as is known he was unmarried.
     John was admitted to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, on 6 July 1647. He was awarded a BA degree in 1650-51 and an MA in 1654.2
     A record of John Sackett in the Surman Index of Congregational ministers reads, "Presbyterian heretofore but now comformable. Mungeham Magna, Kent." The date of the item is difficult to read but may be 1668. If so, it would refer to this John. An earlier date would suggest the record referred to his father, who died in 1664.3
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at Great MongehamG in 1664.4 He was left all his father's lands and tenements in St Peter and St John in Thanet, and was appointed executor of the will jointly with his brother Nathaniel.
     John was named as sole executor of his brother Samuel's will made in Braunston, LincolnshireG, on 16 May 1680.5
     John made his will on 10 June 1680 Braunston, County of City of LincolnG, naming as beneficiaries his brother Nathaniel, his sisters Elizabeth and Patience and his nephew (another) Rev John Sackett MA. He left his lands and tenements in St Peter's and St John's to his brother for his lifetime, then to go to Nathaniel's son John. He left £30 and £10 respectively to his sisters Elizabeth and Patience. The will was proved at the Prerogative Court in Canterbury on 4 November 1680.6
Abstract of will of John Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln.
Date: 10 June 1680.
Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 4 Nov 1680.
Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/364 quire 155).
Testator: John Sackett, Clerk, Braunston, County of City of Lincoln.
Brother Nathaniel of Canterbury, all lands, tenements etc. in St Peter & St John, 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, 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      and in the meantime lawful interest; his sister Katherine, 55 marks at age 21 and in the meantime lawful interest; his sister Elizabeth, 100 marks at age 21 and in the meantime lawful interest.
Danyell Pamphlet of Dumpton & John Gilloe of Newland Grange, Thaney, yeomen, guardians of Charles during his minority, 20/- each.
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.
Executor: Brother Nathaniel.
Witnesses: Tho. Foreman, Wm. Tan.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, Great Mongeham, Kent (Bishop's Transcripts & Parish Register), "29 September 1631 John s. John Sackett."
  2. John Venn, Compiler, Alumni Cantabrigienses (Cambridge University Press, 1922), "Sackett, John: Adm. pens. at Sidney, 6 Jul 1647. S. of John (above), clerk. B. at Mongeham, Kent. Schools; Sutton, Canterbury and Merchant Taylor's, London. Matric. 1647; B.A. 1650-1; M.A. 1654. Brother of George (1658)."
  3. Website The Surman Index Online (Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies) (, "Sackett, John
    "Presbyterian heretofore but now comformable," 16?8 [? prob. 1668] Mungeham Magna, Kent.
    CHST., v. 127."
  4. Will of John Sackett of Great Mongeham, Kent, 1664[?], proved at Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 14 September 1664 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-97).
  5. Will of Samuel Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 16 May 1680, proved at London Consistory Court, 29 May 1680 (Lincolnshire Archives, 1680 / i / 9).
  6. Will of John Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 10 June 1680, proved at Canterbury Prerogative Court, 4 November 1680 (National Archives, PROB 11/364 quire 155).
Appears inSacketts in the Church
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of William Sackett of St John in Thanet
ChartsLine 2 (English)
Last Edited19 Sep 2019

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