Nathaniel Sackett

FatherRev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb (1596-1664)
MotherSarah Frisby (1613-1676)
Baptism1636, Great Mongeham, KentG,1
Death1682, CanterburyG
Marriage1669, Thanington, KentGAnn Terry2,3
Nathaniel Sackett, gentleman of Canterbury, Kent, son of Rev John Sackett BD Oxf, MA Camb and Sarah Frisby, was baptized at Great Mongeham, KentG, on 19 April 1636.1 He died in CanterburyG in 1682. He married at Thanington, KentG, on 25 November 1669, Ann Terry, daughter of Michael Terry.2,3 Ann was born in about 1647.4
     Nathaniel was admitted as a Freeman of the City of Canterbury in 1659. He was a Freeman by Redemption, meaning that he bought his freedom.5
     Nathaniel was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at Great MongehamG in 1664.6 He was left a sum of £100 and was appointed executor of the will jointly with his brother John.
     Nathaniel was named as a beneficiary in his brother Samuel's will made in Braunston, LincolnshireG, on 16 May 1680.7 He was left £10.
     Nathaniel was named as a beneficiary in his brother John's will made in Braunston, County of City of LincolnG, on 10 June 1680.8 He was left all his brother's lands and tenements in St Peter and St John in Thanet and elsewhere for life, the properties then to go to Nathaniel's son John.
     Nathaniel made his will in CanterburyG on 12 January 1681/82, naming as beneficiaries his wife Ann, and his sons John, Nathaniel, George and Samuel.9 Nathaniel was possessed of lands at Sackett's Hill in St Peter in Thanet and at St John in Thanet. He left these lands to his son John at age 21, or earlier in the event of Nathaniel's widow Ann remarrying. He also had land at Margate (as distinct from the St John in Thanet land) and this was to go jointly to his sons Nathaniel, George, and Samuel, subject to an annuity of £15 to his widow Ann.
Abstract of will of Nathaniel Sackett of Canterbury, Kent.
Date: 12 January 1681/2.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 20 December 1682.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-76-81.
Testator: Nathaniell Sackett, Gent of Canterbury.
Son John, 5 broad pieces of gold.
Son Nathaniell, 5 broad pieces of gold.
Son George, three 20/- pieces of gold.
Son Samuel, 5 guineas.
The above to be paid at age 21, each to be the other’s heir.
Wife Anne, 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.
Executrix: wife Anne.
Witnesses: Seth Fenner, Charles Dicus, John Eaton.

Children of Nathaniel Sackett and Ann Terry

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, Great Mongeham, Kent (Bishop's Transcripts & Parish Register), "19 April 1636 Nathaniel s. John & Sarah Sackett."
  2. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "20 November 1669 Nathaniel Sackett, of Canterbury, gentleman, bachelor, 31, & Ann Terry, same parish, virgin, 22, daughter of Michael Terry who consents. At Cosmos Blean, Thanington, Sturry, or St Andrew’s Canterbury. John Kirke of the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, tailor, bondsman."
  3. Marriages Register, St Nicholas, Thanington, Kent (Findmypast transcript), "25 Nov 1669, Nath Sackett, 31, of St Mary Bedin, Canterbury, & Ann Terry, of St George, Canterbury, dau. of Mich."
  4. Date of birth based on age at marriage.
  5. Joseph Meadows Cowper, The Roll of the Freemen of the City of Canterbury from A.D. 1392 to 1800 (Canterbury, printed by Cross & Jackman, 1903), 298, Freemen by Redemption, "Sackett, Nathaniel, gent. 1659."
  6. Will of John Sackett of Great Mongeham, Kent, 1664[?], proved at Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 14 September 1664 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-97).
  7. Will of Samuel Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 16 May 1680, proved at London Consistory Court, 29 May 1680 (Lincolnshire Archives, 1680 / i / 9).
  8. 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).
  9. Will of Nathaniel Sackett of Canterbury, Kent, 12 January 1681/2, proved at Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 20 December 1682 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-76-81).
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of William Sackett of St John in Thanet
ChartsLine 2 (English)
Last Edited29 Jul 2021

Place names

Place names are linked to the Place Index, with lists of people having events at each place (down to county level).

Google Maps

The superscripted 'G' after place names is a link to the Google Map for that place.


Icons and are links to Text and Image exhibits.

Sackett lines

English line of Thomas Sackett the elder & other English lines
American line of Thomas Sackett the elder through Simon Sackett the colonist
Line of John Sackett of New Haven