Alfred James Sackett

FatherJabez Sackett (1840-1925)
MotherSarah Anne "Annie" Young (1842-1915)
Birth1865, Rye, SussexG,1,2
Baptism1865, RyeG,2
Death1942, St Peter PortG,3,4
Marriage1891, Prestwich, LancashireGMillian "Millie" Davies5,6,7
Marriage1894Lydia Hatfield8
Alfred James Sackett
(Src: States Archives, Occupation ID card)
Alfred James Sackett, son of Jabez Sackett and Sarah Anne "Annie" Young, was born in Rye, SussexG, on 16 October 18651,2 and baptized at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, RyeG, on 21 November 1865.2 He died aged 76 of a heart attack not far from his house in Grange Road, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, on 15 January 1942 while walking to work as a nurse at the Town Hospital. It is said that the attack was brought on by a combination of the bitter cold and the shock of his being challenged by a German sentry.3,4 He was buried at the Foulon Cemetery, St Peter PortG, on 17 January 1942.9 He married first at Prestwich, LancashireG, in 1891, Millian "Millie" Davies, daughter of Horatio Davies and Mary A Robinson.5,6,7 She was born in Salford, Manchester, LancashireG, in 1872.10,11 He married second in about 1894, Lydia Hatfield, daughter of John Hatfield and Sarah Jane Shaw.8 Lydia was born at 4 Providence Terrace, Gibson Street, Hull, YorkshireG, on 9 September 186812 and died aged 86 in GuernseyG on 10 October 1954.13
     In 1871 Alfred was living at High Street, Hythe, KentG, in the household of his parents Jabez and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as Alfred J Sackett, aged five and born in Rye, Sussex.14
     In 1881 he was living at High Street, St Leonard, Hythe, KentG, in the household of his uncle George Young, a grocer, and was recorded as Alfred Sackett, a grocer's assistant, aged 15, and born in Rye, Sussex.15
     In 1891 he was living at 2 Anne Street, Cheetham, Manchester, LancashireG, and was recorded as Alf J Sackett, a commercial clerk, head of household, married, aged 25 and born in Rye. Living with him was his wife Millian, aged 19.16
     In 1901 he was living at 5 Francis Terrace, Islington, LondonG, and was recorded as Alfred J Sackett, a selling agent, head of household, married, aged 35, and born in Rye, Sussex. Living with him were his wife Lydia, aged 32 and born in Hull, and their two-year-old daughter Alma.17
     Alfred and Lydia Sackett moved sometime between 1901 and 1905 from London to Guernsey where Alfred's parents and siblings were already established.
     In 1911 he was living at Ollivier Street, St Anne's, AlderneyG, and was recorded as Alfred James Sackett, a clerk, head of household, married, aged 45 and born in Rye, Sussex. Living with him were his wife Lydia, 41, and their children, Alma, 12, Leslie, 5, and Douglas, aged three.18
     In 1921 he was living at 3 New Paris Street, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, and was recorded as Alfred James Sackett, aged 55. He was out of work at the date of the census, his last employment having been with Rowe & Mitchell, granite merchants, in Alderney. He was a visitor in the household of his sister Laura and brother-in-law Thomas Keyho.19
     In 1921 Lydia, 52, married, was living at 2 Choisi Terrace, St Peter PortG, as a cook in the household of Henry Wild, medical practitioner.20
(1911 census)

Child of Alfred James Sackett and Millian "Millie" Davies

Children of Alfred James Sackett and Lydia Hatfield

Sackett.—Suddenly, on Thursday, January 15, 1942, Alfred James Sackett, beloved husband of Lydia Hatfield, of "Balure", Grange, aged 76 years.
Funeral will meet in the Foulon Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, January 17, at 2.30 p.m."

Guernsey Evening Press, 16 Jan 1942

Mr A. J. Sackett
Found Dead in the Grange

We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Alfred James Sackett, of "Balure", Grange Road. Mr. Sackett suddenly collapsed and died when passing Elizabeth College at 7.30 yesterday morning being attended by Special Constable Van den Berg.
     Mr. Sackett had been indisposed, but was able on Monday to resume his work as an attendant at the Town Hospital, whither he was bound when he had his fatal seizure. There will be no inquest.
     The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jabez Sackett, who resided for many years at the Duvaux Farm, St. Sampson's, and was born at Rye, Sussex. He married Miss Lydia Hatfield, and there are two sons and a daughter of the marriage: Mr. Leslie Sackett, who is an officer on a tanker; Mr. D. Sackett, States Meteorological Observer; and Mrs. Vere Miles, who is on war work in England. Deceased also leaves four brothers and four sisters.
     The funeral is arranged for to-morrow, to meet at the Foulon Cemetery Chapel at 2.30 p.m."

Guernsey Evening Press, 16 Jan 1942

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1865. Sackett, Alfred James. Mother: Young. Rye. 2b:1."
  2. Baptisms Register, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rye, Sussex (E. Sussex Register Office, 1837-1884), "21 November 1865 Alfred James s. Jabez Sackett & Sarah Ann, of Rye; b. 16 October 1865."
  3. Register of Deaths, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), 223/18, "15 January 1942, 7.10 a.m., Alfred James Sackett, 76, father Jabez Sackett, mother Sarah Ann Young, d. at Grange Road, male nurse, of Balure, Grange Road, St Peter Port, b. England."
  4. Guernsey Star, report of sudden death.
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Mar qtr 1891. Sackett, Alfred James. Prestwich. 8d:495."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Mar qtr 1891. Davies, Millian. Prestwich. 8d:495."
  7. Census.
  8. 1911 census.
  9. Guernsey Evening Press, funeral report & obituary.
  10. Census.
  11. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1872. Davies, Millian. Mother: Robinson. Salford. 8d:87."
  12. Birth certificate, "Lydia Hatfield, b. 9 Sep 1868, at 4 Providence Terrace, Gibson Street, West Sculcoates, York, d. of John Hatfield, miller journeyman, & Sarah Jane Hatfield formerly Shaw, of 4 Providence Terrace, Gibson Street, Hull."
  13. Register of Deaths, Guernsey, "10 October 1954, Lydia Hatfield, widow of Alfred James Sackett, 86, father John Hatfield, mother Sarah Jane Shaw, at Princess Elizabeth Hospital, of Barrycroft, Vara Road, St Martin's, b. York, Yorkshire." (f123/537).
  14. 1871 England census, RG10, piece1018, folio 18, p. 27, GSU roll 827265
    High Street, Elham, Kent
    Jabez Sackett, head, married, 30, schoolmaster, b. Hythe, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 27, b. Hythe, Kent
    Alfred J Sackett, son, 5, b. Rye, Sussex
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, 2, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    Annie Sackett, dau, 1, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    William Hambrook, assistant, unm, 18, assistant schoolmaster, b. Acrise, Kent
    George E Shuttleworth, boarder, 9, scholar, b. London
    Ebenezer Edwards, boarder, 12, scholar, b. Northiam, Sussex
    William Hunt, boarder, 10, scholar, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    George S Hunt, boarder, 9, scholar, b. Dymchurch, Kent
    Joseph Sillibourne, boarder, 13, scholar, b. Bilsington, Kent
    Kate Harden, servant, 16, domestic servant, b. Ham Street, Kent.
  15. 1881 England census, FHL 1341241, PRO RG11/1014/16/26
    Hythe St Leonard, Kent
    High Street
    George Young, head, widower, 32, b. Hythe, Kent, grocer
    Eva Young, dau, 5, b. Hythe, scholar
    Alfred Sackett, nephew, 15, b. Rye, Sussex, grocers assistant
    Eliza Underdown, serv, unmarried, 29, b. Tenterden, Kent, house keeper.
  16. 1891 England census, RG12, piece 3265, folio 11, p. 18, GSU roll 6098375
    2 Anne St, Cheetham (St Mark), Manchester, Lancashire
    Alf J Sackett, head, married, 25, commercial clerk, b. Sussex, Rye
    Millian Sackett, wife, 19, b. Lanc, Manchester.
  17. 1901 England census, 158/181
    Islington, London
    5 Francis Terrace, Private (2 rooms)
    Alfred J Sackett, head, married, 35, selling agent, own account, b. Rye, Sussex
    Lydia Sackett, wife, 32, b. Hull, Yorkshire
    Alma Sackett, dau, 2, b. Hull.
  18. 1911 Channel Islands census, Ollivier Street, St Anne's, Alderney
    8 rooms
    Sackett, Alfred James, head, 45, married, clerk, granite merchant, resident, b. Rye, Sussex, father b. Hythe, Kent
    Sackett, Lydia, wife, 41, m. 17y, 6 ch., 3 living, b. Hull, Yorkshire, father b. Hull
    Sackett, Alma, dau, 12, b. Hull, Yorkshire, father b. Rye, Sussex
    Sackett, Leslie, son, 5, b. St Sampson's, Guernsey, father b. Rye, Sussex
    Sackett, Douglas, son, 3, b. St Sampson's, Guernsey, father b. Rye, Sussex.
  19. 1921 England census, 3 New Paris Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    6 rooms
    Thomas John Keyho, head, 38y 5m, married, b. St Peter Port, baker & confectioner general agent, own account, Rohais Rd, Guernsey
    Laura Keyho, wife, 38y 7m, married, b. Walkington, Yorkshire, assisting in above business
    Ruth Bichard Keyho, daughter, 14y 3m, b. St Peter Port
    Dulcie Lillie Keyho, daughter, 10y 5m, b. St Martin, Guernsey
    John Arthur Keyho, son, 8y 7m, b. St Martin
    William Smith Sackett, boarder, 41y 5m, married, b. Walkington, Yorkshire, grower foreman, Partners Ltd, Fruit & Flower, St Andrews
    Doris Ada Sackett, daughter, 15y 9m, single, b. St Peter Port, home duties
    Catharine Laura Sackett, daughter, 14y 5m, b. St Peter Port
    Alfred James Sackett, visitor, 55y 8m, married, b. Rye, Sussex, out of work, Rowe & Mitchell Granite Merchants, Alderney.
  20. 1921 England census, 2 Choisi Terrace, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    12 rooms
    Lydia Sackett, servant, 52y 9m, married, b. Hull, Yorkshire, cook, in private domestic service, 2 Choisi Terrace
    [In household of Henry Wild, medical practitioner].
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 8 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Leslie Sackett & Dulcie Lillie Keyho relationship chart
Descendants of Jabez Sackett
Last Edited23 Apr 2024

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