Gilbert "Bertie" Sackett

FatherWilliam Francis Sackett (1831-1898)
MotherElizabeth Ann Foord (c 1832-1905)
Gilbert "Bertie" Sackett, son of William Francis Sackett and Elizabeth Ann Foord, was born in Broadstairs, KentG, on 5 September 1874.1,2 He died aged 58 in Thanet, KentG, in 1933.3 He was employed as a gas inspector. He married in 1902, Mabel Agnes Dawson.4 Mabel was born on 20 February 1879.5 She died aged 66 at home at 8 Salisbury Avenue, RamsgateG, on 22 August 1945.6,7
     Bertie was admitted, aged ten, to Salters Hill School, Lambeth, LondonG, on 15 June 1885. He left on 7 September 1885. His previous school was Broadstairs National School where he had been a pupil for 4½ years. The family was living at 51 Sainsbury Road.2
     In 1891 Gilbert was living at Thanet Cottages, St Peter's, KentG, in the household of his parents William and Elizabeth, and was recorded in the census as Gilbert Sackett, an errand boy, aged 16, and born in Broadstairs.8
     In 1911 he was living at 8 Salisbury Avenue, RamsgateG, and was recorded as Gilbert Sackett, a gas inspector, head of household, aged 36. Living with him were his wife Mabel, 32, and their children, Doris, 7, Ivy, 6, and Wilfred, aged two. Also in the household was Gilbert's brother
Ernest, aged 38.9
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Gilbert's widow (Mabel) Agnes was living at 8 Salisbury Avenue, Ramsgate, KentG, with her children, Olive, Stanley, and John.10
     Gilbert's widow Mabel left a will which was proved on 5 October 1945 by their daughter Doris. Her estate was valued at £520.11

Children of Gilbert "Bertie" Sackett and Mabel Agnes Dawson

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Sep qtr 1874. Sackett, Gilbert. Mother: Foord. Thanet. 2a:822."
  2. "London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840–1911", digital image,, "Salters Hill School, Lambeth, adm no 940, 15 Jun 1885, Bertie Sackett, parent/guardian: William, of 51 Sainsbury Rd, b. 5 Sep 1874, last sch: Broadstairs Natl Sch, 4½ yrs, date of leaving: 7 Sep 1885, remarks: removed."
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1933. Sackett, Gilbert, 58. Thanet."
  4. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1902. Sackett, Gilbert. Thanet. 2a:2263."
  5. 1939 Register.
  6. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1945. Sackett, Agnes M, 66. Thanet."
  7. Probate record.
  8. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/733/f46
    Thanet Cotts, St Peter's, Kent
    William F Sackett, head, married, 59, painter (paralysed), b. St Lawrence
    Elizabeth Ann Sackett, wife, 57, [?]maker, b. Eastry, Kent
    Frederick C Sackett, son, unm, 21, gas fitter, b. Broadstairs
    Ernest James Sackett, son, unm, 19, lab. general, b. Broadstairs
    Gilbert Sackett, son, 16, errand boy, b. Broadstairs
    Thomas Edward Sackett, brother, unm, 57, gardener, b. Bromstone, Kent.
  9. 1911 England census, digital image,, RG14, piece 4533, schedule 131
    8 Salisbury Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent
    6 rooms
    Gilbert Sackett, head, 36, m. 8y, 4 ch, 3 living, gas inspector, Ramsgate Gas Works, b. Kent, Broadstairs
    Mabel Agnes Sackett, wife, 32, b. Broadstairs
    Doris May Sackett, dau, 7, b. Ramsgate
    Ivy Grace Sackett, dau, 6, b. Ramsgate
    Wilfred Frank Sackett, son, 2, b. Ramsgate
    Ernest James Sackett, brother, 38, single, gas fitter, Ramsgate Gas Works, b. Broadstairs.
  10. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, 8 Salisbury Avenue, Ramsgate M B, Kent: RG101/1766A/013/20, Agnes M Sackett, b. 20 Feb 1879, widowed, unpaid domestic duties; RG101/1766A/013/21, Olive F Sackett, b. 6 Aug 1912, single, unpaid domestic duties; RG101/1766A/013/22, Stanley W Sackett, b. 22 Oct 1914, single, musician; RG101/1766A/013/23, John D Sackett, b. 22 Oct 1914, single, van driver (motor).
  11. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image,, "Sackett Agnes Mabel of 8 Salisbury-avenue Ramsgate widow died 22 August 1945 Probate Llandudno 5 October to Doris May Sackett spinster. Effects £520 6s. 4d."
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Michael Anthony Sackett, Jeremy Sackett and Kenneth John Sackett.
Last Edited13 Nov 2016

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