John Sackett

FatherHenry Sackett (1871-1913)
MotherAnnie Kelly (1870-1938)
John Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Annie Kelly, was born in St Olave Bermondsey, LondonG, on 20 June 1904.1,2 He died aged 60 in Dartford, KentG, on 14 June 1965.3,4
     In 1911 John was living at 40 Janeway Street, BermondseyG, in the household of his parents Henry and Annie, and was recorded in the census as John Sackett, a schoolboy, aged seven and born in Bermondsey.5
     In the 1920s, John was a dancer with the Eight Lancashire Lads, a touring dance troupe performing in music halls, which had earlier given a ten-year-old Charlie Chaplin his first professional break.6
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, John was living at 60 Crosby Row, Bermondsey, LondonG. He was a theatrical performer.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1904. Sackett, John. Mother: Kelly. St Olave. 1d:210."
  2. 1939 Register.
  3. Emails from Rita Sackett to Chris Sackett, December 2004.
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Jun qtr 1965. Sackett, John, 60. Dartford. 5f:300."
  5. 1911 England census, digital image,, 40 Janeway Street, Bermondsey, London
    4 rooms
    Henry Sackett, head, 42, married, dock labourer, unloading cargo, b. Rotherhithe
    Annie Sackett, wife, 40, m. 21y, 9 ch, all living, sack mender, contractors, b. Bermondsey
    Henry Sackett, son, 20, single, occ: none, b. Rotherhithe
    Timothy Sackett, son, 17, sawyer, timber merchants, b. Rotherhithe
    Annie Sackett, dau, 15, tin worker, tin maker, b. Rotherhithe
    George Sackett, son, 11, school, b. Bermondsey
    Joseph Sackett, son, 9, school, b. Bermondsey
    John Sackett, son, 7, school, b. Bermondsey
    Tom Sackett, son, 5, school, b. Bermondsey, twin
    Mary Sackett, dau, 5, school, b. Bermondsey, twin
    Annie Legon, boarder, single, tin plate worker, b. Bermondsey
    Mary Legon, boarder, single, tin plate worker, b. Bermondsey.
  6. Email from Jane Harnden to Chris Sackett, August 2014.
  7. "1939 Register", digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, 60 Crosby Row, Bermondsey, London: RG101/0037A/007/43, John Sackett, b. 20 Jun 1904, single, theatrical; RG101/0037A/007/44, John D Avery, b. 1914, single, general labourer.
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited6 Nov 2016

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