John Stephen Sackett

FatherThomas Sackett (1848-1923)
MotherHarriet Maria (Simpson) Craycraft (1848-1923)
John Stephen Sackett, son of Thomas Sackett and Harriet Maria (Simpson) Craycraft, was born in Faversham, KentG, on 28 February 18761,2 and baptized there on 31 March 1876.1,3 He died aged 78 in Thanet, KentG, on 10 August 19541,4 and was buried at Margate, KentG, on 14 August 1954.5
     In 1881 John was living at 6 Linfield Cottages, Faversham, KentG, and was recorded in the census as John S Sacket, a scholar aged 5 and born in Faversham, son of Thomas Sacket.6
     In 1891 he was living at 14 Kingsnorth Road, FavershamG, and was recorded as John S Sackett, a grocer, aged 15 and born in Faversham, the son of Thomas Sackett.7
     In 1901 he was living at 2 High Street, South Norwood, Croydon, SurreyG, in the household of John Roberts, manager of a grocers' stores, and his wife Louisa, and was recorded as John Sackett, a grocer's assistant, unmarried, aged 25 and born in Faversham.8
     In 1911 he was living at 45 Buckingham Road, Margate, KentG, and was recorded as John S Sackett, a grocer, head of household, single, aged 35 and born in Ospringe, Faversham, Kent. He was living alone.9
(1911 census)

     In about 1902 John moved to Margate where he set up his own grocer's business at 45/47 Buckingham Road. Four years later he bought another grocer's business at 16 St John's Road, Margate. Business prospered and the £100 which he had borrowed against the purchase price of £200 was paid off in a few years. In 1912 he opened a third shop at 9 Cranbourne Place, Margate. Following the outbreak of war in 1914, the businesses suffered a reverse. In an attempt to rescue the situation, John disposed of the stock at Buckingham Road and sold the business at Cranbourne Place. With no end to the war in sight, trade was insufficient to sustain the remaining shop at St John's Road and, facing financial ruin, John was forced to cease trading in 1917. A statement of affairs in bankruptcy, published in November 1917, showed a deficiency of £1,318.10

 Notes & Citations

  1. Letter from John Prescott, to Chris Sackett, dated 21 October 2002.
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1876. Sackett, John Stephen. Mother: Craycraft. Faversham. 2a:828."
  3. Baptisms Register, St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent (Findmypast image), "31 Mar 1876 John Stephen Secket, son of Thomas & Harriett, Lynfield Cottages, labourer."
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Sep qtr 1954. Sackett, John, 78. Thanet."
  5. Letter from John Prescott to Chris Sackett, 21 October 2002 , 14 Aug 1954 John Stephen Sackett s. Thomas & Harriet, Hill House Hospital, Minster.
  6. 1881 England census, FHL 1341231, PRO RG11/0970/27/7
    Faversham, Kent
    6 Linfield Cottages
    Thomas SACKET, head, married, 32, b. Ramsgate, Kent, gas fitter
    Harriet M. SACKET, wife, 31, b. Ramsgate
    George E. SACKET, son, 8, b. Faversham, Kent, scholar
    Thomas A. SACKET, son, 7, b. Faversham, scholar
    John S. SACKET, son, 5, b. Faversham, scholar
    Elizabeth K. SACKET, dau, 3, b. Faversham
    Alma S. SACKET, dau, 1, b. Faversham.
  7. 1891 England census, 14 Kingsnorth Road, Faversham, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, married, 42, gas fitter (lock), b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Harriet Sackett, wife, 41, b. Ramsgate
    George E Sackett, son, unm., 18, apprent. blacksmith, b. Faversham, Kent
    Thomas A Sackett, son, unm., 17, gas fitter's assist. (lock), b. Faversham
    John S Sackett, son, 15, grocer, b. Faversham
    Elizabeth H Sackett, dau, 13, scholar, b. Faversham
    Alma Sackett, dau, 11, scholar, b. Faversham
    Harriet C Sackett, dau, 9, scholar, b. Faversham
    William J Sackett, son, 6, scholar, b. Faversham
    Kate M Sackett, dau, 4, scholar, b. Faversham
    Lily C Sackett, dau, 6m, b. Faversham.
  8. 1901 England census, 648/158
    "Croydon, Surrey
    High Street, South Norwood
    John Sackett, boarder, single, 25, grocer's assistant, worker, b. Faversham, Kent
    In household of John T Roberts, 35, manager of grocers' stores, employer, & Louisa M Roberts, 32."
  9. 1911 England census, 45 Buckingham Road, Margate, Kent
    3 rooms
    John S Sackett, head, 35, single, grocer, employer, at home, b. Ospringe, Faversham, Kent.
  10. Isle of Thanet Gazette, (Kent), Margate Library, Kent, 24 November 1917.
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited13 Nov 2016

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