George Henry Sackett

FatherAlfred Sackett (1842-1931)
MotherEliza Crideford (c 1846-1916)
George Henry Sackett, son of Alfred Sackett and Eliza Crideford, was born in Teignmouth, DevonG, on 15 May 1875.1,2,3 He died aged 90 at home at 55 Southview Road, Westham, Weymouth, DorsetG, on 12 February 1966.4,5 He married in about 1898, Eliza Ayres.6 Eliza was born in Bridgewater, SomersetG, on 5 October 1874.3
     In 1881 George was living at 12 Park Street, West TeignmouthG, in the household of his parents Alfred and Eliza, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, a schoolboy, aged five and born in Teignmouth.7
     On 5 April 1891 George Sackett, aged 16, was a crewman on the vessel Helen Burns berthed at the South Dock, Swansea, Glamorgan, WalesG.8
     George was a crewman in 1895 on the schooner Touch-Me-Not. The vessel became ice-bound at Antwerp on a voyage from Teignmouth to Antwerp and then to Sunderland. He and another crewman sued the master for unpaid wages during the period the ship was ice-bound.9
     In 1901 he was living at 10 Khartoum Road, Weymouth, DorsetG, and was recorded as George Sackett, a labourer at the Whitehead Torpedo Works, head of household, married, aged 24. Living with him were his wife Eliza, 25, and their daughter Edith, aged two. There was also a male boarder in the household.10
     In 1911 he was living at 21 Spring Gardens, Weymouth, DorsetG, and was recorded as George Sackett, a driller in a loco torpedo works, head of household, aged 36 and born in Teignmouth. Living with him were his wife Eliza, 36, and their daughters, Edith, 12, and Ethel, aged ten.11
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, George and Eliza were living at 55 Southview Road, Weymouth, DorsetG. George was a radial driller.12
     George left a will which was proved on 22 April 1966 by his daughters Edith and Ethel. His estate was valued at £3,061.13
(1911 census)

Children of George Henry Sackett and Eliza Ayres

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Jun qtr 1875. Sackett, George Henry. Mother: Crideford. Newton A. 5b:111."
  2. Census.
  3. 1939 Register.
  4. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Mar qtr 1966. Sackett, George H, 90. Weymouth. 7c:1065."
  5. Probate record.
  6. Census. A marriage record has not been found.
  7. 1881 England census, digital image,, FHL 1341520, PRO RG11/2156/41/15
    12 Park St, West Teignmouth, Devon
    Alfred Sackett, head, married, 38, b. Ramsgate, Kent, mariner
    Eliza Sackett, wife, 35, b. Teignmouth, Devon
    Alfred Sackett, son, 14, b. Teignmouth, fisher boy (man)
    Kate Sackett, dau, 11, b. Teignmouth, scholar
    Dinah Sackett, dau, 8, b. Teignmouth, scholar
    George Sackett, son, 5, b. Teignmouth, scholar
    Benjamin Sackett, son, 3, b. Teignmouth, scholar
    Bella Sackett, dau, 1, b. Teignmouth.
  8. 1891 England census, digital image,, 1891 Wales Census
    Vessel "Helen Burns", South Dock, Swansea, Glamorgan, 5 Apr 1891
    George Sackett, crew, single, 16, OS, b. Devon, Teignmouth.
  9. British Newspapers Collection, "Exeter and Plymouth Gazette", digital image, Findmypast, 23 Apr 1895, Seamen's Claim for Wages at Teignmouth.
  10. 1901 England census, digital image,, RG13; Piece: 1994; Folio: 125; Page: 16
    10 Khartoum Road, All Saints and Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset
    George Sackett, head, married, 24, labourer Whitehead Torpedo Works, b. Devon, Teignmouth
    Eliza Sackett, wife, 25, b. Somerset, Bridgewater
    Edith Sackett, dau, 2, b. Dorset, Fleet
    George Chaplin, boarder, single, 22, machinist Whitehead Torpedo Works, b. London, Camden Town.
  11. 1911 England census, digital image,, 21 Spring Gardens, Weymouth, Dorset
    5 rooms
    George Sackett, head, 36, married, driller Whitehead Torpedo, loco torpedo works, worker, b. Devon, Teignmouth
    Eliza Sackett, wife, 36, m. 13y, 4 ch, 2 living, b. Somerset, Bridgewater
    Edith Sackett, dau, 12, school, b. Dorset, Weymouth
    Ethel Sackett, dau, 10, school, b. Dorset, Weymouth.
  12. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, 55 South View Road, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis M B, Dorset: George H Sackett, b. 15 May 1875, married, radial driller; Eliza Sackett, b. 5 Oct 1874, married, unpaid domestic duties.
  13. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image,, "Sackett George Henry of 55 Southview Road Westham Weymouth Dorset died 12 February 1966 Probate Winchester 22 April to Edith Marion Sheldon widow and Ethel Eliza Vallens married woman. £3061."
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited4 Feb 2018

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