Thomas Sackett

(1804-1870)
FatherWilliam Sackett (1771-1861)
MotherElizabeth Holt (c 1772-1845)
Thomas Sackett, farmer and bailiff of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, son of William Sackett and Elizabeth Holt, was born in St Peter in ThanetG on 28 September 18041 and baptized at St Peter in ThanetG on 6 January 1805.1 He died aged 65 in ThanetG on 20 June 18702 and was buried at St Peter in ThanetG on 24 June 1870.3 He married at Birchington Church, KentG, on 13 October 1827, Harriet Brown.4 Harriet was born in Birchington, KentG, in about 1802.5,6 She died aged 767 and was buried at St Peter in ThanetG on 22 May 1878.8
     In 1841 Thomas was living at Newlands, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Thos Sackett, a bailiff, aged 37 and born in Kent. Living with him was his wife Harriet, aged 39 and also born in Kent. Also in the household were an 18-year-old female servant and five male agricultural workers.9
     In 1851 he was living at Newlands, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded as Thomas Sackett, head of household, married, aged 46 and born in St Peter's. He was a farmer of 40 acres, employing three labourers, and was also the farm bailiff boarding servants for Mr Bedford of Newlands. Living with him were his wife Harriet, 48, and 18-year-old nephew, Thomas Sackett (his brother Francis's son.)10
     In 1861 he was living at Callis Court Farm, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded as Thomas Sackett, a farmer of 81 acres, employing two men and a boy, head of household, married, aged 56, and born in St Peter's. Living with him was his wife Harriet, aged 58, and born in Acol, Kent. Also in the household were a house servant, Jane Pay, the three farm workers, Thomas Sackett, George Culmer, and Henry Sackett, and a visitor, Elizabeth Hunt, with her two young children, Hannah and Charles.11 [Most of these residents were family members. Jane Pay and Elizabeth Hunt were nieces (daughters of Thomas's sister Hannah), while Thomas and Henry Sackett were nephews (sons respectively of brothers Francis and Edward)]
     Thomas made his will in St Peter's, KentG, on 31 October 1868, naming as beneficiaries his brothers Francis and Edward, his nephews Thomas Edward Sackett, James Packer, Jonathan Packer, George Packer and Stephen Packer, and his nieces Charlotte Hannah Pay, Jane Elizabeth Pay, Elizabeth Holt Pay and Sarah Vanhear Pay.12 He left the residue of his estate, after specified bequests, to his wife Harriet for her lifetime, after which the estate was to go a quarter to each of his two brothers, a quarter to be shared equally among the children of his deceased sister Hannah, and a quarter to be similarly shared among the children of his deceased sister Jane. As well as the farm, the value of the personal estate was nearly £1,000.
     In 1871 Thomas's widow Harriet was living at Callis Grange, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Harriet Sackett, a farmer of 68 acres, head of household, aged 68, and born in Birchington, Kent. Also in the household were a female general servant and three male farm servants.6
     After Harriet's death in 1878, Thomas's will was proved a second time, by William Joad, a surviving executor, presumably to enable him to effect the division of the estate as willed by Thomas.
Abstract of will of Thomas Sackett of St Peter's, Kent.
Date: 31 October 1868.
Proved: Canterbury, 27 July 1870.
Source: Somerset House Indexes).
Index:
Thomas Sackett, farmer, Callis Court Farm, St Peter's, Kent, died 20 June 1879 at St Peter's. Will proved Canterbury 27 July 1870 by Harriet Sackett, his widow, one of executors. Personal estate under £1,000. Second probate, proved Canterbury 12 September 1878 on oath of one of surviving executors William Beckwith Joad, 125 High St, Ramsgate, gent.
Testator:
Thomas Sackett, farmer, Callis Court Farm, St Peter's, Kent.
Beneficiaries:
Bailiff William Marsh, 19 guineas.
Nephew Thomas Sackett, son of brother Francis Sackett, 10 guineas.
Wife Harriet Sackett, residue upon trust for life. She to keep it insured against fire.
After her death, sell & divide as follows:
Brother Francis Sackett of Broadstairs, milkman, a quarter;
Brother Edward Sackett of St Peter's, labourer, a quarter;
Children of late sister Hannah Pay: Charlotte Hobbs of Broadstairs, widow; Jane wife of Thomas Read of Redding St, St Peter's, baker; Elizabeth wife of James Hunt of St Peter's, baker; Sarah Pay of Ramsgate, spinster, a quarter to be equally divided;
Children of late sister Jane Packer: James Packer of Chislet, miller; Jonathan Packer of Chislet, baker; George Packer of Chislet, baker; Stephen Packer of Chislet, miller, a quarter to be equally divided.
Executors: wife Harriet Sackett & friends Daniel Gouger of Margate, gent, & William Joad of Ramsgate, gent.
Witnesses: Athelstan Harvey Boys, solicitor, Margate, & Thomas Edward Emerson, his clerk.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
ChartsLine 3 (English)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "6 January 1805 Thomas s. William & Elizabeth Sackett, bn 28 September."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1870. Sackett, Thomas, 65. Thanet."
  3. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent, "24 June 1870 Thomas Sackett, Calais Court, St Peter's, 65 years."
  4. Marriages Register, Birchington, Kent (Transcript), "13 October 1827 Thomas Sackett of St Peter's & Harriet Brown of Acol."
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/998/f6v
    Callis Grange, St Peter's, Kent
    Harriet Sackett, head, widow, 68, farmer, 68 acres, b. Birchington, Kent
    Hannah Marsh, serv., unm., 19, general servant, b. St Peter's
    Robert S Spain, serv., unm., 19, farm servant indoor, b. St Lawrence, Kent
    Henry Pantony, serv., unm., 22, farm servant, b. St Peter's
    Edward Sayer, serv., 14, farm servant, b. St Peter's.
  7. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Jun qtr 1878. Sackett, Harriett, 76. Thanet. 2a:491."
  8. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent, "22 May 1878 Harriett Sackett, St Peter's, 76 years."
  9. 1841 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Newlands, St Peter, Kent
    Thos Sackett, 37, bailiff, b. Kent
    Harriot Sackett, 39, b. Kent
    Hannah Brown, 18, servant, b. Kent
    George Warner, 40, ag servant, b. Kent
    Thos Kennet, 26, ag servant, b. Kent
    Edward Ralph, 28, ag servant, b. Kent
    Thos Castle, 21, ag servant, b. Kent
    John Goodburn, 19, ag servant, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 468; Book: 19; Civil Parish: St Peter; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 22; Folio: 30; Page: 7-8; Line: 1; GSU roll: 306863.
  10. 1851 Census for England & Wales, Newlands, St. Peters, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, married, 46, farmer, 40 acres, 3 labs. & farm bailiff boarding servants for Mr Bedford of Newlands, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Harriet Sackett, wife, 48, b. Kent, Acol
    Stephen Ralph, serv., married, 27, b. Kent, Minster
    John Taylor, serv., unmarried, 29, b. Kent, Ash
    John Cogley, serv., unmarried, 24, b. Kent, St. Nicholas
    Thomas Pritchard, serv., unmarried, 19, b. Kent, Wingham
    Richard Harly, serv., unmarried, 19, b. Kent, St. Nicholas
    William Sutton, serv., unmarried, 21, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Thomas Sackett, nephew, unmarried, 18, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Thomas Miller, serv., 13, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Sarah Ralph, serv., married, 22, b. Kent, Acol
    HO107/1630/f56.
  11. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/?
    Callis Court Farm, St Peter's, Kent
    Thomas Sackett, head, married, 56, farmer, 81 acres, 2 men & 1 boy, b. St Peter's
    Harriet Sackett, wife, 58, b. Acol, Kent
    Jane Pay, serv., unm., 30, house servant, b. St Peter's
    Thomas Sackett, serv., unm., 28, carter, b. St Nicholas, Kent
    George Culmer, serv., unm., 21, carter, b. St Nicholas
    Henry Sackett, serv., 14, carter, b. St Peter's
    Eliz. Hunt, visitor, married, 29, b. St Peter's
    Hannah Hunt, visitor, 2, b. Ramsgate
    Charles Hunt, visitor, 2 months, b. Ramsgate.
  12. Will of Thomas Sackett of St Peter's, Kent, 31 October 1868, proved in Canterbury, 27 July 1870 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown reference).
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