Sarah Ansell Sackett

FatherThomas Sackett (1777-1857)
MotherSarah ___
Sarah Ansell Sackett, daughter of Thomas Sackett and Sarah ___, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, on 21 June 1805 and baptized at Ebenezer Independent Chapel, RamsgateG, on 29 September 1805.1 She married at St Lawrence in ThanetG on 20 March 1831, Richard Belsey Ratcliff.2
     Sarah was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in Hereson, St Lawrence in ThanetG, on 14 June 1844.3 There is some confusion about the identity of Sarah's mother. Her baptism record gave her mother's name as Sarah, not Mary, although Thomas and Mary had been married for a year before Sarah's birth. Thomas stated in his will that his daughter Sarah was to be treated as a daughter in wedlock.
     In 1881 Sarah was living at 1 Sacketts Cottages, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Sarah A Ratcliff, married, aged 75 and born at St Lawrence. She was living in the household of her sister Elizabeth Sackett. Also in the household was Sarah's unmarried daughter, also Sarah, aged 49.4

Child of Sarah Ansell Sackett and Richard Belsey Ratcliff

  • Sarah Ratcliff4 b. c 1832

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, Ebenezer Independent Chapel, Ramsgate, Kent (Ancestry image), "Sarah Ansell Sackett, d. Thomas & Sarah, of St Lawrence, b. 21 June 1805, bp. 29 September 1805. Geo Townsend, Protestant Dissenting Minister."
  2. Marriages Register, St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent (FamilySearch transcript), "20 March 1831 Richard Belsey Ratcliff, bachelor, St Lawrence, & Sarah Ansell Sackett, spinster, St Lawrence, banns. Witnesses: Thomas Sackett, Mary Sackett."
  3. Will of Thomas Sackett of Hereson, St Lawrence, Kent, 14 June 1844, proved at Canterbury, 7 August 1858 (Somerset House Indexes).
  4. 1881 England census
    FHL 1341235, PRO RG11/0989/139/29
    St Lawrence, Kent
    1 Sacketts Cottages
    Elizabeth Sackett, head, widow, 62, b. St Lawrence, Kent, general shop
    Sarah A. Ratcliff, sister, married, 75, b. St Lawrence
    Sarah Ratcliff, niece, unmarried, 49, b. St Lawrence.
Sackett line6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited29 Dec 2022

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