John Henry Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1782-1851)
MotherLouisa ___ (c 1784-1852)
John Henry Sackett's certificate of admission to Shipwright's Company 31 March 1825
John Henry Sackett, shipwright of Rotherhithe, Surrey, son of John Sackett and Louisa ___, was born in RotherhitheG on 25 February 18041 and baptized at St Mary's Church, RotherhitheG, on 8 April 1804.1 He died aged 77 in St Olave Southwark, SurreyG,2 and was buried at the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery (Bow Cemetery)G on 2 November 1881.3 He married first at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, MiddlesexG, on 18 July 1827, Elizabeth Catherine Meinert, daughter of Henry Meinert and Catherine ___.4 Elizabeth was born in Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 19 June 1807 and baptized at St Mary Magdalen, BermondseyG, on 26 July 1807.5 He married second in St Thomas' Church, Stepney, MiddlesexG, on 11 June 1860, Mary Ann Wright.6,7 She was born in RotherhitheG between 1811 and 1814.8
     John was admitted by patrimony into the freedom of the Shipwright's Company on 31 March 1825.9
     In 1841 John was living at 10 James Place, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, SurreyG, and was recorded in the census as John Sacket, a shipwright, aged 37 and born in Surrey. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, 33, and their children, Mary, 13, George, 11, Emma, 7, Elizabeth, 4, and Eliza, aged four months.10
     In 1851 he was living at 14 Moreton Terrace, RotherhitheG, and was recorded as John Sackett, a barge builder, head of household, married, aged 47, and born in Rotherhithe. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, aged 43, and born in Bermondsey, and children, George, 20, Maria, 23, Emma, 17, Elizabeth, 13, Eliza, 10, Amelia, 6, and Charles, 4.11
     In 1871 he was living at 1 Bonds Cottages, Leathermarket, Bermondsey, SurreyG, and was recorded as John H Sackett, ship's carpenter, head of household, married, aged 67, and born in Rotherhithe. Living with him was his wife Mary, aged 57, birthplace not known, and grandson Henry Sackett, a scholar, aged 8, and born in Rotherhithe.12
     In 1881 he was living at 38 Marigold Street, BermondseyG, and was recorded as John H Sackett, a barge builder, head of household, married, aged 77, and born in Rotherhithe. Living with him were his wife Mary, aged 70, and born in Rotherhithe, and grandson, Henry Sackett, India rubber worker, unmarried, aged 18, and born in Rotherhithe.13

Children of John Henry Sackett and Elizabeth Catherine Meinert

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Mary the Virgin, Rotherhithe, Surrey, "8 April 1804 John Henry s. John & Louisa Sackett, b. 25 February."
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1881. Sackett, John Henry, 77. St Olave."
  3. Burials Register, City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, digital image,, "2 Nov 1881, John Henry Sackett, of 34 Cherrygarden Street, Bermondsey, 77 yrs."
  4. Marriages Register, St Leonard's, Shoreditch, Middlesex, "18 July 1827 John Henry Sackett, bachelor, of this parish, & Elizabeth Catherine Meinert, spinster, of this parish. Banns. Witnesses: Tho J France, Maria Meinert."
  5. Baptisms Register, St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey (image on, "26 July 1807, Elizabeth Catherine b. 19 June, d. of Henry & Catherine Meinert, tanner of Sion Court."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Jun qtr 1860. Sackett, John Henry. Mile End. 1c:1069."
  7. Marriages Register, St Thomas, Stepney, Middlesex (image on, "11 June 1860, John Henry Sackett, full age, widower, shipwright, of Stepney, father: John Henry Sackett, shipwright; and Mary Ann Wright, full age, widow, of Stepney, father: John [illegible], deceased. Banns. He signed. She made mark. Witnesses: Thomas Hickinson, Jane Judith [illegible]."
  8. Date of birth based on ages in census returns.
  9. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image,, "This is to certify that John Henry Sackett, son of John & Louisa, was this 31st day of March 1825 admitted and sworn into the Freedom of the Shipwright's Company by Patrimony. John Whetstone, Clerk of said Company."
  10. 1841 England census, digital image,, 10 James Place, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey
    John Sacket, 37, shipwright, b. Surrey
    Elizabeth Sacket, 33, b. Surrey
    Mary Sacket, 13, b. Surrey
    George Sacket, 11, b. Surrey
    Emma Sacket, 7, b. Surrey
    Elizabeth Sacket, 4, b. not Surrey
    Eliza Sacket, 4 Mo, b. Surrey
    HO107; Piece 1048; Book: 3; Civil Parish: St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey; County: Surrey; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 25; Page: 3; Line: 9; GSU roll: 474649.
  11. 1851 Census for England & Wales, 14 Moreton Ter., Rotherhithe, Surrey
    John Sackett, head, married, 47, barge builder, b. Surrey, Rotherhithe
    Elizabeth Sackett, wife, 43, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    George Sackett, son, 20, barge builder, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Maria Sackett, dau, 23, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Emma Sackett, dau, 17, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, 13, b. Kent, Deptford
    Eliza Sackett, dau, 10, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Amelia Sackett, dau, 6, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Chas. Sackett, son, 4, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    HO 107/1583/f.305v&306.
  12. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/634/f38
    1 Bonds Cottages, Leathermarket, Bermondsey, Surrey
    John H Sackett, head, married, 67, ship's carpenter, b. Rotherhithe, Surrey
    Mary A Sackett, wife, 57, b. not known
    Henry Sackett, gson, 8, scholar, b. Rotherhithe.
  13. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341129, PRO RG11/0566/57/37
    Bermondsey, Surrey
    38 Marigold St
    John H. SACKETT, head, married, 77, b. Rotherhithe, Surrey, barge builder
    Mary SACKETT, wife, 70, b. Rotherhithe
    Henry SACKETT, grandson, unmarried, 18, b. Rotherhithe, India rubber worker.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett shipwrights of London
Last Edited27 May 2017

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