Barzillai Sackett

(1844-1918)
FatherVincent Andrews Sackett (1793-1883)
MotherElizabeth Cock (c 1819-)
Barzillai Sackett, yeoman of St Lawrence in Thanet, son of Vincent Andrews Sackett and Elizabeth Cock, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, in 18441 and baptized at St Peter in ThanetG on 12 May 1844.1 He died aged 74 at home at East Northdown Farm, MargateG, on 7 September 1918.2,3 He married at Zion Chapel, Margate, KentG, in 1866, Sarah Walker Harlow, daughter of Edward Harlow and Ann Harlow.4 Sarah was born in Minster, KentG, in 1842.5 She died aged 80 at home at Kingston House, Approach Road, MargateG, on 7 November 1922.6,3
     In 1851 Barzillai was living in the Hamlet of Northwood, St Peter's, Thanet, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Barzillai Sackett, a scholar, aged six and born in St Peter's, the son of Vincent A Sackett.7
     In 1861 he was living at Northwood, St Peter's, KentG, in the household of his father Vincent Sackett and mother Elizabeth Cock, and was recorded as "Bucilis" Cox, niece [of head of household Vincent Sackett], a servant, aged 17 and born in Canterbury.8 [It is assumed that this entry refers to Barzillai on the basis that it would be expected that he would be found in this household. It would appear that the enumerator gave up on the name and assumed that the individual was a female servant. If the record refers to some other relation of Elizabeth, then Barzillai's record remains not found.]
     In 1871 he was living at 4 Northwood Lane, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded as Barzilla Sackett, a farmer of 25 acres employing one man, head of household, married, aged 27 and born in St Lawrence. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 28 and born in Minster, Kent, and their children, Vincent, 3, and Arthur, aged one.5
     In 1881 he was living at 1 Northwood, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded as Barzilla Sackett, a farmer of 34 acres employing three labourers, head of household, married, aged 37 and born in St Lawrence. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 38 and born in Minster, Kent, and their children, Vincent, 13, Arthur, 11, Rose, 8, Florence, 7, and Emily, aged four.9
     Barzillai was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in NorthwoodG on 21 July 1883. He was appointed an executor and co-trustee of the will, with his niece Julia's husband Charles Giles. Barzillai was to inherit the residue of the estate, but the detail of the will, in which Vincent left two cottages and lands to his grandchildren, suggests that all his realty was thus accounted for. Rosemary Quested, Barzillai's great-granddaughter, in her book The Isle of Thanet Farming Community suggests that he would already have inherited land from his father. She writes that "Bar Sackett founded his fortunes on the broccoli. Having inherited only 15 acres from his father, he was occupying 34 acres ... by 1881."10
     In 1891 he was living at West Northdown, Margate, KentG, and was recorded as Barzillai Sackett, a farmer (master), head of household, married, aged 47, and born in Ramsgate. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 48, and born in Minster, and their children, Vincent (23), Florrie (17), and Ada (14.)11
Barzillai Sackett's farmhouse at West Northdown, Thanet, Kent

     In 1899 Barzillai was a farmer at Yorkshire Farm, NorthdownG.12
     In 1901 he was living at East Northdown Farm, Northdown, St Johns, Margate, KentG, and was recorded as Barzillai Sackett, head of household, a farmer (employer), aged 57 and born in St Peter's, Kent. The other members of his household were his wife Sarah, aged 58 and born in Minster, Kent, his unmarried son Arthur, aged 32, his unmarried daughter, Ada, aged 23, and a female general domestic servant.13
     In 1911 he was living at East Northdown, Margate, KentG, and was recorded as Barzillai Sackett, a farmer, head of household, aged 65 and born in St Peter's. Living with him were his wife, Sarah, 68, and their unmarried children, Arthur, 40, and Ada, 28 [actually 34]. There was also a female servant in the household.14
     Barzillai left a will which was proved in LondonG on 13 December 1918 by his widow Sarah. His estate was valued at £32,464.15
     Barzillai's widow Sarah left a will which was proved on 6 January 1923 by their daughter Rosie. Her estate was valued at £697.16
(1911 census)

Children of Barzillai Sackett and Sarah Walker Harlow

Sackett Family Association descendants
Yvonne Gibbons.
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent, "12 May 1844 Barzillai s. Elizabeth Cock, Northwood, single woman."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1918. Sackett, Barzillai, 74. Thanet."
  3. Probate record.
  4. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1866. Sackett, Barzillai. Thanet."
  5. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/997/f73v
    4 Northwood Lane, St Lawrence, Kent
    Barzilla Sackett, head, married, 27, farmer 25 acres empl 1 man, b. St Lawrence
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 28, b. Minster, Kent
    Vincent A Sackett, son, 3, b. St Lawrence
    Arthur H Sackett, son, 1, b. St Lawrence.
  6. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1922. Sackett, Sarah W, 80. Thanet."
  7. 1851 Census for England & Wales, Hamlet of Northwood, St. Peters, Kent
    Vincent A. Sackett, head , married, 57, farmer, 15 acres, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Mary Sackett, wife, 59, b. Kent, Stourmouth
    Mary Sackett, dau, unmarried, 23, farmer's dau., b. Kent, St. Peters
    Vincent Sackett, son, 13, scholar, farmer's son, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Barzillai Sackett, son, 6, scholar, farmer's son, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Julia Sackett, g-dau, 5, scholar, farmer's g-dau, b. Kent, St. Peters
    Elizabeth Cox, niece, [marital status blank], 30, domestic, b. Kent, Canterbury
    HO107; Piece: 1630; Folio: 56; Page: 11; GSU roll: 193531.
  8. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/538/f112
    Northwood, St Peter's, Kent
    Vincent Sackit, head, widower, 67, farms 15 acres, b. Kent St Peter's
    E Cox, niece, unm., 40, housekeeper, b. Kent Canterbury
    Bucilis Cox, niece , 17, servant, b. Kent Canterbury.
  9. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341235, PRO RG11/0990/68/36(1)
    St Lawrence, Kent
    1 Northwood
    Barzilla Sackett, head, married, 37, b. St Laurence, Kent, farmer of 34 acres employs 3 labourers
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 38, b. Minster, Kent
    Vincent A Sackett, son, 13, b. St Laurence, scholar
    Arthur H Sackett, son, 11, b. St Laurence, scholar
    Rose E Sackett, dau, 8, b. St Laurence, scholar
    Florence E Sackett, dau, 7, b. St Laurence, scholar
    Emily A Sackett, dau, 4, b. St Laurence.
  10. Will of Vincent Andrew Sackett of Northwood, St Peter's, Kent, 15 March 1882, proved at Canterbury, 21 July 1883 (National Archives).
  11. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/726/f5
    West Northdown, Margate, Kent
    Barzillai Sackett, head, married, 47, farmer (master), b. Ramsgate
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 48, b. Minster, Kent
    Vincent A Sackett, son, unm, 23, farmer's son, b. Ramsgate
    Florrie Sackett, dau, 17, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Ada Sackett, dau, 14, scholar, b. Ramsgate.
  12. Website Kelly's Directory of Kent (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1899. Kent. Northdown. "Commercial. Sackett Barzillai, frmr. Yorkshire frm."
  13. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 820/7
    East Northdown Farm, Northdown, St Johns, Margate, Kent
    Barzillai Sackett, head, M, 57, farmer, employer, b. St Peter's, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, M, 58, b. Minster, Kent
    Arthur Sackett, son, S, 32, farmer's son, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Ada Sackett, dau, S, 23, b. Ramsgate
    Bertha Ralph, servt., S, 20, gen serv domestic, b. Cranbrook, Kent.
  14. 1911 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, East Northdown, Margate, Kent
    8 rooms
    Barzillai Sackett, head, 65, married, farmer, b. St Peter's, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 68, m. 44y, 5 ch, all living, b. Minster, Kent
    Arthur Sackett, son, 40, single, farmer, b. St Peter's
    Ada Sackett, dau, 28, single, b. Ramsgate
    Ethel Packman, servant, 18, single, b. Faversham, Kent.
  15. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Bayilla of East Northdown Farm Margate died 7 September 1918 Probate London 13 December to Sarah Walker Sackett widow. Effects £32464 6s. 9d."
  16. "England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858–1966", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Sarah Walker of Kingston House Approach-road Margate widow died 7 November 1922 Probate London 6 January 1923 to Rosie Ellen Quested (wife of Ernest Leslie Pottinger Quested) and Emily Ada Sackett spinster. Effects £697 2s. 5d."
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Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
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