Walter John Sackett

FatherWilliam Sackett1 (1795-1871)
MotherMaria Sarah Todd1 (1801-before 1841)
Walter John Sackett, son of William Sackett and Maria Sarah Todd, was born in Billericay, EssexG, in 18262 and baptized at Great Burstead, EssexG, on 24 April 1826.3 He died aged 40 in Birmingham, WarwickshireG, on 27 June 18661,4 and was buried at Warstone Lane Cemetery, BirminghamG.5 He married first at St George, BirminghamG, on 9 November 1845, Sarah Elizabeth Mills.6,1,7 Sarah was born in Aston, WarwickshireG, in 1826.2 She died aged about 33 in WarwickshireG in 18591 and was buried at Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham, WarwickshireG.8 He married second in Wolverhampton, StaffordshireG, in 1862, Mary Ann Weaver.9 As Walter John's widow, Mary married second in Sparkbrook, WarwickshireG, on 15 November 1870, James Pope.10,11
     In 1851 Walter was living at Union Passage, Birmingham, WarwickshireG, and was recorded in the census as Walter J Sackett, head of household, a bookseller, aged 25 and born in Billericay, Essex. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 25, and their children Mary, 3, and William, aged 11 months. Also in the household was a female general servant.2
     In 1861 he was living at 9 Highgate, Aston, Birmingham, WarwickshireG, and was recorded as Walter J Sackett, a publisher, head of household, a widower aged 35 and born in Billericay. Living with him were his children, Mary, 13, William, 10, and Sydney, aged seven. Also in the household were a female assistant and her daughter, and two female servants: a cook and a housemaid.12
     Walter made his will in Birmingham, WarwickshireG, on 26 June 1866, naming as beneficiary his wife Mary, to whom he left everything "for her maintenance and for the maintenance, education and advancement of my three children by my former wife Sarah Elizabeth Mills." Walter made his will on his deathbed. As a bookseller he would have been an educated man, but he was able only to make his mark on the document. He died the following day. His personal estate was valued at nearly £2,000 and the will was proved on 22 August 1866.13

Children of Walter John Sackett and Sarah Elizabeth Mills

Sackett Family Association descendants
Judy Foster.
ChartsLine 6 (English)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Email from Judy Foster to Chris Sackett, 3 December 2004.
  2. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/2055/f.58p.11
    Birmingham, Warwickshire
    Union Passage, [nr. New St.]
    Walter J. SACKETT, head, married, 25, bookseller, b. Essex, Billericay
    Sarah E. SACKETT, wife, 25, b. Warwickshire, Aston
    Mary SACKETT, dau, 3, b. Warwickshire, Aston
    William SACKETT, son, 11 months, b. Warwickshire, Aston
    Mary A. CHILLS, serv., unmarried, 23, gen. serv., b. Warwickshire, Aston.
  3. Baptisms Register, Great Burstead, Essex (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), "24 Apr 1826, Walter Sackett, son of William Sackett & Maria."
  4. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1866. Sackett, Walter J, 40. Birmingham."
  5. Burials Register, Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham, Warwickshire, database, Findmypast, "1866 Walter J Sackett."
  6. Marriage, St George, Birmingham, Warwickshire (IGI), "9 November 1845 Walter John Sackett & Sarah Elizabeth Mills."
  7. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1845. Sackett, Walter John. Birmingham."
  8. Burials Register, Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham, Warwickshire, database, Findmypast, "1859 Sarah Elizabeth Sackett."
  9. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1862. Sackett, Walter John. Wolverhampton. 6b:525."
  10. Marriage, Sparkbrook, Warwickshire (IGI), "15 November 1870 Mary Ann Sackett or Weaver & James Pope."
  11. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1870. Sackett, Mary Ann. Aston."
  12. 1861 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, RG9, piece 2172, folio 19, p. 32, GSU roll 542929
    9 Highgate, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
    Walter J Sackett, head, widower, 35, publisher, b. Essex, Billericay
    Mary M E Sackett, dau, 13, scholar, b. Warwick, Birmingham
    William Sackett, son, 10, scholar, b. Warwick, Birmingham
    Sydney Sackett, son, 7, scholar, b. Warwick, Birmingham
    Margaret S Gilles?, visitor, widow, 39, assistant, b. Warwick, Birmingham
    Ellen S Gilles?, visitor, 13?, scholar, b. Middlesex, Chelsea
    Harriett Rayboult?, servant, widow, 38, cook, b. Somerset, Nailsea
    Ann Savon?, servant, unm, 21, housemaid, b. Gloster, Rainswick.
  13. Will of Walter John Sackett of Birmingham, Warwickshire, 26 June 1866, proved in Birmingham, 22 August 1866 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown reference).
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex
Last Edited27 October 2018