William Sackett

MotherMartha Sackett (1853-1873)
William Sackett, son of Martha Sackett, was born in Margate, KentG, on 10 April 1872.1,2,3 (Identification of William with mother Martha is tentative, based on his being in the same workhouse in 1881 as Emma whose identification with Martha derives from the 1871 census where Emma was in the household of Martha's father Thomas.) William married at St Mary's Bryanston Square, St Marylebone, LondonG, on 25 December 1903, Florence Deverelll, daughter of William Deverelll.4,5 Florence was born in Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 18 November 1877.6,2,3 She died aged 72 at home at 19 Gransden Road, Shepherds Bush, LondonG, on 5 January 1951.7,8
     In 1881 William was living at the Isle of Thanet Union Workhouse, Minster in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, a scholar, inmate, aged nine, and born in Margate. Also in the workhouse was Emma Sackett, aged 11, assumed to have been his sister.9
     In 1901 he was living at the Avenue Hotel, 25 Shaftesbury Avenue, St James's, LondonG, and was recorded as William Sackett, head barman, single, aged 32 and born in Margate.10
     In 1911 he was living at 31 Vespar Road, Shepherds Bush, LondonG, and was recorded as William Sackett, a hoist worker in a bakery, head of household, aged 40 and born in Margate. Living with him were his wife Florence, 33, and their children, William, 6, and Elsie, aged three months.11
(1911 census)

     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, William and Florence were living at 13 Gransden Road, Hammersmith, LondonG. William was a taxi driver. Their daughter Elsie was living with them.12
     William's wife Florence left a will which was proved on 30 January 1951 by their daughter Elsie. Her estate was valued at £2,065.13

Children of William Sackett and Florence Deverelll

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1872. Sackett, William. [Mother not named: assume registered in mother's surname.] Thanet. 2a:782."
  2. Census.
  3. 1939 Register.
  4. Marriages Register, St Mary's Bryanston Square, St Marylebone, Middlesex (IGI), "25 December 1903, William Sackett, 32, bachelor, manager at hotel, of 7 Durweston Mews, father: William Sackett, carpenter; and Florence Deverell, 26, spinster, of 7 Durweston Mews, father: William Deverell, stoker. Banns. Both signed. Witnesses: William Deverell, Beatrice Maud Deverell, George Swingate?."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Dec qtr 1903. Sackett, William. Marylebone. 1a:1225."
  6. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Mar qtr 1878. Deverell, Florence. St Olave Southwark. 1d:232."
  7. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1951. Sackett, Florence, 72. Hammersmith."
  8. Probate record.
  9. 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341233, PRO RG11/0983/126/5
    Minster in Thanet, Kent
    Isle of Thanet Union Workhouse, Minster
    Emma Sackett, inmate, 11, b. Margate, Kent, scholar
    William Sackett, inmate, 9, b. Margate, scholar.
  10. 1901 Census for England & Wales, 97/73
    Avenue Hotel, 25 Shaftesbury Avenue, St James's, London
    William Sackett, serv, single, 32, head barman, worker, b. Margate.
  11. 1911 England census, digital image, Ancestry.com, 31 Vespar Rd, Shepherds Bush, North Hammersmith, London
    William Sackett, head, 40, married, 7y, 2 ch., both living, hoist worker, bakers, worker, b. Margate, Kent
    Florence Sackett, wife, 33, home, b. Bermondsey, London
    William F G Sackett, son, 6, b. Chelsea, London
    Elsie F E Sackett, dau, 3 months, b. Shepherds Bush, London.
  12. "1939 Register", digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, 13 Gransden Road, Hammersmith, London: RG101/0215E/015/35, William Sackett, b. 10 Apr 1872, married, taxi-cab driver; RG101/0215E/015/36, Florence Sackett, b. 18 Nov 1877, married, unpaid domestic duties; RG101/0215E/015/37, Elsie F (Emma) Sackett, b. 6 Jan 1911, single, drapers assistant.
  13. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Sackett Florence of 19 Gransden-road Shepherds Bush London W12 (wife of William Sackett) died 5 January 1951 Probate London 30 January to Elsie Florence Emma Sackett spinster. Effects £2065 13s. 5d."
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited21 Feb 2019

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