Alfred Arthur Sackett

FatherJohn Kemp Sackett (1839-1880)
MotherMary Ann Doe (1847-1912)
Alfred Arthur Sackett, son of John Kemp Sackett and Mary Ann Doe, was born in West Ham, EssexG, in 1874.1 He died there aged 52 in 1926.2 He married at St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford, EssexG, on 2 July 1905, Jane Louisa Townshend, daughter of ___ Townshend and ___ Barnes.3,4 Jane was born in Camberwell, SurreyG, in 18795 and died aged 64 in East Ham, EssexG, in 1944.6
     In 1881 Alfred was living at 1 Park Place, Stratford, West Ham, EssexG, in the household of his widowed mother Mary, and was recorded in the census as Alfred Sackett, a scholar, aged seven and born in Stratford, Essex.7
     In 1891 he was living at Cambridge Barrack, Woolwich Dockyard, London, and was recorded as Alfred Arthur Sackett, a drummer in the First Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, single, aged 18 and born in West Ham, Essex.8
     In 1911 Alfred's wife Louisa was living at 98 Lawrence Avenue, Manor Park, East Ham, EssexG, and was recorded in the census as Louisa Sackett, a laundry worker, aged 31 and born in Camberwell. Living with her were their children, Alfred, 3, and Henry Charles, aged one.9
     Alfred served in the British Army during the First World War, enlisting in the 6th Dragoons on 16 August 1915. He was discharged on 7 December 1915, having been irregularly enlisted.10,11

Children of Alfred Arthur Sackett and Jane Louisa Townshend

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1874. Sackett, Alfred Arthur. Mother: Doe. W. Ham. 4a:18."
  2. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Dec qtr 1926. Sackett, Alfred A, 52. W Ham."
  3. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1905. Sackett, Alfred Arthur. W Ham. 4a:136."
  4. Marriages Register, St Mary the Virgin, Little Ilford, Essex (Essex Record Office, Chelmsford), "2 July 1905, Alfred Arthur Sackett, 29, bachelor, carman, of 161 Sheringham Avenue, father: John Sackett (deceased), chemical mechanic; and Jane Louisa Townshend, 25, spinster, of 161 Sheringham Avenue, father: William Townshend, shoemaker. Banns. Both signed. Witnesses: Florence Ada Townshend, Henry William Dae."
  5. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1879. Townshend, Jane Louisa. Mother: Barnes. Camberwell. 1d:900."
  6. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1944. Sackett, Jane L, 64. E Ham."
  7. 1881 England census, database, LDS, FamilySearch, RG11, piece 1703, folio 90, p. 11, GSU roll 1341406
    1 Park Place, Stratford, West Ham, Essex
    Mary Sackett, head, wid, 34, laundress, b. Essex, Havering
    Sarah M Sackett, dau, 14, jute spinner, b. Middlesex, Bu?dell Rd
    Mary Jane Sackett, dau, 13, jute shifter, b. Middlesex, Bu?dell Rd
    Thomas Sackett, son, 9, scholar, b. Essex, Stratford
    Alfred Sackett, son, 7, scholar, b. Essex, Stratford
    Emily E Sackett, dau, 5, scholar, b. Essex, Stratford
    Ellen Sackett, dau, 3, scholar, b. Essex, Stratford.
  8. 1891 England census, digital image,, RG12, piece 531, folio 135, p. 31, GSU roll 6095641
    Cambridge Barrack, Woolwich Dockyard, London
    Alfred Arthur Sackett, single, 18, drummer, 1st Bn Northumberland Fusiliers, b. Essex, West Ham.
  9. 1911 England census, digital image,, RG14, piece 9583, schedule 57
    98 Lawrence Avenue, Manor Park, East Ham, Essex
    3 rooms
    Louisa Sackett, wife, 31, m. 6y, 2 ch, both living, laundry work, b. Camberwell
    Alfred Arthur Sackett, son, 3, b. Winwick, Lancashire
    Henrie Charles Sackett, son, 1, b. East Ham.
  10. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards", database, Findmypast.
  11. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, Alfred Arthur, 6th Dragoons, service no. 21269, Private, enlisted 16 Aug 1915, discharged 7 Dec 1915, cause Para 2D [having been irregularly enlisted]. WO372/17."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Anthony Richard "Tony" Sackett.
Last Edited24 Jun 2020

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