Thomas Sackett

(c 1682-before 1722)
Thomas Sackett, seaman of the Royal African Company, was born in about 1682. He died abroad before July 1722.
     Thomas was serving in about 1702 as a seaman on the frigate Mallagotta, a ship of the Royal African Company (originally The Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa). His was the 17th and last name on the roll. He was aged 20 and was English.1
     Letters of administration of Thomas's estate were granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, KentG, on 2 July 1722 to a widow Elizabeth Jennings. Thomas is described as a single man, leaving their relationship unexplained.2

 Notes & Citations

  1. "Britain, Royal African Company 1694-1743" (Findmypast image), Company of Royal Adventurers of England Trading with Africa, Servants of the Company, lists of passengers and crews, National Archives, "A Muster Rolle of the names of the men aboard the Mallagotta Frigett, 17th & last name: Tho: Sackett, seaman, age 20, English", date about 1702 based on preceding and following lists.
  2. Letters of administration of the estate of Thomas Sackett who died abroad, granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, July 1722 (National Archives, PROB 6/98).
Last Edited18 Nov 2019

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