Ann Devonshire "Annie" Sackette

FatherSamuel Sackette (1793-1855)
MotherLouisa Rebecca Chambers (c 1794-1865)
Ann Devonshire "Annie" Sackette, daughter of Samuel Sackette and Louisa Rebecca Chambers, was baptized at St George's Church, Ramsgate, KentG, on 24 February 1832.1 She died aged 83 at home in Tranquil Corner, Betchworth, SurreyG, on 11 December 1915.2,3 She married at St George's Church, RamsgateG, on 13 June 1855, James Easton, an engineer, son of James Easton.4,5 James (the younger) was born in Stamford Street, Southwark, SurreyG, on 14 September 1830.6 He died aged 57 in Westgate-on-Sea, KentG, on 28 August 1888.2
     In 1841 Ann was living at Rose Hill, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of her parents Samuel and Louisa, and was recorded in the census as Annie Sackett, aged nine and born in Kent.7
     In 1851 she was living at Marine House, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of her parents Samuel and Louisa, and was recorded as Anne D Sackett, unmarried, aged 19 and born in Ramsgate. Also in the household was a 20-year-old James Easton, later to become Anne's husband.8
     In 1861 she was living at 42 Tavistock Square, St Pancras, LondonG, in the household of her husband James, 30, an engineer employing 260 men and 40 boys, and was recorded as Anne D Easton, aged 29. Living with them were their children, Anne, 1 year, and Marion, aged one month. Also in the household was Ann's unmarried sister, Margaret Sackette, 27. There were three servants: a nurse and two general servants.9
     In 1871 she was living at 42 Tavistock Square, St Pancras, LondonG, in the household of her husband James, 40, a manufacturing engineer, and was recorded as Anne Devonshire Easton, aged 39 and born in Ramsgate. Living with them were their children, Annie, 11, Marion, 10, Charlotte, 8, and Edith, aged seven. Anne's unmarried sister Louisa, 44, was also in the house. There were also a governess and four household servants: a nurse, cook, and two housemaids.10
     In 1881 she was living at 37 Norfolk Square, Paddington, LondonG, in the household of her husband James, 50, a mechanical engineer employing 800 men, and was recorded as Anne D Easton, aged 49. Living with them were their children, Annie, 21, Marion, 20, Charlotte, 18, and Edith aged 17. A Frances E Easton, 47, was visiting. The house was staffed by a governess and six servants: a cook, parlourmaid, lady's maid, two housemaids, and a kitchen maid.11
     Ann's husband James left a will which was proved in LondonG on 17 October 1888. His personal estate was valued at £91,409.12
     In 1891 Ann was living at 42 Princes Gardens, Knightsbridge, LondonG, and was recorded in the census as Annie D Easton, a widow, head of household, aged 59. She was living on her own means. Living with her were her unmarried daughter Marion, 30, nephew J D Garrett, 22, and grandson Charles C Bracebridge, aged seven. There were six female domestic servants in the household.13
     At the date of the 1901 census (31 March), Ann, aged 69, was a visitor in the household of Charlotte Ray at 25 Harmer Street, Milton, KentG.14
     In 1911 she was living at Tranquil Corner, Betchworth, SurreyG, and was recorded as Annie Devonshire Easton, a widow, head of household, aged 79. Also in the household was her married daughter Charlotte Mary Farrer, 48. There were two servants: a cook (named Lillie Cook) and a housemaid.15
     Ann left a will which was proved on 9 February 1916 by her daughters Annie and Marion. Her estate was valued at £1,443.16

Children of Ann Devonshire "Annie" Sackette and James Easton

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St George, Ramsgate (Transcript), "24 February 1832 Ann Devonshire d. Samuel & Louisa Rebecca Sackett, Ramsgate, bookseller."
  2. Probate record.
  3. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837–1915" (Ancestry transcript), "Dec qtr 1915. Easton, Anne D, 83. Reigate. 2a:273."
  4. Marriages Register, St George, Ramsgate, Kent, "13 June 1855 James Easton, bachelor, full age, engineer, of Dulwich (father James Easton, engineer) & Anne Devonshire Sackette, spinster, of Ramsgate (father Samuel Sackette, householder). By licence. Both signed. Witnesses: Samuel Sackette, L R Sackette, Mary C Sackette, M T Sackette."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Jun qtr 1855. Sackett, Anne Devonshire. Thanet."
  6. Website Grace's Guide to British Industrial History (
  7. 1841 England census
    HO107, Piece 469, Book 6, Folio 50, p. 21
    Rose Hill, Ramsgate, Kent
    Samuel Sackett, 45+, bookseller, b. Kent
    Louisa Sackett, 45+, b. Kent
    Mary Sackett, 11, b. Kent
    Annie Sackett, 9, b. Kent
    Margaret Sackett, 7, b. Kent.
  8. 1851 England census
    Ramsgate, Kent
    Marine House
    Samuel SACKETT, head, married, 57, proprietor of house, b. Kent, Margate
    Louisa R. SACKETT, wife, 57, b. Kent, Faversham
    Louisa R. SACKETT, dau, unmarried, 24, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Mary C. SACKETT, dau, unmarried, 21, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Anne D. SACKETT, dau, unmarried, 19, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Margaret J. SACKETT, dau, 17, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    James J. EASTON, visitor, unmarried, 20, paper manufacturer, Surrey, London
    Ester ANSELL, serv., unmarried, 29, house servant, b. Kent, Eastry
    William WESTON[?], serv., unmarried, 18, house servant, b. Kent, Stonar
    Susan E. BUCKING[?], serv., unmarried, 19, house servant, b. Devon, All Lands[?].
  9. 1861 England census
    RG 9, Piece 103, Folio 51, p. 21, GSU roll 542574
    42 Tavistock Sqr, St Pancras, Middlesex
    James Easton, head, married, 30, engineer employing 260 men & 40 boys, b. Surrey, St Johns
    Anne D Easton, wife, 29, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Anne Louisa Easton, dau, 1, b. Surrey, Streatham
    Marion Easton, dau, 1 mo, b. Middlesex, St Pancras
    Margaret I Sackette, sister, unm, 27, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Lucy Walters, serv, wid, 50, nurse, b. Norfolk, Harleston
    Rose Mackenzie, serv, unm, 34, general serv, b. Middlesex, Cripplegate
    Emma Randall, serv, unm, 21, b. Devonshire, Devonport.
  10. 1871 England census
    RG10, Piece 212, Folio 20, p. 33, GSU roll 824596
    42 Tavistock Sqre, St Pancras, London
    Easton, James, head, 40, manufacturing engineer, b. Lambeth, London
    Easton, Anne Devonshire, wife, 39, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Easton, Annie Louisa, dau, 11, scholar, b. Streatham, Surrey
    Easton, Marion, dau, 10, scholar, b. St Pancras
    Easton, Charlote Mary, dau, 8, scholar, b. St Pancras
    Easton, Edith, dau, 7, scholar, b. St Pancras
    Sackette, Louisa Rebecca, sister-in-law, 44, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Baigent, Rebecca, servant, 23, nurse, b. Rotherwick, Hampshire
    Dace, Margaret Jane, servant, 32, cook, b. Islington, Middlesex
    Heat, Mary, servant, 28, housemaid, b. Ashurst, Kent
    Gates, Emily, servant, 18, housemaid, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Swan, Eleanor Martha, governess, 37, governess, b. Hoxton, Middlesex.
  11. 1881 England census
    RG11, Piece 18, Folio 8, p. 11, GSU roll 1341004
    37 Norfolk Sq, Kensington, London
    James Easton, head, married, 50, mechanical engineer employing 800 men, b. London, St Johns
    Anne D Easton, wife, 49, wife to mech engineer, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Annie L Easton, dau, unm, 21, b. Surrey, Streatham
    Marion Easton, dau, unm, 20, b. London, St Pancras
    Charlotte M Easton, dau, unm, 18, b. London, St Pancras
    Edith Easton, dau, unm, 17, scholar, b. London, St Pancras
    Frances E Easton, visitor, unm, 47, b. Dorset, Canford
    Julia W M A Dillenberger, governess, unm, 39, governess, b. Germany, Offenbach
    Louisa Mead, serv, unm, 32, cook, b. Wilts, Chippenham
    Maria Martin, serv, wid, 44, parlourmaid, b. Devon, Lidbury
    Harriet Baldock, serv, unm, 33, housemaid, b. Kent, Pluckley
    Mary Williams, serv, unm, 24, lady's maid, b. London, St Pancras
    Sarah Rymill, serv, wid, 36, housemaid, b. Devon, Exminster
    Eliza Milton, serv, unm, 19, kitchenmaid, b. Somerset, Winscombe.
  12. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995" (Ancestry image), "Easton James. Personal Estate £91,409 1s. 7d. 17 October [1888]. The Will with four Codicils of James Easton formerly of 37 Norfolk-square Hyde Park but late of 44 Princes-gardens both in the County of Middlesex Civil Engineer who died 28 August 1888 at Westgate-on-Sea in the County of Kent was proved at the Principal Registry by John Easton of 19 Norfolk-crescent Hyde Park M.D. the Brother John Edward Compton Bracebridge of 22 Granville-place in the said County Esquire and Charles Thomas Arnold of 20 Whitehall-place in the said County gentleman the Executors."
  13. 1891 England census
    RG12, Piece 84, Folio 39, p. 71, GSU roll 6095194
    44 Princes Gardens, Knightsbridge, London
    Annie D Easton, head, widow, 59, living on own means, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Marion Easton, dau, single, 30, living on own means, b. St Pancras, London
    J D Garrett, nephew, single, 22, mechanical engineering student, b. Maddeburg, Russia, British subject
    Charles C Bracebridge, gson, 7, b. Marylebone
    Lizzie Partridge, serv, widow, 58, domestic, b. Bristol, Gloucester
    Minnie Barrow, serv, single, 27, b. Olham, Kent
    Elizabeth Martin, serv, single, 28, domestic, b. Malling, Kent
    Elizabeth Harman, serv, single, 38, domestic, b. Godalming, Surrey
    Ellen Barnes, serv, single, 19, b. Westbury, Wilts
    Martha Dewing, serv, single, 20, b. Briston, Norfolk.
  14. 1901 England census
    RG13, Piece 711, Folio 42, p. 15
    25, Harmer St, Milton, Kent
    Charlotte Ray, head, wid, 68, living on own means, b. Kent, Sturry
    Annie D Easton, visitor, 69, living on own means, b. Kent, Ramsgate.
  15. 1911 England census
    RG14, Piece 3196, Schedule 22
    Tranquil Corner, Betchworth, Surrey
    10 rooms
    Annie Devonshire Easton, head, 79, widow, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Annie Maria Thaker, servant, 40, spinster, housemaid, b. Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
    Lillie Cook, servant, 24, spinster, cook, b. Ridmore, Berks
    Charlotte Mary Farrer, dau, 48, married, m. 20y, 2 ch, both living, b. London.
  16. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995" (Ancestry image), "Easton Annie Devonshire of Tranquil Corner Betchworth Surrey widow died 11 December 1915 Probate London 9 February 1916 to Annie Compton Bracebridge (wife of John Edward Compton Bracebridge) and Marion Fooks (wife of Courtenay Cracroft Spurrell Fooks). Effects £1443 18s. 4d."
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