John Henry Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1820-1880)
MotherMaria Ann Bate (c 1818-1879)
Birth1848, Eastry, KentG,1
Death1890, Pancras, LondonG,2
Marriage1875, Southwark Christ Church, SurreyGMartha Jane Gratton3,4
John Henry Sackett, soldier, corn factor, cab proprietor, son of John Sackett and Maria Ann Bate, was born in Eastry, KentG, in December 1848.1 He died aged 42 in Pancras, LondonG, in 18902 and was buried at St Pancras CemeteryG on 17 June 1890.5,6 He married at Southwark Christ Church, SurreyG, on 15 March 1875, Martha Jane Gratton, daughter of George Gratton and Martha Dempsey.3,4 Martha was born in LambethG in 18567 and died aged 43 in PancrasG in 1899.8
     In 1861 John was living at Mote Hole, St Peter's, Sandwich, KentG, in the household of his parents John and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as John Henry Sackett, a scholar, aged 10, and born in Canterbury.9
     In 1871 he was living at Gillingham, KentG, and was recorded as John Henry Sackett, a private in the 2nd battalion, 23rd Regiment, Royal Welch Fusiliers, unmarried, aged 23 and born in Sandwich, Kent.10 He was discharged from the army on 18 December 1871 after 298 days' service.11
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in SandwichG on 5 October 1880. He was left a sum of £2,000 less an advance of £100 already paid.12
     After John's death, his widow Martha had two daughters, father unknown. Lilian Sackett was born in January 1894 and Maud Sackett in about 1895. Both daughters were taken into care under the Poor Law and were admitted to St Pancras School (a Poor Law school), Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in January 1899, by when Martha was an inmate at the Highgate Infirmary in London. Martha died shortly after, during the first quarter of 1899.13

Children of John Henry Sackett and Martha Jane Gratton

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1848. Sackett, John Henry. Mother: Bate. Eastry. 5:141."
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Jun qtr 1890. Sackett, John, 43. Pancras."
  3. Marriage, Christ Church, Southwark, Surrey (IGI), "15 March 1875 John Henry Sackett, 25, bachelor, cornfactor, & Martha Jane Gratton, 20, spinster, both of F Block, Peabody Square, [both signed]. Licence. Fathers: John Sackett, cornfactor; George Gratton, blacksmith. Witnesses: George Gratton [signed], Agnes Hamilton [signed]."
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Mar qtr 1875. Sackett, John Henry. St Saviour. 1d:79."
  5. Burials register, St Pancras Cemetery, London (, "17 June 1890, John Sackett."
  6. Burials Register, St Pancras Church, Middlesex (Ancestry image), "17 Jun 1890 John Sackett, 43, 8 Redhill St."
  7. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1856. Gratton, Martha Jane. Mother: Dempsey. Lambeth. 01D:275."
  8. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1899. Sackett, Martha Jane, 43. Pancras."
  9. 1861 England census, RG9/?
    Mote Hole, St Peter's, Sandwich, Kent
    John Sackett, head, married, 46?, corn factor, b. Margate, Kent
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 41, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Elizabeth Sackett, dau, 12, scholar, b. Sandwich
    John Henry Sackett, son, 10, scholar, b. Canterbury.
  10. 1871 England census, RG10, piece 913, folio 19, p. 34, GSU roll 823494
    2nd battalion, 23rd Regt, Royal Welch Fusiliers, Gillingham, Kent
    John Henry Sackett, private, unm, 23, private soldier of 23rd Reg., b. Kent, Sandwich.
  11. "British Army Service Records" (Findmypast image), Sackett, John H., Royal Welch Fusiliers, 23rd Regiment of Foot, discharged 18 Dec 1871, character v good, service 298 days.
  12. Will of John Sackett of Sandwich, Kent, 6 February1880, proved in Canterbury, 5 October 1880 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown repository reference).
  13. "London, England, Poor Law School District Registers, 1852-1918" (Ancestry image), St Pancras Schools at Leavesden, admissions, half year ending Lady Day [25 Mar] 1899, "Sackett, Lilian, 5, b. 1896 [sic], Protestant, class 4, number affixed to child's clothes: 624, order dated 4 Jan, mother Martha in Highgate Infirmary."; "Sackett, Maud, 4, b. 1895, Protestant, class 4, number affixed to child's clothes: 754, order dated 4 Jan, mother Martha in Highgate Infirmary."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited6 Aug 2022

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