Henry Digerson Sackett

(1828-1897)
FatherThomas Sackett (1803-1867)
MotherMaria Diggerson (c 1802-1887)
Henry Digerson Sackett, painter and decorator, son of Thomas Sackett and Maria Diggerson, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, on 21 February 18281 and baptized at Ebenezer Independent Chapel, RamsgateG, on 30 March 1828.1 He was baptized at St George's Church, Ramsgate, KentG, on 15 March 1835.2 He died aged 68 at home at 25 Liverpool Lawn, RamsgateG, on 12 February 1897.3,4 He married at St Lawrence in ThanetG on 30 April 1859, Mary Bird Sackett, daughter of Henry Sackett and Elizabeth Mary Elgar.5,6,7 Henry and Mary were first cousins, both being grandchildren of Jeremiah & Sarah (Hodgeman) Sackett.
     In 1851 Henry was living at 8 Sion Hill, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Henry D Sackett, an artist, unmarried, aged 23, born in Ramsgate, son of Thomas Sackett. Henry's occupation as stated in later records suggests a probable misunderstanding on the part of the enumerator who may have taken "painter" to mean "artist."8
     In 1861 Henry was living at 6 Royal Crescent, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Henry D Sackett, house decorator, head of household, married, aged 33, born in Ramsgate. Living with him were his wife Mary B, aged 36?, also born in Ramsgate, his parents Thomas & Maria Sackett, a cousin, Ann Digerson, and a female servant.9
     In 1871 he was living at 21 Liverpool Lawn, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded as Henry D Sackett, a master painter & house decorator employing 2 men & 1 apprentice, head of household, married, aged 41 and born in Ramsgate. Living with him were his wife Mary, aged 42 and also born in Ramsgate, and their sons, Thomas (8) and Arthur (5.)10
     In 1891 he was living at 23 Liverpool Lawn, RamsgateG, and was recorded as Henry D Sackett, a house decorator, head of household, married, aged 62 and born in Ramsgate. Living with him were his wife Mary, 61, and unmarried son Arthur, 25.11
     Henry's will, made at RamsgateG, was proved at Canterbury on 15 March 1897. His estate was valued at £1,390, and the executors were his wife Mary Bird Sackett and son Arthur Digerson Sackett.12

Children of Henry Digerson Sackett and Mary Bird Sackett

ChartsLine 3 (English) (#1)
Line 3 (English) (#2)
Arthur Digerson Sackett & Florence Sackett relationship chart
Henry Digerson Sackett & Mary Bird Sackett relationship chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, Ebenezer Independent Chapel, Ramsgate, "Bn 21 February 1828, bp 30 March 1828, Henry Diggerson Sackett s. Thomas & Maria, St George, Ramsgate, publically."
  2. Baptisms Register, St George, Ramsgate (Transcript), "15 March 1835 Henry Digerson s. Thomas & Maria Sackett, Ramsgate, tailor."
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1897. Sackett, Henry Digerson, 68. Thanet."
  4. Will.
  5. Marriages Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts; Society of Genealogists), "30 April 1859 Henry Digerson Sackett, full age, bachelor, house decorator, of St Lawrence, & Mary Bird Sackett, full age, spinster, of St Lawrence. Both signed. Banns. Fathers: Thomas Sackett, lodging house keeper; Henry Sackett, house decorator. Witnesses: Thomas Elgar, Thomas? Digerson."
  6. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1859. Sackett, Mary Bird. Thanet."
  7. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1859. Sackett, Henry Digerson. Thanet."
  8. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1630/f390
    Ramsgate, Kent
    8 Sion Hill
    Thomas SACKETT, head, married, 44, tailor, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Maria SACKETT, wife, 45, b. Kent, Deal
    Henry D. SACKETT, son, unmarried, 23, artist, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Susanna DIGGERSON, sister, unmarried, 38, b. Kent, Deal
    Ann DIGGERSON, niece, 15, b. Kent, Deal.
  9. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/?
    6 Royal Crescent, Ramsgate, Kent
    Henry D Sackett, head, married, 33, house decorator, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Mary B Sackett, wife, 36?, b. Ramsgate
    Thomas Sackett, father, married, 57, b. Ramsgate
    Maria Sackett, mother, married, 56, b. Ramsgate
    Ann Digerson, cousin, unm., 24, b. Deal, Kent
    Francis Carr, servant, unm., 17, b. Littlestone.
  10. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/996/ f54v
    21 Liverpool Lawn, Ramsgate, Kent
    Henry D Sackett, head, married, 41, master painter & hse. dec. empl. 2 men & 1 apprentice, b. Ramsgate
    Mary B Sackett, wife, 42, b. Ramsgate
    Thomas D Sackett, son, 8, b. Ramsgate
    Arthur D Sackett, son, 5, b. Ramsgate.
  11. 1891 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, RG12, piece 731, folio 129, p. 20, GSU roll 6095841
    23 Liverpool Lawn, Ramsgate (Christchurch), Kent
    Henry D Sackett, head, married, 62, house decorator, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Mary Sackett, wife, 61, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Arthur D Sackett, son, single, 25, employed on stone, b. Kent, Ramsgate.
  12. Will of Henry Digerson Sackett of 25 Liverpool Lawn, Ramsgate, Kent, 1897, proved at Canterbury, 15 March 1897 (Somerset House Indexes), "Henry Digerson Sackett
    25 Liverpool Lawn, Ramsgate; painter; d. 12 Feb 1897.
    Will proved Canterbury 15 Mar 1897. £1,390 6s 7d.
    Executors: Mary Bird Sackett, widow, & Arthur Digerson Sackett, stonemason."
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Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited24 November 2016