George Robert Sackett
|Father||Robert George Sackett (1815-1896)|
|Mother||Judith Fegen (c 1813-1879)|
In 1841 George was living at York Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents Robert and Judith, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, aged one and born in Kent.4
In 1851 George was living at 12 York Street, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, a scholar, aged 10 and born in Ramsgate, son of Robert G Sackett.5
George joined the merchant navy as an apprentice on 4 December 1852, serving on the Eliza Sharp, a ship of 409 tons. He gave his age as 13 but was probably only 12. His death in Demerara, on perhaps his first voyage, suggests that the vessel was collecting a cargo of sugar for the London market.
Notes & Citations
- General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1840. Sackett, George Robert. Mother: Fegen. Thanet. 05:417."
- Baptisms Register, St George, Ramsgate (Transcript), "19 July 1840 George Robert s. Robert George & Judith Sackett, Ramsgate, cordwainer."
- "UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824–1910" (Findmypast image), "Sackett, George Robt, age 13, indentured 4 Dec 1852, for 5 yrs, expires 4 Dec 1857, bound to Robt Dejet? of 158 Fenchurch St, London, vessel Eliza Sharp of London, burden 409 (tons). Died of fever at Demerara 29 May 1853."
- 1841 England census
York Street, Ramsgate, Kent
Robert Sackett, 26, cordwainer, b. Kent
Judith Sackett, 26, b. Kent
George Sackett, 1, b. Kent
Mary Curling, 73, ind, b. Kent
Mary Fegan, 30, ind, b. Kent
HO107; Piece 469; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Preston By Wingham [error for Ramsgate]; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 11; Page: 14; Line: 22; GSU roll: 306864. [indexed as Sachett on Ancestry]
- 1851 England census
12 York St, Ramsgate
Robert G Sackett, head, married, 36, shoemaker empl. 1 man, 1 apprentice, b. Kent, Ramsgate
Judith Sackett, wife, 38, b. Kent, Ramsgate
George Sackett, son, 10, scholar, b. Kent, Ramsgate
Charles Sackett, son, 9, scholar, b. Kent, Ramsgate
Richard Sackett, son, 6, scholar, b. Kent, Ramsgate
John Sackett, son, 4, b. Kent, Ramsgate
Arthur Sackett, son, 2, b. Kent, Ramsgate
Mary Fegen, sister, unmarried, 40, b. Kent, Ramsgate.
|Sackett line||7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3 (English)|
|Last Edited||26 Nov 2016|