Richard Sackett

FatherRobert George Sackett (1815-1896)
MotherJudith Fegen (c 1813-1879)
Richard Sackett, son of Robert George Sackett and Judith Fegen, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, in 18441 and baptized at St George's Church, RamsgateG, on 6 April 1845.2 He died aged 40 in Thanet, KentG, in 1885.3 He married in ThanetG in 1865, Sarah Bristow.4 After Richard's death, Sarah married second in St Paul's Church, RamsgateG, on 14 September 1890, James Richard Hunter.5
     In 1851 Richard was living at 12 York Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents Robert and Judith, and was recorded in the census as Richard Sackett, a scholar, aged six and born in Ramsgate.6
     In 1861 he was living at 3 Leopold Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents Robert and Judith, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, a labourer, aged 16 and born in Ramsgate.7
     Richard joined the ship "Prince Fredrick William" at Dover, KentG, on 25 April 1863 as an ordinary seaman, plying the cross-channel routes from Dover to Calais and Ostend. He left the ship on 19 June 1863. He had previously worked on the ship "Energy" of Ramsgate in 1860.8
     In 1871 he was living at 7 Leopold Street, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, a boatman, head of household, married, aged 24 and born in Ramsgate. Living with him were his wife Sarah, aged 23, and born in Minster, Kent, and their children, Walter, 5, Frances, 2, and Edward, aged five months.9
     In 1881 he was living at 12 Leopold Street, RamsgateG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, a boatman, head of household, married, aged 36 and born in Ramsgate. Living with him were his wife Sarah, 36, and their children, Walter, 16, Frances, 12, Edward, 10, Amy, 5, and Margaret, aged two.10
     In 1891 Richard's widow Sarah was living at 7 Turner Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of her second husband James Hunter, 54, a general labourer, and was recorded in the census as Sarah Hunter, aged 45, and born in Minster. Living with them were Sarah's children, Frances, 23, Edward, 20, Amy, 15), and Margaret, 12, and granddaughter Albina Sackett, aged four months.11

Children of Richard Sackett and Sarah Bristow

Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
ChartsLine 3 (English)

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1844. Sackett, Richard. Mother: Fegen. Thanet. 5:482."
  2. Baptisms Register, St George, Ramsgate (Transcript), "6 April 1845 Richard s. Robert George & Judith Sackett, Ramsgate, cordwainer."
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1885. Sackett, Richard, 40. Thanet."
  4. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1865. Sackett, Richard. Thanet. 2a:1097."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Sep qtr 1890. Sackett, Sarah. Thanet."
  6. 1851 Census for England & Wales, 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.
  7. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/537/f44
    3 Leopold St., Ramsgate, Kent
    Robert Sackett, head, married, 45, cordwainer, b. Ramsgate
    Judith Sackett, wife, 48, b. Ramsgate
    Charles Sackett, son, unm., 19, shipwright, b. Ramsgate
    Richard Sackett, son, unm., 16, labourer, b. Ramsgate
    John Sackett, son, 14, sailor, b. Ramsgate
    Arthur Sackett, son, 12, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    George Sackett, son, 7, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Edward Sackett, son, 4, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Henry Horn, lodger, unm., 43, cordwainer, b. Whitstable, Kent.
  8. "UK Railway Employment Records, 1833–1963", digital image,, Account of voyages and crew, Port of Dover, ship "Prince Fredrick William", owner London Chatham & Dover Railway Company, London, half-year 1 Jan – 30 June 1863, Dover to Ostend and back 28 times, Dover to Calais and back 87 times, [crew included] "Richard Sackett, age 19, b. Ramsgate, last ship "Energy" of Ramsgate, discharged 1860 at Ramsgate, joined this ship 1863 April 25 at Dover, ord seaman, left this ship 1863 June 19 at Dover, services not required."
  9. 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/995/f96&96v
    7 Leopold St., Ramsgate, Kent
    Richard Sackett, head, married, 24, boatman on S[?], b. Ramsgate
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 23, b. Minster, Kent
    Walter Sackett, son, 5, scholar, b. Ramsgate
    Francis [sic] S Sackett, dau, 2, b. Ramsgate
    Edward A Sackett, son, 5 months, b. Ramsgate.
  10. 1881 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm,, FHL 1341235, PRO RG11/0988/102/35
    12 Leopold St, Ramsgate, Kent
    Richard SACKETT, head, married, 36, b. Ramsgate, Kent, boatman
    Sarah SACKETT, wife, 36, b. Minster, Kent
    Walter R. SACKETT, son, unmarried, 16, b. Ramsgate
    Frances S. SACKETT, dau, 12, b. Ramsgate
    Edward A. SACKETT, son, 10, b. Ramsgate
    Amy A. SACKETT, dau, 5, b. Ramsgate
    Margaret U. SACKETT, dau, 2, b. Ramsgate.
  11. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/731/f15
    7 Turner St, Ramsgate, Kent
    James Hunter, head, married, 54, general lab, b. Ramsgate
    Sarah Hunter, wife, 45, b. Minster
    Frances Sarah Sackett, dau, unm, 23, b. Ramsgate
    Edward A Sackett, son, unm, 20, general lab, b. Ramsgate
    Amy A Sackett, dau, 15, b. Ramsgate
    Margaret M Sackett, dau, 12, b. Ramsgate
    Albina F Sackett, gdau, 4 months, b. Ramsgate.
Last Edited26 November 2016

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