Lilian Sackett

MotherMartha Jane Gratton (1856-1899)
Lilian Sackett, daughter of Martha Jane Gratton, was born probably in St Pancras, LondonG, on 5 January 1894.1 She died aged 87 in Watford, HertfordshireG, in 1981.2 The name of Lilian's father has not been ascertained. Her mother Martha was the widow of John Henry Sackett.
     Lilian and her sister Maud were admitted to the St Pancras School, Leavesden, HertfordshireG, on 4 January 1899 under the Poor Law provisions. Their mother Martha was an inmate at the Highgate Infirmary where she died in early 1899.3
     In 1901 Lilian was living at St Pancras School, Watford, HertfordshireG, and was recorded in the census as Lilian Sackett, a pupil, aged seven, birthplace not known.4
     In 1911 she was living at the St Pancras Infirmary, Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate, LondonG, and was recorded as Lillian Sackett, aged 17, at school.5
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Lilian was a domestic servant at St Gabriel's Convent, Newbury, BerkshireG.6
     Lilian left a will which was proved in Ipswich on 5 November 1981. Her estate was valued at less than £25,000.7

 Notes & Citations

  1. 1939 Register.
  2. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Dec qtr 1981. Sackett, Lillian, b. 1894. Watford. 10:0780."
  3. "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."
  4. 1901 England census, 1322/134v
    St Pancras Schools (All Saints, Leavesden), Watford, Hertfordshire [for maintenance of Poor Law children from St Pancras parish]
    Lilian Sackett, pupil, 7, b. not known
    Maud Sackett, pupil, 6, b. not known.
  5. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 775
    St Pancras Infirmary (Poor Law), Dartmouth Park Hill, Highgate N
    Sackett, Lillian, 17, school, b. Hertford.
    [The Infirmary housed 100 staff & 611 inmates]
  6. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), St Gabriel's Convent, The Ridge, Cold Ash, Newbury: "Sackett, Lilian, servant, b. 5 Jan 1894, single, domestic duties."
  7. "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations), 1858–1995" (Ancestry image), "SACKETT, Lilian of 36 Watford Fields Rd Watford died 15 October 1981 Probate Ipswich 5 November Not exceeding £25000 811011644N."
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