|Father||Thomas Sackett (1618-1666)|
|Mother||Mary Coleman (c 1620-c 1675)|
Thomas, then a maltster, acted as bondsman on his sister Elizabeth's marriage licence issued on 12 November 1672.
Thomas made his will in Minster in ThanetG on 16 October 1689, naming as beneficiaries his wife Jane, his brother Paul, his sister Catherine, his nephew Peter Allen, his nieces Ann Allen and Mary Allen, and his brother-in-law John Walker.7,8 He left his house to his wife during her widowhood. In the event, she died at about the same time as her husband. The house and household goods would then have gone to his unmarried brother Paul, who he also appointed the executor of the will. Thomas left £10 to his sister Catherine, and £5 each to the three surviving children of his deceased sister Elizabeth. From an inventory of his estate, it is apparent that Thomas was a reasonably prosperous middle-rank farmer. He also kept a shop. The value of his estate was £128, which included 16 cattle and 20 sheep. He owned a feather bed, valued at £5.
As far as is known, there were no children of Thomas's marriages. At the time of his death, however, he was maintaining a child. An unusual stipulation in his will, that his wife give the executor a bond for the large sum of £100 to "secure him from any charge which may arise by reason of a certain child which I now keep supposed to be Robert Gisby's", would suggest that he suspected a claim by the child upon his estate.
Date: 16 October 1689.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 26 November 1689.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-77-345.
Testator: Thomas Sackett, grazier, of Minster in Thanet.
Wife Jane, 5/- and all household goods, and house for life if she remains his widow, paying £3 a year to executor, conditional on giving executor £100 bond to "secure him from any charge which may arise by reason of a certain child which I now keep supposed to be Robert Gisby's".
Brother Paul, dwelling in house so long as he remains single, bed, furnishings, etc. Residue & reversion of house & household goods.
Executor: brother Paul.
John Walker, 5/-.
Sister Catherine, £10.
Children of John Alen: Ann, Mary, Peter, each £5 at 21.
Witnesses: Andrew Wooten, Wm. Milward, [3rd name illegible].
Inventory of the estate of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 19 November 1689.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-53-192.
Appraised by: Roger Wells, Andrew Neeter.
Value: £128 7s 6d [includes 16 cattle & 20 sheep]
Notes & Citations
- Date of birth based on age at marriage.
- Burials Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent (Transcript U3/143/1/1 - Debretts), "11 November 1689 Thomas Sackett a householder [? or could be horsekeeper] & Jane his wife."
- Burials Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent (Transcript U3/143/1/1 - Debretts), "11 November 1689 Thomas Sackett a householder [?horsekeeper] & Jane his wife."
- Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "23 April 1668 Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, maltster, bachelor, 27, son of Mary Sackett, same parish, widow, who consents & Sarah Fuller, same parish, widow of John Fuller, late same parish, yeoman. At St Margaret Canterbury. John Fuller of Minster aforesaid, carpenter, bondsman."
- Burials Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent (Transcript U3/143/1/1 - Debretts), "7 September 1672 Sarah wife of Thomas Sackett."
- Marriages Register, Minster in Thanet, Kent, digital image, Findmypast, "21 December 1673 Thomas Sackett of this parish & Jane Spratt of this parish."
- Will of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, 16 October 1689, proved at Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 26 November 1689 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-77-345).
- Inventory of the estate of Thomas Sackett of Minster in Thanet, Kent, taken 19 November 1689 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-53-192).
|Sackett line||4th great-grandson of William Sackett of St John in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 2 (English)|
|Last Edited||18 Nov 2019|