William Sackett

(c 1520-1572)
FatherJohn Sackett (late 1400s-1529)
MotherJohan ___ (say 1480-)
William Sackett, yeoman of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent, son of John Sackett and Johan ___, was born in about 1520.1 He was buried at St John in ThanetG on 31 December 1572.2 He married in about 1545, Johan ___, who survived him.
     William was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in St John in ThanetG on 4 July 1529.3 He was to have his father's tenement and lands for a period of four years after the expiration of fourteen years and after that four years he was to have several specified parcels of land totalling some fourteen acres.
     William made his will at Jordan Down, St John in ThanetG, on 20 December 1572.4 He named as beneficiaries his wife Johan, his sons, Robert, Edward, and John, his daughters, Johan, Joyce, and Alyce, and his grandchildren, Robert and Joan Norwood. The will was proved at the Archdeaconry Court of CanterburyG on 4 February 1572/73.
     It would appear that William was a reasonably prosperous farmer, having sufficient lands to leave farms to each of his three sons. After providing for his wife during her lifetime, he left his tenement and lands at Jordan Down to his eldest son Robert. He left a tenement and 20 acres of arable lands and pasture in St Peter in Thanet and 14 acres of arable land in St John in Thanet to his son Edward when he reached 21. (This land was presumably the same 14 acres that William had inherited from his father). The third son John was to receive, at age 22, a tenement and 16½ acres at Church Hill, St Peter's, 8 acres at Mill Down, and further land at Bennetts Hill. William had acquired these lands by purchase. The tenement and land at Church Hill would appear to be that previously owned by Edward Sackett, later requested to be sold by the will of his son Richard in 1533. After Richard's death, the land had passed out of Sackett ownership. The relationship, if any, between Edward/Richard of Church Hill and William of Jordan Down has not been ascertained. William's will also refers to land owned by John Sackett the elder. This was probably John Sacket of Sackett's Hill.
Abstract of will of William Sackett of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 20 December 1572.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 4 February 1572/73.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-41-360.
William Sackett, yeoman of Jordan Down, St. Johns, Thanet.
Wife Johan, complicated reference to dowry including land.
Eldest son Robert, tenement & lands at Jordan Down, residue of other land.
Son Edward when 21, tenement & 20 acres arable & pasture in St. Peters lately purchased of Alexander Norwood, 14 acres arable in St. Johns (mentions land of John Sackett the elder).
Daughter Johan when 18.
Daughter Joyce when 18.
Son John when 22, tenement & 16½ acres at Church Hill, St. Peters, lately purchased of Stephen Ta__ye; 8 acres at ?Mill Down lately bought from Alexander Norwood; land at Bennetts Hill bought of John Graunt. Trust created.
Daughter Alyce Norwood.
Son-in-law Symon Norwood.
Robert Norwood, son of Symon.
Joan Norwood, daughter of Symon.
Servant Joan ?Englishby.
Executors: Son Robert Sackett, brother-in-law Thomas ?Lyddows of St Lawrence.
Overseers: Johan my wife, Edward ?Lyth__.
Witnesses: Edward ?Lyth___, John Beddell, William Solley.

Children of William Sackett and Johan ___

Sackett lineGrandson of William Sackett
ChartsLine 2 (English)
George Harman & Alice Amelia Willis relationship chart
Sackett Family Association descendants
John Carmichael, Joan Leary, Danielle Pray, Chris Harman, Lynne Ewart and Darrell Herd.

 Notes & Citations

  1. The birth dates of William Sackett's sons Robert and Edward are based on the assumption that they would have been about 25 at the date of their respective first marriages. It is also noted that Robert, but not Edward, was of full age at the time of his father's death. Alyce's birth has been placed before Robert's on the grounds that she was married with two children in 1572. But, if married at 18, the order may be reversed. In either case, it may be inferred that William was born c1520.
  2. Burials Register, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (Parish Registers 1570-1650 (U3/140/1/1) (Debrett's); Tyler transcripts; IGI), "31 Dec 1572 William Sacket."
  3. Will of John Sakett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 4 July 1529, proved at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, September 1529 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-18-246).
  4. Will of William Sackett of Jordan Down, St John in Thanet, Kent, 20 December 1572, proved at Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 4 February 1572/73 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-41-360).
Last Edited19 September 2019

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