Richard Saket the younger

FatherRichard Sackett the elder (probably before 1477-1549)
MotherMargaret ___ (say 1480-1553)
Marriage1530Crystian ___
Richard Saket the younger, husbandman of Sackett's Hill, St Peter in Thanet, Kent, son of Richard Sackett the elder and Margaret ___, was born in say 1505. He died between 9 April 1545 when he made his will and 9 May 1545 when the will was proved.1 He married in about 1530, Crystian ___. Richard was an executor of the will of John Sackett of St John in Thanet, made in 1529.
     Richard made his will at St Peter in ThanetG on 9 April 1545. Named as beneficiaries were his wife Crystian, his son John, and his daughter Margery.1 Both children were under twelve at the time of his death. Richard left his land and tenements to his wife Crystian until their son John reached 21 when he would inherit. The will was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of CanterburyG on 9 May 1545.
     Richard's will was witnessed by "Richard Sackete the elder". On that scant evidence it is deduced that Richard the elder was probably the father of this Richard. Against that, however, it is noted that the elder Richard, making his own will three years later, made no provision for the young children John and Margery who would, if the supposition is correct, have been his grandchildren.
     The "Thomas Sacket of Sacketts Hill", named as an executor of Richard's estate, has not been positively identified. He may have been Thomas Sacket, gentleman of St Peter in Thanet, (who himself died at about the same time as Richard and was unlikely to have been able to have carried out the duties of executor.)
Abstract of will of Richard Sacket the younger of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 9 April 1545.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 9 May 1545.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-262.
Richard Sacket the younger, husbandman of St Peter's, Thanet. Possessed of tenements at Sackett’s Hill.
High altar of St Peter's, 6d "for my tithes negligently forgotten".
Parishioners of St Peter's, 20d.
Son John, horse, cart, plough, wheat & barley at 21; 10 sheep & a cow at 12.
Daughter Margery, 10 sheep & a cow at 12; wheat & barley at marriage.
Wife Crystian, reversion of above if both children die; residue of goods after other bequests.
Steven ?Scolye, a cow & a sheep.
Alys Sprackling, wheat & malt.
Richard Hollingberry, malt.
?Godson Richard Bourne, a lamb.
Godson Richard Hollingberry, a lamb.
Goddaughter Alys Long, malt.
Any of my other godchildren, 3d.
Lands & tenements at Sackett’s Hill, to wife Crystian until son John is 21; when John is 21, he inherits & must pay sister Margery 20s after 2 yr.
If John dies without issue, reversion to Margery.
If Margery then dies without issue, reversion to wife Crystian for her life. On her death, property to be sold & proceeds to go to: Richard Hollingberry, £10 with reversion to godson Richard Hollingberry; Steven ?Scolye,      £5; Alys Sprackling, 3?; poor people who most need it, 20s; reparations of St Peter's Church, 20s; Agnes Alyn, daughter of Nicholas Alyn, 10s; each of his other children, 3s. 4d; residue to the poor.
Executors: Crystian & Thomas Sacket of Sackett’s Hill.
Overseer: John Alonde, Rector of Minster.
Thomas Sacket & John Alonde each to have 3s.
Witnesses: Richard Norwood, curate; Richard Sackete the elder; Thomas ?.

Children of Richard Saket the younger and Crystian ___

 Notes & Citations

  1. Will of Richard Saket of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 9 April 1545, proved at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 9 May 1545 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-23-262).
Sackett lineGrandson of Robert Sakett of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 1 (English)
Last Edited19 Jan 2022

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