Robert Sackett

(1587-1662/63)
FatherEdward Sackett (c 1555-1628/29)
MotherAlice ___ (say 1555-1594)
Robert Sackett, yeoman of St John in Thanet, Kent, son of Edward Sackett and Alice ___, was baptized at St Peter in ThanetG on 3 November 1587.1 He died aged 75 and was buried there on 15 March 1662/63, described in the burials register as "an ancient bachelor."2
     Robert was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made at St Lawrence in ThanetG on 20 October 1624.3 He was appointed executor of his father's estate and inherited land at St Peter in Thanet and the residue of the estate.
     Robert made his will at St John in ThanetG on 16 February 1660, naming as beneficiaries his sisters Alice, Ellen, Margaret and Elizabeth, his nephews Leonard Austen, John Jarvis, Thomas Jenkin and Daniel Jenkin, and his nieces Mary Jarvis, Margaret Jarvis, Sarah Jenkin, Elizabeth Gillowe and Mildred Gillowe.4 Robert was evidently a reasonably prosperous yeoman farmer, leaving several land holdings to his nephew Leonard Austen as well as significant moneys to his other nephews and nieces. Robert's will was witnessed by a Richard Sackett who was probably his first cousin once removed Richard Sackett (1626–1692.) The will was proved at the Archdeaconry Court of CanterburyG on 25 March 1664.4
Abstract of will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 16 February 1660.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 25 March 1664.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-94.
Testator: Robert Sackett, yeoman, St. John Baptist, Isle of Thanet.
Beneficiaries:
Sister’s son Leonard Austen of Woodnesborough near Sandwich, 4 small tenements & stables at Margate, 8 acres arable land at Bacon Dane now occupied by John Willson. Residue.
Sister Alice, widow of William Robinson, sister Ellin, widow of James Owin,     sister Margaret, widow of Daniel Jenkin, & sister Elizabeth wife of William Gillowe, to share equally £10 to be paid half yearly to them by Leonard Austen, & to the longest lived.
Sister Alice’s 6 children, £6 each.
Sister Ellin’s 6 children, £6 each.
Sister Margaret’s 6 children, £39 shared as follows:      John Jarvis, £14; Mary, wife of Peter Swinford, £6;
Margaret, widow of Philimon Chamberlain, £6; Thomas Jenkin, 40/-;      Daniel Jenkin, his brother, £6; Sarah Jenkin, wife of John Barret, £5.
Sister Elizabeth Gillow’s children: Elizabeth, wife of Vincent Denn, £6; Mildred, wife of John Paine, £6.
5 children of kinsman Edward Jarvis dec’d:      John & Margaret Jarvis, 40/- each; Daniel, Edward & Joane Jarvis, 10/- each.
Executor: Leonard Austen.
Witnesses: Richard Sackett, Richard Genvey M.P.
ChartsLine 2 (English)

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "3 November/December 1587 Robt. s. Edward Sacket."
  2. Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "15 March 1662/63 Robert Sackett an antient bachelor."
  3. Will of Edward Sackett of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent, 20 October 1624, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 21 February 1629 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-67-169).
  4. Will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 16 February 1660, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 25 March 1664 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-72-94).
Generation.TreeI.2
Sackett line2nd great-grandson of William Sackett
Last Edited1 May 2019