Richard Sackett

FatherRichard Sackett (1668-1730)
MotherMartha Tomlin (c 1681-1747)
Richard Sackett's mansion house at East Northdown
(Picture: Mike Trickey, 2008)
Richard Sackett, yeoman, gentleman of East Northdown, son of Richard Sackett and Martha Tomlin, was baptized at St John in Thanet, KentG, on 16 April 1717.1 He died aged about 72 in St John in ThanetG on 23 August 17892 and was buried at St Peter in ThanetG on 27 August 1789.3,4 He married at Eastwell, KentG, on 25 July 1745, Hannah Tritton.5,6 Hannah was born in about 1720.7 She died aged about 53 and was buried at St Peter in ThanetG on 29 July 1773.8,4
     Richard was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in St John in ThanetG on 28 October 1730. He was to inherit his father's extensive estates in Northdown, St John's and elsewhere.9
     Richard was appointed administrator of the estate of his sister Susanna Sackett by letters of administration granted at the Prerogative Court of CanterburyG on 20 April 1741. He would have inherited his sister's fortune, their mother having renounced any claim.10
     Richard made his will in East Northdown, St John's, ThanetG, on 4 August 1789, naming as beneficiary his granddaughter Sarah Cramp.11 Both of Richard's children had died some years earlier, his son Tritton at the age of 30 and his daughter Susannah at the age of 25. Richard left his extensive estates in trust for his granddaughter Sarah (Susannah's daughter) to inherit when she or her husband Robert Tomlin reached 21 years of age. Sarah was 17 at the time her grandfather made his will and had married Robert Tomlin a few days earlier. Richard appointed as trustees his cousin Sackett Wood and a friend John Abbott.
     The extent of Richard's estates is detailed in a section of the will which provides for reversion to other beneficiaries in the event of Sarah's dying without living children. Richard owned at least six houses, with farmlands and a number of cottages. His houses included "my Mansion House wherein I now dwell and have for many years dwelt", the Manor of Dane Court occupied by his son-in-law Peter Cramp, and Sackett's Hill house and farm, occupied by a yeoman farmer, John Cleveland.
Abstract of will of Richard Sackett of East Northdown, St John in Thanet, Kent.
Date: 4 August 1789.
Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 5 September 1789.
Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-101-420.
Testator: Richard Sackett, gentleman, East Northdown, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent
Servant Elizabeth Goodson, spinster, for life, "my Mansion House … wherein I now dwell & have for many years dwelt" & great stable, etc., garden, orchard, 1½ acres of pasture, & all furniture, etc. except plate & linen, & £40 annual rent from Dane Court farm.
Granddaughter Sarah, wife of John Tomlin ygr. [but see correction in Codicil], house & garden in St Lawrence, now in tenure of George Long.
Cousin Sackett Wood of Street, St John's, yeoman, and "much esteemed friend" Mr John Abbott of St Dunstan, nr. Canterbury, brewer, appointed trustees of residue of real estate in trust for granddaughter Sarah for her life & then reversion to her children.
If granddaughter dies without living children, then reversion as follows:
Late wife's sister Mary, wife of Thos Thurston of Willesborough, gent., Manor of Dane Court, St Peter's, now occupied by Peter Cramp.
John Cleveland of St Peter's, yeoman, Sackett's Hill house & farm, which he now occupies.
Cousin John Underdown of Joss, St Peter's, Mansion House, cottages, land etc. at East Northdown occupied by myself & John Tomlin elder, subject to bequest to Elizabeth Goodson.
Cousin Sackett Wood, house, farm, etc. at West Northdown, now occupied by John Tomlin elder, lately purchased from heirs of Roger Omer.
Cousin Friend Tomlin, house, farm, etc. at West Northdown, now occupied by John Tomlin, partly purchased from George Tomlin & Friend Tomlin, & partly inherited from uncle Cornelius Tomlin.
Mary, wife of Thomas Thurston, & James & Samuel Flint, sons of late wife's sister Sarah Flint, dec., late wife of James Flint, half shares each as tenants in common in Martin Farm, East Langdon, now occupied by James Denne, & in my quarter part of marshland at Cheine[?] Court, Ivychurch, Liberty of Romney Marsh.
John Tomlin elder, 6 acres woodland at Swacliffe [sic], & house & farm at East Northdown in occupation of John Baker, lately purchased from John Perkins.
John Cleveland of Sackett's Hill, house & garden at West Northdown, occupied by Stephen Faseham[?].
John Underdown, residue of Real Estate.
Beneficiaries (continued):
Servant Thomas Cleveland, £20.
Trustees & executors Sackett Wood & John Abbott, £20 each.
They are not to be excused any debts due, but John Abbott is not to be troubled to pay his debt before it is convenient.
To receive the rents until Sarah and/or her husband are 21 years old & to manage the estate for them. Leases are not to exceed 14 years, except for Dane Court to Peter Cramp.
When John Tomlin ygr [see Codicil] is 21 years old, Sarah & John Tomlin are to have full possession of Dane Court.
Witnesses: Sladden Wells, William _?_, John Daniel.
Codicil dated 21 August 1789
Thomas Cleveland, revoke bequest of £20; instead give him and his wife house & land at East Northdown now occupied by Thomas Cleveland, & £20 per year to be paid from the real estate bequeathed to John Tomlin.
Had mistakenly called husband of granddaughter Sarah, John Tomlin ygr, but his name is really Robert Tomlin.
Witnesses: Sladden Wells, William Barwick, John Daniel

Children of Richard Sackett and Hannah Tritton

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St John in Thanet, Kent, "16 April 1717 Richard s. of Richard & Martha Sackett."
  2. Morning Post and Daily Advertiser, (London), London, Friday, August 28, 1789; Issue 5113. "DIED. Sunday evening, at Northdown, near Margate, Mr. Richard Sackett, a person possessed of great property, the bulk of which descends to Mrs. Tomlin, only daughter of Mr. Peter Cramp, of Domecourt [sic], in the Isle of Thanet."
  3. Burials Register, St Peter in Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "27 August 1789 Richard Sackett from St John's, Northdown."
  4. Thanet Obituary (monumental inscriptions), St Peter's Church, Thanet, Kent, stone tomb, iron railed, "Richard Sackett Esq. of Northdown, 23 August 1789, aged 73; Hannah, ux, 4 July 1773, aged 53; Susanna, their daughter, 2 April 1773, aged 25; Sutton, the only son, 19 October 1776, aged 30."
  5. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "25 July 1745 Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, bachelor & Hannah Tritton of Willsborough, spinster. At Willsborough, Kennington or Eastwell."
  6. Marriage, Eastwell, Kent (IGI), "25 July 1745 Richard Sackett & Hannah Tritton (Lic)."
  7. Birth date calculated from age at death.
  8. Burials Register, St Peter in Thanet, Kent, "29 July 1773 Hannah Sackett, aged 53."
  9. Will of Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 28 October 1730, proved at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, April 1731 (National Archives, PROB 11/644).
  10. Letters of administration of the estate of Susannah Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, granted at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 20 April 1741 (National Archives).
  11. Will of Richard Sackett of East Northdown, St John in Thanet, Kent, 4 August 1789, proved at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 5 September 1789 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-101-420).
Sackett line5th great-grandson of William Sackett of St John in Thanet
ChartsLine 2 (English)
Last Edited16 Nov 2019

Place names

Place names are linked to the Place Index, with lists of people having events at each place (down to county level).

Google Maps

The superscripted 'G' after place names is a link to the Google Map for that place.


Icons and are links to Text and Image exhibits.

Sackett lines

English line of Thomas Sackett the elder & other English lines
American line of Thomas Sackett the elder through Simon Sackett the colonist
Line of John Sackett of New Haven