Henry Sackett

(1745-1815)
FatherJohn Sackett (1714/15-1798)
MotherMary Austin (c 1715-1762)
Henry Sackett, shipwright of Bermondsey, Surrey, son of John Sackett and Mary Austin, was born in Margate, KentG, in 1745 and baptized at St John in ThanetG on 19 May 1745.1 He died aged 70 in MargateG on 5 February 18152 and was buried at St John in ThanetG on 15 February 1815.3,2 He married first at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 18 March 1770, Ann Terry.4,5 He died. He married second at St Mary MagdalenG on 9 January 1787, Hannah Foott.6,7 Hannah was born in about 1756.8 Hannah Foott was buried at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 3 August 1789.9
     Henry Sackett was engaged, with his brother Ambrose, in the firm of A & H Sackett, Lighterbuilders, of Rotherhithe. The business was evidently very successful. The brothers accumulated significant wealth and were to describe themselves in later life as "gentlemen". They were both much involved in the Company of Shipwrights.
     Henry took on an apprentice shipwright, Thomas Courthope, in 179210, and on 25 February 1796 took on John Sackett, son of his cousin John Sackett, husbandman of St Peter in Thanet.11
     Henry and Ambrose were listed in the Universal British Directory of 1791 under Livery of London, Shipwright's Company, as lighter builders of 52 Rotherhithe. Henry was also listed as a lighter builder in Holden's Triennial Directory of 1805–07.12,13 After the brothers' deaths the business was carried on under the name of Sackett & Stokes, "near the Church", RotherhitheG.14
     Henry made his will in Kennington Green, Lambeth, SurreyG, on 15 June 1807, naming as beneficiaries his son John, his daughters Ann and Mary, and his brother Ambrose.15 Henry left a substantial estate. Two trust funds were set up, the first of £2,000 for the benefit of his daughter Mary during her lifetime and subsequently for the benefit of her children. The second fund, to comprise a further £2,000, the proceeds of sale of all land and property, and the balance of personalty after other bequests, was for the benefit equally of his three children, John Henry, Ann, and Mary. Henry left an amount of £200 to his brother and business partner, Ambrose. In the event, Ambrose predeceased Henry and a large bequest from Ambrose would have been added to Henry's estate.
     Henry was named as a beneficiary in his brother Ambrose's will made in St John in ThanetG on 6 February 1808. He was to inherit all Ambrose's real estate and an amount of £800 in Government stocks. He was an executor of the will.16
     In 1813, Henry was granted administration of the estate of his father who had died intestate in 1798.17

Children of Henry Sackett and Ann Terry

Children of Henry Sackett and Hannah Foott

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Sackett shipwrights of London

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent, "19 May 1745 Henry s. John & Mary Sackette."
  2. Thanet Obituary, monumental inscription, St John's Church, Margate, Kent, stone tomb, "Ambrose Sackett, 25 August 1813 aged 70; Henry Sackett, 5 February 1815 aged 70."
  3. Burials Register, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (Parish Registers 1570-1650 (U3/140/1/1) (Debrett's); Tyler transcripts; IGI), "15 February 1815 Henry Sackett, 70."
  4. Marriage Licence Allegations, Vicar-General's Office (Society of Genealogists), "16 March 1770 Henry Sackett, bachelor, 24+, of St Mary Rotherhithe, & Ann Terry, spinster, 21+, of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, at either parish church."
  5. Marriages Register, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, "18 March 1770 Henry Sackett, of St Mary Rotherhithe & Ann Terry, of this parish (lic). Witnesses: Weldon Jones, Ambross Sackett."
    "Licence: 16 March 1770 Henry Sackett, bachelor, 24+, of St Mary Rotherhithe, and Ann Terry, spinster, 21+, of St Mary Magdalen." [Vicar General's Office]
  6. Marriage Licences, Diocese of Winchester (London Metropolitan Archives), "6 January 1787 Henry Sackett, widower, of St Mary Rotherhithe, & Hannah Foott, of St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, spinster, 21+. Bondsmen: Henry Sackett of St Mary Rotherhithe & John Roe."
  7. Marriages Register, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, "9 January 1787 Henry Sackett, widower, of St Mary Rotherhithe & Hannah Foott, spinster (licence)."
    "Licence: 6 January 1787 for marriage between Henry Sackett, widower of St Mary Rotherhithe, and Hannah Foott, spinster of St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, age of 21 years & upwards. Bondsmen: Henry Sackett of St Mary Rotherhithe, John Roe." [Diocese of Winchester].
  8. Date of birth based on age at death.
  9. Burials Register, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, "3 August 1789 Hannah Sackett, 33 years."
  10. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Thomas Courthope, son of John Bryan Courthope of Saint Mary Rotherhithe, boat builder, to Henry Sackett, shipwright of London, 7 March 1792. Consideration "faithfull service."
  11. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, John Sackett, son of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, husbandman, to Henry Sackett, London, 25 February 1796. Consideration "faithfull service."
  12. Website The Universal British Directory (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1791. Livery of London.
    "Sackett Ambrose, 52 Rotherhithe, Shipwright's Company, Lighter-builder."
    "Sackett Henry, 52 Rotherhithe, Shipwright's Company, Lighter-builder."
  13. Website Holden's Triennial Directory Directory (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1805, 1806, 1807, "Sackett Henry, lighter builder, 52 Rotherhithe st."
  14. Website Post Office Directory of London (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1819, "Sackett & Stokes, Lighter-build, near the Church, Rotherhithe."
  15. Will of Henry Sackett of Kennington Green, Lambeth, Surrey, 15 June 1807, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 13 April 1815 (National Archives, PRO PROB 11/??).
  16. Will of Ambrose Sackett of St John, Margate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, 6 February 1808, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 11 October 1813 (National Archives, PRO PROB 11/??).
  17. Letters of administration of the estate of John Sackett of Margate, Kent, granted by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 14 October 1813 (National Archives, PROB 6/189/F262-313), "John Sackett, widower, late of Margate. Letters of administration granted to Henry Sackett, natural and lawful son and only child."
Generation.TreeM.3
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited31 May 2013