Thomas Sackett

(1754-1831)
FatherWilliam Sackett (1717-1805)
MotherElizabeth Dawson (between 1721 & 1724-1784)
Thomas Sackett's apprenticeship indenture 27 November 1777
Thomas Sackett, shipwright of Rotherhithe, Surrey, son of William Sackett and Elizabeth Dawson, was born in Margate, KentG, on 19 October 17541 and baptized at St John in ThanetG on 27 October 1754.1 He died aged 76 in Bermondsey, SurreyG, and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, RotherhitheG, on 13 March 1831.23 He married first at St Mary le Bone Church, MiddlesexG, on 15 January 1787, Susanna Robbins.4 Susanna was born in about 1762.5 She died aged 28 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, RotherhitheG, on 5 February 1790.6 He married second at St John Horsleydown, BermondseyG, on 17 April 1794, Martha Grant.7 Martha was born in about 1760.5 She died aged 81 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, RotherhitheG, on 28 May 1841.8
     Thomas Sackett was apprenticed on 27 November 1777 to his cousin Ambrose Sackett, a shipwright, who was in business with his brother Henry.9 Thomas would have completed his apprenticeship after seven years, in 1784, although he did not take up his freedom of the Shipwright's Company until 1795.
     Thomas took on a number of apprentices including his nephew William Sackett on 23 February 179710 and his own son Francis on 15 October 1809.11 Others were: William Gore in 1802, James Egan in 1807, Thomas Robins in 1812, Richard Grant in 1814, James Alston in 1815.12,13,14,15,16 Thomas was listed as a shipwright of Mill-stairs, BermondseyG, in the 1819 Post Office Directory.17 By the following year, 1820, there had evidently been a decline in the business and Thomas found himself bankrupt. There was a forced sale by auction of the extensive business premises at Mill Stairs.18

Child of Thomas Sackett and Susanna Robbins

Children of Thomas Sackett and Martha Grant

Sackett Family Association descendants
Rita Sackett, Chris Sackett, Jane Harnden, Arthur LeBeau, Vincent Sackett and Dawn Hourn.
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett shipwrights of London

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent, "27 October 1754 Thomas s. William & Elizabeth Sackett, bn 19 October."
  2. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Rotherhithe, Surrey, "13 March 1831 Thomas Sackett, of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, aged 76."
  3. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Ambrose Sackett, son of John Sackett of Margate, Kent, gent, to Meredith Bishop, London, 30 March 1757. Consideration one penny.
  4. Marriages Register, St Mary le Bone, Middlesex, "15 January 1787 Thomas Sackett, bachelor, & Susanna Robbins, spinster. Witnesses: Thomas Bird, Barbara Roussett."
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Rotherhithe, Surrey, "5 February 1790 Susanna Sackett w. Thomas, lighter builder, of Spread Eagle Ct., aged 28."
  7. Marriages Register, St John Horsleydown, Bermondsey, Surrey, "17 April 1794 Thomas Sackett, widower, & Martha Grant, spinster, both of this parish. Witnesses: Andw Newland, Sarah Grant."
  8. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Rotherhithe, Surrey, "28 May 1841 Martha Sackett, widow, Commercial Road, 81 years."
  9. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Thomas Sackett, son of William Sackett of Margate, farmer, to Ambrose Sackett, shipwright of London, 27 November 1777. Consideration one penny.
  10. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, William Sackett, son of John Sackett of Margate, carrier, to Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 23 February 1797. Consideration one penny.
  11. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Francis Sackett to his father Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 26 October 1809. Consideration "faithfull service."
  12. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, William Gore, son of James Gore of Margate, Kent, mariner, to Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 25 November 1802. Consideration "faithfull service."
  13. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, James Thomas Egan, son of James Egan late of St Giles in the Fields, salesman, deceased, to Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 31 December 1807. Consideration "faithfull service."
  14. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Thomas Pay Robins, son of the late Edward Robins of Rotherhithe, shipwright, to Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 31 December 1812. Consideration "faithfull service."
  15. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Richd Grant, son of Richd Grant of Margate, Kent, marriner, to Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 27 January 1814. Consideration "faithfull service."
  16. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", digital image, Ancestry.com, Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, James John Alston, son of James Alston of Rotherhithe, mast maker, to Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 31 August 1815. Consideration four pounds, Mr H T Dixon's gift paid by the Draper's Company.
  17. Website Post Office Directory of London (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1819, "Sackett Thos. Shipwright, Mill-stairs, Bermondsey."
  18. The Times, (London), 1820–1822.
Generation.TreeM.3
Sackett line4th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited29 May 2015