Stephen Sackett

FatherPaul Sackett (1736-1781)
MotherAlice Reynolds (c 1753-1826)
Birth1779, Margate, KentG
Baptism1779, St John in ThanetG,1
Death1820, Holborn, MiddlesexG
Marriage1803, London CityGElizabeth Hughes2
Stephen Sackett, law stationer of London, son of Paul Sackett and Alice Reynolds, was born in Margate, KentG, on 12 April 1779 and baptized at St John in ThanetG on 29 April 1779.1 He died aged 41 in Holborn, MiddlesexG, on 26 July 1820 and was buried at St John in ThanetG on 2 August 1820.3,4 He married at St Andrew's by the Wardrobe, Holborn, London CityG, on 13 October 1803, Elizabeth Hughes.2
     Stephen's widow Elizabeth married second at St Andrew's, Holborn, on 25 December 1822, Thomas Ruscoe.5
     Stephen was named as a beneficiary in his brother Thomas's will made in New Cross, St Paul's, Deptford, KentG, on 25 August 1804. He was left a sum of £50, and he and his wife Elizabeth were each left £5 for mourning.6
     Stephen Sackett carried on a business as a law stationer at 8 Quality Court, Chancery LaneG, from about 1804, when he advertised for an apprentice.7 He took a Thomas Devonshire as an apprentice, paying the requisite duty on the indenture of apprenticeship on 10 December 1805.8 The business was listed in numerous city directories from 1805.9,10,11 He was a frequent advertiser in the Times of London from about 1817. The advertisements were mainly for junior positions in the legal profession, suggesting that the business was used as a recruitment agency or perhaps as an accommodation address. The business subsequently traded under the name of Sackett & Ruscoe.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St John in Thanet, Kent, "29 April 1779 Stephen s. Paul & Alice Sacket bn. 12 April."
  2. Marriages Register, St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, Holborn, London City, Middlesex, "13 October 1803 Stephen Sackett & Elizabeth Hughes; Witnesses: Rd. Perry, James Henor[?]."
  3. Burials Register, St John in Thanet, Kent (Marion Sackett transcripts), "2 August 1820 Stephen Sackett of St Andrews, Holborn, Middlesex, 42."
  4. Thanet Obituary (monumental inscriptions), St John's Church, Margate, Kent, headstone, "Thomas Wheatley Sackett, 28 October 1804 aged 34; Stephen Sackett, 26 July 1820 aged 42."
  5. Marriages Register, St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, Holborn, London City, Middlesex, "25 December 1822 Thos. Ruscoe, ba & Elizabeth Sackett, widow; wits: Danl. Norny[?], Mary Ruscoe (lic.)."
  6. Will of Thomas Wheatley Sackett of New Cross, St Paul's, Deptford, Kent, 25 August 1804, proved at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 3 November 1804 (National Archives, PROB 11/1417 quire 793).
  7. Morning Post (London) (Findmypast image), 23 April 1804, "Wanted, a youth of creditable connections, as an Apprentice to a Law Stationer. Every attention will be paid to his moral instruction, and his treatment in all respects will be parental. A premium is expected. Apply to S. Sackett, Law Stationer, Quality Court, Chancery-lane."
  8. "UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811" (Ancestry image), "10 Dec 1805, Stepn Sackett [master], St Andrew, Holborn, Middx, law stationer, Thos H Devonshire [apprentice]."
  9. "Holden's Triennial Directory Directory" (Ancestry image), 1805, 1806, 1807, "Sackett Stephen, law stationer, 8 Quality court, Chancery la."
  10. "Baines' History and Directory" (Ancestry image), 1822–3. London. Law Stationers, "Sackett Stpn. 8, Quality ct. Chancery lane."
  11. "Pigot's Directory" (Ancestry image), 1822. London. Law Stationers, "Sackett Steph. 8 Quality-ct, Chan-la."
Sackett line8th great-grandson of William Sackett of St John in Thanet
ChartsLine 2 (English)
Last Edited8 Dec 2023

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