George Sackett

FatherThomas Sackett (1734-1817)
MotherMary Wilkinson (1739-1816)
George Sackett, Thames waterman, son of Thomas Sackett and Mary Wilkinson, was born in Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 6 March 1772 and baptized at St Mary Magdalen, BermondseyG, on 5 April 1772.1,2 He died aged 70 in Bethnal Green, MiddlesexG,3 and was buried at Bunhill Fields, LondonG, on 15 June 1842.4 He married Sophia ___. She died aged 65 in Lewisham, KentG, in 1841.5
     George was bound on 20 April 1786 as an apprentice waterman to John Bogg. He gained his freedom on 23 October 1794.6
     George, as the only surviving family member, was named as sole beneficiary of his sister Sophia's estate in letters of administration granted on 10 September 1830. George had, by that date, been registered as a lunatic and administration was granted to his son George Samuel who was to apply the estate "for the use and benefit of the said George Sackett during his lunacy."
     In 1841 George's wife Sophia was living at Park End Cottage, Kidbrooke, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Sophia Sackett, of independent means, aged 60+. Her daughters, Marianne, 25+, and Ann, 20+, both schoolmistresses, were living with her.7

Children of George Sackett and Sophia ___

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey, "5 April 1772 George Sackett s. Thomas (shipwright) & Mary, of Salisbury Lane, b. 6 March."
  2. He was named as George Samuel on his son John's marriage record but other records have him as just George.
  3. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Jun qtr 1842. Sackett, George, 76. Bethnal Green. 2:17."
  4. Burials Register, Bunhill Fields, London City, Middlesex, "15 June 1842 George Sackett, 75, of Tabernacle Walk."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1841. Sackett, Sophia, 65. Lewisham. 05:194."
  6. "Thames Watermen & Lightermen 1688-2010" (Findmypast transcript), "George Sackett, bound date 20 Apr 1786, date free 23 Oct 1794, master John Bogg."
  7. 1841 England census, HO107; Piece 483; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Kidbrooke; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 11; Folio: 19; Page: 7; Line: 16; GSU roll: 306875.
    Park End Cottage, Kidbrooke, Kent
    Sophia Sackett, 60, ind, not b. Kent
    Marianne Sackett, 25, schoolmistress, not b. Kent
    Ann Sackett, 20, schoolmistress, not b. Kent.
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited18 Oct 2022

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