Ann Sackett

FatherJohn Sackett (1743-1827)
MotherCatherine Andrews (c 1753-1831)
Marriage1797, Ash next SandwichGJohn Cook3,4
Ann Sackett, daughter of John Sackett and Catherine Andrews, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 19 December 17791 and baptized there on 2 January 1780.1 She died aged 89 in Ash next Sandwich, KentG, in 1869.2 She married at Ash next SandwichG on 12 October 1797, John Cook.3,4
     Ann and John had a record number of twenty-one children, and the feat was recorded by Peter Laslett in The World We Have Lost: "The child-producing record amongst women known to historical demographers is at present shared between the wife of a solicitor of Geneva who had 21 births in the late 17th century and a girl from Kent, Ann Sackett, who was born in 1779 at Ash in that county. At 18 she married John Cook, a labourer there. By 1823 they had had 21 children at 20 births, and Ann was still alive in 1851."
     Ann was named as a beneficiary in her father's will made in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 26 April 1823. She was to be paid £100 out of a loan received from her father by her husband John Cook.5
     In 1851 Ann was living in Ash next SandwichG and was recorded in the census as Ann Cook, a landed proprietor, head of household, a widow, aged 72. Living with her were her unmarried sons, Edward, 40, Zachariah, 30, and Samuel, aged 28.6
     In 1861 she was living in Ash next SandwichG in the household of her unmarried son Thomas, and was recorded as Ann Cook, of independent means, a widow, aged 82.7

Children of Ann Sackett and John Cook

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter in Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "2 January 1780 Ann Sackett d. John & Catherine, b. 19 December."
  2. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837–1915" (Ancestry transcript), "Jun qtr 1869. Cook, Ann, 92. Eastry. 2a:473."
  3. Banns Register, St Nicholas, Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent (Findmypast image), "24 Sep, 1, 8 Oct 1797 John Cook & Ann Sackett, both otp."
  4. Marriages Register, St Nicholas, Ash next Sandwich, Kent (Findmypast image), "12 Oct 1797 John Cook & Ann Sackett, both of this parish. Banns. He signed; she made mark. Witnesses: Friend Coleman, Sarah Coleman, both made mark."
  5. Will of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 26 April 1823, proved at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 7 April 1827 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-107-362).
  6. 1851 England census, HO107; Piece: 1631; Folio: 61; Page: 4; GSU roll: 193532-193533
    Ash next Sandwich, Kent
    Cook, Ann, head, widow, 72, landed proprietor, b. Thanet
    Cook, Edward, son, unm, 40, farmer, b. Ash
    Cook, Zachariah, son, unm, 30, laborer, b. Ash
    Cook, Samuel, son, unm, 28, -?-, b. Ash.
  7. 1861 England census, RG 9; Piece: 539; Folio: 50; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542658
    Ware, Ash next Sandwich, Kent
    Cook, Thomas, head, unm, 58, farmer of 50 acres, 1 man & boy, b. Ash
    Cook, Ann, mother, wid, 82, independent, b. Ramsgate
    Cook, Charlotte, sister, unm, 38, independent, b. Ash
    Hogbin, Mary Ann, servant, 29, house servant, b. Kent, Lyminge.
Appears inNotable Sacketts
Sackett snippets
Sackett line5th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited18 Nov 2019

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