Vincent Andrews Sackett
|Father||John Sackett (1743-1827)|
|Mother||Catherine Andrews (c 1753-1831)|
Vincent was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 26 April 1823. He was left all remaining property and personal estate after other bequests, and was appointed an executor of the will.10 Mary was a sister of Jane Browning11 the wife of Barzillai Cock12,13 who was a witness at the marriage of Vincent and Mary. Also living in Vincent and Mary's household was Elizabeth Cock, a niece of Mary's brother-in-law Barzillai Cock. Vincent had two illegitimate children by Elizabeth: Vincent in about 1837 and Barzillai in 1844. They were brought up in Vincent and Mary's household alongside their legitimate child Mary. Elizabeth continued to live in the household, being described in the 1851 census as Vincent's niece and a domestic servant. Elizabeth Cock, who was the daughter of William Cock and Sarah ___, was baptized at St John in Thanet, KentG, on 4 July 1819.14
In 1851 Vincent was living in the Hamlet of Northwood, St Peter's, Thanet, KentG, and was recorded in the census as Vincent A Sackett, head of household, a farmer with 15 acres, aged 57 and born in St Peter's. The other members of his household were his wife Mary, aged 59 and born in Stourmouth, Kent, his unmarried daughter, Mary, aged 23, his sons, Vincent, 13, and Barzillai, 6, his granddaughter Julia, 5, and his niece, Elizabeth Cox, a domestic servant aged 30.15
In 1861 he was living at Northwood, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded as Vincent Sackett, a farmer of 13 acres, head of household, a widower, aged 67, born at St Peter's. Living with him were E Cox, niece and housekeeper, unmarried, aged 40, and B Cox, a servant, aged 17, and described as Vincent's niece. [E Cox would be Elizabeth Cock; it is unclear who B Cox would have been, although it may have been a wrongly recorded Barzillai Sackett, son of Vincent and Elizabeth, who has not been found elsewhere in this census.]16
In 1871 he was living at Northwood, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded as Vincent Sackett,a farmer "out of business", head of household, a widower, aged 77, born at St Peter's. Living with him was Elizabeth Cox, aged 50, described as a general domestic servant.17
In 1881 he was living at Northwood, St Peter's, KentG, and was recorded as Vincent A Sackett, a former farmer, head of household, a widower, aged 87 and born at St Peter. Living with him was Elizabeth Cox, housekeeper, unmarried, aged 60 and born at Canterbury, Kent.18
Vincent's will, made in NorthwoodG on 15 March 1882, was proved at Canterbury on 21 July 1883. Named as beneficiaries were his son Barzillai, his grandson George Taylor, and his granddaughter Mary Jane Matilda Taylor. He appointed his son Barzillai and Charles Giles, husband of his granddaughter Julia, as executors and trustees. He placed his homestead of 5½ acres, with two cottages, in trust, one cottage to continue to be occupied by his son-in-law George Taylor, and the other to be occupied by his grandchildren George Taylor and Mary Taylor, the two grandchildren to be responsible for their father's maintenance. He left to his common-law wife Elizabeth Cock "commonly called Elizabeth Sackett" all household furniture and effects, and the right to live in his cottage for six months after his death. The residue of his estate was to go to his son Barzillai. The value of his personal estate was £147.19
Date: 15 March 1882.
Proved: Canterbury, 21 July 1883.
Source: National Archives.
Will of Vincent Andrew Sackett, yeoman, of Northwood, St Peter's, died 5 June 1883 at Northwood. Will proved Canterbury 21 July 1883. £147 2s 11d. Executors: Barzillai Cock, Northwood, yeoman, & Charles Giles, 19 Holmesdale Road, Bromley, Kent, mason.
Vincent Andrew Sackett, yeoman, of Northwood, St Peter's, Thanet, Kent.
Executors & trustees: my natural son Barzillai Cock commonly known as Barzillai Sackett, of Northwood, yeoman, & Charles Giles of Bromley, Kent, stonemason. Just debts, funeral expenses, testamentary expenses to be paid out of first rents & profits to come to hand eafter my decease due to my estate.
To trustees, Homestead containing 5½ acres with 2 cottages & other buildings situate at Northwood & to their heirs & assigns upon trust to permit my son-in-law George Taylor to have the use of the cottage in which he now lives during the term of his natural life. Upon further trust to permit my two grandchildren George Taylor & Mary Jane Matilda Taylor to use & occupy the other lands & buildings forming the said homestead during the life of my son-in-law George Taylor, they maintaining the said son-in-law & finding him all necessary food, drink, & clothing or in lieu paying him out of rents & profits of same said homestead the sum of 8/0d weekly.
After death of son-in-law, Trustees to possess homestead & buildings thereon in trust. Cottage son-in-law now lives in, plus outkitchen & barn & one moiety or half-part of farmlands of homestead as the same is now marked out for my grandson George Taylor & his heirs. Cottage in which I now reside & pantile lodge & remaining moiety or half of land upon trust for my granddaughter Mary Jane Matilda Taylor & her heirs for her own sole & separate use free from debts, control & engagements of any husband with whom she may intermarry. Provided always in the event of death of either of my grandchildren George Taylor or Mary Jane Matilda Taylor without legitimate issue, total passes to survivor. If both die then all passes to Barzillai Cock/Sackett & his children as tenants in common. Title deeds to homestead to be held by Barzillai Cock/Sackett or his heirs, but to be produced for inspection by the Taylors on request. Right of way on foot, but not for farm carts, along road in front of grandson's cottage to Mary Jane Matilda Taylor or other occupiers of cottage & pantile lodge. Privy & well in yard to be used in common by owners of both cottages & lodge.
To Elizabeth Cock commonly called Elizabeth Sackett, all household furniture, goods & effects, & right to live in cottage where testator now lives for 6 months after his decease rent free.
Residue to Barzillai Cock/Sackett.
Will signed by making mark.
Witnesses: A. Bromley Burrows, solicitor, Ramsgate, & H. Smith, his clerk.
Child of Vincent Andrews Sackett and Mary Browning
- Mary Catherine Sackett+ b. 1825
Children of Vincent Andrews Sackett and Elizabeth Cock
Notes & Citations
- Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "20 May 1793 Vincent Andrews s. John & Catherine Sackett, b. 4 May."
- GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Jun qtr 1883. Sackett, Vincent Andrew, 90. Thanet."
- Pat Tritton, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Sacred to the memory of Henry son of John and Katherine Sackett of Northwood, who died in the West Indies the 19th June 1806 aged 18 years also Edward, son the above who departed this life October the 21st 1818 aged 27 years Likewise two of their children who died in infancy Also of the above named John Sackett who departed this life March 11 1827 aged 83 years also of Katherine Sackett wife of the above who died October 9 1831 aged 78 years also of Vincent Andrew Sackett who died June 5, 1883, aged 90 years.
- Will of Vincent Andrew Sackett of Northwood, St Peter's, Kent, 15 March 1882, proved at Canterbury, 21 July 1883 (National Archives), Will of Vincent Andrew Sackett, yeoman, of Northwood, St Peter's, died 5 June 1883 at Northwood. Will proved Canterbury 21 July 1883. £147 2s 11d. Executors: Barzillai Cock, Northwood, yeoman, & Charles Giles, 19 Holmesdale Road, Bromley, Kent, mason.
- Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "11 June 1883 Vincent Andrew Sackett, of St Peter's Northwood, 90 years."
- Marriages Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts, Society of Genealogists), "29 October 1814 Vincent Sackett bachelor of this parish & Mary Browning spinster of this parish. Witnesses: Barzillai Cock, R Busbridge [freq. wit.]."
- Baptism, Stourmouth, Kent (IGI), "19 October 1789 Mary Browning d. William Browning & Sarah."
- GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date, "Mar qtr 1858. Sackett, Mary, 66. Thanet. 2a:463."
- Burials Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent, "4 January 1858 Mary Sackett, St Peter's, 66 years."
- 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).
- Baptism, Stourmouth, Kent (IGI), "13 March 1785 Jane Browning d. William Browning & Sarah."
- Baptism, Chislet, Kent (IGI, LDS FamilySearch), "10 October 1784 Barzillai Cock s. John Cock & Elizabeth."
- Marriage, Chislet, Kent (IGI, LDS FamilySearch), "13 October 1806 Barzillai Cock & Jane Browning."
- Baptism, St John the Baptist, Margate, Kent (IGI), "4 July 1819 Elizabeth Cock d. William Cock & Sarah."
- 1851 Census for England & Wales, Hamlet of Northwood, St. Peters, Kent
Vincent A. Sackett, head , married, 57, farmer, 15 acres, b. Kent, St. Peters
Mary Sackett, wife, 59, b. Kent, Stourmouth
Mary Sackett, dau, unmarried, 23, farmer's dau., b. Kent, St. Peters
Vincent Sackett, son, 13, scholar, farmer's son, b. Kent, St. Peters
Barzillai Sackett, son, 6, scholar, farmer's son, b. Kent, St. Peters
Julia Sackett, g-dau, 5, scholar, farmer's g-dau, b. Kent, St. Peters
Elizabeth Cox, niece, [marital status blank], 30, domestic, b. Kent, Canterbury
HO107; Piece: 1630; Folio: 56; Page: 11; GSU roll: 193531.
- 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/538/f112
Northwood, St Peter's, Kent
Vincent Sackett, head, widower, 67, farmer, 13 acres, b. St Peter's, Kent
E Cox, niece, unm., 40, housekeeper, b. Canterbury, Kent
B Cox, niece , 17, servant, b. Canterbury, Kent.
- 1871 Census for England & Wales, RG10/997/f114
Northwood, Northwood Hamlet, St Peter's, Kent
Vincent Sackett, head, widower, 77, farmer out of business, b. St Peter's, Kent
Elizabeth Cox, servant, unm., 50, gen. serv. domestic, b. Canterbury, Kent.
- 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341236, PRO RG11/0991/116/10
St Peters, Kent
Vincent A Sackett, head, widower, 87, b. St Peter Thanet, Kent, formerly farmer
Elizabeth Cox, housekeeper, unmarried, 60, b. Canterbury, Kent, general servant domestic.
- Will of Vincent Andrew Sackett of Northwood, St Peter's, Kent, 15 March 1882, proved at Canterbury, 21 July 1883 (National Archives).
|Sackett line||5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3 (English)|
John Jeremiah W Sackett & Julia Catherine Cook Sackett relationship chart
|Last Edited||25 May 2021|