John Henry Sackett

FatherHenry Sackett (1745-1815)
MotherHannah Foott (c 1756-1789)
John Henry Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Hannah Foott, was born in Rotherhithe, SurreyG, on 7 July 1789 and baptized at Jamaica Row Independent Chapel, Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 7 August 1789.1 He died, aged 18, presumably in KentG, in 1808.
     John disappeared after visiting a Mr Harvey at Parsonage House, Woodnesborough, KentG, on 22 April 1808. Harvey placed a newspaper advertisement on 3 May offering a reward of ten guineas for information. It was feared that John, who suffered from fits, may have drowned, or possibly was on board a Royal Navy ship.
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Kennington Green, Lambeth, SurreyG, on 15 June 1807. He was left, equally with his sisters Ann and Mary, a sum of £2,000, together with the proceeds from the sale of all real estate, and the residue of his father's personal estate after other bequests.2
     John was named as a beneficiary in his uncle Ambrose Sackett's will made in St John in ThanetG on 6 February 1808. He was left an amount of £500 in Government stocks (initially in his father's custody) "to set him up in business". He was also left £20 in his own right.3
Ten Guineas Reward.
Whereas John Henry Sackett
left Mr. Harvey's, the Parsonage-House, Woodnesborough, near Sandwich, Kent, on the 22d of April, 1808; he is about 20 years of age, five feet nine inches high, dark complexion, with short dark hair; had on a new hat, corderoy jacket and breches, short boots and brown gaiters; it is supposed he is either drowned, or on board one of his Majesty's ships or cutters; he is much afflicted with fits, which renders him totally unfit for that service:—Any person giving an account where he may be found, and returned to his friends, shall receive the above Reward,—Address to Mr. Harvey as above; or Henry Sackett, No. 20, Kennington-Green, Surry [sic].

Kentish Gazette, Canterbury, Kent, 3 & 6 May 1808

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, Jamaica Row Independent Chapel, Bermondsey, Surrey, "John son of Henry Sackett and Hannah his wife of the parish of St Mary Rotherhithe in the County of Surrey (born on the 7th day of July 1789) was baptised on the 7th day of August 1789 by me John Townsend, Protestant Dissenting Minister."
  2. Will of Henry Sackett of Kennington Green, Lambeth, Surrey, 15 June 1807, proved at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 13 April 1815 (National Archives, PRO PROB 11/??).
  3. Will of Ambrose Sackett of St John, Margate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, 6 February 1808, proved at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 11 October 1813 (National Archives, PRO PROB 11/??).
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited11 Nov 2022

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