Francis Sackett

FatherThomas Sackett (1754-1831)
MotherMartha Grant (c 1760-1841)
Francis Sackett, shipwright of Bermondsey, son of Thomas Sackett and Martha Grant, was born in Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, SurreyG, on 1 May 1795 and baptized at St Mary, RotherhitheG, on 8 May 1795.1 He died aged 58 in Stepney, MiddlesexG, in 1853.2 He married at St Mary le Bone Church, Marylebone, MiddlesexG, on 24 October 1815, Sarah Walker.3,4 She was born in SurreyG in about 1798.5 She was probably the Sarah Sackett who died in Poplar, MiddlesexG, in 18636 and was buried at the City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery (Bow Cemetery)G on 21 September 1863.7
     Francis was apprenticed at age 14 to his father for seven years from 26 October 1809. He was admitted into the freedom of the Shipwright's Company on 28 February 1817, aged 21.8,9
     In 1841 Francis was living at Upper Matilda Place, St Mary Magdalen, BermondseyG, and was recorded in the census as Francis Sackett, aged 45, a shipwright, born in Surrey. The other members of his household were his wife Sarah, aged 43 and born in Surrey, and his children, Ann, 23, Thomas, 21, Francis, 17, Martha, 13, Emily, 8, and Mary Ann, aged five.10
     In 1851 he was living at 26 Albert Street, St. Paul's, Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch, MiddlesexG, and was recorded as Francis Sackett, head of household, married, a shipwright, aged 55 and born in Rotherhithe. Living with him were his wife Sarah aged 53, and his children Francis, 24, Ann, 30, Sarah, 28, Emily, 18, Martha, 25, and Mary, 16. His daughters Ann, Sarah, and Martha were recorded in their maiden names but were also recorded as married.11
Francis Sackett's apprenticeship indenture 15 October 1809
Francis Sackett, Freeman of the Shipwright's Company, 28 February 1817

Children of Francis Sackett and Sarah Walker

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Mary Rotherhithe, Surrey, "8 May 1795 Francis Sackett s. Thomas & Martha [altered from Mary], 7 days, b. 1 May."
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1853. Sackett, Francis, 58. Stepney. 1c:364."
  3. Marriage Licence Allegations, Vicar-General's Office (Society of Genealogists), "9 September 1815, Francis Sackett, bachelor, 21+, of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, & Sarah Walker, spinster, 21+, of St Mary, Rotherhithe, at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey."
  4. Marriages Register, St Mary le Bone, Middlesex, "24 October 1815, Francis Sackett, bachelor, & Sarah Walker, spinster."
  5. Census.
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Sep qtr 1863. Sackett, Sarah, 60. Poplar. 1c:494."
  7. Burials Register, City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery (Ancestry image), "21 Sep 1863, Sarah Sackett, of Kings Terrace, Poplar, 60 yrs."
  8. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925" (Ancestry image), Indenture of apprenticeship as shipwright, Francis Sackett to his father Thomas Sackett, shipwright of London, 26 October 1809. Consideration "faithfull service."
  9. "Freedom of the City of London Admission Papers, 1681–1925", (Ancestry image), "This is to certify the within named Francis Sackett was this 28th February 1817 admitted and sworn into the Freedom of the Shipwrights Company. John Whetstone, Clerk of the sd Company."
  10. 1841 England census, Upper Matilda Place, St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey
    Francis Sacket, 45, shipwright, b. Surrey
    Sarah Sacket, 43, b. Surrey
    Ann Sacket, 23, b. Surrey
    Thos Sacket, 21, apprentice shipwright, b. Surrey
    Francis Sacket, 17, apprentice shipwright, b. Surrey
    Martha Sacket, 13, b. Surrey
    Emily Sacket, 8, b. Surrey
    Mary Ann Sacket, 5, b. Surrey
    HO107; Piece 1048; Book: 3; Civil Parish: St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey; County: Surrey; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 33; Page: 19; Line: 24; GSU roll: 474649. [Also researched at PRO by Marion Sackett].
  11. 1851 England census, 26 Albert St., St.Pauls, Tower Hamlets, Shoreditch, Middlesex
    Francis Sackett, head, married, 55, shipwright, b. Surrey, Rotherhithe
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 53, b. Surrey, Rotherhithe
    Francis Sackett, son, unmarried, 24, shipwright, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Ann Sackett, dau, married, 30, dressmaker, b. Surrey, Rotherhithe
    Sarah Sackett, dau, married, 28, milener [sic], b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Emily Sackett, dau, unmarried, 18, corset maker, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Martha Sackett, dau, married, 25, dress maker, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    Mary Sackett, dau, unmarried, 16, tailoress, b. Surrey, Bermondsey
    [Three daughters recorded as married but in maiden names?]
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Sackett shipwrights of London
Last Edited28 Oct 2022

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