- Chester Courant, Cheshire, 16 Feb 1802
"Shocking Case of Shipwreck
On Sunday morning last, between two and three o'clock, one of the Margate hoys belonging to Mr. Sackett, heavily laden with corn, which was stowed both in the hold and on deck, and thirty passengers on board, besides the crew, consisting of the master and four seamen, was overtaken by the violent gusts of wind, between Birchington and Reculver; the first unshipped her rudder on the sands, when becoming unmanageable, she kept continually shipping the most heavy seas, and was carried by the violence of the surf towards the beach; at this awful period she kept rolling and pitching, and the crew, from their wish, if possible, to preserve the lives of the passengers, particularly those of the women and children, who were on board, barred down the hatchways; shortly after this, the vessel struck on the beach, and filled, a tremendous sea breaking over her in all directions, which washed nearly the whole of those upon deck overboard, and, dreadful to relate, 25 persons, consisting of men, women, and children, are said to have perished.
—In the course of Sunday, the bodies of nine of the sufferers were thrown upon the shore, and 14 bodies have been taken out of the cabin of the hoy: had it been day-light, it is possible that many more lives might have been saved, but the darkness of the night added to the calamity. Among the sufferers are Mr. John Goodburn, the master, who is supposed to have received a blow on the temple from the boom; Mr. Thornton, carpenter of Margate, with his wife and son, whom he was taking up to town to put out apprentice, and sorry we are to say, they have left six orphans at Margate to lament their untimely end; Mr. Bone, carpenter, of Margate; the wife of Mr. Jacob, of Broadstairs; the widow Crow, of Margate; Mrs. Tatnall, wife of Mr. Tatnall, at the Lord Nelson, at Ramsgate; and a servant girl with a child under her care, with whom she was returning to town. The few who were saved ascended the shrouds; amongst these was Mr. Nuckle, of the library at Broadstairs. Nothing could present a more awful spectacle than the repeated arrival at Margate, on Sunday, of various carriages with the bodies of the sufferers from the wreck.
[Findmypast, British Newspapers Collection. Digital image. Researched by Chris Sackett, Nov 2014.]
[Same story in The Times, London, 12 Feb 1802, slightly different wording]
- The Chester Chronicle, Cheshire, 27 Apr 1984, p 17
Sackett — On April 17th, 1984, Ian Frederick William, suddenly at Kano, Nigeria, aged 50 years, dearly beloved husband of Anne and father of Michael and Alison, cherished son of Jean and Charles, 52 Boughton Hall Drive, Chester. Funeral service at Chester Crematorium on Friday, April 27th at 1.30 p.m.
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- The Chester Chronicle, 4 May 1984, p 17
Mr. I. F. Sackett
The funeral took place at Chester Crematorium on April 27, of Mr. Ian Frederick Sackett, of 52 Boughton Hall Drive, Chester, who died at Kano, Nigeria, on April 17. The service was conducted by the Rev. Noel W. Pyatt, of St. Paul's Church, Chester.
Mr. Sackett was 50. He leaves his wife Anne, son Michael and daughter Alison. He enjoyed sport and played with the Chester Nomads, Boughton Hall Cricket Club, Vicars Cross Golf Club and Kano Golf Club, Nigeria. He was a Bank executive.
Family mourners were: Mrs. Anne Sackett (wife), Mr. M. Sackett (son), Miss A. Sackett (daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sackett (father and mother), Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Stevens (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs. L. Durkan, Mr. Michael Durkan, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Durkan, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Durkan, Mrs. J. Billing.
Floral tributes were received from: Loving wife Anne with son Michael and daughter Alison; Mother and Father; Mrs. Lily Durkan, Jill and Martin and family; Meryl and Chris; John and Helena and family; Mirian Billing; Aunt Nell; Messrs. Mark and Rex Sackett and families; Hazel and Ron Fleet and family; Dr. and Mrs. J. Houston; Colin and Margaret and family.
Molly, Andrew and Gordon; Captains and members of Vicars Cross G.C.; Chester Nomads A.F.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Beddoe and family; Mr. and Mrs. E. Berry and Margaret; Alistair and Roger Foulkes; Mina and Freddie Ketlle; Malcolm and Pat Smyth and family; Paul and Mary Rees and family; Jeremy Dodd; John Harrison; The Days; Arthur.
Marie and Ray Thomson and family; Jean, Tony, Kerry, Nickey and Mark; Terry, Jan and family; Hugh, Ellie and Martin; Playford family in Canada; Management and staff of United Bank of Africa; Banque Nationale de Paris; Friends in Kano; Fellow golfers in Kano; John Harrison; Arthur, Gay, Mark, Gail, Guy; Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Shuman; Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Majeed; Tom and Josie Hamilton; Eve and John; Barbara and Barrie.
Carol and Keith; Kathleen and Kenneth; Gokki, Denis and Frank; Colin and Jan Wilson; Kishli; The Mamas; Chris and Pete Brotherwood; Adil and Mona Karouni; Alan and Jackie Soppett; Clive and Linda Fitz-Gerald.
Jean and Ken Ward; Margaret, Bill, Amena, Yasmin, Kareen, Hindy, Jamila; Geoffrey and Sheila; Mr. and Mrs. Brookes; Sam, Jean and Graham; Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Vose.
Arrangements were by Messrs. George Pettit and Son, of Chester.
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- Chester Chronicle, 14 Mar 1986
Mr. C. H. Sackett.
The funeral took place at Chester Crematorium, of Mr. Charles Harold Sackett, of Boughton, who died at the Cottage Hospital, Ellesmere Port, aged 79. The Rev. J. I. Evans conducted the service. Arrangements by J. C. Clarke of Chester."
[Transcribed from Findmypast image by Chris Sackett]