Wills, Administrations, & Inventories, England, 1700s

28 records

  • Abstract of will of Martin Long, mariner, of St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 21 April 1707.
    Proved: 26 July 1707.
    Source: Tyler Index to Wills, PRC 17-81-81.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Anne, all messuages, tenements, etc. while my widow.
    Sons Martin, John, & Richard, all messuages, tenements, etc. after widow's death or marriage.
    Executrix: Wife Anne.
    Witnesses: Wm Long, John Bailes, Wm Fagg.
  • Letters of administration of the estate of George Sackett who died abroad.
    Granted by: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, February 1708.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 6/84.
    Georgius Sacckett vicesimo die em. com. Samueli Sackett pri urali icimo [itimo?] et px [prox.] Consanguino Georgij Sackett nup [nuper] Navy regia le Rye Cab [cabilis] defti heid pr. Ad Adminstrand bona jur et cred dci def de bene pr. jurat.
    [Administration of the estate of George Sackett, late of the Royal Navy "The Rye" granted to Samuel Sackett, next of kin].
    [This document in abbreviated Latin & hard to read].
  • Abstract of will of Thomas Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 1 January 1709/10.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 3 March 1709/10.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-81-258.
    Testator: Thomas Sackett, yeoman, of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Daughter Hannah wife of Austin Taylor, farm at Northdown for life.
    Grandson Thomas Taylor, reversion of farm.
    Sons John, Paul, Thomas.
    Daughters, Elizabeth widow of late son Robert, Ann wife or widow of son Richard.
    Grandsons John son of John, Thomas son of Richard, others not named.
    Wife Anne.

    Inventory of the estate of Thomas Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 7 March 1709/10.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-69-112.
    Thomas Sackett the elder, of St John in Thanet, yeoman.
    Appraised by: John Blaxland, ___ Fuller, John Smith, & G Friend.
    Value: £490 9s 8d.
    Ready money £27 0s 0d
    Bond from James Yeomans £50 0s 0d
    Due from Robert Sackett's widow £27 0s 0d
    Household goods £73 15s 11d
    Farm stock & crops £312 13s 9d.
  • Letters of administration of the estate of Peter Sackett who died abroad.
    Granted by: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, July 1710.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 6/86.
    Petrus Sourcoate als [alias] Sackett als Circuit primo die em. com. Jane Circuiti vidua Relicte Petri Sourcoate als Sackett als Circuitt nup [nuper] a Navum Regiam Le Soverne spectan sed in Nave Regia Le Cambridge defti hentis p. ad adstranonm bona jura et credita dci defti de bone pc jurat.
    [Administration of the estate of Peter Sourcoate alias Sackett alias Circuit, late of the Royal Navy "The Soverne", recently of the Royal Navy "The Cambridge", granted to Jane Circuitt, his widow and relict.]
    [In abbreviated Latin & hard to read].
  • Inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 6 April 1719.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 11-74-140.
    Elizabeth Sackett, of St John in Thanet, widow.
    Appraised by: Roger Omer & Henry ?Petkin.
    Value: £194 19s 0d [of which many items are "by information" which perhaps implies they were not seen by the valuers].
  • Letters of administration of the estate of Thomas Sackett who died abroad.
    Granted by: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 July 1722.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 6/98.
    Thomas Sackett - Secundo die em. Com. Elizabetha Jennings vidua Creditsici prinli Thoma Sackett nuper in Regimius sub ductu Houblis Colonelli Borr in partibus transmarinis Caelibis defti hentiser ad adstrandum bona jura et cred dicti defti De bene et Jurat
    [Administration of the estate of Thomas Sackett, recently in parts beyond the seas, single man, granted to Elizabeth Jennings, widow.]
    [Document in abbreviated Latin & hard to read].
  • Letters of administration of the estate of John Sackett of Kent.
    Granted by: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, November 1726.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 6/102.
    John Sackett, died in Kent, Nov 1726.
    [Document in barely legible Latin, not transcribed. Mentions Elizabeth Sackett, widow & relict of John Sackett of Deptford, Kent; ? of Royal Navy, ? the Possen? & Union Sparton. Mentions Royal Hospital Chatham?.]
  • Abstract of will of Richard Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 28 October 1730.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, April 1731, by Martha Sackett, widow & relict.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/644.
    Testator: Richard Sackett, yeoman, St John in Thanet.
    Beneficiaries
    Wife Martha Sackett, £80 over & above her joynture, one-third of "household stuff within Door".
    Daughter Susana Sackett, £400 which is due to me on South Sea Stock & India Stock as soon as she comes of age or marries; interest & profits until then; £300 from my personal estate when 21; trustees to invest & she to get interest until then; one-third household stuff within door & my silver tankard marked R|M; to live rent-free in the house until 21 or marriage; reversion to my son Richard Sackett.
    Son Richard Sackett, messuages, tenements, malthouse, barns, stables, outhouses, edifices, buildings, lands, wood land, & premises, freehold & real estate at Northdown, St Johns, & elsewhere; Richard to pay Susana £4 per year for her life out of that part of the estate bought of Margaret Smith, widow, plus £4 per year to Susana after Martha's death out of the estate where she now lives; if Richard dies without heirs, reversion to Susana & her heirs; one-third household stuff.
    Cousin John s. William Evas of Ramsgate, cousins Hannah & Martha Sackett, cousin Hannah Tomline, cousin James Taddy, 20/- each within 3 months after my decease.
    Poor of St Johns, 20/-.
    Son Richard, residue.
    Executors: Richard Sackett & Martha Sackett.
    Overseers of will: brother Cornelius Tomline, cousin John Sackett, 40/- each.
    Witnesses: John Piers, Ann Emplage [sic], Geo. Witherden.
  • Letters of administration of the estate of Susannah Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Granted by: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 20 April 1741.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 6/117.
    Susannah Sackett—on the twentieth Day Admon. of the Goods Chattles & Credits of Susannah Sackett late of the parish of St John the Baptist in the Isle of Thanet in the Co. of Kent Spinster Decd. was granted to Richard Sackett the natural & lawfull brother of the said decd. being first sworn duly to ad'ster (Martha Sackett widow the natural & lawfull mother of the said decd. first renouncing).
  • Abstract of will of Peter Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 24 April 1739.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 13 June 1741, by John Sackett.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-91-29.
    Testator: Peter Sackett, yeoman, St John in Thanet.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Anne, messuage, & lands in Swalecliffe & Whitstable for life.
    Daughters, Mary, wife of Thomas Baker; Hannah, wife of Thomas Wood; Martha, wife of Vincent Underdowne, £100 each to be paid 1 year after death of wife Anne, plus £10 each for funeral clothes.
    Son John, residue plus reversion of messuage & lands.
    Executor: son John.
  • Will of Robert Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent, 25 March 1740.
    Proved: Consistory Court of Canterbury, 4 July 1741, by Sarah Paul.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 32-62-65.
    Testator: Robert Sackett, of St John in Thanet, mariner.
    "in bodily health … & considering the perils & dangers of the seas …"
    [Described in probate as "late belonging to the transport ship Scrop"].
    Sole beneficiary & executrix, my loving friend Sarah Paul of St John, spinster.
    Witnesses: Stephen Pett, Jno Haverith, Clerk to Mr William Moor, Attorney at Law at the Hermitage, London.
  • Abstract of will of Stephen Sackett of Margate, Kent.
    Date: 28 December 1741.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 7 June 1745.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-92-99.
    Testator: Stephen Sackett, yeoman, of Margate, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Elizabeth Smith the elder, widow, & her daughter Elizabeth Smith, all real & personal estate.
    Friend George Hall the younger, £7.
    Executors: George Hall, Elizabeth Smith the elder.
  • Abstract of will of Elizabeth Sackett of Sandwich, Kent.
    Date: about 1746.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 29 October 1748.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-93-37.
    Testatrix: Elizabeth Sackett, widow, of Sandwich, Kent.
    Beneficiary & Executrix:
    Mary Smith, messuage & malthouse in St Peter's, Sandwich.
  • Abstract of will of John Sackett of Margate, Kent.
    Date: 25 April 1741.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 18 December 1753.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/805 quire 326.
    Testator: John Sackett, mariner, of Margate, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Elizabeth & her sons, all real & personal estate.
    Executrix: wife Elizabeth.
    Witnesses: Philip Street, Wm Taylor, Edmund Amos.
  • Abstract of will of John Sackett of Folkestone, Kent.
    Date: 1753[?].
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 1753.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-94-536.
    Testator: John Sackett, Clerk, Folkestone, Kent.
    Beneficiary:
    Wife Margaret, all personal effects.
  • Abstract of will of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex.
    Date: 2 June 1754.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 July 1754.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/810 quire 210).
    Testator: Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Alice, all lands & buildings including tenement called Atbones in Hornchurch, purchased from Mrs Mary Crafts the elder & Mrs Mary Crafts the younger, until son Henry is 21, on condition they pay £15 annually to each of youngest daughters Alice & Sarah until they are 21. When property reverts to Henry, £30, plus £25 annually.
    Daughters Mary, Alice, & Sarah, to inherit as tenants in common after death of their mother if Henry dies before 21.
    John Tyler, 10 gns.
    Brother Richard Sackett 5 gns.
    Sister Mary, wife of Thomas Spooner, 5 gns.
    Daughter Mary Sackett, £300 at 21, with interest at 5% meanwhile.
    Son Henry, £300 at 21.
    Daughters Alice & Sarah, £300 each at 21, but their interest to go to brother Henry to help him pay 5% interest to Mary.
    Trustees: wife Alice & John Tyler, Gent. of Southend of Hornchurch. Trustees to sell 6 pieces of marshland in Southend of Hornchurch (approx 43 acres) purchased from John Mayhew & the Commissioners of Sewers, to pay debts. Children Henry Sackett, Elizabeth Arnold, Mary, Alice, & Sarah Sackett to share residue of sale equally.
    Witnesses: Richd. Wayteth, Aaron Hurrill, J. Walkley.
  • Abstract of will of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 29 November 1756.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 6 January 1757.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-95-329.
    Testator: John Sackett, yeoman, St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Brothers Paul & Stephen, £20 each.
    Sister Ann, wife of George Robson, £20.
    Wife Margaret, residue of personal effects, household goods, monies, real estate [location not specified, but see Margaret's will].
    Executrix: wife Margaret.
  • Abstract of will of Paul Sackett of H.M.S. Yarmouth.
    Date: 28 April 1755.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 9 March 1757.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/829 quire 102.
    Testator: Paul Sackett of HMS Yarmouth (died abroad).
    Beneficiaries:
    Parents Paul & Sarah Sackett to inherit everything.
    Executors: parents.
    Witnesses: E H Norris, John Fraizer.
  • Abstract of will of Margaret Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 20 January 1757.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 11 March 1758.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-95-477.
    Testatrix: Margaret Sackett, widow, St Peter in Thanet, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Nephew Thomas Phillpott, son of sister Elizabeth, wife of John Phillpott, messuage & land in St Peter & St John in Thanet now in her occupation by virtue of will of late husband John Sackett.
    Nieces, sisters of Thomas Phillpott, i.e. Ann Wheeler, wife of William Wheeler, & Elizabeth & Margaret Phillpott, £40 each plus messuage in St Peter in Thanet now in occupation of William Ford & Margaret Sackett at Long Robbins.
    Sister Elizabeth, wearing apparel.
  • Abstract of will of John Sackett of St John in Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 10 February 1764.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 4 October 1766.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-97-370.
    Testator: John Sackett, yeoman, St John in Thanet.
    Beneficiaries:
    Sister Hannah Wood, wife of Thomas Wood, messuage & lands etc. at Swalecliffe & Whitstable for life, with reversion to her children, Anne Minter wife of Henry Minter, & John, Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomas, & Sackett Wood.
    Brother-in-law Thomas Wood, £20.
    Nephews John & Thomas Baker, sons of sister Mary Baker, widow, messuage & land etc. at Margate in which he [?who] now lives.
    Niece Martha Swinford, widow, £200.
    Sister Martha Underdowne, £200.
    Brother-in-law Vincent Underdowne, £20.
    John Underdowne, son of Vincent & Martha, £200.
    Joint executors: John Baker & John Wood.
  • Abstract of will of Thomas Sackett of St John in Thanet, Margate, Kent.
    Date: 19 February 1752.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 8 July 1768.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/941.
    Testator: Thomas Sackett, fisherman, St John the Baptist, Margate, Thanet.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Ann, house, goods & chattels.
    Children Thomas, Mary, & John, reversion of house if Ann has not been obliged by necessity or poverty to sell or mortgage it while she is a widow.
    Witnesses: Margaret Ovenden, Rachell Holbourne, ___ Holbourne.
  • Abstract of will of Margaret Sackett of Barham, Kent.
    Date: 28 August 1766.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 24 March 1769.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-98-256.
    Testatrix: Margaret Sackett, widow of John Sackett, Clerk, Barham, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Brother Basil Lunn, £100.
    Sister Elizabeth Hill, widow of Denton, £100.
    Nephews, George Downing, Clerk of Ilford, Essex; Richard Downing of Nonnington, Kent; John Coll of Barham, £100 each.
    Nieces, Elizabeth Hustwaite, widow of Elsworth, Cambs.; Elizabeth Pilcher, widow of Barham, £100 each.
    Daughters of Elizabeth Pilcher: Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Frances, £20 each.
    Son of George Downing: Bladen Downing, £20.
    Niece of late husband: Sarah Millar, widow of Hampstead, £20.
    Niece Margaret Barlow, widow of Essex, £30.
    3 sons of niece Hustwait, equal shares of £50.
    Children of Richard Downing: George, Richard, William, Catherine, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Eleanor, Ann Downing, £10 each.
    Widow of nephew Thomas Lunn: ___ Lunn of Elsworth, Cambs. & her 4 children, £10 each.
    Nephews: William Lunn, Surgeon of Cambridge; Edward Lunn, Clerk of Elsworth, Cambs., £5 each for a ring.
    All above legacies to be paid within 12 months after decease, & if there is not enough money available from personal estate then the balance to be charged against "my Real Estate lately purchased of my nephew Richard Downing of Nonnington & lying in the parish of Kingston or Bishopbourn, Kent."
    Nephews, George Downing, Richard Downing, and niece Elizabeth Pilcher, lands (as above) as tenants in common, equal division of residue of personal estate.
    Executors: Nephews George Downing, Richard Downing, & niece Elizabeth Pilcher.
    Witnesses: J Robinson, J Bridges, Edward Bridges.
    Codicil, 5 March 1768.
    Niece Elizabeth Hustwaite, bequest increased to £200.
    Daughter of niece Elizabeth Pilcher: Margaret Best, bequest of £20 cancelled & replaced by £30 in trust to Samuel Fremoull[?], Clerk of Wootten "to pay the same from time to time at his discretion to the said Margaret Best for her own separate use & not subject to the will or debts of her husband".
    Witnesses: Edward Bridges, Stephen Scott.
  • Abstract of will of Paul Sackett of Margate, Kent.
    Date: 4 April 1752.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 12 December 1770.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-98-358.
    Testator: Paul Sackett of Margate, Kent.
    Beneficiaries:
    Wife Anne, dwelling house & contents.
    Children Paul & Anne mentioned.
  • Abstract of will of Jeffrey Sackett of Chartham, Kent.
    Date: 17 February 1772.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 8 April 1773.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-99-104.
    Testator: Jeffrey Sackett, of Chartham, Kent.
    Beneficiary:
    Servant Elizabeth Row, all stock in trade, goods, chattels, etc.
    Sole executrix: Elizabeth Row.
    Witnesses: John Horn, Edw. Cozens.
  • Abstract of will of Thomas Sackett of Broadstairs, Kent.
    Date: 9 October 1769.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 23 September 1775.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-99-320.
    Testator: Thomas Sackett, yeoman, Broadstairs, Kent.
    Beneficiary:
    Wife Mary, all real & personal estate.
  • Abstract of will of Ann Sackett of John the Baptist, Thanet.
    Date: 1 May 1781.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 August 1781.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/1081 quire 406.
    Testatrix: Ann Sackett, spinster, John the Baptist, Thanet.
    Beneficiaries:
    Nephews Paul & Thomas Sackett, sons of late brother Paul Sackett, all plate, linen, china.
    Sister-in-law Alice Sackett, 1 guinea gold mourning ring.
    Cousin Elizabeth Cobb wife of Francis Cobb of Margate, 1 guinea gold mourning ring.
    Cousin Mary Chancellor, widow, 1 guinea gold mourning ring & black silk gown.
    Cousin Ann Tomson, 1 guinea gold mourning ring.
    Friend Mrs Masinham of Margate St, London, 1 guinea gold mourning ring.
    Miss Hambly of [?] in Kent, 1 guinea gold mourning ring.
    Mrs Wilson, wife of Thomas Wilson, master of St John's parish workhouse, 1 guinea gold mourning ring.
    Cousin Mary Robson, spinster, dark silk gown.
    Niece Ann Sackett, daughter of late brother Paul Sackett, 3 silk & 1 linen gowns.
    Francis Cobb, £10.
    Francis Cobb & heirs, all lands on trust, profits to support & educate nephews Paul & Thomas Sackett until age 21. Then they inherit. If both die before age 21, then reversion to heirs of late brother Paul Sackett. Residual goods to be sold & money to Francis Cobb on trust to be place in Government or other good security. Interest to nephews Paul & Thomas until age 21, then to be divided between them.
    Witnesses: Martha Small, John Harman, Fra Small.
  • Abstract of will of Elizabeth Sackett of Margate, Isle of Thanet, Kent.
    Date: 20 April 1754.
    Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 29 March 1797, to daughter Elizabeth as surviving executrix.
    Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/1288 quire 205.
    Testatrix: Elizabeth Sackett, widow, Margate, Isle of Thanet.
    Beneficiaries:
    Daughter Elizabeth Sackett, all goods & furniture in back chamber, plus £50 "to make her equal with my eldest daughter who was so much better advanced & provided for by my late dear & loving husband John Sackett decd. than my youngest daughter was by him."
    Daughter Mary Wynn, wife of John Wynn of St John, Wapping, Middlesex, pewterer; and daughter Elizabeth Sackett, equal shares in residue of monies, stocks, household goods & chattels, clothes & personal estate both in England & in Island of Autego [?Antigua].
    Executors: John Wynn, son-in-law, & Elizabeth Sackett, daughter.
    Witnesses: Daniel Butler, Mary Butler.
  • Abstract of will of Francis Sackett of Margate, Kent.
    Date: 13 October 1763.
    Proved: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 18 July 1799.
    Source: Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-103-248.
    Testator: Francis Sackett, yeoman of Margate, Kent.
    Beneficiaries
    Brother John Sackett & his children Mary, John, & Sarah. 1 guinea each.
    Wife Abigail, residue of real & personal estate.
    Sole executrix: Wife Abigail.
    Witnesses: Mary Harlow of Fulham, Middlesex; Robert Inness of Staple Inn, London; Geo Theakston, clerk to Mr Inness.

Sources:
See individual records. Research, transcriptions, & translations by Marion Sackett & Michael Callé.