Rev Stephen Sackett MA

FatherJohn Sackett (1564-1623/24)
MotherAnn/Agnes Sampson (c 1565-1630/31)
Rev Stephen Sackett MA, son of John Sackett and Ann/Agnes Sampson, was baptized at St Peter's Church, Thanet, KentG, on 10 November 1605.1 He died aged 73 and was buried at Blean, KentG, on 13 December 1678.2 He married first at Great Mongeham, KentG, on 16 July 1632, Alice Frisby, daughter of Samuel Frisby and Sarah ___, having obtained a licence from Canterbury three days earlier.3,4 She was born in about 1615, based on age at marriage. She died aged about 32 a few months after the birth of her seventh child and fifth daughter Anne (who herself survived but a few days longer) and was buried at BleanG, on 10 August 1647.5 He married second ___ ___.
     Stephen Sackett was vicar of Blean from 1632 until his death in 1678. He was also vicar of West Hythe from 1633. He appears to have visited his second parish only rarely, one such occasion being when he baptized his granddaughter Mary White in 1664. In the 1660s he recorded that the church was defaced, that there was no burial place, and that Lympne church, where the Westhythe registers should be kept, itself had no minister. In 1644 he paid Hearth Tax in the Hundred of Whitstable for four hearths (presumably the Blean rectory). Like his brother John, he was a graduate of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge with BA and MA, he went to Oxford to obtain a further BA, presumably in divinity. 6
     In 1659 Stephen made a marriage settlement on his daughter Damaris a few days before her marriage to Rev James White, executing an indenture of feoffment in favour of James White.7 The will was proved in the Archdeaconry Court, Canterbury, KentG, on 18 December 1678.8
     Stephen was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in St Peter in ThanetG, on 8 February 1623/24.9
     Stephen was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Swalecliffe, KentG, on 31 January 1630/31.10 By his father's will, Steven was to inherit the farm at Reading Street on reaching 21 and the farm at Boars Hill after the death of Steven's mother Ann. In her will, she accordingly left Steven the residue of her estate and appointed Steven executor.
     Steven made his will on 9 December 1678 BleanG, naming as beneficiaries his wife ___; his daughters Damaris, Mary, Patience and Sarah; his grandson James White; and his granddaughter Patience White. He left to his wife (unnamed in the will) 'all she had brought on marriage plus £5', to each of his daughters and grandchildren he left twenty shillings, and the residue of his estate was to go his eldest daughter Sarah.8

Children of Rev Stephen Sackett MA and Alice Frisby

Sackett Family Association descendants
Joan Leary.
ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of Jordan Down descendant chart

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "10 November 1605 Steven s. John Sachet."
  2. Burials Register, Blean, Kent (Transcript), "13 December 1678 Mr Stephen Sackett vicar."
  3. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "13 July 1632 Stephen Sackett Clerk MA, vicar of Blean, bachelor, about 27, & Alice Frisby, of Great Mongeham, virgin, about 17, daughter of Samuel Frisby deceased & of Sarah Frisby alias Say who consents. At Gt Mongeham. John Sackett Clerk, rector of Gt Mongeham, bondsman."
  4. Marriages Register, Great Mongeham, Kent (Bishop's Transcripts & Parish Register), "16 July 1631 Stephen Sackett & Alice Frisby." [Canterbury marriage licence is dated 13 July 1632. Marriage date is taken as 1632.]
  5. Burials Register, Blean, Kent (Transcript), "10 August 1647 Mrs Alice Sackett wife of Mr Stephen Sackett vicar."
  6. From Marion Sackett's research notes
  7. A schedule of deeds (supplied by Hazel Basford 28 Nov 1996) lists document no. 143 (available in Ramsgate Library) "Indenture of Feoffment dated 20 Sep 1659 Stephen Sackett to Jas. White being a Marriage Settlement & Counterpart (U1063 T45H)."
  8. Will of Stephen Sackett of Blean, Kent, 9 December 1678, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 18 December 1678 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-74-254).
  9. Will of John Sackett of St Peter in Thanet, Kent, 8 February 1624, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 14 April 1624 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-66-354).
  10. Will of Ann Sackett of Swalecliffe, Kent, 31 January 1631, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 15 February 1631 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-67-505).
Last Edited26 October 2017