William Smith Sackett

FatherJabez Sackett (1840-1925)
MotherSarah Anne "Annie" Young (1842-1915)
Birth1880, Beverley, YorkshireG,1,2
Baptism1880, Walkington, YorkshireG,3
Death1965, St Peter PortG,4
Marriage1904Laura Catherine McKenna
Marriage1928, St Peter PortGGladys Jane De La Mothe5
William Smith Sackett
(1880–1965)
From German Occupation identity card, Guernsey, 26 October 1940
William Smith Sackett, son of Jabez Sackett and Sarah Anne "Annie" Young, was born in Walkington, Beverley, YorkshireG, on 3 January 18801,2 and baptized there on 8 February 1880.3 He died aged 85 at the Town Hospital, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, on 28 September 1965.4 He married first on 22 November 1904, Laura Catherine McKenna, daughter of Alfred McKenna and Elizabeth Ann Shaw. Laura was born in St Peter Port, GuernseyG, in about 1883.6,7 She is presumed to have died before 1928. He married second at the Registrar's Office, St Peter PortG, on 10 October 1928, Gladys Jane De La Mothe, daughter of Joseph John De La Mothe and Elizabeth Jane Rice.5 Gladys had a stillborn female child born at the Oberlands, St Peter PortG, on 12 October 1928.8 Gladys was born in St Helier, JerseyG, on 23 May 1892 and died aged 78 at the Town Hospital, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, on 10 December 1970.9
     In 1881 William was living at North Gate, Walkington, YorkshireG, and was recorded in the census as William S Sackett, aged one and born in Walkington, son of Jabez Sackett.10
     In 1891 he was living at 43 Paisley Street, Newington, Sculcoates, West Hull, YorkshireG, in the household of his mother Sarah, and was recorded as William J Sackett, a scholar, aged 11, and born in Walkington, Yorkshire.11
     In 1901 he was living at Duveaux Lodge, St Sampson's, GuernseyG, in the household of his parents Jabez and Sarah, and was recorded as William Sackett, an agricultural labourer, single, aged 21 and born in England.12
     In 1911 he was living at Les Osmonds, St Sampson'sG, and was recorded as William Smith Sackett, a gardener, head of household, aged 31 and born in Walkington. Living with him were his wife Laura, 26, and their children, Doris, 5, Catherine, 4, and Arthur, aged one.13
(1911 census)

     William served in the British Army during the First World War as a Corporal in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry and as a Company Quarter Master Sergeant in the Royal Irish Regiment. He was awarded the Victory Medal and British Medal in recognition of active service overseas. He served in France from 17 December 1915 and was awarded the 1915 Star. He was mentioned in dispatches in March 1919.14,15,16
     In 1921 he was living at 3 New Paris Street, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, and was recorded as William Smith Sackett, foreman at a fruit and flower growers, aged 41. Living with him were his children, Doris, 15, and Catharine, 14. They were boarding in the household of his sister Laura and brother-in-law Thomas Keyho.17
     In 1921 Laura was living at Iran, 20 Acacia Road, Ham, SurreyG, in the household of Nowrojee Dadabhog Allbless, 60, a barrister-at-law. She was listed in the census as Laura Catherine Sackett, a general domestic servant, aged 36. Apparently separated from her husband William, she described herself as a widow.18

Children of William Smith Sackett and Laura Catherine McKenna

Child of William Smith Sackett and Gladys Jane De La Mothe

  • Josephine Elizabeth Sackett b. 19 Dec 1933

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1880. Sackett, William Smith. Mother: Young. Beverley. 9d:98."
  2. 1881 England census, FHL 1342145, PRO RG11/4743/64/7
    Walkington, York
    North Gate
    Jabez SACKETT, head, married, 40, b. Hythe, Kent, schoolmaster
    Sarah A. SACKETT, wife, 38, b. Hythe
    Lavinia SACKETT, dau, 12, b. Woodchurch, Kent, scholar
    Annie SACKETT, dau, 11, b. Woodchurch, scholar
    Frederick SACKETT, son, 9, b. Elham, Kent, scholar
    Lillie SACKETT, dau, 7, b. Waltham, Lincoln, scholar
    George Y. SACKETT, son, 5, b. Waltham, scholar
    Thomas E. SACKETT, son, 3, b. Walkington, York, scholar
    William L. SACKETT, son, 1, b. Walkington
    Charlotte CLARK, visitor, unmarried, 40, b. Rye, Sussex, teacher (sch).
  3. "Yorkshire Baptisms" (Findmypast image), Baptisms Register, Walkington, Yorkshire (East Riding), "8 Feb 1880, William Smith Sackett, father Jabez, schoolmaster, mother Sarah Anne, of Walkington."
  4. Register of Deaths, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), 82/444, "28 September 1965, William Smith Sackett, 85, father Jabez Alfred Sackett, mother Susan Annie Young, d. at St Peter Port Hospital, gardener (retired), of 10 Mount Row, St Peter Port, b. Beverley, Yorkshire."
  5. Register of Marriages, Guernsey (Guernsey Greffe, Royal Court House), p292 no.247, "10 October 1928 Wm Smith Sackett, 48, widower, gardener, of 2 Oberlands, St Peter Port, father Jabez Sackett (dec'd), clerk; & Gladys Jane de la Mothe, 36, spinster, of 2 Oberlands, St Peter Port, father Joseph Thomas de la Mothe, railway pensioner. In Registrar's Office. Witnesses: Laura Keyho, Joseph T de la Mothe."
  6. 1891 Channel Islands census, RG12, piece 4703, folio 17, p. 27, GSU roll 6099813
    12 Strand, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    Sarah Shaw, head, wid, 81, b. England
    Elizabeth McKenna, dau, married, 49, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port
    Annie M Boulton, granddau, single, 19, dressmaker, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port
    Ernest H McKenna, grandson, 12, scholar, b. Jethou
    William A McKenna, grandson, 10, scholar, b. Jethou
    Laura C McKenna, granddau, 7, scholar, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port.
  7. 1901 Channel Islands census, RG13, piece 5323, folio 19, p. 29
    12 Strand, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    Elizabeth McKenna, head, wid, 59, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port
    Sarah Shaw, mother, wid, 95, b. England
    William McKenna, son, single, 20, printer machinist, worker, b. Jethou
    Laura McKenna, dau, single, 17, grocer (shopkeeper), own account, at home, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port
    Annie Low, dau, married, 29, dressmaker, own account, at home, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port
    Allan Low, grandson, 9, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port
    Lilian Low, granddau, 2, b. Guernsey, St Peter Port.
  8. Register of Deaths, Guernsey, 166/f40, "12 October 1928 Stillborn female child of Wm Smith Sackett & Gladys Jane de la Mothe, d. at Oberlands. [Father's profession & birthplace not given]."
  9. Register of Deaths, Guernsey, "10 December 1970, Gladys Jane De La Mothe, widow of William Smith Sackett, 78, father Joseph John De La Mothe, mother Elizabeth Jane Rice, d. at St Peter Port Hospital, dressamker (retired), usual abode St Peter Port Hospital, b. Jersey." (f350/569).
  10. 1881 England census, FHL 1342145, PRO RG11/4743/64/7
    North Gate, Walkington, York
    Jabez Sackett, head, married, 40, b. Hythe, Kent, schoolmaster
    Sarah A. Sackett, wife, 38, b. Hythe
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, 12, b. Woodchurch, Kent, scholar
    Annie Sackett, dau, 11, b. Woodchurch, scholar
    Frederick Sackett, son, 9, b. Elham, Kent, scholar
    Lillie Sackett, dau, 7, b. Waltham, Lincoln, scholar
    George Y. Sackett, son, 5, b. Waltham, scholar
    Thomas E. Sackett, son, 3, b. Walkington, York, scholar
    William S. Sackett, son, 1, b. Walkington
    Charlotte Clark, visitor, unmarried, 40, b. Rye, Sussex, teacher (sch).
  11. 1891 England census, RG12/3919/ED.21
    43 Paisley St., Newington, Sculcoates, W. Hull, Yorkshire
    Sarah Ann Sackett, head, married, 48, b. Hythe, Kent
    Lavinia Sackett, dau, unm., 22, dressmaker, b. Woodchurch, Kent
    Frederick Sackett, son, unm., 19, solicitor's clerk, b. Elham, Kent
    Lilie Sackett, dau, 17, dressmaker, b. Waltham, Lincolnshire
    George Y Sackett, 16, fire engine cleaner, b. Waltham
    William J Sackett, 11, scholar, b. Walkington, Yorkshire
    Laura Sackett, dau, 8, scholar, b. Walkington.
  12. 1901 Channel Islands census, Duveaux Lodge, St Sampson's, Guernsey
    Jabez SACKETT, head, M, 60, clerk, worker, b. England
    Sarah A SACKETT, wife, M, 58, b. England
    Thomas E SACKETT, son, S, 23, vinery foreman, worker, b. England
    William SACKETT, son, S, 21, agricultural labourer, worker, b. England
    Laura SACKETT, dau, S, 18, b. England
    5322/113.
  13. 1911 Channel Islands census, Les Osmonds, St Sampson's
    4 rooms
    William Smith Sackett, head, 31, m. 6y, gardener, worker, b. Yorkshire, Walkington, father b. Kent, Hythe
    Laura Catherine Sackett, wife, 26, m. 6y, 3 ch., all living, b. St Peter Port, father b. Inverness
    Doris Ada Sackett, dau, 5, b. St Peter Port, father b. Walkington
    Catherine Laura Sackett, dau, 4, b. St Peter Port, father b. Walkington
    Arthur George A Sackett, son, 1, b. St Sampson's, father b. Walkington.
  14. "Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards" (Findmypast transcript).
  15. "British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital image, The National Archives, "Sackett, William S, Corporal, Royal Irish Regiment, service no. 6/3149, Company Quarter Master Sergeant, Royal Irish Regiment, service no. 3149, Corporal, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, service no. 600, Victory Medal, British Medal, 1915 Star, Theatre of War France, qualifying date 17 Dec 1915. WO372/17."
  16. "The London Gazette" (Findmypast image), 10 Jul 1919, p 8794, "War Office, 10th July, 1919. The following is a continuation of Sir D. Haig's dispatch of the 16th March, 1919, submitting names deserving of special mention. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. Sackett, 600 C.Q.M.S. W. S., 1st Bn."
  17. 1921 England census, 3 New Paris Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    6 rooms
    Thomas John Keyho, head, 38y 5m, married, b. St Peter Port, baker & confectioner general agent, own account, Rohais Rd, Guernsey
    Laura Keyho, wife, 38y 7m, married, b. Walkington, Yorkshire, assisting in above business
    Ruth Bichard Keyho, daughter, 14y 3m, b. St Peter Port
    Dulcie Lillie Keyho, daughter, 10y 5m, b. St Martin, Guernsey
    John Arthur Keyho, son, 8y 7m, b. St Martin
    William Smith Sackett, boarder, 41y 5m, married, b. Walkington, Yorkshire, grower foreman, Partners Ltd, Fruit & Flower, St Andrews
    Doris Ada Sackett, daughter, 15y 9m, single, b. St Peter Port, home duties
    Catharine Laura Sackett, daughter, 14y 5m, b. St Peter Port
    Alfred James Sackett, visitor, 55y 8m, married, b. Rye, Sussex, out of work, Rowe & Mitchell Granite Merchants, Alderney.
  18. 1921 England census, Iran, 20 Acacia Rd, Hampton, Ham, Surrey
    Laura Catherine Sackett, servant, 36y 1m, widowed, b. Guernsey, Channel Islands, general domestic help, in private service
    [In household of Nowrojee Dadabhog Allbless, 60, b. Bombay, India, barrister-at-law].
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Descendants of Jabez Sackett
Sackett Family Association descendants
Descendants of William Smith Sackett and Gladys Jane De La Mothe
Susan Case.
Descendants of William Smith Sackett and Laura Catherine McKenna
Louise Jones.
Generation.TreeQ.3
Last Edited11 Sep 2023
 

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