George File Sackett

FatherJeremiah Sackett (1836-1918)
MotherSarah File (1838-1896)
Birth1863, Bridge, KentG,1
Death1927, Sydney, New South WalesG,2,3
Marriage1886, West Albury, New South WalesGArabella Leans4
George File Sackett, general store owner of Wallendbeen, New South Wales, Australia, son of Jeremiah Sackett and Sarah File, was born in Bridge, Kent, EnglandG, in 1863.1 He died aged 64 in Sydney, New South WalesG, on 22 September 1927.2,3 He married at West Albury, New South WalesG, in 1886, Arabella Leans.4 She was born in about 18645 and died aged 94 in West Wallsend, New South WalesG, on 7 August 1958.6,7
     In 1871 George was living at Townland Green, Woodchurch, KentG, in the household of his parents Jeremiah and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as George F Sackett, aged seven and born in Barham, Kent.8
     George emigrated to Australia in 1886, arriving in Sydney from London on the SS Cuzco on 12 March 1886.9,10
     George was appointed acting secretary of the Wallendbeen Dairy Company, a butter factory, upon its incorporation in 1893.11
     George's store in Wallendbeen was advertised for sale in the Sydney Morning Herald of 6 April 1901. It was one of a number of properties being sold for the account of a deceased mortgagee. George was the sitting tenant of the property, paying a rent of £40 a year. As well as the shop, the property had ten rooms, suggesting this would have been George's home as well as his place of business.12
George File Sackett's store at Wallendbeen, NSW
(Src: Sheila Phythian, 2010)
George File Sackett (1863–1927), Wallendbeen, NSW
"In Loving Memory of/ my beloved husband and our dear father/ George File Sackett/ died 22nd Sept 1927/ aged 64 years/ our loved mother/ Arabella Sackett/ called home 7th Aug 1958/ aged 94 years."
(Src: Sheila Phythian, 2010)

Children of George File Sackett and Arabella Leans

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1863. Sackett, George File. Mother: File. Bridge. 2a:574."
  2. The Sydney Herald, (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1 October 1927, p. 14,
    SACKETT—September 22 1927 at District Hospital Young, George File Sackett dearly loved husband of Arabella Sackett Wallendbeen and father of George, Walter, Edwin (Queensland), Bertha (Mrs J. Symons), Caleb (Young), Hubert (Queanbeyan), Ada (Dulwich Hill) and Dora (R P A Hospital)."
  3. Website Australia death index, 1787-1985 ( (, "1927, George F Sackett, d. New South Wales, s. Jeremiah Sackett & Sarah, reg. Young, NSW, 15165."
  4. "Australia marriage index, 1788-1949" (Ancestry transcript), "1886, George F Sackett & Anabella.
  5. Date of birth based on age at death.
  6. Monumental inscription on the grave of George File Sackett (Wallendbeen, New South Wales, Australia), "In Loving Memory of/ my beloved husband and our dear father/ George File Sackett/ died 22nd Sept 1927/ aged 64 years/ our loved mother/ Arabella Sackett/ called home 7th Aug 1958/ aged 94 years."
  7. Information supplied by Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, June 2010.
  8. 1871 England census, RG10, piece 955, folio 56, p 25, GSU roll 827245,
    "Townland Green, Woodchurch, Kent
    Jeremiah Sackett, head, married, 34, carrier, b. Kent, Hythe
    Sarah Sackett, wife, 32, b. Elizabeth Town, New Jersey, America
    Alfred B Sackett, son, 8, b. Kent, Barham
    George F Sackett, son, 7, b. Kent, Barham
    Walter Sackett, son, 6, b. Kent, Barham
    Susannah Sackett, dau, 4, b. Kent, Barham
    Sarah A Sackett, dau, 3, b. Kent, Barham
    Leonard Sackett, son, 2, b. Kent, Barham
    Bertha Sackett, dau, 10 mos, b. Kent, Barham
    George B File, visitor, married, 25, miller & baker, b. Kent, Barham."
  9. "Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839–1923" (Ancestry image), "Geo F Sackett, 23, English, arr. Adelaide, Melbourne, & Sydney, 8 Mar 1886, from London, ship Cuzco."
  10. "New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1826–1922" (Ancestry image), "G F Sackett, from Melbourne, to Sydney, arr. 12 Mar 1886, Cuzco, 3rd class & steerage passengers from England, all described as 'laborer'."
  11. The Sydney Herald, 14 August 1893, p. 5,
    At a meeting of shareholders in the Wallendbeen Dairy Company, which was held to-day at Wallendbeen, the number of shares required to start the butter factory was reported as having been taken up The directors were appointed, and the articles of association are to be printed and the company registered. Mr. G. F. Sackett was appointed acting secretary."
  12. The Sydney Herald, 6 April 1901, p. 15,
    "Clearance Sale
    Wallendbeen Store—of w. boards tenanted by George F. Sackett at £40 per annum. Land 90 feet x 218 feet. It has SHOP, 7 rooms, 3 other rooms and shed." [The store was one of a number of properties to be sold on account of a deceased mortgagee.]
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Descendants of Jeremiah Sackett
Sackett Family Association descendants
Peter David Sackett, Tim Robinson and Robert Andrew Sackett.
Last Edited8 Sep 2019

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