Leonard Sackett

FatherJeremiah Sackett (1836-1918)
MotherSarah File (1838-1896)
Leonard Sackett, a caterer of Cooma and Lismore, New South Wales, Australia, son of Jeremiah Sackett and Sarah File, was born in Bridge, KentG, in 1869.1 He died aged 48 in New South WalesG in 1917.2 He married in Cootamundra, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in 1897, Martha Laetitia Sweeney.3 Martha was born in 1873. She died in AustraliaG in 1962.
     In 1871 Leonard was living at Townland Green, Woodchurch, KentG, in the household of his parents Jeremiah and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as Leonard Sackett, aged two and born in Barham, Kent.4
     Leonard emigrated to Australia in 1889, arriving in VictoriaG from London on the Austral on 22 November 1889.5
     When off duty from his catering business, Leonard was an enthusiastic billiards player, although losing in the final of the Cooma Billiard Club tournament of 1905.6
     Leonard moved from Cooma, New South WalesG, to Lismore, NSW, in 1907. He was evidently held in high esteem by the residents of Cooma as they presented him with an illuminated address prior to his departure.7
     In 1913, 1914, and 1915 Leonard was recorded in the Sands Directory as a caterer, living in Lismore, New South WalesG.8
     Probate of Leonard's will was granted to his widow Martha in about June 1917.9
     A weatherboard fruit and confectionery shop in Magellan Street, Lismore, owned by Leonard's widow, Martha, caught fire in 1933 and again in 1934. The prompt action of the fire brigade saved it from destruction.10
Leonard Sackett (1869–1917), East Lismore Cemetery, New South Wales
"Sacred to the memory of Leonard Sackett / died May 19, 1917 / aged 48 years / At Rest / Also Martha Letitia Sackett / died 28th Sept 1962 / aged 88 years."
(Src: Leonard John Sackett, 2011)

Children of Leonard Sackett and Martha Laetitia Sweeney

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Mar qtr 1869. Sackett, Leonard. Mother: File. Bridge. 2a:728."
  2. Website Australia death index, 1787-1985 (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), "1917, Leonard Sackett, d. New South Wales, s. Jeremiah Sackett & Sarah, reg. Lismore, NSW, 8779."
  3. "Australia marriage index, 1788-1949" (Ancestry transcript), "1897, Leonard Sackett & Martha L Sweeney, Cootamundra, New South Wales, reg. 899."
  4. 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."
  5. "Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839–1923" (Ancestry image), PROV, 7666, Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports), "Leonard Sackett, 21, English, arrival 22 Nov 1889, arrival port: Adelaide, King George Sound, Melbourne & Sydney, departure port: London, ship: Austral."
  6. The Sydney Herald, (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 16 March 1905, p. 4,
    Cooma, yesterday. In the Cooma Billiard Club Tournament Final L. Shannon (60 behind) beat L. Sackett (15 on) by 32."
  7. Website Australian Newspapers (http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/), The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March 1907, p. 5.
    "Municipal News
    The Postmaster-General has given directions for the establishment of a mail service twice a week between Jlndabyne and Charlotte’s Pass, Mount Kosciusko, and various camps.
    Prior to leaving Cooma for Lismore, Mr. Leonard Sackett was presented with an illuminated address by the residents."
  8. Website Sands Directory of Sydney & New South Wales, Australia, 1858–1933 (Ancestry.co.uk) (http://www.ancestry.co.uk), 1913 edition, p 128B, "Sackett, Leonard, caterer, Lismore."
    1914 edition, p 132B, "Sackett, Leonard, caterer, Lismore."
    1915 edition, p 142B, "Sackett, Leonard, caterer, Lismore."
  9. The Sydney Herald.
  10. The Sydney Herald, 12 January 1934, p. 10,
    "Fire at Lismore
    ... . Good work by the brigade saved from destruction by a fire a weatherboard fruit and confectionery shop In Magellan-street Lismore owned by Mrs M. Sackett and occupied by Mrs Andrews. This was the second outbreak in the same building in a few months. The building is insured for £300, and the contents were covered for £200."
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
Barry Axtens and Leonard John Sackett.
Last Edited3 Apr 2020

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