The Revd Benjamin Howard Sackett MA, BD

FatherThe Revd George Whitefield Sackett (1873-1955)
MotherElizabeth Finlay Kingston (c 1873-1936)
Rev Benjamin Howard Sackett
(Src: Sunderland Daily Echo, 10 Jul 1937)
The Revd Benjamin Howard Sackett MA, BD, Congregationalist minister, son of The Revd George Whitefield Sackett and Elizabeth Finlay Kingston, was born in Morley, YorkshireG, on 29 April 19031,2,3 and died aged 95 in Sefton, LancashireG, on 7 March 1999.2,4 He married in Rotherham, YorkshireG, in 1933, Winifred Faith Milnes.5,6 Winifred was born in Rotherham, YorkshireG, on 11 October 19137,3 and died aged 82 in SeftonG in January 1996.8
     Benjamin served in a number of parishes during his ministry: Roker [Sunderland], 1933–37; West End, Sowersby Bridge, 1937–41; Eccleshill, Bradford, 1946–50; and Wycliffe, Warrington, 1950–71. He was a Royal Air Force chaplain from 1941 to 1946. He retired to Southport.2,9
     In 1911 Benjamin was living at 14 Beaumont Street, Todmorden, YorkshireG, in the household of his parents George and Elizabeth, and was recorded in the census as Benjamin Howard Sackett, aged seven and born in Morley.10
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Benjamin and Winifred were living at 14 Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge, YorkshireG, where Benjamin was a Congregational minister.11

 Notes & Citations

  1. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Jun qtr 1903. Sackett, Benjamin Howard. Mother: Kingston. Dewsbury. 9b:591."
  2. Website The Surman Index Online (Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies) (, "Sackett, Benjamin Howard MA BD
    b. 29 April 1903 Morley, Yks
    (s. of Geo. Whitfield S (d. 1955); g'son of Benjamin S (d. 1900) qqv)
    Yks. Un. C
    [Parishes] Roker 1933–37; West End, Sowersby Bridge 1937–41; Chap. RAF 1941–46; Eccleshill, Bradford 1946–50; Wycliffe, Warrington 1950–71
    Ret. Southport.
    d. 7 Mar 1999
    m. Winnie. d, Jean & Judith
    cf. Hawthorn, "Centy, Wycliffe CC Warrington" (1951) p. 17
    URCYB 2000 304."
  3. 1939 Register.
  4. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006", database, Findmypast, "Mar 1999. Sackett, Benjamin Howard, b. 29 Apr 1903. Sefton North. 0341B:55B:248:399."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1933. Sackett, Benjamin H. Spouse: Milnes. Rotherham. 9c:959."
  6. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1933. Milnes, Winifred F. Spouse: Sackett. Rotherham. 9c:959."
  7. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Dec qtr 1913. Milnes, Winifred F. Mother: Howe. Rotherham. 9c:1548."
  8. "England & Wales deaths 1837–2006", database, Findmypast, "Jan 1996. Sackett, Winifred Faith, b. 11 Oct 1913. Sefton North. 0341A:49A:099:196."
  9. British Newspapers Collection, "Sunderland Daily Echo", digital image, Findmypast, 7 Jan 1933, Pulpit Notes; 10 Jul 1937, Pastor Leaving Roker; 29 Sep 1937, Tributes to Roker Minister.
  10. 1911 England census, digital image,, 14 Beaumont Street, Todmorden, Yorkshire West Riding
    6 rooms
    George Whitefield Sackett, head, 38, married, Congregational minister, b. Oxon, Langford
    Elizabeth Finlay Sackett, wife, 38, m. 8y, 3 ch, all living, b. London, St George's-in-the-East
    Benjamin Howard Sackett, son, 7, b. Yorks, Morley
    Winifred Sackett, dau, 6, b. Yorks, Morley
    Irene Sackett, dau, 3, b. Yorks, Todmorden.
  11. "1939 Register", UK, digital image, Findmypast, Sackett household, 14 Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge U D, Yorkshire (West Riding): Benjamin Howard Sackett, b. 29 Apr 1903, married, Congregational minister; Winifred Faith Sackett, b. 11 Oct 1913, married, unpaid domestic duties.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sacketts in the Church
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsDescendants of Benjamin Sackett
Last Edited28 Apr 2019

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