Richard Edward Sackett

FatherHenry Sackett (1841-1920)
MotherMary Ann Elizabeth Allen (1841-1913)
Birth1868, Ramsgate, KentG,1,2
Death1933, Manly, New South WalesG,3,4
Marriage1903, Wandsworth, LondonGEllen Elizabeth Wheeler5
Richard Edward Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Mary Ann Elizabeth Allen, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, on 18 March 1868.1,2 He died aged about 65 in Manly, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in 1933.3,4 He married at Wandsworth, LondonG, in 1903, Ellen Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of ___ Wheeler and ___ Sparry.5 Ellen was born in HerefordG on 15 April 1872.6,7 She died aged 74 in St Pancras, LondonG,8 and was buried at St Pancras CemeteryG on 6 September 1946.9
     In 1871 Richard was living at 86 Queen Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents Henry and Mary, and was recorded in the census as Richard E Sackett, aged three and born in Ramsgate.10
     In 1881 he was living at House Decor Shop, 86 Queen Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents Henry and Mary, and was recorded as Richard E. Sackett, a scholar, aged 12 and born in Ramsgate.11
     In 1891 he was living at 48 High Street, RamsgateG, in the household of his brother Harry, and was recorded as Richard E Sacketts, a house decorator, unmarried, aged 22 and born in Ramsgate.12
     In 1901 he was living at 9 Wandsworth Road, Lambeth, LondonG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, a sign writer, single, aged 36, and born in Ramsgate, a boarder in the household of Charles Peak, a self-employed letter maker (wood.)13
     In 1911 he was living at 43 Munster Square, St Pancras, LondonG, and was recorded as Richard Edward Sackett, a sign and glass worker, head of household, married, aged 44 and born in Ramsgate. Living with him was his wife Ellen, aged 39.14
     Richard emigrated sometime after 1911 to Australia. He served in the First World War, enlisting in the 3rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, on 10 November 1914.15 He stated on enlistment that he was unmarried.
     In 1921 Richard's wife Ellen was living alone at 29 Cobourg Street, St PancrasG, and was recorded in the census as Ellen Sackett, married, aged 49, a daily houseworker at a bespoke bootmakers in London's West End.16
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Richard's widow Ellen was living at 95 Stanhope Street, St PancrasG. She was a "daily" houseworker.17

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1868. Sackett, Richard Edward. Mother: Allen. Thanet. 2a:796."
  2. Census.
  3. The Sydney Herald, (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 19 October 1933, p. 2,
    Probate Jurisdiction—In the Estate of RICHARD EDWARD SACKETT late of Manly in the State of New South Wales, Military Pensioner deceased—NOTICE is hereby given that the first Accounts of the Executor In the above Estate have this day been filed in my office Supreme Court, King street, Sydney and all persons having any claim on the said Estate or being otherwise interested therein are hereby required to come in before me at my office on or before the seventeenth day of November next at 11:15 o'clock in the forenoon and inspect the same and if they shall think fit object thereto otherwise if the said accounts be not objected to the same will be examined by me and passed according to law Dated this eighteenth day of October one thousand nine hundred and thirty three. CHAS E BUTCHART (L. S.) Registrar. TRESS and COCKS. Proctors for the Executor. 117 Pitt street Sydney."
  4. Website Australia death index, 1787-1985 ( (, "1933, Richard E Sackett, d. New South Wales, s. Henry Sackett, reg. Manly, NSW, 16796."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Jun qtr 1903. Sackett, Richard Edward. Wandsworth. 1d:1319."
  6. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1872. Wheeler, Helen Elizabeth. Mother: Sparry. Hereford. 6a:501."
  7. 1939 Register.
  8. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837–1915" (Ancestry transcript), "Sep qtr 1946. Sackett, Ellen, 74. Pancras. 5d:267."
    "Sep qtr 1946. Sackett, Helen E, 74. Pancras. 5d:267."
  9. Burials Register, St Pancras Cemetery, Middlesex (transcription, Deceased Online), "6 Sep 1946, Helen Elizb (aka Ellen) Sackett."
  10. 1871 England census, RG10/996/f4
    86 Queen St., Ramsgate, Kent
    Henry Sackett, head, married, 29, painter, b. Ramsgate
    Mary A E Sackett, wife, 29, b. Lambeth
    George W Sackett, son, 5, b. Ramsgate
    Harry H Sackett, son, 4, b. Ramsgate
    Richard E Sackett, son, 3, b. Ramsgate
    Frederick C Sackett, son, 5 months, b. Ramsgate
    Agnes E Wales, serv., unm., [age blank], general serv., b. Broadstairs
    Alice R Harding, serv., unm., [age blank], nurse, b. St Mary's, Middlesex.
  11. 1881 England census, FHL 1341235, PRO RG11/0989/4/2,
    86 Queen Street, House Decor Shop, Ramsgate, Kent
    Henry Sackett, head, married, 39, b. Ramsgate, house decorator employg 7 men 4 boys
    Mary E. Sackett, wife, 39, b. Middlesex
    George W. Sackett, son, 15, b. Ramsgate, assistant to head
    Henry W. Sackett, son, 14, b. Ramsgate, assistant to head
    Richard E. Sackett, son, 12, b. Ramsgate, scholar
    Frederick C. Sackett, son, 11, b. Ramsgate, scholar
    Florence M. Sackett, dau, 8, b. Ramsgate, scholar
    Ellen E. Sackett, dau, 6, b. Ramsgate, scholar
    Ernest A. Sackett, son, 3, b. Ramsgate
    Harriet Tulford, servt, 16, b. Barham, Kent, general servt domestic.
  12. 1891 England census, RG12/730/f5
    48 High St, Ramsgate, Kent
    Harry H Sacketts, head, unm, 24, house decorator, b. Ramsgate
    Richard E Sacketts, bro, unm, 22, house decorator, b. Ramsgate.
  13. 1901 England census, 414/118v
    Lambeth, London
    9 Wandsworth Road
    Richard Sackett, boarder, single, 36, sign writer, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    In household of Charles Peak, 48, letter maker (wood), own account, and Elizabeth Peak, 46.
  14. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 65843 Munster Sq, St Pancras, London NW
    1 room
    Richard Edw Sackett, head, 44, married, m. 8y, no ch, sign & glass miller? [word overwritten], worker, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Ellen Sackett, wife, 39, m. 8y, b. Herefordshire.
  15. Website National Archives of Australia, Australian Imperial Force, Enlistment Papers (, Australian Imperial Force. Attestation Paper of Persons Enlisted for Service Abroad.
    "22/448, Sackett, Richard E; unit: 3rd Bat N&M; joined: 10th Nov 1914.
    Richard Edward Sackett, b. Ramsgate, Kent, England, British subject, 44 years & 8 months, decorator, single, next of kin (father) Henry Sackett, 86 Queen St, Ramsgate, Kent, England; civil convictions?: no; ever discharged from HM Forces?: no; any military service?: no; ever rejected as unfit for HM Service?: no; signed: Richard E Sackett, 12th Nov 1914."
  16. 1921 England census, 29 Cobourg Street, St Pancras, London, Middlesex
    1 room
    Ellen Sackett, head, 49y 2m, married, b. Herefordshire, daily housework, Messrs Faulkner & Son, bespoke bootmakers, 51-2 South Molton St, London W.
  17. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), Sackett household, 95 Stanhope Street, St Pancras, London: RG101/0473G/012/10, Ellen Sackett, b. 15 Apr 1872, married, daily housework.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 8 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited2 Nov 2022

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