Arthur Ashby "Albert" Sackett

FatherJohn Ashby Sackett (1856-)
MotherSarah Ann Strood (c 1855-1881)
Birth1878, Folkestone, KentG,1,2
Baptism1880, Folkestone ChurchG,3
Death1929, Sculcoates, YorkshireG,4,5,6
Marriage1901, Ramsgate Christ Church, KentGHarriet Jane Haywood "Ettie" (Dray) Kember7,8
Arthur Ashby "Albert" Sackett, son of John Ashby Sackett and Sarah Ann Strood, was born in Folkestone, KentG, in 18781,2 and baptized at Folkestone ChurchG on 2 February 1880.3 He died aged 50 in Sculcoates, YorkshireG, on 1 January 1929.4,5,6 He married at Ramsgate Christ Church, KentG, on 25 September 1901, Harriet Jane Haywood "Ettie" (Dray) Kember, daughter of Mary Ann Foster Dray.7,8 Harriet was born in RamsgateG on 16 March 18649,2,10 and died aged 76 in Hull, YorkshireG, in 1940.11
     In 1881 Arthur was living at 3 James Terrace, FolkestoneG, in the household of his parents John and Sarah, and was recorded in the census as Arthur J Sackett, aged three and born in Folkestone.12
     In 1891 he was living at Cottage Homes for Elham Union, Cheriton, KentG, and was recorded as Arthur Sackett, inmate, aged 12 and born in Folkestone. Also in the home were his brothers, Edward and Harry, and sister, Clara.13
     In 1911 he was living at 22 Abbot's Hill, RamsgateG, and was recorded as Arthur Ashby Sackett, an out of work fisherman, head of household, aged 37 and born in Folkestone. Living with him were his wife Harriet, 47, Harriet's widowed mother Mary Ann Foster Dray, 72, Harriet's daughter Matilda, 16, and Arthur Henry Dray, aged five, a nephew.14 Arthur overstated his age by four years in the census, and appears also to have similarly overstated his age to his wife, who was fourteen years older than him. He died at age 50 but his death record, presumably based on information supplied by his widow, gives his age as 55.
     In 1921, Arthur's wife Harriett, aged 57, was living at 98 Eastbourne Street, Sculcoates, YorkshireG, with her daughter Matilda, 26, from her first marriage, and her widowed mother Mary, 82.15
     At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Arthur's widow Harriet was living at 3 Liverpool Terrace, Kingston-upon-Hull, YorkshireG.16
(1911 census)

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1878. Sackett, Arthur Ashby. Mother: Strood. Elham. 2a:951."
  2. Census.
  3. Baptisms Register, Folkestone, Kent, "2 February 1880 Arthur Ashby s. John Ashby & Sarah Ann Sackett, 60 Fenchurch Street, painter."
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1929. Sackett, Arthur A, 55. Sculcoates."
  5. "England, Newspaper Death Notices" (Findmypast image), Hull Daily Mail, 2 Jan 1929
    Deaths. Sackett,—Jan. 1st, at 3, Liverpool-terrace, Liverpool-street, Albert, beloved husband of Harriett Sackett.—At Rest.
  6. "England, Newspaper Death Notices" , Hull Daily Mail, 2 Jan 1930
    In Memoriam. Sackett.—In loving memory of my dear husband Albert, died Jan 1st, 1929.—A sad day to recall. —From his loving wife, Ettie.
  7. Marriages Register, Christ Church, Ramsgate, Kent, "25 September 1901 Arthur Ashby Sackett, 27, bachelor, fisherman, of 3 Flint Cottages, Addington, & Harriet Jane Kember, 34, widow, of 3 Flint Cottages, Addington. Banns. Both signed. Fathers: John Sackett, painter; William Dray, dec'd, fisherman. Witnesses: William Henry Pearson Dray, Jessie Louise Dray."
  8. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Sep qtr 1901. Sackett, Arthur Ashby. Thanet. 2a:1998."
  9. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Jun qtr 1864. Dray, Harriet Jane Haywood. Thanet. 2a:707."
  10. 1939 Register.
  11. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1940. Sackett, Harriett J, 76. Hull."
  12. 1881 England census, FHL 1341239, PRO RG11/1008/111/73
    Folkestone, Kent
    3 James Terrace
    John A Sackett, head, married, 25, b. St Pancras, Middlesex, painter
    Sarah A Sackett, wife, 25, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Edward H Sackett, son, 4, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Arthur J Sackett, son, 3, b. Folkestone, Kent
    Edith A Sackett, dau, 1, b. Folkestone.
  13. 1891 England census, RG12/?
    Cottage Homes for Elham Union, Cheriton, Kent
    Arthur Sackett, inmate, 12, b. Folkestone, Kent
    Edward Sackett, inmate, 14, b. Folkestone
    Harry Sackett, inmate, 6, b. Folkestone
    Clara Sackett, inmate, 5, b. Folkestone.
  14. 1911 England census, 22 Abbott's Hill, Ramsgate, Kent
    Arthur Ashby Sackett, head, 37, married, fisherman out of work, b. Folkestone, Kent
    Harriet Jane Sackett, wife, 47, m. 9y, no ch, b. Ramsgate
    Mary Ann Foster Dray, wife's mother, 72, widow, b. Ramsgate
    Matilda Foster Kember, step-dau, 16, domestic, at home, b. Ramsgate
    Arthur Henry Dray, nephew, 5, school, b. Ramsgate.
  15. 1921 England census, 98 Eastbourne Street, Sculcoates, Yorkshire (East Riding)
    5 rooms
    Harriett Jane Sackett, wife, 57y 3m, married, b. Ramsgate, Kent, housewife
    Matilda Foster Kember, daughter, 26y 4m, single, b. Ramsgate, Kent, net braider, Gourick Rope Works, West Dock Avenue
    Mary Ann Foster Dray, mother, 82y 2m, widowed, b. Ramsgate, Kent, none.
  16. "1939 Register" (Findmypast image), Wilson household, 3 Liverpool Terrace, Kingston-upon-Hull C B, Yorkshire (East Riding): Matilda F Wilson, b. 1895, married, unpaid domestic duties; Harriet J Sackett, b. 16 Mar 1864, widowed, unpaid domestic duties.
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited13 Sep 2023

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