Henry William Sackett
|Father||Eli John Sackett (1823-1901)|
|Mother||Amelia Terry (c 1823-1858)|
Henry enlisted on 22 August 1876 as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, and served in South Africa and Mauritius. He was discharged medically unfit, suffering from mania, on 22 September 1885.4
In 1881 Henry was living at Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, KentG, and was recorded in the census as William Sackett, a gunner, unmarried, aged 23, and born in London.5
In 1901 he was living at London County Lunatic Asylum, Ilford, EssexG, and was recorded as H W Sackett, a general labourer, a lunatic and pauper patient, single, aged 43 and born in St George's, London.6
Henry worked spasmodically as a waterside labourer, but his mental illness resulted in frequent admissions to hospitals and workhouses.7
|Sackett line||7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Appears in||Sacketts in the Military|
Notes & Citations
- GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1857. Sackett, Henry William. Mother: Terry. Stepney. 1c:458."
- Baptisms Register, St George in the East, Middlesex (image on Ancestry.co.uk), "All Saints Day [1 Nov] 1857 Henry William Sackett s. Ely John & Amelia Sackett, of 17 Star? St, shipwright."
- GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (National Archives), "Mar qtr 1939. Sackett, William H, 82. Surrey Mid E."
- "British Army Service Records, 1760–1915", digital image, Findmypast.
- 1881 Census for England & Wales, FHL 1341174, PRO RG11/0745/71/16
Institution: Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
William Sackett, other, unmarried, 23, b. London, Middlesex, gunner RA
- 1901 Census for England & Wales, 1652/166
London County Lunatic Asylum, Claybury Asylum, Barkingside, Ilford
H W Sackett, pauper patient, single, male, 43, general labourer, b. London St Georges, lunatic.
- Workhouse records, Lunacy registers, Poor Law records.
|Last Edited||29 May 2017|