Henry William Sackett

FatherEli John Sackett (1823-1901)
MotherAmelia Terry (c 1823-1858)
Henry William Sackett, son of Eli John Sackett and Amelia Terry, was born in St George in the East, Stepney, MiddlesexG, in 18571 and baptized there on 1 November 1857.2 He died aged 82 in Surrey Mid Eastern Registration DistrictG in 1939.3
     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

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Dec qtr 1857. Sackett, Henry William. Mother: Terry. Stepney. 1c:458."
  2. Baptisms Register, St George in the East, Middlesex (Ancestry image), "All Saints Day [1 Nov] 1857 Henry William Sackett s. Ely John & Amelia Sackett, of 17 Star? St, shipwright."
  3. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1939. Sackett, William H, 82. Surrey Mid E."
  4. "British Army Service Records" (Findmypast image).
  5. 1881 England census, FHL 1341174, PRO RG11/0745/71/16
    Woolwich, Kent
    Institution: Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
    William Sackett, other, unmarried, 23, b. London, Middlesex, gunner RA
    [Tentative identification].
  6. 1901 England census, 1652/166
    Ilford, Essex
    London County Lunatic Asylum, Claybury Asylum, Barkingside, Ilford
    H W Sackett, pauper patient, single, male, 43, general labourer, b. London St Georges, lunatic.
  7. Workhouse records, Lunacy registers, Poor Law records.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Last Edited29 May 2017

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