Edward Lawrence Sackett

FatherJeremiah Sackett (1798-1825)
MotherCharlotte Lawrence
Birth1822, Ramsgate, KentG,1
Baptism1827, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG,2
Death1859, ThanetG,3
Marriage1842, Deal, KentGSarah May4,5
Edward Lawrence Sackett, tailor and soldier, son of Jeremiah Sackett and Charlotte Lawrence, was born in Ramsgate, KentG, in 1822.1 He was baptized at St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 30 September 1827.2 He died aged 37 in ThanetG in 18593 and was buried at St George's Church, Ramsgate, KentG, on 31 January 1859.6 He married at St Leonard's Church, Deal, KentG, on 12 July 1842, Sarah May, daughter of John May.4,5
     Edward served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, enlisting at Canterbury, KentG, on 21 April 1840. He was imprisoned in 1844 for desertion. In 1845, a medical board found him to have been suffering from heart disease from the time of his enlistment and he was discharged as a consequence of his disability.7
     In 1841 Edward was living at Shorne Ridgway, Shorne and Merton, KentG, in the household of James Norman, a labourer, and his wife Ann, and was recorded in the census as Edward Sackett, aged 20 and born in Kent.8

Child of Edward Lawrence Sackett and Sarah May

 Notes & Citations

  1. Army service record.
  2. Baptisms Register, St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "30 September 1827 Edward Laurence s. Jeremiah & Charlotte Sackett, Ramsgate, tailor." [Jeremiah had died in October 1825. Edward would have been about five at the date of his baptism]
  3. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1859. Sackett, Edward, 37. Thanet. 2a:440."
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Sep qtr 1842. Sacket, Edward Lawrence. Eastry. 5:191."
  5. Marriages Register, St Leonard, Deal, Kent (Findmypast image), "12 Jul 1842 Edward Lawrence Sacket, full age, bachelor, soldier, of Walmer, father Jeremiah Sacket tailor; to Sarah May, full age, spinster, of Peter Street, father John May waterman?. He signed; she made mark. Witnesses: James Worthington, Mary A Worthington."
  6. Burials Register, St George, Ramsgate (Transcript), "31 January 1859 Edward Sackett, Union, 37 years."
  7. "British Army Service Records" (Findmypast image).
  8. 1841 England census, Shorne Ridgway, Shorne and Merton, Kent
    James Norman, 55, lab, b. not Kent
    Ann Norman, 55, b. Kent
    Mark Hughes, 15, gardener, b. Kent
    Edward Sackett, 20, b. Kent
    Louisa Padgers, 20, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 462; Book: 2; Civil Parish: Shorne and Merton; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 15; Folio: 27; Page: 17; Line: 2; GSU roll: 306857.
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited29 Nov 2016

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