George Robert Sackett

FatherRobert George Sackett (1815-1896)
MotherJudith Fegen (c 1813-1879)
Birth1840, Thanet, KentG,1
Baptism1840, Ramsgate, KentG,2
Death1853, DemeraraG,3
George Robert Sackett, son of Robert George Sackett and Judith Fegen, was born in Thanet, KentG, in 18401 and baptized at St George's Church, Ramsgate, KentG, on 19 July 1840.2 He died of fever aged 13 in Demerara, British GuianaG, on 29 May 1853.3
     In 1841 George was living at York Street, Ramsgate, KentG, in the household of his parents Robert and Judith, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, aged one and born in Kent.4
     In 1851 George was living at 12 York Street, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded in the census as George Sackett, a scholar, aged 10 and born in Ramsgate, son of Robert G Sackett.5
     George joined the merchant navy as an apprentice on 4 December 1852, serving on the Eliza Sharp, a ship of 409 tons. He gave his age as 13 but was probably only 12. His death in Demerara, on perhaps his first voyage, suggests that the vessel was collecting a cargo of sugar for the London market.

 Notes & Citations

  1. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1840. Sackett, George Robert. Mother: Fegen. Thanet. 05:417."
  2. Baptisms Register, St George, Ramsgate (Transcript), "19 July 1840 George Robert s. Robert George & Judith Sackett, Ramsgate, cordwainer."
  3. "UK, Apprentices Indentured in Merchant Navy, 1824–1910" (Findmypast image), "Sackett, George Robt, age 13, indentured 4 Dec 1852, for 5 yrs, expires 4 Dec 1857, bound to Robt Dejet? of 158 Fenchurch St, London, vessel Eliza Sharp of London, burden 409 (tons). Died of fever at Demerara 29 May 1853."
  4. 1841 England census, York Street, Ramsgate, Kent
    Robert Sackett, 26, cordwainer, b. Kent
    Judith Sackett, 26, b. Kent
    George Sackett, 1, b. Kent
    Mary Curling, 73, ind, b. Kent
    Mary Fegan, 30, ind, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 469; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Preston By Wingham [error for Ramsgate]; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 11; Page: 14; Line: 22; GSU roll: 306864. [indexed as Sachett on Ancestry]
  5. 1851 England census, 12 York St, Ramsgate
    Robert G Sackett, head, married, 36, shoemaker empl. 1 man, 1 apprentice, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Judith Sackett, wife, 38, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    George Sackett, son, 10, scholar, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Charles Sackett, son, 9, scholar, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Richard Sackett, son, 6, scholar, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    John Sackett, son, 4, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Arthur Sackett, son, 2, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Mary Fegen, sister, unmarried, 40, b. Kent, Ramsgate.
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 7 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited26 Nov 2016

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