Thomas Sackett

FatherRichard Sackett of South Weald, Essex (say 1670-)
MotherElizabeth ___ (say 1670-)
Baptism1697, South Weald, EssexG,1
Death1754, HornchurchG,2
Marriage1730, LondonGAlice Harper3,4
Thomas Sackett, son of Richard Sackett of South Weald, Essex and Elizabeth ___, was baptized at South Weald, EssexG, on 20 March 1697.1 He died aged about 57 in HornchurchG in June 17542 and was buried at St Andrew's, HornchurchG, on 10 June 1754.5,6,7 He married at Holy Trinity Minories, LondonG, on 3 September 1730, Alice Harper.3,4 Alice was born before 1710.8 She died in HornchurchG in 17719 and was buried at St Andrew's, HornchurchG, on 4 October 1771.9
     Thomas made his will in HornchurchG on 2 June 1754, naming as beneficiaries his wife Alice, his son Henry, his daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Alice and Sarah, his brother Richard, and his sister Mary. He left his farm at Atbones in Hornchurch to his wife until his surviving son Henry, still a minor, reached twenty-one, when he was to inherit all the land and buildings, together with a sum of £300. He also made substantial financial provision for his wife and daughters.10 The will was proved in the Prerogative Court of CanterburyG on 1 July 1754.
Abstract of will of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex.
Date: 2 June 1754.
Proved: Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 July 1754.
Source: National Archives, Kew, PROB 11/810 quire 210).
Testator: Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex.
Wife Alice, all lands & buildings including tenement called Atbones in Hornchurch, purchased from Mrs Mary Crafts the elder & Mrs Mary Crafts the younger, until son Henry is 21, on condition they pay £15 annually to each of youngest daughters Alice & Sarah until they are 21. When property reverts to Henry, £30, plus £25 annually.
Daughters Mary, Alice, & Sarah, to inherit as tenants in common after death of their mother if Henry dies before 21.
John Tyler, 10 gns.
Brother Richard Sackett 5 gns.
Sister Mary, wife of Thomas Spooner, 5 gns.
Daughter Mary Sackett, £300 at 21, with interest at 5% meanwhile.
Son Henry, £300 at 21.
Daughters Alice & Sarah, £300 each at 21, but their interest to go to brother Henry to help him pay 5% interest to Mary.
Trustees: wife Alice & John Tyler, Gent. of Southend of Hornchurch. Trustees to sell 6 pieces of marshland in Southend of Hornchurch (approx 43 acres) purchased from John Mayhew & the Commissioners of Sewers, to pay debts. Children Henry Sackett, Elizabeth Arnold, Mary, Alice, & Sarah Sackett to share residue of sale equally.
Witnesses: Richd. Wayteth, Aaron Hurrill, J. Walkley.

Children of Thomas Sackett and Alice Harper

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, South Weald, Essex (Findmypast transcript), "Thomas son to Richard Sackett baptisd ye 20th March [1697] from ye upland."
  2. Will dated 2 June 1754, proved 1 July 1754.
  3. Marriage Licence 3 September 1730: Thomas Sackitt bach., 29, of Hornchurch, & Alice Harper spin., 21+, of Gt. Warley, Ssx, at Trinity Minories. [Bishop of London's Registry].
  4. Marriages Register, Holy Trinity Minories (digital image,, "1730 Thomas Sackett of the Parish of Hornchurch in the County of Essex Bat & Alice Harper of Warby Magna in the same County Spin was married the 3rd Sept."
  5. Church Records, Monumental Inscriptions, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "To The Memory of/Mr. Thomas Sackett/of this parish/died June/1754 also children/also Mr. Richard Sackett/brother of the above/died April 17th 1758/aged 62 years."
  6. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sacket, Thomas, yeoman, 10 Jun 1754."
  7. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sackett, Thomas, 58, d. _ Jun 1754."
  8. Date of birth based on age at marriage.
  9. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sacket, Alice, widow, 4 Oct 1771."
  10. Will of Thomas Sackett of Hornchurch, Essex, 2 June 1754, proved at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 July 1754 (National Archives, PROB 11/810 quire 210).
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