Robert Sackett Tomlin

FatherRobert Tomlin (1770-1850)
MotherSarah Cramp (1771-1846)
Baptism1790, St John in Thanet, KentG,2
Death1868, Thanet, KentG,3
Marriage1817, City of LondonElizabeth Anne Bankes1,4
Dane Court, St Peter in Thanet
Robert Sackett Tomlin, of Dane Court, Isle of Thanet, and Westgate House, Northampton, son of Robert Tomlin and Sarah Cramp, was born on 15 September 17901 and baptized at St John in Thanet, KentG, on 5 October 1790.2 He died aged 77 in Thanet, KentG, on 25 April 18683 and was buried at St Peter in ThanetG on 3 May 1868.5 He married at St Mary Somerset Church, City of London, on 5 May 1817, Elizabeth Anne Bankes, daughter of John Bankes.1,4
     Robert was elected in November 1839 by the Court of Exchequer of the Privy Council to serve as a sheriff of Northamptonshire. His residence then was Fotheringhay Castle.6
     In 1841 Robert was living at The Hall, Great Abington, CambridgeshireG, and was recorded in the census as Robt Tomlin, of independent means, aged 50+ and born not in Cambridgeshire. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth, 45+, and their children, Robert, 19, Bankes, 17, Thomas, 15, and Latham, aged 14. Also in the household were three male and three female servants.7
     In 1861 he was living at Wesgate Street, St Marks, Peterborough, NorthamptonshireG, and was recorded as Robert Sackett Tomlin, a private gentleman, head of household, married, aged 70 and born in Thanet. Living with him were his wife Elizabeth Ann, 67, and son Banks, 36. Also in the household were three female and one male servants.81

Extract from
Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland


Tomlin, Robert-Sackett, Esq. of Dane Court, Isle of Thanet, and Westgate House, co. Northampton, J.P. and D.L., b. 15 Sept. 1790; m. 5 May 1817, Elizabeth-Anne, dau. of John Bankes, Esq. of Otley, co. York, and Clapham Common, co. Surrey, and had issue, four sons and one dau.

I. Robert.
II. Bankes.
III. Thomas-Belsey.
IV. Latham.
I. Mary, m. to John-Glenton Atkinson, Esq. of The Vineyard, Peterborough.

Mr. Tomlin has been twice High Sheriff for Northamptonshire. His family is one of high respectability, long seated in the Isle of Thanet. His grandfather, John Tomlin, Esq. of the Isle of Thanet, m. Miss Sarah Cock, an heiress of good fortune, and his father, Robert Tomlin, Esq. of the Isle of Thanet, who d. 1850, aged 81, still further increased his patrimony by marrying, 1790, Sarah, dau. of Peter Cramp, Esq. and granddau. of the wealthy Richard Sackett, Esq. of North Down.

Children of Robert Sackett Tomlin and Elizabeth Anne Bankes

 Notes & Citations

  1. Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855).
  2. Baptisms Register, St John the Baptist, Thanet, Kent (FamilySearch transcript), film 1866678, "Robert Sackett Tomlin, bp. 5 Oct 1790, s. Robert & Sarah Tomlin."
  3. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Jun qtr 1868. Tomlin, Robert Sackett, 77. Thanet. 2a:425."
  4. Marriages Register, St Mary Somerset, City of London (image on, "Robert Sackett Tomlin of the parish of St Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, bachelor, and Elizabeth Ann Bankes of the parish of St Mary Somerset, London, spinster, were married in this church by licence this fifth day of May 1817, by me, Richd Edwards, Curate. Both signed. Witnesses: Harriet Tomlin, George Bankes."
  5. Burial, St Peter the Apostle, Thanet, Kent (LDS FamilySearch, England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991), film 1835666, "3 May 1868 Robert Sackett Tomlin."
  6. The Times, (London), 13 November 1839, p. 4.
  7. 1841 England census, HO107, piece 66, book 1, p. 1, GSU roll 241223
    Hall, Great Abington, County of Cambridge
    Robt Tomlin, 50+, ind, b. not Cambridge
    Elizth Tomlin, 45+, b. not Cambridge
    Robt Tomlin, 19, b. not Cambridge
    Bankes Tomlin, 17, b. not Cambridge
    Thos Tomlin, 15, b. not Cambridge
    Latham Tomlin, 14, b. not Cambridge
    Sarah Williams, 40+, fs, b. not Cambridge
    Elizth ??blet, 20+, fs, b. not Cambridge
    [blank] Reeves, 20+ fs, b. not Cambridge
    Willm Harding, 25+, ms, b. not Cambridge
    John Kirk, 25+, ms, b. not Cambridge
    Willm Snow?, 15+, ms, b. not Cambridge.
  8. 1861 England census, RG9, piece 966, folio 103, p 4, GSU roll 542729,
    Wesgate Street, St Marks, Peterboro
    Robert Sackett Tomlin, head, married, 70, private gentleman, b. Thanet
    Elizabeth Ann Tomlin, wife, 67, b. London
    Banks Tomlin, son, unm., 36, late Capt of Dragoon Guards, b. Thanet
    Lucy Burbridge, serv., unm., 38, general serv., b. Peterboro
    Harriet Lane, serv., unm., 28, general serv., b. Norfolk
    Fanny Garner, serv., unm., 27, general serv., b. Norfolk
    George Jackson, serv., unm., 30, general serv., b. Leicestershire.
Sackett line8th great-grandson of William Sackett of St John in Thanet
ChartsLine 2 (English)
Last Edited14 May 2011

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