John Sackett

FatherHenry Sackett (c 1738-1774)
MotherMartha Higgs
John Sackett, son of Henry Sackett and Martha Higgs, was baptized in Hornchurch, EssexG, on 3 May 1764.1 He died in HornchurchG on 27 July 1828 and was buried at St Andrew's Church, HornchurchG.2,3 He married first at St Mary le Bone Church, Marylebone, MiddlesexG, on 23 September 1791, Charlotte Tucker, daughter of Jeremiah Tucker and Elizabeth ___.4 Charlotte was born in 1764.5 She died aged about 33 in Romford, EssexG,6 and was buried at St Andrew's Church, HornchurchG, on 9 March 1797.6 He married second at St Mary le Bone ChurchG on 18 February 1800, Sarah Fallover.7 She was born in about 17702 and died aged 39 in HornchurchG on 17 July 1809.2,8 She was buried at St Andrew's Church, HornchurchG, on 23 July 1809.8
     On 6 September 1792, John was licensed to keep the Fox & Hounds public house at South Street, RomfordG. One of John's two sureties was Edward Thomas Carder, a Romford brewer and husband of John's cousin, Penelope Arnold. John's license was renewed annually and granted for the last time on 6 September 1798. At the 1799 session, the license was granted to David Warwicker.9
     John Sackett was employed as a bailiff to the sheriff of Essex when, on 1 July 1801, he was called to give evidence for the prosecution at London's Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey, in the case of a thirteen-year-old boy charged with stealing a watch.10
     John was listed in Holden's Triennial Directory of 1805–07 as a sheriff's officer of Ilford, EssexG.11

Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1801

Joseph Jay, Theft: grand larceny, 1st July 1801.
Reference Number: t18010701-59
Offence: Theft: grand larceny
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: No Punishment: sentence respited

Joseph Jay was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 21st of June, a watch, value 20s. a watch-chain, value 20s. and a watch-key, value 1d. the property of Thomas Hinton.
Thomas Hinton sworn. – I am a greengrocer, in Little Moorfields; the prisoner is a lad that I employ to run of errands: On Monday morning, the 23d of June, the boy came as usual, about six o'clock, but did not come to market; I came home about seven o'clock and could not hear of him; about seven o'clock in the evening of the same day, an officer came to me from Barking, in Essex, and asked if we knew any thing about a watch; I then missed the watch, it hung in the back-room, where we sat, it had a chain and a key belonging to it.
Q. Are you sure your house is in the city of London? – A. Yes; I was ordered to attend at the Justice's the next morning, Tuesday, and there I saw the prisoner and the watch; Pearson the constable has the watch.
John Sackett sworn. – I am bailiff to the sheriff of Essex; I was going down the road between Ilford and Rumford, and saw the prisoner upon his knees, looking at a watch; I asked him what he had there, he said, a watch that he had found in the bridge, near Ilford; I then asked him what he would have for it, his answer was, what will you give me for it; I asked him then to let me look at the watch; when I had got it in my possession, I said, my lad, I am afraid you came dishonestly by this; he said, no, indeed, he found it upon the bridge, beyond Ilford; I then sent for a constable, and gave charge of him; I took the watch before the Magistrate, at Barking, and then delivered it to the constable.
Thomas Pearson sworn. – I am constable of Ilford; I received this watch from Sackett. (Produces it.)
Sackett. This is the same watch.
Hinton. This is my watch, there is my wife's name on the front of it.
The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.
Prosecutor. The boy had been with me five weeks; I had trusted him to serve in the shop, he has taken a great deal of money for me, and I always found him honest.
Guilty, aged 13. – Judgment respited.
London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913

Children of John Sackett and Charlotte Tucker

Children of John Sackett and Sarah Fallover

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptism, Hornchurch, Essex (IGI), "3 May 1764 John Sacket s. Henry Sacket & Martha."
  2. Church Records, Monumental Inscriptions, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sacred To The Memory of/Sarah Sackett the wife of/John Sackett of this parish/who departed this life the 17th day of/July 1809 aged 39? Years/also of John Sackett son of the above/who died Sep. 12th 1806 aged 10 months/also of the above John Sackett/who died July 27th 1828 aged 68 years."
  3. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sackett, John, 68, d. 27 Jul 1828."
  4. Marriages Register, St Mary le Bone, Middlesex, "23 September 1791 John Sackett, bachelor, & Charlotte Tucker, spinster. Licence. Witnesses: Charles Rogers, Sarah Humphary."
  5. Email from Ted Sackett to Chris Sackett.
  6. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sacket, Charlotte, from Romford, 9 Mar 1797."
  7. Marriages Register, St Mary le Bone, Middlesex, "18 February 1800 John Sackett, widower, & Sarah Fallover, spinster. Licence. Witnesses: Ann Waghorn, James Clark."
  8. Burials Register, St Andrew's, Hornchurch, Essex, "Sackett, Sarah, 39?, d. 17 Jul 1809, bur. 23 Jul 1809."
  9. Email from Matthew Abel to Chris Sackett, Jul 2023, citing Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower, Petty and Special Sessions minutes, 1770-1832 (Essex Record Office, P/Hv M1).
  10. Website The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913 (
  11. Website Holden's Triennial Directory Directory ( (, 1805, 1806, 1807, "Sackett John, sheriff's officer, Ilford, Essex."
Sackett lineGreat-grandson of Richard Sackett of South Weald, Essex
ChartsLine 6 (English)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Alison Sackett, Joanne Smandych, Denise Molyneux and Betty-Jeanne Grant.
Last Edited17 Aug 2023

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