Richard Sackett

FatherRichard Sackett (1745/46-1831)
MotherRebecca Watten (c 1742-1803)
Birth1783, St Peter in Thanet, KentG
Baptism1783, St Peter in ThanetG,1
Death1863, DoverG,2,3
Marriage1809, Deal, KentGJane Kemp4,5
Richard Sackett, Cinque Ports pilot of Dover, Kent, son of Richard Sackett and Rebecca Watten, was born in St Peter in Thanet, KentG, on 1 December 1783 and baptized there on 25 December 1783.1 He died aged 79 in DoverG on 16 October 18632,3 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, DoverG, on 21 October 1863.6 He married at St Leonard's, Deal, KentG, on 17 July 1809, Jane Kemp.4,5 Jane was born in about 1785.7 She died aged 65 in DoverG on 25 January 18518,9 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin, DoverG, on 1 February 1851.8,10
     Richard was not included in the census record of his household in 1841 and was possibly away at sea. His wife, Jane, was living at Middle Row, St Mary, Dover, KentG, and was recorded as Jane Sackett, the wife of a pilot, aged 50+ and born in Kent. The other members of the household were their children, William, 20+, Ann, 20+, Mary, 15+, William, 15+, and a female servant, Sarah Ralph.11
     In 1851 he was living at 118 Snargate Street, DoverG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, Cinque Ports pilot, head of household, a widower, aged 65 and born in Westwood, Kent. Living with him were his daughter Sarah Ann aged 20, and his grandson John aged 12.12
     In 1861 he was living at 118 Snargate Street, DoverG, and was recorded as Richard Sackett, a retired pilot, head of household, a widower aged 76 and born at Hearn, Thanet, Kent. Living with him were his widowed daughter Elizabeth and unmarried daughter Sarah, and two 13-year-old nieces.13
     Richard made his will in Dover, KentG, on 29 September 1854, naming as beneficiaries his daughters Elizabeth and Sarah to whom left his leasehold house at 118 Snargate Street, Dover, and his personal estate, valued at under £200. The will was proved at Canterbury on 9 November 1863.14
Abstract of will of Richard Sackett of St John's, Margate, Kent.
Date: 29 September 1854.
Proved: Canterbury, 9 November 1863.
Source: Somerset House Indexes).
Richard Sackett, pilot, Dover, died 16 Oct 1863 at 118 Snargate St, Dover, Kent.
Personal estate under £200.
Debts, funeral & testamentary expenses to be paid from money from fund allowed by Trinity House for deceased pilots.
Leasehold house 118 Snargate St, Dover, purchased jointly with son-in-law Edward Cock "but the writings are made out in his name alone".
Daughters, Elizabeth Jane Joad & Sarah Ann Sackett, all real & personal property (including half of house), anything to the estate from the fund for the benefit of pilots, in trust to pay debts, then life use & benefit. If either marry or die, then all to remaining daughter. If both marry or die, all property to be sold & money to be divided equally between all sons & daughters as tenants in common, with money due to dead child to pass to her issue.
Executrixes: daughters Elizabeth Jane Joad, widow, & Sarah Ann Sackett, spinster, both of 118 Snargate St.
Witnesses: William Henry Payn, solicitor, Dover, John Walls, his clerk.

Children of Richard Sackett and Jane Kemp

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Peter in Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "25 December 1783 Richard s. Richard & Rebecca Sackett, bn 1 December."
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1863. Sackett, Richard, 79. Dover. 2a:482."
  3. "England, Newspaper Death Notices" (Findmypast image), Dover Express, 24 Oct 1863
    Deaths. Oct. 16, at Dover, Mr. R. Sackett, Trinity Pilot, aged 80 years.
  4. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "17 July 1809 Richard Sackett of St Peter Thanet, mariner, bachelor & Jane Kemp of Deal, spinster. At Deal."
  5. Marriages Register, St Leonard's, Deal, Kent (Transcript), "17 July 1809 Richard Sackett, bachelor, of St Peter, Thanet, [signed] & Jane Kemp, spinster, of this parish [made mark]. Licence. Witnesses: Edw. Foreman, B Long."
  6. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, "21 October 1863 Richard Sackett, Snargate St., 80 years."
  7. Date of birth based on age at death.
  8. Mrs Nichol's Index (), Cowgate Cemetery, Dover, Kent, sandstone headstone badly worn at bottom, "Sacred to the memory of John Kemp Sackett. Youngest son of Mr Richard Sackett pilot, aged 11 years & 9 months. He was a dutiful & affectionate child, & beloved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prepare thyself to meet thy God. Also Jane wife of the above named (Richard) Sackett, who after a long affliction departed this life 25 Jan 1851. She was an . . . wife . . . tender mother & was . . . by her friends. (aged 66)."
  9. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1851. Sackett, Jane, 65. Dover. 5:75."
  10. Burials Register, St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, "1 February 1851 Jane Sackett, Snargate St., 66 years."
  11. 1841 England census, Middle Row, St Mary, Dover, Kent
    Jane Sackett, 50, wife of pilot, b. Kent
    William Sackett, 20, mariner, b. Kent
    Ann Sackett, 20, b. Kent
    Mary Sackett, 15, b. Kent
    William Sackett, 15, b. Kent
    Sarah Ralph, 20, FS, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 494; Book: 12; Civil Parish: St Mary; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 14; Folio: 12; Page: 18; Line: 21; GSU roll: 306885; [indexed as Packett]. [Also researched at PRO by Marion Sackett].
  12. 1851 England census, "118 Snargate St., St Mary, Dover
    Richard Sackett, head, widower, 65, Cinque Ports pilot, b. Kent, Westwood
    Sarah Ann Sackett, dau, unmarried, 20, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    John Sackett, gson, 12, scholar, b. Kent, Dover."
  13. 1861 England census, RG9/?/f143
    118 Snargate St., Dover (St Mary), Kent
    Richard Sackett, head, widower, 76, superannuated pilot, b. Thanet, Hearn
    Elizabeth Joade, dau, widow, 47, tobacconist, b. Kent, Deal
    Sarah Sackett, dau, unmarried, 30, dressmaker, b. Kent, Ramsgate
    Emily Collard, niece, 13, scholar, b. Kent, Alkham
    Emily Cox, niece, 13, scholar, b. Kent, Dover
    Phillip Handcock, visitor, unmarried, 23, printer compositor, b. Devon, Plymouth.
  14. Will of Richard Sackett of St John's, Margate, Kent, 29 September 1854, proved in Canterbury, 9 November 1863 (Somerset House Indexes, unknown reference).
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited18 Mar 2024

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