Benjamin Sackett

FatherJeremiah Sackett (1749/50-1838)
MotherHannah Newing (c 1761-1816)
Marriage1815, Westminster, MiddlesexGMary Gore2
Benjamin Sackett, son of Jeremiah Sackett and Hannah Newing, was born in St Lawrence in ThanetG on 30 September 1789 and baptized there on 14 October 1789.1 He died aged 64 and was buried at St Lawrence in ThanetG on 25 January 1854.3,4,5 Benjamin's first partner, Ann Cox, died in childbirth in July 1811 following the birth of a son.6 Benjamin married at St George's Church, Hanover Square, Westminster, MiddlesexG, on 11 October 1815, Mary Gore, daughter of John Gore and Martha ___.2 Mary was born near Faversham, KentG, in about 17877 and baptized at Eastling, KentG, on 18 March 1787.8 She died aged about 75 and was buried at St Lawrence in ThanetG on 7 October 1862.9,10
     Benjamin was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Northwood, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, on 12 March 1838.11 He was to inherit the house in which he was already living at Sackett's Hill, St Peter's, and a half-share with his brother Edward in an adjoining house. Benjamin and his brother Edward were also left jointly two houses at Northwood, one of which was occupied by their father's brother Edward and their father's great-niece Ann Darby who was the housekeeper. Benjamin and his brother were to provide financially for their aged uncle and for Ann.
     Benjamin did not remain at Sackett's Hill very long after his father's death.
     In 1841 he was living at High Street, Ramsgate, KentG, and was recorded as Benjamine Sacket, a gardener, aged 50 and born in Kent. Living with him was his wife Mary, 50. Also in the household was a ten-year-old Mary Gore, presumably a relation of Benjamin's wife.12
     In 1851 he was living at Pegwell, St Lawrence in Thanet, KentG, and was recorded as Benjamin Sackett, a gardener, head of household, married, aged 61, and born in St Lawrence. Living with him was his wife Mary, aged 63, and born in Faversham.13
     In 1861 Benjamin's widow Mary was living at 19 Hertford Place, RamsgateG, in the household of Edmund Edney and family, and was recorded in the census as Mary Sackett, a widow, aged 78, and born in Faversham, Kent.14

Child of Benjamin Sackett and Ann Cox

Children of Benjamin Sackett and Mary Gore

 Notes & Citations

  1. Baptisms Register, St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent (Society of Genealogists), "14 October 1789 Benjamin s. Jeremiah & Hannah Sackett, b. 30 September."
  2. Marriages Register, St George, Hanover Square, Westminster, Middlesex, "11 October 1815 Benjamine Sackett, bachelor, & Mary Gore, widow. Licence."
  3. Burials Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent (Tyler transcripts; Society of Genealogists), "25 January 1854 Benjamin Sackett, Pegwell, 65."
  4. Memorial Inscriptions, St Lawrence Churchyard, Thanet, Kent (Miss Bolton's Index), no. 586, "Benjamin Sackett 1854; George Sackett date eroded; Jeremiah Sackett 1860; Emily Holloway 1916."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1854. Sackett, Benjamin, 64. Thanet. 2a:385."
  6. Baptisms Register, St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent, "18 October 1811 Benjamin Sackitt Cox s. Ann Cox (dec'd), b. 4 July."
  7. Age 63 in 1851 census gives birth in c1787; age 78 in 1861 census gives birth in c1782; age 82 at death in 1862 gives birth in c1780.
  8. Baptisms Register, Eastling, Kent (Findmypast image), "18 Mar 1787, Mary d. of John & Martha Gore of the parish of Ospringe."
  9. Burials Register, St Lawrence the Martyr, Thanet, Kent, "7 October 1862 Mary Sackett, Ramsgate, 82."
  10. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Dec qtr 1862. Sackett, Mary, 82. Thanet. 2a:421."
  11. Will of Jeremiah Sackett of Northwood, St Lawrence, Kent, 12 March 1838, proved at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 4 July 1838 (Kent Archives Office, KAO PRC 17-110-240).
  12. 1841 England census, High Street, Ramsgate, Kent
    Benjamine Sacket, 50, gardener, b. Kent
    Mary Sacket, 50, b. Kent
    Mary Gore, 10, b. Kent
    HO107; Piece 469; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Preston By Wingham [error for Ramsgate]; County: Kent; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 20; Page: 33; Line: 21; GSU roll: 306864.
  13. 1851 England census, Pegwell, St.Lawrence, Kent
    Benjamin Sackett, head, married, 61, gardener, b. Kent, St. Lawrence
    Mary Sackett, wife, 63, b. Kent, Faversham
  14. 1861 England census, RG9/?
    19 Hertford Pl., Ramsgate, Kent
    Edmund Edney, head, married, 28, ostler, b. Canterbury, Kent
    Mary A Edney, wife, 28, b. Margate, Kent
    Jane Edney, dau, 2, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    Mary Sackett, boarder, widow, 78, b. Faversham, Kent
    Magt. P Sackett, gdau, 11, b. London
    Martha Robertson, visitor, 19, b. Ramsgate, Kent
    [Magt. P Sackett not identified; not found in GRO birth index; cannot be gdau of head; may be a transcription error.].
Sackett line5th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 5 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsLine 3 (English)
Last Edited25 Oct 2022

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