31 December 2010

New on sackettfamily.info

The December update to The Sackett Family Association website includes the following new pages:
The UK Directories 1900s cover the period to 1930 and follow on from the transcriptions posted last month for the 1700s and 1800s. I have picked out entries relating to people living at Sackett's Hill and posted those on the Sackett's Hill gallery page.
While working on the directories I made a detour and traced the ancestry of Stephen Sackett Chancellor, occasional references to whom had been puzzling me for some time. There were, in fact, four Stephen Sackett Chancellors, all in a line, the first being a grandson of Mary Sackett (c1725– ) who married Matthew Chancellor in 1752. The first Stephen's record is here.

15 December 2010

Reunion hotel wins award

The Royal Harbour Hotel, Ramsgate, venue for the 2008 Sackett family reunion, has been voted best small hotel in the Oldie magazine's 2010 travel awards. Did anyone have room 4?—one of the judges reckoned this was the best in the country because of its beautiful views.