31 December 2014

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
The history of the Warren church has references to a number of early Sacketts in that town, as well as having been written by a Sackett. Thanks to Richard Price for finding this item.

30 November 2014

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

The shipwrecking in 1802 of John Sackett's corn hoy was a major tragedy for Thanet and made nationwide headlines. A fund was set up for public donations to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families. A book, A Circumstantial Narrative of the Stranding of a Margate Corn Hoy, was published, "the Profits arising from the Sale being applied to the Benefit of the Orphans, and other Sufferers by the Calamity."

Judge Homer Sackett's small-town fame in Gary, Indiana, spread to the English newspapers when they reported an incident in 1946 where "he left the Bench and grappled with the defendant in a divorce case who struck a woman witness. The judge twice threw to the floor the defendant, who was six feet three inches and weighed 175 pounds. Judge Sackett then returned to the Bench and fined him £50 and sentenced him to 90 days for contempt of court." In contrast to this rather macho image, Homer wrote a memoir, at his son's request, which rings with honest simplicity and charming humility. 

10 November 2014

Raymond Lester Sackett, First World War soldier





Sackett Family Association member Ray Sackett has sent in this photograph of his father Raymond Lester Sackett (1890–1956) during service in the First World War with the 131st U.S. Infantry Supply Co, 33rd Division, 66th Brigade, American Expeditionary Forces, in France.

31 October 2014

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Captain John Sackett, of Thanet, Kent, was master of several ships in the 1700s plying the Atlantic with cargoes between Antigua in the West Indies, Virginia, Spain, Portugal, and England. His shipwrecks, capture by the French, and release by British privateers made the headlines of the day. Following his supplier's failure to provide a cargo of tobacco in Virginia, he brought a legal action in London's Chancery Court.

30 September 2014

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
A number of coats of arms have been claimed for members of the Sackett family. However, all are entirely bogus. This article details the claims, tracing the first counterfeit Sackett arms to a book published nearly 200 years ago.


Website tip—
New members (and maybe some old ones!) are encouraged to take the tour of the website. The site has grown over the years and you may find something you didn't know was there.

02 September 2014

New on sackettfamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
Sir Richard Burton, although not a Sackett, was an early occupant, perhaps the first, of Sackett's Hill House. He was an Equerry to King William IV, by whom he was styled 'The First Gentleman of Thanet'. When the King came over from Hanover from time to time and landed at Broadstairs or Ramsgate, Sir Richard would meet His Majesty and put him up at Sackett's Hill House.

"Our" Sir Richard is not to be confused with the more famous Sir Richard Francis Burton, the Victorian explorer and translator who, among much else, brought the Kama Sutra to publication in English.


Website tip—
When viewing lengthy genealogical sketches it may be found helpful to click on the superscripted citation reference numbers in the text. These are linked to the Notes & Citations at the bottom of the page.

04 August 2014

First World War Centenary








You are remembered





Sackett descendants who served in the First World War

  • Baylis, James Henry (1896–1922). British soldier, Royal Garrison Artillery, First World War, Victory Medal (Territorial Force), British War Medal, died of tuberculosis contracted in the trenches. 
  • Baylis, Robert William (1897–1944). Rifleman, 5th Company City of London Rifles, First World War, British Expeditionary Force, France, 1915. 
  • Duell, Holland Sackett (1881–1942). Major, 30th Field Artillery, 77th Division, First World War, DSC for gallantry, later Colonel.
  • Miller, John Benjamin (1886–1918). Sergeant, 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, 1916–1918, First World War, Western Front, France, killed in action 16 Oct 1918. 
  • Robertson, Cecil Howie (1892–1916). Private, 11th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), killed in action, northern France, First World War.
  • Sackett, Alfred Barrett (Rev), OBE (1862–1951). Chaplain to the Forces, Gibraltar, 1904–1919; appointed OBE 1919. 
  • Sackett, Alfred Barrett MC, MA (1895–1977). Captain, Northumberland Fusiliers, First World War, MC for gallantry in field, wounded 1917 France.
  • Sackett, Boyd (1901–1952). Private, US Army, 1918–1919, First World War.
  • Sackett, Caleb Frank (1896–1973). Corporal, 56th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, First World War, wounded, Western Front, France, 1918.  
  • Sackett, Earl LeRoy (1897–1970). US Navy First World War, Rear Admiral, US Navy, Second World War, Navy Cross for heroism, Philippines.
  • Sackett, Frederick Henry (1893–1916). Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action, France, First World War.
  • Sackett, George Langdale (1897–1917). Lance Corporal, East Yorkshire Regiment, England, killed in action, Somme, France, First World War.
  • Sackett, George William (1899–1982). Private, Middlesex Regiment, First World War.
  • Sackett, Harry Colin (1894–1916). Lance Corporal, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), England, killed in action, France, First World War. 
  • Sackett, Henry Allen (1892–). Private, Machine Gun Corps, Australian Imperial Force, First World War.
  • Sackett, Henry William (1895–1917). Private, Wiltshire Regiment, killed in action, Iraq, First World War. 
  • Sackett, Herbert Joel (1895–1990). Private, US Army, 1918, First World War.
  • Sackett, Irving Dewitt (1895–1974). Private, US Marine Corps, First World War, 1918–19.
  • Sackett, John James (1880–). Soldier, 234th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 1916–, First World War.
  • Sackett, John Thomas Edward (1897–). Sailor, Royal Navy, Chatham, Kent, First World War, enlisted January 1916; transferred to Royal Air Force August 1920. 
  • Sackett, Lee Robert (1886–1958). Cook, Company A, 310 Engineers (the Polar Bears), First World War, Russia.
  • Sackett, Richard (1889–1917). Soldier, First Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), First World War, killed in action, Third Battle of Ypres. 
  • Sackett, Richard Edward (1868–1933). Private, 3rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, First World War.
  • Sackett, Richard Rupert (1896–1916). Private, 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, First World War, killed in action, Somme, France. 
  • Sackett, Robert John (1880–1944). Private (driver), Northamptonshire Regiment, Middlesex Regiment, Royal Army Service Corps, First World War, France (1915–16 & 1917–18).
  • Sackett, Timothy Patrick (1893–1957). Driver, Royal Field Artillery, First World War.
  • Sackett, Vincent Eli John (1884–1958). Bombardier, 34th Battery Royal Field Artillery (in 1911); Dorset Regiment and Indian Army Service Corps, First World War, Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Sackett, Walter (1889–1961). Corporal, 56th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, First World War, Western Front, France. 
  • Sackett, Walter Morgan (1885–1975). Major, US Army, 1917–19, First World War, France, 1918–19.
  • Sackett, William (1883–1966). Soldier, 180th Battalion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 1916, First World War.
  • Sackett, William James (1884–1964). Private, 18th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Australian Imperial Force, First World War.
  • Smith, George C (c1877–1915). Corporal, Australian Imperial Forces, killed in action, Dardanelles, First World War.
  • Timcke, Charles Henry (1894–1916). First World War, died of wounds, France.

Blog posted 4 August 2014, marking the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War.

01 August 2014

New on SackettFamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

01 July 2014

New on SackettFamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
An added feature this month is a listing of New & revised genealogical sketches. In future, this will be included in the Change log for each of the last two months' website updates.

01 June 2014

Darlene is new Association president

Darlene Sackett
The new Sackett Family Association committee has elected its president and other officers to serve for 2014–15.

The officers are:

President—Darlene Sackett
Vice President—Lyle Brelsford
Secretary—Anne Murray
Registrar—Terri Carlson

Full details of the committee are on the Association page of the website.

New on SackettFamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

30 April 2014

New on SackettFamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
The Great Migration update includes a sketch of William Bloomfield, second husband of Isabel Pearce, widow of Simon Sackett the colonist. The record details William and Isabel's moves from Cambridge to Long Island, via Hartford and New London. The Bloomfield sketch has some data on Simon and Isabel's son Simon, who married his stepsister Sarah Bloomfield. Extracts from sketches of William Hannum and John Stiles have data on Simon and Isabel's second son, John Sackett, who married Abigail Hannum and later Sarah Stiles.

11 April 2014

Ivy Sackett Alger is 107 today!

Sackett Association member Sandy Alger writes:

"I just wanted to note that today April 11, 2014, Ivy Sackett Alger turned 107.

I have attached a photo taken last night when we went to visit.  She is an amazing woman. I just needed to share my joy at having her in my life.

Have a wonderful day
Sandy Alger"



Ivy was born in Canterbury, Kent, and emigrated as a 13-year-old orphan to Canada in 1921. We wish her a very happy birthday.

More on Ivy Sackett.

02 April 2014

Longest Sackett marriage

George and Arabella Sackett have sent in this newspaper cutting of George's grandparents Gordon Russell Sackett and Elsie Ellen Pocock on the occasion of Elsie's 90th birthday in November 1989.

Gordon died aged 94 the following year, on 14 March 1990, by when the couple had been married 73 years 2 months 26 days.

Elsie survived her husband by almost ten years, until her death on 28 February 2000 at the age of 100 years 3 months 14 days.

31 March 2014

New on SackettFamily.info

The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

    28 February 2014

    New on SackettFamily.info

    The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:

    31 January 2014

    05 January 2014

    Mike Trickey, genealogist and Sackett Family Association member, dies

    Michael L Trickey
    (1946–2013)
    Sackett Family Association members were saddened to hear from Jean Carpenter that her brother Mike Trickey had died on 31 December. Mike's other sister Katie Menon is also an Association member.

    Mike joined the Association in 2008 at the same time as attending that year's reunion, in Thanet, Kent. It is a happy thought that he had taken that opportunity to visit the place where the Sackett story all began, and where his own Sackett ancestors could be traced back nearly 500 years. Those of us who met Mike at the reunion warmed to him at once. It was a pleasure to be in his company. He subsequently served on the Association Committee from 2010 to 2013.

    Mike served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, and more details on his military postings and subsequent career are online — see Life Legacy