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.


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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.


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