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.