1. John Sackett-2 was born about 1600 in Bristol, Glousestershire, Eng.. He died before Sep 1683 in New Haven, CT.
SPECIAL NOTE: ALTHOUGH EVIDINCE INDICATES THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL PROBABLY DID NOT EXIST; HE HAS BEEN INCLUDED BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT WEYGANT HAS HIM AS THE PROGENITOR OF THIS LINE.He had the following children:
For a discussion of this problem, see the notes for his presumed son, John Sackett, Jr. - [T. King]
Note: Weygant's belief that (2) John Sackett of New Haven, CT. was a brother of (1) Simon Sackett of Newtowne (now Cambridge), MA. is not supported by information on the family of Simon Sackett. Simon had a brother named John who did not come to New England. This John Sackett died in St. Lawrence, Isle of Thanet, County of Kent, England in 1676/77. In fact, the existence of (2) John Sackett, the colonist, has been called into question and generally discounted. For a full discussion of this matter see the notes for his presumed son, (5) John Sackett, Jr. - [T. King]
Weygant's account of John Sackett, colonist:
Came to America on the "Lyon" along with his Brother Simon.
(2) JOHN SACKETT, colonist, and founder of the New Haven branch of the
Sackett family, came to New England, from Bristol, England, with his
brother Simon, on the ship Lyon, in the winter of 1630-31. He brought with
him his son, John Sackett, Jr., who at the time was about three years of
age. No record of any other member of his immediate family has been found.
Either before leaving England, or during his tedious mid-winter voyage
hither, he became strongly attached to the brilliant and popular
non-conformist minister, Roger Williams, whom he followed first to Plymouth
settlement and afterwards to Rhode Island. Tiring of life in the wilderness
he made his way to New Haven settlement, in the records of which he is
mentioned as early as 1640 and as late as 1684. On October 6, of the year
last mentioned, he filed an inventory of the estate of "John Sackett, Jr. [Weygant, Charles, p. 14]
+ 2 M i John Sackett Jr.-5