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John Merryfield RACKETT II
(1760-)
Martha HARRINGTON
William SHOTTER
(1733-)
Elizabeth LEVETT
(Abt 1735-)
John Merryfield RACKETT III
(1782-)
Mary SHOTTER
(1777-Bef 1812)
Edward RACKETT
(1806-1880)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Kezia BARNES

2. Elizabeth SCANTLEBURY

Edward RACKETT

  • Born: 1806, Buxton, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Kezia BARNES on 1 Mar 1832 in Northwood, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth SCANTLEBURY in Mar 1861 in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England
  • Died: 26 Jan 1880, Mevagissey, Cornwall, England at age 74
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bullet  General Notes:

Census 1841
Book 8 Folio 33 Page 16
Edwd. Rackett,34,,H.M.R.Coast Guard,HAM,
Kezia Rackett,,33,,HAM,
Kezia Rackett,,8,,HAM,
Elizabeth Rackett,,7,,HAM,
Edwd. B.P. Rackett,5,,,HAM,
William H. Rackett,2,,,In county

Census 1851
Folio 90 Page 8
34,Church Street,Edward
Rackett,Head,M,44,,H M Coast Guard Service,Buxton I O W Hampshire,,
Kesia Rackett,Wife,M,,41,,Wickam Hampshire,,
Kesia Rackett,Dau,U,,18,,Cowes I O W Hampshire,,
Elizabeth Rackett,Dau,U,,16,App Dressmaker,Freshwater I O W Hampshire,,
William Rackett,Son,U,11,,Scholar,Mevagissey Cornwall,,
Mary Rackett,Dau,,,9,Scholar,Mevagissey Cornwall

Edward was born in Brighstone, Isle of Wight, enlisted into the Royal Navy at Portsmouth aged 20 years in 1826 and was involved in the great naval battle of Navarino in 1827 - the last to be fought under sail. He was awarded the campaign medal. Edward was listed on in the log of of the 'Asia', the flagship of Admiral Codrington, a 2nd Rater with 80 guns and 630 crew. The figurehead of the ship is in the naval museum at Portsmouth - a turbanned Indian's head - Bombay being the dock where she was built. Edward later became coastguard at Mevagissey, Cornwall where he raised his family. Edward died there and is buried in a grave located near to the church door. his name, date of death and age can be clearly seen. The foot of the grave says that Percy Rackett had it restored.


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Edward married Kezia BARNES on 1 Mar 1832 in Northwood, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England. (Kezia BARNES was born about 1809 in Wickham, Hampshire, England and died on 2 Jul 1859 in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England.)


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Edward next married Elizabeth SCANTLEBURY, daughter of John SCANTLEBURY and Mary ALLEN, in Mar 1861 in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England. (Elizabeth SCANTLEBURY was born in 1818, christened on 10 Jun 1818 in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England and died on 27 Aug 1891 in Mevagissey, Cornwall, England.)


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