John Hacket
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Alexander Hacket
(Cal 1700-1773)
Christian Wilson
(1706-)
James Park
(Cal 1705-)
Alexander Hacket
(1729-1793)
Jean Park
(1728-1806)
John Hacket
(Cir 1760-After 1818)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Jannet Steel

John Hacket 1 4

  • Born: Cir 1760
  • Marriage: Jannet Steel on 31 Dec 1795 in Marnoch, Banffshire 1 2 3
  • Died: After 1818
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  General Notes:

These are my reasons for John Hacket probably being the son of Alexander Hacket and Jean Park:

1) JH and JS's children almost fit with naming conventions:
- first girl 1796 after mother's mother, Elizabeth (or Betty) - correct
- Mary Duff 1798 probably after Mary Duff of Duff House - ignore for naming convention purposes. (As there is another daughter of the same name she must have died before 1813)
- first boy 1800 after father's father, Alexander - correct
- second boy 1805 should be after mother's father George but is William. A possible reason is the 5 year gap in which we may be missing one or more children. So if we are missing a George why William and not John the father's name as convention dictates for third son.As well as a George we might be missing a John born in that 5 year gap. If so he must have died before John 1810. Or maybe they just jumped straight to the convention for the 4th son ie father's eldest brother (Alexander was John's eldest brother, William the second eldest, but they already had an Alexander)
- second girl (ignoring Mary Duff) 1807 after father's mother, Janet (interchangeable with Jean)
- third boy (1810) should be father's eldest brother but is John after father - either catching up or replacing a John b 1801- 1804 who died.
- Mary Duff 1813 and Isobel Stronach 1815 after local dignitaries.

2) There is an unnamed baptism for AH&JS in 1860 which if John would make him 35 at the time of his marriage. I'm not sure why a baptism would be only half entered but it interesting that AH&JS had no other child named John. Note that they did have a James born about the same time who I haven't been able to trace.

3) AH&JS's family grave very likely contains John's daughter Isobel Stronach Wallace.

"In memory of ALEXANDER HACKET late farmer in Kirktown of Alva d. 25 July 1793 aged 64; his spouse JANE PARK d. 5 Mar, 1806 aged 81. Of their children CHARLES d. Sept. 1779 aged 21, ALEXANDER d. 24 Sept. 1780 aged 29 & ELSPET d. 13 Sept. 1782 aged 17. This stone was erected as a mark of respect by their affectionate son WILLIAM HACKET farmer in Mains of Fedderet; his beloved sister MARGARET d. 30 May 1809 aged 39. Also in memory of ISABELLA HACKET wife of WILLIAM WALLACE gardener Lady Bridge Asylum d. 23 Dec. 1893 aged 76."

It is not absolutely certain that this is John's Isobel but all indications are that they are the same. Isabella Wallace according to the censuses was born about 1817 in Marnoch. Her 1893 death certificate gives her parents as as James Hacket and Grace Steel. "Steel" seems too coincidental and considering that Isabella's parents had died possibly 20 years before her marriage and she had lived a distance away fro many years, her son William, the informant, may not have known their names. There is also a possibility that John really was really the James mentioned above although John and James are not really interchangeable names.

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  Chronology:

He resided 1796 to 1815 in "in Longhaugh", Marnoch, Banffshire. 5

MISC: Abt 1799. 6 In Aberdeen Uni Library
Case papers John Hacket of Longhaugh of Kinnairdie against Lord Fife, Mr Allardice overseer of roads against Alexander Carney.

MISC: 1800. 7 In Aberdeen Uni Library - papers of Duff House
Case papers: Condescendence for John Hacket in Long haugh of Kinnairdie against Lord Fife, Alexander Stronach and Thomas Allardice, 1800;

He worked as a Farmer or Crofter after 1818. 8
Death PDH 1876 Farmer (PDH occupation is as Crofter)
Death WH 1876 Crofter (WH is Farm Overseer)
Death AH 1879 Farmer (AH occupation is Farmer)
Death EH 1879 Farmer
Death ISH 1893 Farmer


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John married Jannet Steel, daughter of George Steel and Betty Lumsden, on 31 Dec 1795 in Marnoch, Banffshire.1 2 3 (Jannet Steel was christened on 26 Aug 1775 in Monquhitter, Aberdeen 9 and died after 1818.)


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1 Wes Halket Sent to Pat Beresford - extensive Halkett family tree info attached, Letter - Wes Halket 1996.

2 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, AncestryComHalket.doc.

3 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 31/12/1795 HACKET JOHN JANET STEEL/ M Marnoch /BANFF 161/ 0020 0091
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4 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, Boards > Localities > United Kingdom and Ireland > Scotland > Banffshire > General URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=localities.britisles.scotland.ban.general&m=178
Subject:
HACKET, HALKET in Marnoch, Gamrie and MacDuff
Author:
Tom Gillett
Date:
04 Dec 1998 12:00 PM GMT

Email:
I'm looking for other persons researching any HACKET or HALKET families who lived in Marnoch, Gamrie, Inverkeithny, MacDuff and elsewhere in Banffshire and in neighboring Aberdeenshire towns, e.g. Turriff. John HACKET and Janet STEEL m 31 Dec 1795 in Marnoch, Banffshire. They had children Elizabeth (b 26 May 1796), Mary Duff (b 2 Jul 1798), Alexander (b Sep 1800), WILLIAM (b 8 May 1805), Janet (b 12 Jul 1807), Mary Duff (c 20 Feb 1813), Isobel Stronach (b 9 May 1815). John Hacket was a crofter in Longhaugh, Marnoch. There are no Hackets listed in the monument inscriptions for the Kirkyard of Marnoch. Does anyone know John HACKET'S parents or place of death? William HACKET and Margaret HARPER m 5 Feb 1837 in Gamrie, Banff. Margaret HARPER, c 18 Sep 1815 in Auchterless, Aberdeen, is the d of James HARPER and Helen MILNE. William and Margaret's children include George (b abt 1838, MacDuff), John (b abt 1840, MacDuff), Margaret (b abt 1842, MacDuff), Helen (b abt 1844, MacDuff), ALEXANDER CARNEY (b abt 1846, MacDuff), Isabella (b abt 1849), Mary (b abt 1852 MacDuff), William (b abt 1854, Gamrie), Janet and Grace (twins b abt 1857, Gamrie) and James (b abt 1860, King Edward, Aberdeen). WILLIAM d 27 Apr 1876 at Gellyhill, Gamrie, Banff. He was a farm overseer. His surname is listed as HALKET in his death certificate, and Margaret is listed in the 1881 census as a HALKET. Is anyone looking into this line? Is anyone familiar with the HACKET/HALKET monument inscriptions in Gamrie? Will be happy to hear from anyone researching HACKET/HALKET in this area. Kim Halkett Gillett.

5 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Baptisms of children.

6 Web (Misc), http://calms.abdn.ac.uk/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqServer=Calms&dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqPos=2&dsqSearch=%28%28text%29%3D%27hacket%27%29. Ref NoLevelTitleDate
MS 3175FondsPapers of Duff House/Earls of Fife1500 - 1960
MS 3175/1522SeriesCase papers and correspondence: Lord Fife1671 - 1800
CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelFile
Ref NoMS 3175/1522/2
TitleCase papers, teind court and other disputes
Date1794 - 1799
Extent1 bundle
DescriptionCase papers, correspondence etc. of Lord Fife: 1794-1795:
Case papers George Robinson including memorials concerning processes before Lord Ankerville and teind court, teinds of Edingeith, replies for John Innes of Edingight to answers of Lord Fife; 1799:
Case papers John Hacket of Longhaugh of Kinnairdie against Lord Fife, Mr Allardice overseer of roads against Alexander Carney.
Access StatusOpen.

7 Web (Misc), http://calms.abdn.ac.uk/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Catalog&dsqCmd=show.tcl&dsqSearch=(RefNo==%22MS%203175/1516%22). Ref NoLevelTitleDate
MS 3175FondsPapers of Duff House/Earls of Fife1500 - 1960
CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
LevelFile
Ref NoMS 3175/1516
Alt Ref NoA/179(1)/5
TitleCase papers, accounts and trade correspondence
Date1721 - 1804
Extent1 bundle
DescriptionMixed bundle:
Accounts, household [kitchen] of Mrs Sailor [Seller], Mrs Henry, Culter, 1721-1722;
Case papers: Summons of reduction and declarator, James Miller and others against Sir Robert Sinclair, 1789;
Trade: William Saunders, 1789;
Case papers: Proof in process of valuation of teinds, John Innes of Edingight against Lord Fife, [1797]; Address to Board of Agriculture by president, 1798;
Case papers: Condescendence for John Hacket in Long haugh of Kinnairdie against Lord Fife, Alexander Stronach and Thomas Allardice, 1800;
Local-Militia: Lord Hobart, 1801; 1804:
Case papers: Answers for James Lord Fife to petition of Miss Helen Leslie, child of James Leslie of Kinninvie and others Local-Militia: Anon; 1805:
Trade: George Edwards - book; und.: Prospectus of the Imperial Institutes.
Access StatusOpen
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8 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Deaths of children.

9 Scotland's People - Document Image, www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 26/08/1775 STEEL JANNET GEORGE STEEL/ U Monquhitter /ABERDEEN 223/ 0020 0020.