Sacket, William

Sacket, William

Male 1700 - 1755  (54 years)

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  • Name Sacket, William 
    Born 9 Dec 1700  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Apr 1755  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2009 

    Father Sacket, Samuel,   b. 16 Sep 1674, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1709, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Bissell, Elizabeth,   d. Aft 1712 
    Married 1698  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F26  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bagg, Hannah,   d. Unknown 
    Married 21 Mar 1724  Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Westfield Town Records:
      WILLIAM SACKET; Marriage intentions filed, HANNAH BAGG, March 21, 1724 [A:172].
    Children 
     1. Sacket, Hannah,   b. 6 Jul 1725, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     2. Sacket, Moses,   b. 15 Dec 1727, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1743  (Age 15 years)
     3. Sacket, William,   b. 7 Sep 1730, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1802, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1700 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1724 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Hannah - 6 Jul 1725 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, Moses - 15 Dec 1727 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sacket, William - 7 Sep 1730 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1755 - Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Westfield Town Records:
      WILLIAM SACKET, was born December 09, 1700 [A:120], and died April 14, 1755 [A:172].
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      Hampshire Co.
      Probate 1110

      John Sacket
      Guardian to William Sackett

      Know all men by these presents that John
      Sackett of Westfield In the County of Hampshire
      In the Province of the Massachusets bay In
      New England am holden and stand frrmly
      bound and abliged to Sam'll Partridge Esq'r
      Judge of Probate off wills and granting letters
      of administration In the s'd County. In the
      full sum of One hundred pounds to be well
      and truly paid to is s'd Judge or his successor
      In s'd office, To the true payment whereof The
      s'd John Sackut doth bind and oblige himself,
      his heirs Exeq'rs or admiministrators firmely by
      these presents: Sealed with his seal, Dated at
      Springfield the 6th day of September 1716 -----

      The Condition of the above written obligation
      is such That Whereas William Sackut ye Son
      of Sam'll Sackut of s'd Westfield deceased
      hath made choice of the above s'd John Sackut
      to be his Guardian and allowed of by the s'd
      Judge. If therefore the s'd Guardian shall
      faithfully discharge the s'd trust according
      to law and to accompt Either with the s'd
      Judge, ot Minnor when s'd Minor shall arrive
      at full age, or at such other time as the s'd
      Judge or his successor or successors upon
      complaint to him, ot them made shall see
      cause. Then the above written obligation
      to be void and off none Effect. Otherwise to
      stand remaine, and abide In full.

      Signed, Sealed & Delivered John Sacket (seal)
      In presence off
      John Ashley
      Samuel Dewey

      Copied from original in Box 127 No. 16
      Hampshire Co. Probate at Northampton

      Hampshire Co.
      Probate
      Vol. 2, P. 138

      On ye 6th Day of Sept'b Anno Dom 1716 Letters
      of Guardianship was granted unto John Sacket
      of Westf'd in ye County of Hampshire & the
      s'd John Sacket Approved and Allowed of to
      be Guardian unto Will'm Sacket ( A Mionr
      upwards of fourteen Years of Age) Son of
      Sam'll Sacket late of s'd Westf'd Deceas'd he
      having given Bond as the Law directs ----

      [Supplied by: Donald A. Robinson, Ph.D.
      http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~donald/ ]
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      There was a discussion on the SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com concerning the identity of the John Sacket who was made Guardian of William Sacket Some accepted John, brother of Samuel and uncle of William. I believe the evidence points to William's grandfather, John Sacket as the Guardian:

      Subj: Re: [SACKETT-L] Re: John Sacket Guardian to William
      Date: 09/08/2000
      To: SACKETT-L@rootsweb.com

      Don & All on the list:

      In checking the background of the family of John Sacket (1632-1719), I find that Samuel Sacket, son of John, died 1709 in the French and Indian War. Weygant shows that Samuel's widow, Elizabeth (Bissell) Sacket m. 1712 to John Root.

      From the guardianship for her oldest son William, 6 Sep 1716; it would appear that maybe William didn't get along very well with his step-father (just guessing). In the second paragraph it is stated: "The condition of the above written obligation is such That whereas William Sacket ye son of Sam'll Sacket of Westfield deceased hath made choice of the above s'd John Sackut to be his Guardian and allowed of by the s'd judge..." This would indicate that William was the one desiring a different guardian and he chose John Sacket.

      However, I believe the John Sacket named as guardian was John Sacket, Sr., grandfather of William; and not his uncle, John Sacket, Jr.

      My reason for this belief is found in the will of John Sacket, Sr. found on pages 17-18 of "The Sacketts of America" by Charles Weygant. In it he gives special consideration to his grandson William:

      "Imprimus. I give and bequeath to Sarah my well beloved wife, all the use & improvement of all my Estate both real and personal during the whole of her natural life if she shall outlive me, that is to say, all that I shall be possessed of at my decease.
      Imp'rs. I give to my son John Sacket five shillings, and to my son William's children five shillings, and my son Samuel's children 5 shillings.
      Imp'rs. I give to William Sacket my Grandson, the son of Sam'll Sacket deceased, after myself and my wives decease, my Team and Tackling & all ye furniture therunto belonging and two plows, cart wheels & all belonging unto them, and a harrow & what belongs to it, and I likewise make & ordain him viz. - my grandson William Sacket, Executor of this my last Will & Testament."

      This shows that he made William Sacket executor of his will while William was only about 16-18 years old. John Sacket died the following year and in the probate of his will we have the following:

      "...Which s'd Will I approve & allow of, and do appoint John Sacket ye son of ye said deceased to be an administrator on ye said will with ye Executor in the said will named till ye said Executor comes of ye age of twenty one years
      Samuel Partridge"

      I believe that this preferential treatment of his grandson William would indicate that John, Sr. was the one William chose to be his guardian. ...

      Thurmon
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      The above conclusion seems to be confirmed by the fact that John Sacket, Sr. was one of the administrators of the estate of William's father:
      7 Feb. 1709-10, power of administrationon on the estate of Samuel Sacket late of Westfield, decd., was granted to Elizabeth Sacket, widow of the same, and to John Sacket, both of same town. (ibid.) The wriginal bond cites that "Elisabeth Sacket Relict and widdow and John Sacket Sen: ye father of Sam'll Sacket of Westfield deceasd" were bonded in the sum of 400 to settle the estate and render an inventory etc., 8 Feb. 1709-10 they sign as "John Sacket" and Elizabeth sacket." (Hampshire Probate, Box 127, file #16.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Charles H. Weygant; The Sacketts Of America Their Ancestors and Descendants 1630-1907; Newburgh, N. Y. 1907; Journal Pri, Page 27 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S498] Massachusetts, Town & Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 24 Oct 2018.
      Name: Hannah Bagg
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 21 Mar 1724
      Marriage Place: Westfield, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: William Sacket

      Researched by Ted Smith


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