William Sackett

FatherCaptain Joseph Sackett (1655/56-1719)
MotherElizabeth Betts (c 1660-between 1700 & 1710)
William Sackett, son of Captain Joseph Sackett and Elizabeth Betts, was born in Newtown, Long Island, Queens County, New York StateG, in 1696.1 He died there aged 64 on 29 August 1761.1,2,3 He married at Jamaica, Queens CountyG, on 31 December 1729, Mary (___) Janes.1,2,4,5
     William was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Newtown, Queens CountyG, on 20 September 1719. He was to inherit, jointly with his siblings, all his father's land and meadows at Hopewell and Maidenhead in New Jersey. He and his brother Joseph were appointed executors of the will.

30. William Sackett, 1691–1761, of Newtown, L. I., son of (7) Capt. Joseph and Elisabeth Betts Sackett, was married, in 1727, to Mrs Mary Janes. He died without issue. Much of his time and attention was given to agricultural pursuits. He, however, served several years in the magistracy. By his will he conveyed his homestead at Newtown to Dr. Jacob Ogden, and the residue of his estate, including several slaves, to his nephews, Samuel and John Moore, sons of his sister Anna and to Joseph Lawrence, the husband of his niece, Patience, the sister of said nephews. Dr. Ogden deeded to the church at Newtown the property willed to him by William Sackett. It had evidently, says Riker, been left to him in trust for that purpose. These premises now (1907) contain, with other buildings, the Episcopal parsonage house and new church.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "30. William Sackett, b. in 1696, d. Aug. 29, 1761; m. Mary Jones."
  2. James Riker, The Annals of Newtown, in Queens County, New-York: containing Its History from its first Settlement (New York: D Fanshaw, 1852), 345, "William remained at Newtown, and in 1727 was appointed by the town the “general whipper.” In 1729 he m. widow Mary Janes, but had no issue. Having served some years in the magistracy, and survived his consort, he d. Aug. 29, 1761, in his 64th yr. He occupied the premises since known as the old Episcopal parsonage."
  3. Register of Deaths, Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst), Queens County, Long Island, N.Y., "1761, Aug. 28, William Sacket."
  4. Website New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Register Book for Parish of Jamaica kept by the Rev. Thomas Poyer (New England Historic Genealogical Society), "19:57, Wm Sackett & Mary Janes xber 31, 1729 at N.T. licens'd."
  5. "New York City, Marriages, 1600s–1800s" (Ancestry transcript), "1729, Jamaica, Queens County, William Sackett & Mary Janes."
Sackett line3rd great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited7 Jan 2020
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
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